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March 12, 2017

A Little Wind

We have had a very cold and windy March. Last weekend the highs were in the teens with single digit lows. The wind was also atrocious. I came home one evening, looked out the kitchen window and saw that something was missing

Thermometer Bracket - empty

Upon opening the back door, I found it

Thermometer on porch

On the bright side, several times I have thought about replacing it with a more decorative, less utilitarian design. The plastic cover was yellowed from age and it was exactly the most accurate thermometer. On the other hand, it worked, and I just used the temp reading as a general guide so couldn't justify replacing it. Now I have the excuse, just need to find one of the same general size that isn't utilitarian looking - a tougher prospect than I thought. Oh sure, I can find nice designs in larger or smaller specimens, but that particular size (which is perfect; not too big, but large enough for me to see without straining), seems to only come with the featureless white face. Granted, I have only hit several local hardware stores as well as home and garden stores, and I'm sure I can find something online, I just didn't think it would be a time consuming endeavor.

Although we had somewhat of a warm up during the past week, this weekend is much the same as last; single digit lows (5* right now - warmer than yesterday morning) and teens for the highs - with brutal winds. The forecast for Tuesday and Wednesday is for a Nor'easter with snow totals at this point projected to be 8-16" (depending on final trajectory). I blame the storm on my plans to pick up the bike at the end of the week. Guess that isn't going to happen.

It seems as if Mother Nature is realizing she pretty much skipped February and is making up for it.

Posted by Bogie on March 12, 2017 at 06:26 AM in At Home | Permalink

Comments

I got a laugh from your "pretty much skipped February". I drove up to Salina last Thursday, returning home a few hours ago. I thought it was much cooler up there, even being only 70-80 miles north of here; but, when I got home, found it is cooler here now, too.

Good luck in your hunt. I'd offer to have a thermometer sent to you; but, you are the one who knows what she can see!

Posted by: Cop Car at Mar 12, 2017 11:02:20 PM