Shannon Stacey

How many degrees did that say?

The last riding weekend of the season (for the kids and I) is imminent. It’s also time to bring the four-wheelers home, since the husband plows with mine.

Now down here in the central part of the state, it’s starting to get a little chilly in the mornings. (Translation for non-New Englanders: seeing your breath, scraping frost off the windshields, frozen puddles, time to turn the furnace on.) It’s almost time to switch from hoodies to real coats, and finding all the miscellaneous stuff—hats, gloves, etc—was starting to make an appearance toward the bottom of the to-do list.

But up in the North Country…holy crap. They’ve got snow, and it’s freaking cold. (Translation: might actually have to zip up your coat). When they start talking windchill, finding the cold weather gear starts creeping up the list, which now looks something like this:

1. Find short kid’s left glove
2. Do the tall kid’s snowpants still fit him?
3. Where the :censor: are my boots?
4. Found the short kid’s left glove….now where the hell did I put the right one?

Anyway, have a great weekend, and—if the batteries in my camera don’t freeze—I might have some snow to share with y’all come Monday. :lol:

3 comments to “How many degrees did that say?”

  1. Ro(dent)
      · November 16th, 2007 at 12:53 pm · Link

    The white stuff is coming down pretty heavy up here, and I’m not that far north of you. Only problem is now I’m going to have to shovel off the tarp covering the 1000 rubber ducks left from the race in …. September, and then bring them into my tiny living room to dry out the rest of the way. :doh::doh:

  2. Shannon
      · November 16th, 2007 at 1:14 pm · Link

    So I might be missing a glove, but at least I’m not running herd on 1000 rubber ducks. :hide:

    When our town first did the race (we use little purple turtles) they had a net up to catch them and a bunch escaped, so the video store was offering a free rental to anybody who brought in a rogue turtle. There were movie-loving bounty hunters scouring the areas downstream.

    And I was hoping it wouldn’t actually be falling out of the sky right now. We’ll be pulling the 12′ clamshell to bring the machines back in and people get SO stupid during the first couple snowfalls of the year. We’ll be going through your neck of the woods about 5, so hopefully it’ll stop. :doh:

  3. Ann
      · November 16th, 2007 at 7:03 pm · Link

    Have a great weekend. Enjoy the snow. I miss snow. :sled:

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