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Saturday, June 10, 2006

Enuf, already...

It's been raining for what, two months now? Last year we had a wet May, but June was ok. Now June looks like a washout too. A story in the paper today laid blame on the jet stream, which is doing an un-seasonable wavy thing this year, resulting in wet, wet weather here in New England.

Global Warmy at work? I dunno. Global Warmy (as George calls it) is going to change the flow of the Gulf Stream, but the jet stream too? Well, the water is the largest source of cold and heat around- and it does affect air currents. Here's the thing- I was into Global Warmy. We're a few hundred feet above sea level now, in a rural area away from the riots, and most of the year it wouldn't hurt New England to be warmer. But if Global Warmy means we're going to turn into Seattle, with mosquitos the size of softballs and the ferns growing mold, well then, I object!

There's also the problem with our lawn- mainly, that we really can't mow it if it never dries out. FB mows the lawn- I grew up mowing lawns, but she didn't, and when we got here last year she thought that lawn mowing was some kind of cool privledge. Well... what could I say but admit that she was right? But it isn't any sort of cool when the grass hits 10" high. Our across-the-street neighbor has one of those industrial mowers that's about 40 inches wide. FB wants one. I knew Global Warmy was gonna cost us all money, I just didn't think it was going to be so soon.

4 comments:

catalyst said...

I remember a phrase from the past that seems very proper right now: Let George do it!

CKW said...

Rain? What's rain? We haven't seen rain in probably 3 years here in CO. The grass is brown, the tree's are all dead, its hotter than it ever really should be. I wanna move to alaska!

catalyst said...

CKW, are you sure? Check my blog.

jgodsey said...

i am about to give up and just put in a jacuzzi in the basment.

I left the window open in the truck so it's full of water and may not dry out unntil august.