Given that most of the United States was stuck in the thirties at midday February 4 and that Dallas, Texas was getting snow and ice, I feel pretty good about eking out a high temperature over 40F here along the Southern Outer Banks.
Even next week there looks to be a good chance that we will miss the next shot of winter weather, but that is little consolation on a cold rainy day.
I have ventured out twice, once to get the morning paper and later this afternoon to get our junk mail. As I was complaining about putting on my rain shell and tennis shoes, my wife reminded me that most people do not consider tennis shoes and a single ply rain shell to be winter clothing.
I had to agree. Getting dressed for our cold rain was nothing like putting on felt boots and shoveling for ten or fifteen minutes just to make it to the mailbox which I often had to do when we lived in Canada. read more »