In Case You've Wondered

My blog is where my wandering thoughts are interspersed with stuff I made up. So, if while reading you find yourself confused about the context, don't feel alone. I get confused, too.

If you're here for the stories, I started another blog:

One other thing: sometimes I write words you refuse to use in front of children, or polite company, unless you have a flat tire, or hit your thumb with a hammer.

I don't use them to offend; I use them to embellish.

Friday, December 21, 2018

Christmas Forecast

According to the local weather wizards, Christmas shall have a 30% chance of showers, with a high temperature of 71 degrees Fahrenheit. Since they're usually pretty close with their forecast, this Christmas won't bring weather like I experienced before.

A few decades ago, we had a Christmas with temperatures that never crept above freezing. The result was broken water pipes, a windfall for plumbers, and abridged Christmas dinners. It was a mess, and I spent some time under my house with a propane torch, cold feet, and some choice words.

A few Christmases back, we had snow (very rare on any winter day) and it was a beautiful sight to behold. It added a cheerful accent to a cheerful day; although it sure led to some fender benders for those trying to drive in something they're not prepared to drive in.

So, this Christmas will be balmy, and I wouldn't be surprised it starts out with heavy fog. Short sleeves will be worn, and the mosquitoes will have a chance to pass on some pathogens.

If I don't write again before Christmas, I wish for all my visitors to have the best Christmas they ever had, and all afterwards even better.


  1. It should be about the same here...forecasts can change. Back in '83, down in the RGV we had three straight days of sixteen degrees with freezing rain. In '89, I think or thereabouts, the temps in central Texas hit 5 degrees. I had to patch a fuel line on my Jeep Comanche leaking gas. It took the better part of an hour as I had to keep going inside to warm up. The gloves I had were soaked in gasoline...good times. Have a safe Christmas Jess and...get some of that rest.

    1. It's in the sixties, and heavy fog. I'd rather it be a little cooler, with sunshine.

      Merry Christmas.

  2. From past experience, If they can't nail it down, path, we tend to get nailed. Totals are still running high 8 to 12 over 3 days

    1. Hopefully, your Christmas is not spent shoveling snow.

  3. Merry Christmas then to you too, Jess.

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    1. Merry Christmas. Have a good day without any stress.

  5. Marry Christmas. Enjoy the day.