Cold, Snow, Martin Luther King Day and More
My weekend – the fish were not biting and the the auger not “auging”. On Friday I told you about all the fun Mainers have ice fishing and such, Friday night I went to my cottage and cut a hole in the lake and tried to pump water through a 100 foot hose to coat my skating rink. Lesson learned. It was so cold (- 25 degrees), that the water couldn’t get through the hose without freezing. The next morning, I tried to drill holes through the ice to set tarps. It was so cold the auger just wouldn’t cooperate. Got only two traps set and no fish. But, I was outdoors, it was sunny and the little bit of face that was exposed got wind burn. So, chalk one up for the fish.
I thought you’d want to know that our local meteorologist feels that the DC area will have a major snowstorm in early February. According to your website, there’s a coastal snowstorm predicted between February 8 to 11. Interesting….We have not had any significant snowstorm in 2008 and 2009 (so far). Wow….I am so amazed as we have had many cold days. Mother Nature is certainly interesting this year.
I agree – interesting winter. Remember the President’s Day storm that buried Maryland a few years ago… maybe this year it will be on the 8th or 9th?? Stay tuned.
It is Martin Luther King Day – salute to all who have helped change America over the years. I grew up during the ’60s and remember how much tension existed. We have come a long way thanks to Dr. King and his vision for America. Progress has been painfully slow but steady and we are in a better place. Enjoy the day.