Wednesday, March 09, 2005

Come ON, Spring!

It's true that compared to some climates, there isn't much to complain about here. Still, when did that ever stop anybody?

Why I hate winter:

My feet are always cold, even when I wear boots lined in sheepskin.

Shoveling snow.

Hacking frozen ice off the car.

Slip-sliding on the way home (it's OK on the way TO work, it's a reason to turn around).

Knocking frozen water buckets out, thawing water hoses, carrying water from the bathtub in the house (last resort).

Shoveling the SAME snow after it blows back across the driveway.

It gets dark too soon, and that makes it colder.

The car is dirty all the time, and gets the back of my slacks dirty when I get in and out.

The windshield wipers don't work right, they skip and leave you crouching like a septugenarian while you try to peer under the track of the wiper, where it's clear. It doesn't seem to matter if they are regular or 'winter' wipers, or how new they are, they still leave a big smeary mess when you most need to see.

All the snowy dirt gets tracked in on my light carpets and makes a slippery mess on the tile floor, where 23 pairs of shoes are stacked, from trying to NOT track the mess onto the light carpets.

That damn snow needs to be shoveled AGAIN.

The outdoor cats make me feel guilty when it's freezing outside and they're crouched in the snow, this despite having a heated space in the barn surrounded by hay bales, to go to, with food and water.

And have I mentioned shoveling snow yet?

3 comments :

sky said...

you sound like me last winter...it was the worst winter ever...now I hear some psychic was on Oprah and predicted a shitload of snow for CaPe Breton, where I live...something like 160cms!

jul said...

wow, it describes every single thought i've had about winter... you're good!

Carolyn said...

Yep, been there, done that.
Hey, wait a minute! I'm still here, doing that! LOL!
Southern WV still getting its fair share of it today :)