Thursday, February 26, 2009


The thing about the weather is that, other than talk about it there's little else that a person can do but witness it.
When the temperature goes up and the snow starts to melt and the rain starts to fall, announcing yet another winter thaw; there's little else that we folks in Coldwater are talking about.
We all keep one eye on the river and one eye on our sump pumps.
The thaw at Christmas time was even made more interesting by high winds and the inevitable power outage that follows this chain of events.
That's when the drone of dozens of generators can be heard filling the air with their monotone chorus until the last available unit is gassed up and fired up, joining the choir.
But enough about how we here in "the north" spend our Christmas holidays.
The bright side of a late winter thaw is that it gives us a little glimpse of things to come.
That indeed, spring is just around the corner, and before we know it, we will be back in the boat enjoying all the wonders that our spring/ summer seasons have to offer.
For now I guess I'll just watch the river for the next couple of days and make the best of whatever the weather has to offer.
Who knows if the fair grounds fill up with water again, and now that I'm in the boating mood; I'll grab my trusty kayak and like I said "make the best of it"

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