Saturday, March 2, 2013

Winter? Really?

Last year we had one of the warmest winters on record here in northern Iowa. This year has pretty much been a repeat of last year. The temperatures have been in the 20's and 30's about all winter. Oh we had a few days of below zero but when I was young those cold spells lasted weeks at a time. They weren't just 2 or 3 below but 20 and 30 below. Today thesun was out bright and no wind and a sweatshirt was all you needed for a coat. That's the way it's been all week and I like it. I'm an old guy, 76, disabled and various health problems. Last Saturday they think I had a mild stroke. I said as if I don't have enough problems as it is. But I'll tell you I feel great and this warm weather makes me want to get out and go somewhere. Today it was to the mall in Mason City, 10 miles east of here. I haven't been in the mall for a year or so and really don't care if I go back. I must say they have a pretzel maker shop and I do love those big hot pretzels. I guess I have to decide wether that's enough to go back for. Daylight Savings time is coming next week so that's something elseto think about. I'm tired of thinking for today so, Goodnight Folks.