Like an axe….

A cold wave just came crashing down on us here in the city of perpetually chapped lips. After a couple weeks of Indian summer or February thaw or whatever you call it, winter roared back with a vengeance, and the temperature was falling faster than the US dollar. I guess the gods heard I’d be alone here for the holiday and they decided to make my life miserable. The wind got so bad this afternoon planes were stopped from landing at the Beijing airport for a while. Let’s look on the bright side; if winter comes, spring can’t be too far behind. (Famous last words.)

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And today it’s nice again – crisp, but not freezing. The fierce winds are over. So I take back the above post.

February 14, 2007 @ 12:41 pm | Comment

Meanwhile, the midwest and eastern US is digging out from the blanket of snow and ice dumped on us this week. The farmer I buy my produce from warned me back in early January that a warm and dry January is often followed by a cold, wet February, and she is being proven right with the series of storms that have passed across the country.

Be glad you don’t have a car, Richard. I did not enjoy spending 10 minutes chiseling ice-crusted snow off my car while trying not to slip on the icy driveway.

February 15, 2007 @ 10:08 am | Comment

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