The cooling off has finally begun. That’s not to say we won’t have another warm spell, but for at least the next ten days, our highs will be in the 60s. I love this type of weather. I hate the heat. I’m okay with the cold, but it’s the cooler temperature in the fall and spring that I crave.
It’s still hot, but my air conditioner came yesterday. No more cooling off in front of the fridge. It really is nice. When I got home yesterday, the temperature inside my bedroom was 95 degrees. I was sweating up a storm trying to get my air conditioner installed. I got it installed and it works wonderfully. I slept in coolness for the first time in my apartment. It was heaven.
One of the reasons I moved out of the South was because of the heat. It was supposed to be cooler in Vermont. Temperatures are actually higher here in Vermont than they are in Alabama this week. I had to break down and buy an air conditioner. I’m not really supposed to have one in my apartment, but it’s too damn hot to survive without one. I live on the second floor and heat rises, making my apartment even hotter. I even took a cold shower, which helped for a few minutes, while I was in the shower, but it went back to being hot as soon as I got out. I hate the heat. I can only pray that my AC gets here before the projected July 5. At least the museum where I work has air conditioning. Who knew I’d be dying to go to work?
Last night, it was supposed to snow. We are getting close to the end of the snow season. I’ve been told we can get snow as late as May, but I think it’s winding down for the year. So one more night of snow, or at the very least ice, which is much more tricky. The news says that it will be a slick commute this morning. Luckily, I’m going in at 9 am, so maybe it won’t be as bad. I’m staying today until at least 5 pm to do some extra work on a special project. Hopefully, things will go smoothly with our special project.
UPDATE: If there was any ice or snow last night, I missed it. Everything was dry (relatively for mud season) and it was above freezing.
It looks like it might be a mild week here in Vermont. The temperature will be mostly in the 40s with rain on Wednesday and Friday. We may even have sun on those non-rainy days. Mud season seems to have arrived. The snow is melting and the mud is everywhere.
Work should be fairly routine this week. There is nothing unusual going on this week. Well, maybe one thing out of the ordinary. We have to take samples off an artifact for testing, which will be interesting. Otherwise, it should be a routine week.
Not much else is going on. I’m disappointed that Duke and Texas Tech lost last night. I just hope that Loyola Chicago can win their next game and make it to the final. It’s exciting when a Cinderella team does well, especially when the team chaplain is a dynamic 98 year old woman named Sister Jean.
When I went to bed last night, we had gotten nine inches of snow. Now I love a good nine inches, just not of snow. It was supposed to snow through the night, and I have no doubt that it did. To top that off, it is supposed to snow all day today. The news was predicting six to twelve inches of snow in total from this nor’easter. It looks like we will get more than predicted. Maybe it will slow down and lightly snow the rest of the time. I really wish that the school would close today. There are no students here because of spring break, so there is no reason to be here. We had three people come into the museum today, besides the three of us at work. One was our interim director and the other two were there on business. No one came to the museum to see the museum. No one will come in today either. The university’s excuse for no snow days is that we have to cater to the students who live on campus, but since they aren’t here, there is no reason for us to be at the university either. What makes it worse is that I will probably be the sole person in the museum today. One of my coworkers is in Florida on a family emergency. The second lives in Burlington and has an hour commute which can be quite treacherous in these conditions. The third coworker’s babysitter has the flu and so he may not be able to come in today either. I just wish someone would listen to me about closing, but the powers that be won’t.
Today is supposed to be another day of snow. We are expecting 1-3 inches. I hope it’s not more than that. I know I complain about snow, even though I think it’s beautiful, it’s still a lot of work. I have enough to do without having to worry about what all extra I have to do on a snow day. Complaining is over.
While overnight we were expecting rain and warmer temperatures, snow has been on the ground the last couple of days. As a southerner, I get fascinated by snow. As someone who lives in Vermont, snow is quite aggravating. If I could stay home and watch it snow, I’d be happy for it to snow, snow, snow, but rarely do we have that luxury. We have to go to work which means getting out and scraping your car of ice and brushing off all the snow. I hate doing that. Which in turns means, I’ve begun to hate snow.
Just to clear something up, I was just ranting about snow. It still fascinates me. I’m just lazy some mornings and hate having to go scrape ice off my car. Brushing the snow off isn’t too bad.
Yesterday, we never got below freezing. Today, the high is supposed to be 17. Welcome to spring in Vermont.
Snow, that is. With 18-24″ of snow over the past day, it’s just too much. It’s too much to drive in, too much to have to brush off your car, and too much to dig out your car. I like snow when I don’t have to go anywhere. I like it when I can look out my window and say, “How pretty.” But when I have to get out in it. When I have to sludge through the snow to my car, or when I have to hope and pray that my apartment owner gets someone out to plow the parking lot, that’s when it’s just too damn much snow.