I must say, this has been our most expensive winter yet for utilities. I'm tired of paying over 300 dollars for propane to heat the house. We keep it mostly at 57 degrees, with it going up to 61 during dinner time. I know the price of fuel is up, but something doesn't add up correctly..
What does this look like to you?
If you said, "Your grill under 15 inches of snow in one day!" You would be correct! No burgers, dog, or roasted corn on the cob today. It'll have to wait til....lets say June.
This snapshot from Sunday's Post-Standard says it all about winter weather in Central New York last month:
Still a lot of work to go to come somewhere close to the winter of '92-'93 when the northeast faced the famed "Storm of the Century."
Winter drew to a close this past weekend, as well as the D-III hockey season. It was an exciting year for the Oswego Lakers. Unfortunately, it didn't end with a win in the championship game for Oswego. They came up one goal short in the semi-final game on Friday. St. Norbert scored on Oswego with less than a minute to go in the game, which was tied before the goal.
The semi and final game were both played in Lake Placid. This provided Michele and I an opportunity to take a long weekend up to the Adirondacks to watch some college hockey and enjoy peace and quiet provided in the mountains. We went to the final game, despite Oswego's absence from the marquee. The St. Norbert Knights fell to the Norwich Cadets with 30 seconds to go in the second overtime. Yes, the second OT! Over 90 minutes of hockey in one game! The game began at 5pm, and ended some time after 8! It was a lot of hockey. Needless to say, Michele and I and various friends were tired and hungry after the competition (and all we had to do is watch!)
All in all, a great weekend. Oswego is only loosing 4 seniors this year. There is plenty of hope for successful seasons in the future for the young and talented Lakers.
Goodbye college hockey for another year, and goodbye winter we'll see you again some time soon.
Spring has arrived with a bit chilly air, but it's here nonetheless. It's a shame after the barrage of snow we got from the end of October to mid January that we couldn't get one or two more storms to break a record. We had such consistent snow fall for so long, but some time in January Winter just fizzled. Now, this winter will go down as just a little above average. Sheesh! All those early mornings shoveling, all the layers of clothes, all that hard work for nothing. I didn't even get a chance to ski! I want a refund!!
I love winter, I love snow, I love to ski, and even shoveling isn't so bad because it's a good form of exercise. I'm sitting here writing this while listening to the weather forecast on WRVO. Kevin Williams is calling for a gradual trend upward in temperatures, with 50s by Saturday. That sounds nice since we have had single digits and teens for temperatures since about Saturday. The 50s will feel nice if indeed it makes it to that point.
For as much as I love winter, it eventually gets old. Now that we're into March, this is where I start to loose interest in the cold. I'm getting impatient. I'm tired of the cold. I look forward to the day where I can get up and not have to bundle up just to get my morning newspaper.
Warmer weather must be on the way soon. Baseball teams have already begun their spring training, a sure sign that summer is coming around the corner.
I look forward to the day being in the sun on a nice warm beach. That will be fun. I was skimming through my photos on iPhoto from last summer. This picture is from a wedding Michele and I attended at Cape May. We look warm! I can't wait to be back in warmer weather.
Morning Edition had a great piece today on Christmas Beers. My favorite beers for this time of year are Sierra Nevada's Celebration Ale or Sam Adams Winter Lager.