Thursday, August 28, 2008

Good-bye Summer??

Everyone seems to be writing posts lamenting the end of summer. I want to know where in the world summer went? We got two weeks of summer while we were in Nebraska, yes. Two whole weeks at the end of June. Other than that, summer seems to have been missing.

Summer seems to skip over this area of the country entirely. I have noticed while looking at the national weather map, that Eureka, California also has this problem. And maybe parts of Washington. But the rest of the country's high temperatures are a red blanket, and we're the yellow sheets poking out of the ends. Warm temperatures are not to be found here.

I have spent my entire summer wearing long jeans, and sweatshirts. There have been a few days when I'm fed up and decide to wear Capri's instead. It has occasionally been warm enough to sport a short sleeved polo, but only twice have I left the house in flip flops. Once, when we were leaving for Nebraska, and had only about an hour to go until we hit summer, and the other day. The other day, I nearly lost my toes to frostbite.

I went to San Fransisco the other day to visit a friend. It was much warmer there that it was at home. As in about 15 degrees warmer. San Fransisco was about 75 degrees. At 2:00 PM.

I long for the day when I'll see a temperature above 72 degrees, when I won't crave a campfire for warmth in the evening. When my toes will thaw completely. That hasn't happened here. Everyone said the fog would go away sometime in July. Folks, I'm looking outside right now. The fog is still there. Everyone says it will get warm in the fall. I am not lamenting the end of summer. I crave the end of summer. Fall, come quickly, and bring with you some warm temperatures!

3 comments:

Vanessa said...

We have had a pretty blah summer here. Lots of rain. Not a lot of heat.. Course, I okay with the not so much heat. I get headaches. :)

Misty said...

Up in Spokane we've had some hot weeks. This week has been the first week it's cooled down in a long time. I was dealing with 90 to 100 degree weather a couple weeks ago. Ick. I am so excited for cooler weather!! lol When I lived in Seattle it was perfect.

Samantha said...

Glad I am not you. I would have DIED without a real summer. I live for summer. It is the only way I can get through winter.

But at least when I will be complaining about -20 windchill, you will be happily warm in the 50's, right?