It's been 40° out for two days. It was 30° for a couple days before that.
Gosh darn it, it's too warm!
It's great if you want to get just a little more work done around the place, such as pick up dog poop (oh joy), or wash out poopy dog crates (oh more joy), or cut brush and pile it up for a bonfire later in the winter, or stacking all those pots and containers for plants, putting up the flags on the front of the house, cleaning all the dog hair out of the vehicles....and so on. But I got most of that done already.
It sounded like it was raining last night.
This is rotten because it makes driving extremely hazardous. It gets just cold enough to freeze the melted snow onto the road and then of course you get black ice. I HATE black ice.
Even if it doesn't get warm enough to melt things, if it gets up to 25° or higher what happens is everything gets all frosted, so the roads are white with slick, slippery frost.
I like it when it hovers around zero and the humidity drops down low and the roads dry out. It's the best of all possible worlds: the snow fills all the potholes on the dirt roads, and the asphalt roads are dry.
This year it was so nice when winter came. One day it was Fall, and then it snowed and suddenly the next day we were in Winter. No horrible Freeze-Up weather, with huge fluctuations in temperatures. No black ice.
But NOW the weather has been fluctuating in temperature between -2 and 40 above. AFTER Winter is already started!
When it is so darn warm I have to switch coats, and no matter what I do I'm TOO HOT or TOO COLD. If I dress for the weather outside, as soon as I step inside I'm totally roasting. If I dress for inside, and I have to walk any distance, (such as if the truck breaks down, I hit a moose, whatever) then I'm way too cold. I get up one day and it's 20, I drive to town and it's 10. I go into work and when I come out in the evening it's either -2 or 35. It's enough to make a person insane.
A lot of people are saying, "Oh, it's so nice, it's so warm!" But I want it cold enough to kill off the mosquitoes and hornets. I want it cold enough to have more snow! Right now if it snows, it won't. It will rain. And then what will we have? Freezing rain. Arrgghh.
It's supposed to get back to normal temperatures next week. Somewhere around zero. Let's hope so!