God sometimes gives us unexpected gifts. Our gift has been a grandson who enlivens our lives and makes retirement very different than the one we anticipated. He is a special joy. And that's "Casey." In 2006 we fulfilled our dream of living in Italy for a year. It was every bit as wonderful as anticipated. This blog begins in 2005 as we prepared for that experience. Since then we have explored many places together. That's the "Travel." And finally, I am a person of opinions--spiritually, politically, on just about anything and that's the "Other Stuff." Welcome to my blog.

Sunday, January 11, 2009


Right now it's weather--specifically Washington DC--more specifically Washington DC on Tuesday, January 20, 2009.

Yesterday I posted a dismal scenario for the BIG day. Consequently, I spent the rest of the day freezing in sunny So. Cal. with icebergs masquerading as hands....and that was just thinking about standing 5 hours in a wind chill factor of 18ยบ with snow.

So, I just checked again and am confused. This is what I find:
  1. Intellicast..........38/30 Sunny
  2. MSN.................46/28 Clear (think I'll believe this one.)
  3. Weather.com....38/30 Sunny
  4. Accuweather.....27/12 Clouds and some sun
The good news is that snow is out---for now. The question is: Are any of these close to accurate? It seems to me that they simply demonstrate the uselessness of extended forecasts. Right?

So, an intelligent person would stop obsessing and read a book. I am an intelligent person--so I'll read a book--for a while, anyway.


Vicky said...

Jane, you make me laugh! Long-range forecasts are close to useless at least anywhere other than in California. What we do seem to know is that there is a prolonged cold spell coming up, and that's it. I speak from experience: you can only obsess so far about the weather, and then let it do what it's gonna do.

Jane said...

You're right--I can't control this at all and that is what is frustrating. I LIKE TO BE IN CHARGE! Doggone it! Oh well. I'm reading Casey a book about George Washington so that he is ready for our trip to Mt. Vernon.

Chiocciola said...

I have seen 38 several places - but whether it is 38 or 32 or 45 won't make a huge difference. In any case, DO NOT read the "feels like -30" stuff, that will just make you feel bad! The wind is usually not bad here and you will be packed in with lots of people!!