Cool and rainy? Seattle? Yeah, right. Last month there were two weeks of ninety degree weather. Then a little rain. Now it's ninety again.
I kept the sunshade for my car because...well, it was in my trunk and I had my car shipped. I honestly didn't think I'd need it, but I've had that thing out for the last three days, shiny side up so my dashboard doesn't crack. I'm lucky to have central air. My boss tells me no one needs it because for that four day period when it's hot (usually in August), people just eat out and hang at the lake. I think he needs to get with climate-change. Two and a half weeks (since the ice melted) have been hot. In that, "I'm gonna melt, leave me alone" kind of way.
And what's up with the ice?
I wanted to get a shovel and chains during November, but I listened to people. "Why? It doesn't snow here." Mid-December to Mid-January. Solid sheets of ice, buckets of snow. My kid's car getting stuck in a snowdrift on 405 near Bellevue. My car getting stuck at work. Slipping and sliding, transmission smoking on shallow hills because the city I live in--despite being in the foothills of the Cascades, has one snow plow. They couldn't even get food to the stores. All the shelves were empty and you couldn't push a cart through the parking lot because it was six inches of ice over asphalt, and bumpy like an ugli fruit.
The have this Pemco commercial called "first snowflake freak out lady"--love that thing. Everytime it comes on, I recite it word for word.
Don't you understand?? I live on a hill!