Back in the days when I lived in Texas or even before that..in Arkansas, we (of course, I mean "I" but don't want to seem self absorbed) could be very smug when Northern relatives described bone-chilling snow storms. Yes, it's easy to throw them an insincere "you poor thing!" while we bask in the glory of 72 degrees in January.
Karma is a bitch!!! I am paying for each and every feeling of "better you than me" I selfishly felt as far as weather goes.
To be fair...when we ( and this time , I really do mean "we" as Hubby was a co-conspirator in wanting to live near our grandchildren) decided to move to Kansas. Admittedly we knew the weather was less than idyllic. There was sure to be some snow and some freezing temperatures. But as "middle of the country" states go, the averages here aren't extreme. It's not like we were moving to International Fall, Minnesota. (**shuddering at the thought**)
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Yes, one could expect in a normal January to have lows in the negative numbers in Minnesota.
BUT.....DO WE SEE ANY NEGATIVE NUMBERS IN KANSAS???
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NO! WE DO NOT!
Then how do you explain this?
I could be a good sport if it wavered a tad off of 21 degrees being the low. I could except a day or two of...say...19 or 20. I could even be gracious about 19 or 20..... but...seriously???? a MINUS 10 with a wind chill of MINUS FORTY....
There is no excuse for this, what so ever.