Tuesday, December 14, 2010

There's no place like Home

My brother-in-law lives in Wisconsin. He some times visits us during the summer, and suffers greatly in the heat. I have advised him to come during the winter, but he insist winter in Wisconsin is the best time of the year.

I know winter. I was born in Dumas, up in the Texas panhandle. There are two windmills and a barbed wire fence between us and the North Pole. Hell, for me, would be standing in a long line in a blizzard. When friends told me it didn't snow in Houston I went home and started packing.

We are now one hundred and eighty plus miles north of Houston and I am horrified to say we have snow that stays on the ground over night here. It has happened twice in ten years, but it's worth it to live in the country.

I have been suffering (loudly) with over night lows in the twenties the last couple of weeks. The above photograph is of Don's thermoneter in Wisconsin. He is bragging!

There's really no place like home.


  1. We are supposed to be -2F tonight. As long as the wind isn't howling, it's not too bad.

    Working outside a goodly amount for 34 winters was one of the reasons I retired. Sometimes I miss the challenge... but not too often ;)

  2. Better it's cold than hot. I HATE summers here!

  3. Remember that in the spring when it is finally warm enough in the house I don't want to run the heater, and you want to open all the windows to let in the fresh, frigid air. We both suffer.