I just don’t know what month it is. Early April? Mid-November? Very peculiar this un-winter. Many share my disorientation and my seasonal affect depression because it’s just not cold and snowy enough. Back in the olden days when snow was piled so high you had to pull out halfway into the crossroad at stop signs, or huddle against sub-zero temperatures for days and nights on end, who would have guessed we would deeply and viscerally miss those real winters? Heck, if nothing else, how are we going to scare the daylights out of those new arrivals to the North Country? “Oh, ya gotta be tough to survive winters around here–it can be +30 for weeks on end…with more than an inch of snow on the ground!”
Where are the mittens and neck warmers? The mukluks and woolen long johns?