Saturday, July 12, 2014

Grumpy Arthur is grumpy

Have I mentioned how much I dislike winter? It doesn't matter that we don't get snow, ice or bitter cold in Auckland, because I don't like ANY kind of winter. And we're not even at mid-winter yet.

So, I'm grumpy. It's rained at least part of every day for over a week, and we had strong winds from Tuesday until last night. Then, it started to rain - sometimes hard, but mostly just steadily. Constantly. Without a break.

And today we're helping my mother-in-law move into her new place. In the steady, constant rain.

Have I mentioned how much I dislike winter?


rogerogreen said...

Ah, Chicago boy, the Southern Hemisphere has weakened you to REAL winter, where it's 5F, not 5C. Happened to my parents and sisters when they moved south, in the US. Winter "builds character!" Or so they tell me!

Arthur (AmeriNZ) said...

Yeah, and in summer, Chicagoans say, "it's not the heat—it's the humidity!" when the outside temperature climbs to 105F (41 degrees). It never gets that hot in Auckland, either—though it does get hotter temperatures than most online sites suggest.

As for winter, it wasn't just the tempertures, brutal though they get, it was the ice and snow and the snowbanks sprayed with black grit, the snowbank eventually becoming dark grey ice (with yellow streaks) that revealed nearly perfectly preserved dog turds when they melted—yeah, Chicago winters were fun…