Good grief, you guys in the northern most states of america need canoes. Yesterday I had an email from my mum who lives in South Africa saying that it is bitterly cold there and winter has really set in. Today my sister in Bloomington, sent me an email saying that the temperatures there are in the hgh 30's and that you have had so much rain that everywhere is flooding badly. They are cut off from Indianapolis, Nashville, Columbus and Spencer and that the area has been declared a National disaster area with more flooding to come as the rivers have not peaked yet.
Are people in your part of the world as obsessed with talking about the weather as they seem to be here in the UK.
When you live overseas in the southern hemisphere as I have done for most of my life, you take things like sunshine, torrential rain, cold winter days and frost as facts of life and just get on with it. When I came back to the UK 25 years ago, I could not get used to how everyone here (especially the oldies) complain.
You would get stopped in the street by someone saying hello (very friendly here in the villages) and the conversation would go something like this: Hi, how are you doing. God my rheumatism is playing me up, terrible weather we are having. You would probably find that we had just had a week of glorious sunshine.
However, here in the UK, it does not matter what the weather is like, it is always cause for complaint.
Lovely warm sunny days - they complain that it is too hot and all the old heatwave stories come out of mothballs. Oh and drought restrictions get imposed - in one of the wettest countries in the world!!!
Cold and Frosty with snow - too cold - can't wait for summer to come - winters not like they used to be and you get the old tales about how it doesn't snow like it used to (not good enough unless it is covering the door and at least 6 foot deep.
Rain for more than 2 days - total disaster - all you hear is complaints about how all it does is rain and where is the sunshine.
It seems to me, judging by what you guys go through over there, what with tornadoes, flooding, etc, that if some of the whinging poms from this country had to live in the states for a year or two and put up with your kind of weather, they would be only too glad to come back to our very changeable weather system.
Me, I don't mind what the weather is like outside. In fact I love the continual changes in weather, seasons etc. Each facet has it's own beauty.