Ode to Texas summers

 
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05 October 2019 16:09
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05 October 2019 16:18
 

I almost left in 2011.  It was brutal, with a fire in every one of the 254 counties in the state.  This year was hot, but not as bad, except that the summer won’t end.  Today it’s 94 degrees on freakin’ October 5.  Monday should bring low 80’s, so I’m hopeful.

 
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05 October 2019 16:52
 
EN - 05 October 2019 04:18 PM

I almost left in 2011.  It was brutal, with a fire in every one of the 254 counties in the state.  This year was hot, but not as bad, except that the summer won’t end.  Today it’s 94 degrees on freakin’ October 5.  Monday should bring low 80’s, so I’m hopeful.

Just as some wimpy Canadian ‘snowbirds’ spend the winter months in your south, perhaps Texans could become ‘scorchbirds’ and stay with us for a few months each year.  You might want to travel a ways north of the border for real relief.  And there’s always Alaska, though you won’t want to build that retreat cabin too close to a glacier since they weren’t kidding when they called it global warming.

 

 
 
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05 October 2019 17:55
 
Jan_CAN - 05 October 2019 04:52 PM
EN - 05 October 2019 04:18 PM

I almost left in 2011.  It was brutal, with a fire in every one of the 254 counties in the state.  This year was hot, but not as bad, except that the summer won’t end.  Today it’s 94 degrees on freakin’ October 5.  Monday should bring low 80’s, so I’m hopeful.

Just as some wimpy Canadian ‘snowbirds’ spend the winter months in your south, perhaps Texans could become ‘scorchbirds’ and stay with us for a few months each year.  You might want to travel a ways north of the border for real relief.  And there’s always Alaska, though you won’t want to build that retreat cabin too close to a glacier since they weren’t kidding when they called it global warming.

Seriously, I may become a scorchbird when I retire. I like Canada and love cooler weather for a break.  July and August here promise to be unbearable in the future.