Look at your calendar. If you don’t have a calendar, look at your watch. Let’s face it – you don’t have a watch. So look to the bottom right (for PC) or top right (that’s you, Mac users) of your desktop screens and please notice the date. September 12, 2014. September. And early September at that.
Doesn’t matter. It doesn’t matter that we had temps of 90 degrees just over a week ago in Connecticut. Nor that we’ve had very mild, pleasant, appropriate weather for this time of the year. Because Winter isn’t coming – on the contrary, it’s already here.
Yes, the first 2014-15 snowfall in the United States of America happened earlier today. Granted, it was in Denver, but that’s unimportant. All it means is that snow has happened (while technically STILL summer), and soon enough it will happen in Connecticut. Deep down, since it was a relatively mild summer, we all know that it’s gonna be a bad winter.
If you don’t believe me, just go outside tonight – once it’s dark, we’re gonna be at 48°. Again, I can’t stress enough that it’s still summer. We haven’t reached Halloween or Thanksgiving yet. Daylight Saving Time hasn’t even come to an end. The snow fell in Denver when it was only 38° – just 10 degrees cooler than we’ll have tonight.
So get your generators and flu shots now, and get ready for all the great things that come along with winter: short days, dry skin, people forgetting how to drive and failing to clear off the roof of their cars, and everyone being miserable.
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