October 23, 2003

Uh oh.

WE ARE LOOKING OUT our main living-room window this morning and we must say we're a bit awestruck. We're not awestruck in a good way, though; rather, we're feeling a bit sick. Sick in that George Jump, "God as my witness, I thought turkeys could fly" way.

You see, there is snow falling in Manchester. On Oct. 23. This violates our long-standing policies on weather, which is that snow is forbidden to appear before the first of November ...

but gee! It is awfully pretty. We wish we had a digital camera; but as we do not, we shall have to describe what we're seeing. Across from our window, the leaves are down on all the trees save one. This last tree, which we think is a sycamore or something, is about 90 percent of the way there; it is a glorious mix of red and orange and yellow and green. The snow, which was coming down heavier earlier this morning but is now relatively light, has covered the leaves on one major branch facing our window. It is an astonishingly pretty thing.

That's not the prettiest thing we have seen today, though! We just went into the spare bedroom we don't use to look out and get a glimpse of the car out in the parking lot. And lo! While snow has covered all the OTHER cars in the lot, our car remains free of any taint of snow. Thank God Almighty!

OK, that's it. We are going to go convalesce and take a LONG winter's nap. See you next week!

Posted by Benjamin Kepple at October 23, 2003 09:13 AM | TrackBack

snow!! already?

I become a 7 year old kid every year during the first snow. It is so exciting.

Can't wait for it to come down here.

Posted by: red at October 23, 2003 09:15 AM

Snow, already!

I may just curl up in a corner and weep quietly for the remainder of my weekend.

Posted by: Benjamin Kepple at October 23, 2003 09:09 PM

Lol, not that early but still a bit of surprise. Wonder what the global warming idjits will say about this?

Posted by: Andrew Ian Dodge at October 25, 2003 12:15 PM

In New Hampshire, we could use some global warming. Sixty degrees in the winter -- how great would that be!

Posted by: Benjamin Kepple at October 25, 2003 05:51 PM

It's a bit chilly here, too. 65 for the high, burr!

That's okay, because October 31st is forecast to hit 90 degrees! :O

Posted by: Kevin White at October 26, 2003 10:14 AM

That's GORDON Jump, Arthur Carlson of WKRP fame, and it was one of the funniest episodes of a very good show.

Gordon is not with us anymore, but I'm sure he'd be glad to be remembered for that episode, rather than his stint as the Maytag repairman...

Stay warm, brother!

Posted by: Brian Linse at October 28, 2003 01:19 AM

I could have sworn it was George. That's what I get for writing so early in the AM.

Posted by: Benjamin Kepple at October 28, 2003 08:34 AM