This can’t really be a Part Four … can it?
“I am not obsessed with snow … I am not obsessed with snow … I am not … obsessed with snow …”
I’m really not … in fact, we are really feeling blessed up here in the North Country of New Hampshire … Today is Friday, and I haven’t had to snow blow or plow snow for 4 days …
FOUR DAYS!!! I last got the snow blower out on Monday, to clean up from last weekends’ storm … and today is Friday!!! ‘Lest we forget, on Monday we were in the middle of a “Wind Chill Warning,” with wind chills at -40 … that’s 40 below zero … However, I waited until the sun was out, so it was only something like 30 below zero as I “enjoyed” this latest round of “I love it up here!”
Yes, you can feel Spring on its way … we have been in the mid-teens for a couple of days this week (that’s a high temperature), so we are almost giddy from this change of weather … tonight, it will warm up to only -10 (that’s ten degrees below zero), and tomorrow night, we will climb to … yes … climb to … look at that thermometer … tomorrow night, we will be enjoying a much needed respite from these double-digit below zero temps … tomorrow night … we are up to -4 (that’s four below zero) … it seems almost ruthless to look at Sunday, when we will get up to somewhere near 30 … (that’s 30 degrees above zero), and then, experience a low Sunday night of … and, this seems almost too good to be true … Sunday night, the low is expected to be … yes … be … 18 Degrees! Did I see that right? Yes, check again! Sunday night … the low is predicted to be … 18 Degrees … Above Zero …
Lest we forget … Sunday is the first day of March … Oh! Spring is on the way … What’s that?
The forecast for Sunday into Monday???
Not the … Yes, the … Sunday into Monday Morning Storm …
But … we just had temperatures within reach of freezing … Yes … a chance we could “climb” all the way up to within sight of “Freezing,” and … what do you mean … there is still three weeks of Winter left … I’m going to check my calendar…
Oh, Man! There is three weeks of Winter left …
What do you mean that, sometimes, we don’t even see snow until March???
P.S.: This may be the first “Post Script” ever in the middle of a letter …
I just realized something …
The Groundhog comes out on February the Second … will there be six week of Winter left?
Let’s do some math here:
The big “Groundhog” event is on February 2 of every year.
Wait … let me grab a calendar …
It’s right here at the top of the calendar. There it is: February the second.
(By the way, the picture for February, on my calendar, features this verse from Psalms:
“The Lord hath heard my supplication; the Lord will receive my prayer. Psalm 6:9”).
What??? You don’t have a “Scripture Calendar”?
Looks like we’ll have to re-do that series on how important it is to have Scripture posted around your home …
Back to the calendar:
Let’s do some math:
February the second is, this year on a Monday.
I won’t count that week because the idea is for “weeks in the future.”
OK … OK … I’ll count that week …
It’s all about “six weeks.”
We know that February the second is on a Monday.
Will we have six week of Winter???
Let’s look again:
March 16 … a Monday … is followed by a Friday … March 20 …
We are going to have six weeks of Winter!!!
Hey …. I’m not making this up … Spring comes … Exactly … in the 6th week!!!
What a revelation!
The groundhog is right!
Every Year … Every Year … Every Year …
The second day of February is sure to fall on February the second.
The first day of Spring is sure to fall on March the 20th.
I thought about going back in time … to look at calendars from years past …
Then … I thought about going ahead in time … to look at calendars from years in the future …
Then … I thought … wouldn’t February the Second, and March the Twentieth … be the same distance apart … every year … yes, except for a Leap Year, I know, but … still within the Six-Week Span …
Hey!!! I’ve got an idea:
Why don’t we get another animal as a symbol, to proclaim when Fall/Autumn would arrive?
Yes … that’s it …
We could bring him (or her) out … exactly six weeks before the start of Fall/Autumn …
Man! What a great idea!!!
The idea would be … dependent upon when he saw his shadow (which, I suppose, would be based strictly upon whether it was cloudy that day or not) … this animal could tell us … with exact prognostication … just exactly … when Fall would come …
What an idea!!!
But, wait … wouldn’t it be the same distance between the two dates … every year … regardless of what recent weather was??? Wouldn’t the next season come at exactly the same day every year???
Ok, so I’ll admit that I never, ever realized … in my whole life … until now … that there was exactly 6 weeks between February the second and the first day of Spring …
But … if it took me this long to realize this … that it will always be the same distance between the two dates … what about others? Maybe they would take years and years to figure this out. In the meantime … there would be money to be made …
(I don’t know if there is any way to check what the longest P.S. in history has been, but, maybe, this may qualify …)
P.S.S. Would you believe that I sat down to write this post, wrote the title, and, when beginning to write the first sentence … everything changed … so, I’ll have to leave the slide show for the next time …
Richard. Vincent. Rose.
P.S.S.S.: (Why not go for the record?): Carol is predicting an early Spring this year.
Me? I think it will come on March 20 … But … we never know … right???