Thursday, October 14, 2010

Conversations On The Recent Cold Snap


It had been awhile since Mom, Brother and I had gotten together for a Sunday visit. Brother had found this new restaurant on the Internet and wanted to try it out, so Mom and I tagged along.

Did I mention that we had experienced our first cold snap? It was a beautiful sunny day, there was a nice breeze blowing, but temperatures were only going to reach the low 60s.

Once we arrived at the restaurant (It took us awhile to find the place; none of us could figure out the GPS.) we were seated by a very nice gentleman. The restaurant was in a barn that was part of an apple orchard; it had a very rustic feel to it. There was a large, after church crowd present and the waitress said they were backed up in the kitchen. We were going to have to wait.

So, we were seated out on the patio, underneath the air conditioning vent, (which, was spewing icy cold air) and underneath the ceiling fans which were set on high. Mom and I were shivering; it was very chilly.

As time wore on I continued to do whatever I could to get warm. I rubbed my bare arms, I bounced my leg up and down. Anything I could think of to stop my teeth from chattering and I kept commenting on how cold I was. Brother shook his head and said he couldn't take us anywhere without a bunch of moaning and groaning. "It is not cold in here," he said. "You won't need any heat for at least another month."

A few days later after another cool morning I stopped off at Mom's house on the way home from selling junk at the flea market. "Cold enough for you?" Mom asked.

"It sure is. I had to run my heater on the way this morning and my feet didn't thaw out until close to noon. It sure feels good in here."

"Would you believe your brother turned on the furnace...?"

We just shook our heads and grinned, we had both come to the same conclusion.



Confessions of a Closet Hoarder but you can call me Judy said...

Isn't it funny how the low 60s and high 50s feels SO cold right now, but it will feel downright balmy in a few months when the highs are typically only in the 20s or 30s?

Hope you have some warmer days ahead!

Ellen said...

All I can say is THAT'S CERTAINLY THE TRUTH, Men!!! Hubby and I are always opposite as to whether it is too cold or too hot. Men!



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