Thursday, October 11, 2018

Tropical Cabin Fever

It may be October in Florida, but I’m experiencing deep New England winter.

          When you make the dash from house to car, and car to store.

          When you find indoor things to keep yourself occupied – reading, writing, cooking, and, unbelievably, cleaning.

          When doing anything outside requires an assessment of how long you’ll be out there and what inclement weather issues may crop up.

          Since we’ve been here, it’s been 88 to 90 something degrees, with a humidity level that would put an armpit in the Yucatan to shame.

          Michael pretty much zipped by us, leaving little more than a few days of unpredictable rain, but how is that anything new in Florida?

          Today I had big plans to go to the outdoor water aerobics class at the Y, but planning is one thing, reality another. First, check the class schedules – Yes, I could make the 9 o’clock. Look outside – grey, ominous clouds. The idea of being in a giant pool while lightning flashed overhead wasn’t too appealing. Check the weather channel – rain through 9, cloudy from 10 o’clock on. Okey doke, the 10 o’clock class it would be.

          9:45, torrential rain. Can’t see across the parking lot kind of rain.

          Back to the schedule for some indoor classes.


  1. WE all forget that Florida is not exactly Paradise.

  2. But at least you didn't have to deal with the hurricane. :-)

  3. Glad Michael wasn't too destructive, although I heard on the TV he was bad enough in other areas.
    Indoor classes seems like the best idea.

  4. nope, not much difference between torrential rain and snow except the amount of clothes you have to put on.

  5. From what I've seen there and elsewhere this year and the years before it, if I lived in the south, I wouldn't. If you have to be evacuated every year and rebuild with what's left when you get back, no. I like my disasters small, manageable, easily handled with a shovel or a chain saw.

    The nice thing about snow, at least you can shovel it away. Even if it is cold, it's still moveable.


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