This is beginning not to be amusing. We can stand a few cool days just so the tourists have something to complain about. Or maybe they will say this is balmy compared to the five below or 20 below, back home. Reverse bragging, they are.
Perhaps so. This is supposed to be a semi-tropical environment. We are not supposed to have to consider whether or not the freeze plugs in the engine block will blow out. Our water filled garden hoses, coiled beneath the outlets (if they are) or draped across the grass (more likely) might become filled with ice plugs. I do know not to pick up a frozen hose: it can break into surprisingly short sections.
Right now, the house is actually too warm. My comfort zone must be exceptionally narrow. This section of the state strikes an acceptable climactic zone for about 15 minutes in the spring and the fall of each year.
This is not it . . .