Fall is in the Air

Fall and Winter can’t get here soon enough for me.

Tuesday at 6:10 p.m. this is what temp showed to be in the car.

That’s 113º.  That’s HOT! Especially after we had a few fallish days.  But that’s ok.  When I walked out this morning, the weather reminded me I need to dig out some long pants and long sleeved shirts.  I’ve seen several boxes that say “winter clothes”.  No doubt I won’t need the heavy duty winter clothes we wore in MO but at least it’s cool enough outside today that I’m thinking we may actually see some cool weather.  Now . . where’s the rain?  My umbrella would love to see some action!


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    pdudgeon says

    yep, i’m right there with you. i ordered a couple of LS shirts and a pair of long pants this week, and they’re in the dryer now. i’m getting ready to switch my closit over to Fall and Winter clothes at the end of the month. We still have a few 80 degree days in the forecast so i can’t pack away Summer completely yet, but the days are getting cooler.

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    Since you live way up there in Texas, I wouldn’t be surprised if you needed your MO winter clothes for about 7 days out of the whole winter. My Sister-in-law was snowed out (stuck at her house) for three days due to snow last year and she lives up Dallas way. So, you never will know.

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      Cindy m says

      We lived in DFW for over 12 years… it doesn’t take much snow for Texans to think they are snowed in! (I grew up in Iowa… snowed in is never an absolute.)

      • Michelle R says

        I’ve lived in the DFW area most of my life and it’s not the snow that does people in, it’s the ice. We can drive on snow, but the ice is another story.

        • Liz says

          I live in Oklahoma City area and the natives can’t drive in ice so it’s just easier to stay indoors and quilt. I grew up in Michigan and lived in Upstate New York, so I’m used to driving in the snow and ice.

          The other problem is that there is limited snow equipment so only the main roads get plowed and sanded. So, it’s usually the local neighborhoods that are in trouble for a day or two.

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    Debbie says

    Hard to fathom 113 degrees, when we had frost this morning.
    I guess that’s the difference between Texas and Wisconsin. Stick around here a little longer, we will be MUUUCh warmer.

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    Cindy m says

    We’re getting a bit of snow in the high country here in Colorado. Yippee! I think we’re supposed to be in the low down here in Denver today. It was about 50 when I got to work at 7.

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    Linda in NE says

    There were patches of frost on the yard and garage roof here this morning. When I ran over to the convenience store for a sandwich for lunch the thermometer on the bank said 48*. Guess we can’t complain about the heat and humidity anymore, though Monday it got hot enough for the AC. Last night and Tues. night slept under a quilt and this morning the furnace came on. At least we know it works. LOL

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    Cindy in NC says

    It’s not quite that hot in NC, but it feels like it in my house. Yesterday, after 21 years, the AC died. I thought it felt a bit warm when I got home from school, but I was so busy trying to get some chores done before going to a class at the gym that I didn’t check it out. By the time I got home The Professor (a Yankee from Minnesota who loves everything about snow except, of course, shoveling it) was complaining loudly. He came home early today to meet the repair people, and when he got the bad news he agreed to be the one to stay home tomorrow while the new unit it installed. He must be miserable because I’ve never seen him so on top of a home repair problem. I’ll be stopping at the bank on my way home from school tomorrow to make a rather large withdrawal from our savings. If I’m crying do you think the teller will know it’s because I’ll be thinking of how much fabric and yarn that money could buy?

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    Bobbie BentNeedle says

    Mama grew up on a farm 20 miles south of Abilene – and often told stories of young men from North Dakoto or places about as far north as one can get and still be in the US, who were stationed outside Abilene at a place called Camp Barkley during WWII…. They laughed when she warned them how cold it would be that winter… And when the first blue norther hit, they agreed they had never been “so bloody cold in their whole lives.” She reckoned it was the intense wind – you’ll hear “there’s nothing between here and the North Pole to stop that wind except a 3 strand barbed wire fence, with 2 strands missing” – and the fact it was not cold enough to freeze all the moisture out of the air, like in “colder places” It’s different from the cold you’re used to in Kentucky or Mo – but I figure you’ll get plenty cold before winter’s over!