Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. Once again, we’ve brought unseasonable weather to North Carolina. This time, it’s not about a record low, it’s about how long it’s lasting. Thanks to Dave for finding this article dated January 1st.
“Forecasters say the coldest stretch of weather in years if not decades could be heading for North Carolina.
While temperatures won’t be falling to record lows, the National Weather Service says the duration of the cold weather is unusual. Highs could struggle to get above freezing for the next week in areas from Raleigh west.
Forecasters say there are some indications the weather with highs in the 30s and lows in the teens could last up to two weeks. A cold snap like that was last seen in January 1977.
A wind chill advisory has been issued for the mountains. Once the temperature dips below freezing Friday evening, forecasters say it might not get above 32 degrees again until Tuesday or Wednesday.”
I’m sure we’re not in the coldest temperatures compared to some readers but I’ll bitch anyway.
Carl and Tim were up early this morning. Today they leave us and on the way home to Florida, they’ll stop in Hiawassee, GA to visit with Carl’s father and stepmother. What, you don’t know where Hiawassee is? Me either.
We said our goodbyes to Carl and Tim. Tears were held back. Shortly after they left, I found this in the guest room:
It’s a guest book of sorts for the guest room. What an excellent idea! I’ve never heard of such a thing but am glad they had. Oh well, screw holding back the tears. Jim and I got teary eyed. Now I just need some more damn visitors!
In the early afternoon, the Time Warner services dude showed up to install our cable and internet. We ordered cable, internet and phone. No phone. He doesn’t do phone. Someone else does phone. No one else showed up to do phone so I guess I’ll have to call.
The install was a success. Now we have digital cable with 600 channels of nothing. Awesome!
With the remainder of the day, we unpacked, moved, repacked, repositioned, cleaned, and organized.