Call me Nancy Drew…

A brown Christmas and spring-like temperatures – what in the world is going on here?  Somehow, the Fargo area seems to be sitting in a relative weather bubble – and folks are enjoying (or lamenting – depending on who you are) weather that is very un-Fargo like for this time of year.  The risk of a spring flood is very low thus far (only 11% last I heard) and the area snow plow drivers have been getting full nights of sleep…are we in an alternate universe?

I know the whole situation is terribly puzzling.  I want you to know that I have been trying to use my incredible powers of deduction, coupled with the data available, to unlock this mystery.  After considerable sleuthing I have arrived at what I believe is at the crux of this current pattern of seemingly odd weather patterns…and yes, I am going to share it with you now.  Here it is – this year I purchased a snow blower…my first…all bright and shiny…and I have a man around who actually enjoys the activity of snow blowing…hence, the universe is mocking me by providing a snowless existence.  All the other years I have lived here in West Fargo my salvation from many feet of snow has been a function of the kindness of neighbors and family members who have taken pity on my woefully unequipped self. Yet this year, the year I have the right equipment and the right manpower to address the snow challenges that have been visited upon my home in the past, I get nothing. 

Coincidence?  I think not. 

This is the universe mocking me – giving me the finger for my Johnny-come-lately arrival at the “Hello!!!! You are wintering in Fargo!!” party. 

Well, FINE.  I get it – the mystery is solved.  I’ll just take back the snow blower and the area will get a foot or two of snow next week.  Far be it for me to be the reason a proper winter never arrived.

I have taken note of this though and I plan to use the universe’s penchant toward pettiness in more creative ways in the future.  I will be stockpiling mosquito netting, DEET products, zappers, sprayers, etc. like a madwoman in the spring.  I’ll spend hundreds of dollars in advance in prepartaion for the onslaught of mosquito season – I’ll be ready in a way that I have never been in the past.  What do you think of that universe??!!  What are you going to do?  Will you mock me by having a mosquito free summer?  WHATEVER!  Do what ya’ gotta’ do…I’ve got this mystery figured out.

Day nine hundred and three of the new forty – obla di obla da

Ms. C

About Ms. C

I teach at NDSU...but I remain a student of life with all the enthusiasm that entails. My favorite saying is, "Sometimes you have to take the leap and build your wings on the way down." In the new forty that is what I am doing...building my wings.
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6 Responses to Call me Nancy Drew…

  1. katherine says:

    Ah, so you’re the one!

  2. jimlindlauf says:

    I’ll pay you to buy another snow blower next year! This weather is great!

  3. Just don’t stock up on sunscreen, OK? I’d like to see the sun a little this summer. 😀

  4. Stan says:

    I plan on riding my motorcycle about half an hour on Sunday. Then I only need February to have rode every month for a year.

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  6. David Swanson says:

    I live in AZ, “dry AZ”; whenever I need to water the flora I merely wash the car…works every time.

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