It’s still fall

Yeah, right. That might be what the calendar says, but any morning I find all four of my car doors frozen shut, it’s winter.

I actually turned on the Weather Channel yesterday – twice. I was torn between wanting my husband to drive very safely, and wanting him to get home in time to go to our favorite Christmas tree lot. He made it, and we tromped out in the freezing rain.

(NOT sleet! I learned the difference on the Weather Channel. Sleet freezes on the way down; freezing rain is liquid until it hits the ground.)

It was lousy browsing weather, but the task and the attendant’s loopy good cheer made it worthwhile. A beautiful, very straight blue spruce is smelling up the house now, and we couldn’t be happier.

This post originally appeared on, the online home of the Midland (MI) Daily News. Republished with permission.

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