March 25th, 2018

caillebotte_man at his window

The Edge

Tonight will be the last cold night and tomorrow the last even moderately chilly day for the foreseeable future. Tuesday will be the virtual first day of spring, and mild days will prevail for at least a week after that. The nights will remain a bit on the chilly side, but nothing compared to what the month brought so far.

The migratory fowl must agree that spring has truly arrived, as I've heard a few flocks of geese and swans flying north tonight. But the clouds are not departing entirely yet. All the days in the long-range forecast are either mostly sunny or partly cloudy, except (appropriately) next Sunday, which is expected to be sunny.

I do hope we get a few more rainy days in April. This week I'll have to start watering the yard again, and I'd rather not have to go on doing that all spring. It's not that I mind spending the time, once the evenings have turned mild. I actually enjoy the watering itself. It's the big water bills I don't like. That and the mosquitoes. They'll be arriving soon, and I'm definitely not looking forward to getting bitten.

Shopping brought one surprise today. Grocery Outlet had interesting looking, unfrosted loaf cakes I hadn't seen in their ad, so I picked up a couple for $1.49 each. They weigh 18 ounces, so somewhere around $1.35 a pound, which I consider a pretty good deal for cake. I tried a slice of one when I got home and it's actually quite good. If they still have some next week I think I'll get a couple to keep in the freezer.

Now I'm going to have some soup while I still have a cold night to eat it on. It won't be long before the nights get too warm for soup. I'll miss it.

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