Here’s a hint, if you want to avoid historically bad weather don’t share a zipcode or better yet a time zone, with my family. Just a snapshot of our last 4 years:
- Leave Minnesota in the fall of 2009, the following spring the Land of Lakes has no snow in March or April and temperatures reach the 80s by April 1st.
- Returned to Minnesota this spring (Eddie) and 2 inches of snow fell in the Twin Cities on May 2nd!
- 2010-2011, our first winter in CT, December, January, and February all had over twice the average amount of snow.
- Irene hits CT roughly 6 weeks after the triplets are born, 3 days in the dark with 3 newborns.
- A little over a year later, Sandy wreaks havoc on the entire Eastern seaboard.
- Just before our departure, Fairfield accumulates a record breaking 36 inches of snow over night. We didn’t get plowed out for a day and a half, and we had it easy.
- Since the move back, we’ve been in two hail storms.
- As I type this, the normally arid lawn of my mother and Edward’s house, has standing water. It’s rained almost every other day since our arrival and this weekend’s winds left 133,000 people without power.
The honest truth is, we may have brought this on ourselves. When we moved into our home in St. Paul, my aunt gave us an incredibly ugly troll as a house warming gift. Since they don’t like sunlight, I promptly put him under the stairs, where I believe he still resides today, apparently incredibly pissed that we deserted him. If the rains continue, I’ll be forced to knock on the door of our previous home and retrieve him.
Our rainy morning festivities included, the tough lesson of the many places you may not color and the few that you can.