On the way into work this morning – around 8:15 or so – I decided I would put down a couple of thoughts.
1st – during our first 3 years here people thought I was nuts because I always wore a short sleeve shirt. I was never cold. Only once did I wear a long sleeve shirt. . . . Well, it’s a whole new ball game now. Since we returned we have seen the sun once and it is rainy & cold!. The people here are so used to the tropical weather that any time it is below 70 they think it is cold. But I now know that it does get cold here.
2nd – It’s amazing how much protection an umbrella gives. I guess I’m amazed at this because in Texas we don’t really use them. You just rough it out between the car and wherever we are going if it is raining. Here an umbrella is as much a part of your wardrobe as your shirt or shoes. You just don’t leave home without it. They work very good! (It might be different if it was a blowing rain)
3rd – The subway was really crowded this morning. I was squashed up against the door after it closed. I looked like the pelican that crashed into the window in the movie “Finding Nemo”! I suppose that many of the people who normally use other modes of transportation to get to work used the subway this morning because of the cold wet weather.
Better get back to work.
Looking forward to hi-speed internet,