The funny thing about Colorado is that one day it can be 30 degrees and the next day it’s 70. If you’ve been around this state for a few years you know the weather can be interesting. I’ve seen it snow in July and a sunny 70 degrees in Dec. Today as a matter of fact, it’s near 70. I’m watching hurricane Sandy hit the east coast as the sun shines here. This is not to snicker at those living east. The fact is I don’t much like the weather here in Colorado. It’s too damn sunny. The sun here is intense, not like say Florida were you can sit out all day and tan. If you sit out all day here you may be just turn to charcoal dust. Vampires would not like Colorado at all. Granted it’s never as hot as Arizona or Death Valley California.
Now the east coast get it fair share of storms. Of course it’s very green out that way while here it’s a nice rustic shade of brown (nearly year round). I was in the DC area in 2011 when they got about a foot of snow overnight. I had to laugh as everyone asked me if I felt like I was back home in Colorado. Nope I told them, we average about three inches of snow in the springs when we on rare occasions actually get snow.
So as Sandy hits, I wonder. Why do we still have power lines above ground? Why do we begin to trim the trees just before a storm and not every spring and fall? Why are generators sold out just before a storm when they get pretty good storms every year? Frankly a couple of days without power might be pretty nice, just make sure to have warm blankets, a couple good books and a fireplace.