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Wednesday, 05 March 2014


Here in Ottawa, I am supposed to go take pics of a bicycle road race on March 29. I have 5 foot high snow banks next to my driveway. Better start melting soon.

Chin up, Mike! Although this winter's arctic weather has been flowing over the Canadian prairies and on down to you (Sorry about that.), this morning it was (only) minus 14º C. here in Saskatoon—much milder than the past three bitter weeks. Even better, the forecast is for thawing temperatures by the weekend. If the winter's pattern holds you should be looking out on more spring-like weather within the week.

Up here March came in like a polar bear. Who knows what it will go out like—maybe even a lamb?

Yours in perpetual optimism,
~ David

Man - you need to move!
Preferably somwhere that has no more than an average of 5 days snow per year, that's quite enough.

"The Mike and Ctein Show will have a surprise for you next week at this time."

OOooooh!!! !I hope its a pony!!!!!1!!


Your job includes a unique perk—the ability to work from just about anywhere. So pack up the computer, jump in the car, and drive down to New Orleans for the week. Take some pictures while you at it!

Those of us in the antipodes are drawing to the end of Summer, though the forecast
for this coming long weekend (Labour Day, not to be confused with "eight-hour" day) still has some reasonably warm thirty-degree days (centigrade).

Just thought those of you in the North would like to know.

You might enjoy my favorite weather forecast this winter....

Here in Ireland we had some snow in 2010, and some more in 2011. Very cold it was! It's been raining ever since ...

Sorry to read about the long Winter, Mike.

This is how the fields looked like last weekend at my hometown, in central Spain:

It’s late fall and the Indians on a remote reservation in North Dakota asked their new chief if the coming winter was going to be cold or mild.

Since he was a chief in a modern society, he had never been taught the old secrets. When he looked at the sky, he couldn’t tell what the winter was going to be like.

Nevertheless, to be on the safe side, he told his tribe that the winter was indeed going to be cold and that the members of the village should collect firewood to be prepared.

But, being a practical leader, after several days, he got an idea. He went to the phone booth, called the State Weather Service and asked, ‘Is the coming winter going to be cold?’
‘It looks like this winter is going to be quite cold,’ the meteorologist at the weather service responded.

So the chief went back to his people and told them to collect even more firewood in order to be prepared.
A week later, he called the State Weather Service again. ‘Does it still look like it is going to be a very cold winter?’
‘Yes,’ the man at State Weather Service again replied, ‘it’s going to be a very cold winter.’

The chief again went back to his people and ordered them to collect every scrap of firewood they could find.
Two weeks later, the chief called the State Weather Service again. ‘Are you absolutely sure that the winter is going to be very cold?’
‘Absolutely,’ the man replied. ‘It’s looking more and more like it is going to be one of the coldest winters we’ve ever seen.’
‘How can you be so sure?’ the chief asked.

The weatherman replied, ‘The Indians are collecting loads of firewood.'

March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lion.

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