Weatherman was Wrong Today!
with my tradition of writing to you a month early, Im
writing this to you on April 19th. Its the day before
Easter. I watched the weather forecast this morning and was
ready for rain, clouds and cold. But this afternoon it was
a picture perfect day. So much so that I was able to sit on
the front deck in the sunshine without a coat on. I even had
Herman take my sweater off (I did have a T-shirt on underneath).
I was actually sitting on our beach! How great is that? As
of today we have at least another hundred feet of open water
out to the ice pack in the middle of the lake. I actually
saw a couple launch their canoe and take to the water following
a narrow channel through the ice. They are the first people
Ive seen on the lake in a boat this year.
Herman to reach out and put his hands in the water and give
me an estimate of the temperature. His response was swift
after he put his hands in the water, "Its very
on the lake is behaving totally different than it did at this
time last year. Last year the lake opened up in the middle
first and waves and wind blew chunks of ice eastward onto
our beach. Thus the last of the ice was on or near our beach
last year. This year the ice has melted from the shore on
out. So basically theres a big slab of ice in the middle
of the lake with about a hundred yards of open water from
Im that anxious to get into frigid water, but as I lay
in the sun I do have my aide Terry cool me down by spraying
me with a spray bottle. When I was sitting on the deck in
the sun one day when there was still snow surrounding the
house, Terry had made a snowball and that was my cooling method
for the day. She would simply rub the snowball on my skin
to cool me.
the most irritating features of my MS is my incapability to
cool off by sweating. Ironically, I sometimes do sweat, but
only in my sleep, when Im not even warm. Its just
another one of the crossed signals that occurs with MS.
well be in for more sunny days and great weather in
the days ahead. Just remember; take the weatherman with a
grain of salt.
Spira, a native of Cleveland who pursued an acting career
in NYC and Los Angeles, now pursues free lance writing from
Caroga Lake here in Fulton County. Previous columns may be
accessed at her web site www.kathrynskorner.com"