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A little winter break

February 18, 2011 - Linda Lobeck
Getting through the winter months seems to get more difficult the older I get. That must be the reason why so many retirees head south each year. I am starting to wish I could go with them although I have always enjoyed the four season we experience in the Upper Peninsula. Maybe I have to rethink it and now say I love three out of the four seasons.

This year has been an especially rough one for me — the cold seems to settle in and I gave up hope of ever feeling warm again. But Mother Nature decided to give us a little reprieve this week — more like a little teasing of what will come once winter is officially over. When temperatures hit 56 degrees this week, it couldn’t have been at a better time. I was actually happy to be outside and feel the sun on my face again. I didn’t do my usual hurrying from work to my car and into my house. And for the rest of the week, it was not too bad since we have stayed out of the negative, below zero temperatures.

But as a lifelong Yooper, I am well aware of what’s to come in March. Probably some more colder weather and then some St. Paddy’s Day storm mixed in making everything all white again.

I’m realistic that we won’t be able to really feel we’ve moved on to spring until April or May when temperatures officially warm up and all the snow has melted. But with little breaks like this week, I can weather the cold a little while longer.


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