I am about to admit something I have resisted admitting.
I am a weather wimp. There. I said it out loud.
The realization came to me this morning while standing next to the fuel pump where I was putting diesel into my big ol’ pickup. The weather is chilly. It is damp. It is dank and dark. Even in Princeton, Texas, where we thought we would enjoy a more temperate climate longer into the autumn.
Oh, no! My teeth were clattering. I kept my hands buried deeply into my pockets. I couldn’t wait for the fuel pump to shut off so I could get the heck outta there, back into the truck and then back to the house.
Maybe it’s a function of age. Maybe I am just getting impatient as I wind my way toward the finish line.
We went through a long, hot summer. I longed for cooler days and nights. I lusted for a bit of rain.
Then, boom! It arrived. With something of a vengeance!
I am not going to complain too loudly about the weather. I know there ain’t a thing I can do about it. The weather is so far out of humankind’s control it’s not even worth the gripes we lay on it. And by all means, I know that many places on Earth have much more severe weather than we get in the Metroplex.
I merely am acknowledging what I’ve known to be true.
I am a weather wimp who is going to start wishing any day now for warmer temperatures … and it’s not even winter yet!
Please forgive me.