Got a nice note from a new reader who recently moved here from Fairbanks, Alaska.
I welcomed him. Then I cordially invited him to get ready to chuckle at what many here regard as challenging winter weather.
I used to count on transplanted Montanans to snort and shake their heads when confronted with Spokane winter wimps. But, as I have theorized, I think a lot of them come here because they are actively escaping Montana winters. Either that or they move here and then get corrupted by our snowmageddon overreactions to inevitable seasonal circumstances.
So maybe this fellow from Alaska will be a good influence.
I don't know, though. He seems like a pretty nice guy. He'll probably just nod and say, “Yes, you're right. Technically, 29 degrees is below freezing, as you say.”