We’re experiencing a January thaw here in the North Country. Temps have soared generously into the 30’s for a week or more. It feels almost tropical outside at times. We only need a light fleece jacket. And sometimes no hat or gloves.
The National Weather Service spokesman in Marquette explains: the average highs have been about three degrees above average during the month of January, and the average lows almost ten degrees above average. That translates to “warm” weather.
Not everybody likes a January thaw. The ice fishermen and snowmobilers and skiers do not. I happen to enjoy these winter thaws, while my husband does not. We’re at stalemate.
Of course Barry isn’t moaning as much as usual this year. He–almost–has enjoyed the thaw. Or at least he’s been utilizing it. Last Friday he hired some assistance and installed the metal roof on the garage addition. (The addition he’s building for the 24 foot boat.)
I am posting the pic of the metal roof for all family members who have expressed interest. You non-family members may view it also. You may even congratulate him.
Just don’t taunt him about the January thaw, will you?