Holy crap… It’s December!

Who’s done all their Christmas shopping raise their hands… … … Good I’m not the only one that hasn’t done it yet either. WHEW!

I, like many in my family (read all), find it incredibly difficult to get into the Christmas “mood” when there isn’t any snow around. While my parents house has certainly had snow since they’re further north than I am it isn’t exactly white up there yet. To use a phrase that’ll make me sound a skillion years old, when I was a kid I remember having snow that hung around by the end of October. Seriously. No lie! I literally got dressed in my Halloween costume, threw on a winter coat and go trudging with my parents to get that sugary loot we were all after back then.

Annnnnd then there’s now. It’s been pouring rain for nearly 3 days straight now. When we DO get snow Toronto wusses out and calls in the army to clear out the snow. For Pete’s sake (which Pete is referred to in that phrase I’ll never know. Lets go with Peter Jackson director of Lord of the Rings… That sounds about right.) this town used to get snowed in regularly, now we get a few days of heavy snow and all hell breaks loose? Sheesh.

Now… I do have to admit that there is 1 bonus to a distinct lack of winter weather right now. That is… the temperature. We now HAVE the heater for the boat but we have to get time to install the sucker and run the hoses to the radiators. So ya. Not all bad. But it doesn’t make it any easier to get all Christmasy with this weather we have.

I wonder how many people would get behind moving Christmas to say January so we at least have snow? I mean think about it. New Years typically has snow. There’s already a party going on. Why not merge the 2 celebrations? Or better yet make them run back to back so everyone can just nurse one horrific hangover after 2 days of partying instead of doing it twice in the span of a week or so. Hmmmm… 😉


  • Ken Keep
    Posted April 8, 2011 at 12:55 am | Permalink

    I admire your courage and dedication to take this on.

    I’ve read everything on the site about the boat and your adventures with her.

    I’m interested because I was a Sea Scout on a T in New Orleans from 1958 to 1962. These little ships are remarkable.

    Good luck! You deserve it.

    —— Ken

  • Josh
    Posted April 8, 2011 at 8:37 am | Permalink

    Thanks Ken!

    Ya. Over my trip with Pathfinder from Maine here I was surprised at the number of people that commented on how they remember their time seeing or being on T boats. Heck one of the guys in the marina I’m in at the moment actually trained on one as well. They are a tough and versatile ship from my experience thus far.

    Thanks again for the comment.

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