Monday, March 13, 2006

29 Hours and 55 Minutes

Having spent 26 years in Texas and another 10 in San Diego, perhaps I'm a little jaded when it comes to weather. Natural disasters such as hurricanes and earthquakes I can handle; natural disasters such as snow and hail, not so much.

For those of you thinking that the weather can't possibly be that bad in Brussels, you're wrong! No, make that, "officially wrong." According to a recent news article, February 2006 has entered the record books as Belgium's gloomiest February ever. How gloomy? The sun shone for just 29 hours and 55 minutes the entire month of February. Which, by my liberal arts calculations, means that there were 642 hours and 5 minutes of "un-sun." That, my friends, is a whole lot of gloom!

So, those of you in San Diego who are enduring a little rain and the occasional frigid (55 degree) weather, I feel your pain -- 642 times over!



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2 Comments:

Anonymous Rod said...

Cindy, just consider this practice for the bad weather...because when you all move back to the states to the the Lorain/Cleveland Ohio area, that is pretty much the same weather. Oh, maybe Dan hasn't told you yet, sorry...

6:26 PM  
Anonymous V-Grrrl said...

My chiropractor, a native, says that after such a long, cold, gray winter Belgium normally has a warm, sunny summer.

Uh-huh. This is what they tell expats to talk them off the freakin ledges!!!!!

I was here last summer and let me tell you, I didn't even use an entire bottle of sunscreen, hardly ever wore short sleeves, and wore lots of fleece--even in July, which incidentally, is the wettest month in Belgium.

Are we having fun yet?!!!!

Fun starts tomorrow at 11:30. Screw the coffee. Let's have a drink.

6:24 PM  

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