Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Will real Florida winter please come home?

Is it ever going to be sunny and warm again for more than two days in a row?

This winter has been the pits.

A run of rotten, cold, rainy weather since before the Christmas holidays.

Just when we get a taste for a day, maybe two, of the Florida winter we love -- clear blue skies and a crisp 70 degrees -- we're back to dreary weather like we're in Toledo.

OK, maybe not that bad.

I guess this is the price we pay for having El Nino save our necks during the last hurricane season, only to turn around and do this to us now.

Leave it to one of our Canadian snowbirds to put this lousy weather in perspective.

Oscar Champagne was enjoying a cup of coffee at Starbucks on Cortez and U.S. 41 the other day while it was raining.

He said when he last checked the temperature here was a damp 66.

Back home in Ontario, it was 6.

"I'll take a 60-degree difference like this anytime," he said.

Easy for him to say.

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