I’ve seen a lot of posts today about the weather in Western New York, aside from the fact that I still have friends in the Rochester area, I follow a lot of news outlets and other businesses from Western New York on various social media outlets. Every once in a while I think that I should unfollow them, or at least hide them from my Facebook feed. Especially the Democrat and Chronicle, Rochester’s daily newspaper, they have a tendency to post way too frequently, often about the same thing over and over again.
But then there are days like today that remind me why I don’t. Today in Coos Bay it was 65 degrees, due to Daylight Savings Time and my work hours being cut, Les and I were able to wander around on a few different beaches. It was bright and sunny, not a cloud in the sky until right at sunset, it was slightly windy, but it always is on the ocean. Today in Rochester there was an official blizzard, between 15 and 20 inches of snow with temperatures in the 30s during the day and a state of emergency declared in nearly all of Western New York.
I feel a little bad about gloating, but I know at some point in my life I will once again live in a place with seasons. One of these days I will live somewhere that has winters like Rochester does, it is one of my goals to live in New England before I die. So for now I get to gloat, I get to enjoy walks on the beach, and temperatures the same in January as they are in July. I get to smile and look out my open windows while reading about people in New York are stuck at home and the snow is still falling.
Besides when it’s 90 degrees there and still hovering around right 60 here like it always does, I’ll be the jealous one.