Tuesday, March 27, 2012

The Weeks Between

There is an odd phenomenon that happens here at this time each year. The government controlled heat shuts off on or around March 15th (this year we had it until the 18th). The weeks preceding that, at least in our 12th floor apartment, are quite warm. The kids and I run around in t-shirts without any socks, and we still have to crack windows in order to not sweat. We even resorted to running our AC at night so we could sleep.

After the heat shuts off, it slowly becomes almost as cold inside as it is outside. For us here, that means 30's and 40's at night and up to about 50 or 60 during the day. Then it begins to go the other direction. Today, it is 75 degrees outside, but I am still sitting here with a long sleeved shirt and pants, in a sunny spot of the house (or I'd be wearing more). For the next few weeks, outside will be warmer than inside.

It makes life a little confusing. It's hard to know how to dress. In the beginning, you have to dress for spring inside but bundle up to head out. Now, it's the opposite.

But we can't complain - all this means spring is here!

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