It's amazing how a string of warm, intensely sunny days can change your outlook.
Last week, after nearly three weeks of mostly grey, chilly days--far colder than April's average temps--the Curmudgeon and his family were notably on edge, getting depressed Seattle-style for a lack of sunlight and warmth at a time of year when we would normally expect to be outside much of the day. Having the Virginia Tech tragedy occur during this period certainly didn't help matters.
Thank goodness the weather changed. Now we're into our fourth straight day of crystal clear blue skies and warm temperatures (yes, a little too warm now, but we'll take it), and our mood has brightened considerably (and our happy solar panels are churing out the kilowatts at their highest rate yet).
Unfortunately, our allergy suffering son, while happy to see the sunshine, is suffering with the great green deluge of pollen that has materialized instantaneously, making up for lost time.
We hope you were able to get out this weekend and make the most of it. We all know that the twin scourges of summer--humidity and mosquitoes--aren't too far behind. Let's hope it will be a week of good news.