We have these wonderful things out here called a Chinook.
On Chinook days it will go from “Oh dear gawd I’m going to freeze my nipples off!” to “Hey, is it legal to go topless?” in a matter of a few hours. In terms of actual degrees, think 0C (32F) to 20C (68F). Yeah, radical.
While the sudden warm weather (minus the accompanying migraine ) is a nice change, there are some side effects… muddy, dirty, wet side effects.
Because sudden warm weather melts all that lovely snow that’s been sitting in my backyard. And melts it in a hurry.
Which means my quarter acre winter wonderland turns into a giant lake. A muddy, dirty, wet lake that two dogs and a toddler want to go play in. (and if you ever come over to my house you’ll understand why my floors are perpetually muddy in the spring).
With this latest thaw, and the fact the dogs have worn out the grass at the bottom of the deck, there’s a nice mud… well it’s not a puddle because there’s no water. It’s just a big mud pit.
When Vista wanted to go out this afternoon, I first had to get her over the “Oh no! Oh no, Mommy! Mud!!”. And then… well, it’s easier just to show you what happened next.
Needless to say, Bil is picking up some paving stones for that bottom area on his way home