Sunday, January 20, 2008

Reporting In

The trip to Nashville, Tennessee, went very well. It was colder than cold but the road surfaces were clear and dry. The coral sale and trade was a success and gave new live reef keepers a chance to purchase new stock at reasonable prices. There were folks there that we only see a couple of times each year - it was nice to say a face to face hello and swap stories. There are really two groups within this group: 1) The live coral reef keepers; 2) The spouses who support and enjoy the results of the reefs. I'm part of the latter and enjoy being so.

It is really cold here. OK, I know our weather is nothing to compare with the weather that the Midwest is enjoying. And wind chill is another matter. I'll never forget the January and February that I spent in Rock Island, IL. It was never above freezing (seldom above 5 degrees) and the wind never stopped blowing. I could leave juice and water on my window ledge INSIDE with the drapes closed and it would freeze. (I was staying in a hotel.) Snow was even with the top of my knee-high boots. I don't remember exactly how low the wind chill registered but it was the deep minus readings. The Mississippi froze in big chunks and all the natives seemed to see nothing unusual about all this. I was not warm for the whole time I was there. My sincere sympathy goes to those of you who live through this extreme weather. On the other hand, here in the south we have heat and humidity that's unbelievable in summer. Always something to complain about. Human nature is well served.

I have to get plans underway for our gathering today. Will post a few pictures of the corals we took to the swap/sale this evening or tomorrow morning.

4 comments:

C.A. said...

Mary, I'd LOVE to see some pictures of the corals. I'm fascinated, as I know nothing about coral or live reefs, etc.

Yes, it's cold here...but it won't last for long. Usually only a few days at these insanely low bitter cold temps.

Hope your Sunday is bright and beautiful!

Hugs...

Cindi Ann

happyone said...

I too would like to see pictures ofthe corals.

It's been pretty cold here too today - only in the 20's. I prefer the hot summers to the cold!!

SOUL: said...

good to see y'all got back--
i am lookin forward to pix too-- the first ones you had on here were awesome.. i bet some folks that come around now haven't even seen those.

enjoy your get together..and warm up--
i haven't left the house all day, and i bet we had the nicest weather out of my link list today--53ish and sunny-bummer.
latah

CRUSTYBEEF said...

Enjoy your sunday, Mary! I know what you mean about the heat..funny though, in chicago with lake front issues, the humidity is just dreadful. It always reminded me of Chicago weather while living in Florida..but only lasting 3months versus may to october of heaving heat!-hahahaha.
I am listening to my husband talk about the greenbay packers game and NYGiants..what a crazy insane stupid thing to be playing in -35 temps...unreal!
Have a great evening!!
Glad to hear the trip went well with you and your husband!
Sincerely,
Elizabeth