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How you know you're in the Great Arctic North...

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Mama_of_3_Kids posted 3/30/2013 10:42 AM

...you see the highs for the next week will be in the upper 30's to mid 50's all week and you think, "38...really, that's borderline heatwave!"

aLadypilot posted 3/30/2013 10:57 AM

Yes, people are getting out their motorcycles and wearing shorts, again.

authenticnow posted 3/30/2013 11:10 AM

I know, I'm really excited about our low 40s. (we're in the northeast)

I just asked LD if he wants to go have a picnic. There's a beautiful spot on a lake in our development. He laughed and said, "It's only 40 degrees. I promise, in a few weeks we'll do that."

It just felt so good to feel the sun shining!!!

jrc1963 posted 3/30/2013 15:59 PM

You people are all goofy!!!

It's 77 here and I'm wearing jeans and a jacket!!!

jrc1963 posted 3/30/2013 16:28 PM

Oh... and Uggs to keep my feet warm.

Chrysalis123 posted 3/30/2013 16:59 PM

I know what you mean!

I am a teacher, and if it is around 30 in the mornings, my students show up in shorts!

jrc1963 posted 3/30/2013 17:19 PM

Our dress code prohibits shorts except if they earn it on Fridays only...

And I'll be damned if these kids who earn don't wear shorts even on the coldest day of the year!!!

BrokenRoad posted 3/30/2013 19:26 PM

Friday went up north for the day and saw 3 people wearing shorts. 38 degrees.

Mama_of_3_Kids posted 3/30/2013 19:36 PM

My DS12 is one of those that wears shorts when it's in the 30's He doesn't have recess anymore, so I don't fight him on it...he's outside for about 5min a day, so as long as he doesn't complain about being cold I don't care

jrc1963 posted 3/30/2013 19:45 PM

I assume your DS12's school is built like most of those up north where they are completely indoors after they go inside?

Our school is all outdoor corridors... You have to go outside to get from room to room, there are no indoor corridors any where. And there is quite a distance from building 3 to building 6 and building 2 where the cafeteria is located.

So, to wear shorts in 40 weather seems a bit crazy to me...

Mama_of_3_Kids posted 3/30/2013 20:03 PM

Yep, no having to go outside for any reason.

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