"Highs could reach the upper 80's today! With this record heat wave that could extend into 3 days, fans have been flying off local merchants shelves in an attempt to curb the heat. Remember to drink lots of water and pay extra attention to your pets and the elderly."
My lawn never got to that spectacular shade of brown that I've grown to love around August, and my flour white skin is turning translucent. (sigh)
So when I rode home last nite and saw that the trees have had enough and are starting to get ready for fall...I officially wrote off the summer of 2008.
This morning, I started wearing my fall riding gear and I have to say...I was actually glad to be putting this stuff back on. It helped me move on from the summer that never was and into the fall I hope it will be. My arm warms slid on a little easier, my Carhart's didn't feel...well...you know...stiff. My vest blocked out the early morning cool and my sunglasses started out on my helmet rather than my face. The fenders are still off though...that accessory I always wait until I regret waiting. To add the fender is to admit total defeat and accepting winter's soggy shoes.
The transition was a lot easier than I thought it would be...and there's always next summer...right?