et tu, october?

It's raining. And snowing. And barely above freezing. And I get to walk to work in 40 minutes. Any one of these things would be fine. Heck, any three of them would be okay. But all four?

Oh well. I'll just have to keep reminding myself: no car insurance, no mechanic's fees, good exercise, 10 minute commute....

ETA: Okay, now it's just snowing like crazy. I can't remember the last time we had real snow in October--usually we don't get it until late November at the earliest.

ETA2: ...Aaand now the snows beginning to actually stick to the parking lot. Can't see the road from my office, but I wouldn't be surprised if that was piling up too. We haven't had snow like this in October for at least 20 years. We rarely get more than a couple of storms like this a winter.

global warming, yeah right. that explains the (for us) cool and wet summer, and snow in october, et al.
God, I remember when we used to get buried in Oct. That was when we used to start getting snow years ago; in Oct.. Guess we are going back to what used to be when we used to get a lot of days off from school because of snow! LOL
I...I'm torn. I love snow. I love the way it looks, the way it changes the way the world sounds. We never get enough snow to satisfy me. (Or my dad, but he spent the first 18 years of his life in New England, and expects feet and feet of the stuff.)

On the other hand, I walk to and from work every day, and my snow boots aren't meant for speed walking, which is what I tend to do.

Oh well. Either way it goes, I'll have something to be happy about.
I love the change of seasons as well. I would not live in the North East if I and my mother didn't, because my father so wanted to live in Florida and my mom and me just liked to visit around Feb. when it got really cold in NY (was born and raised here), you know, do the Disney thing catch a few rays. I hate the summers, so Fall is my time of year here.
I am slowly coming to terms with the summers around here. But the falls and springs make up for it, and the winters aren't too bad either.

I think I'd go crazy if I lived somewhere without proper seasons.
Then Florida would totally be out. I was down their for Christmas and New Years one year and the most bazaar thing I saw was Santa with reindeer and sleigh on rooftops. how weird would that be with no snow on a bright hot sunny day?
28 celcius tomorrow :D (and don't ask me to translate because I don't know :D)
The temperature's not a problem, as long as you're dressed properly. Walking over half a mile through deep slush, in plain ol' sneakers, and without gloves? NOT FUN.

But I do love winter. When I've got my fuzzy socks and wool sweater on.
And rubber boots here in the US. I don't have any, but I do have an awesome pair of leather hiking boots. They do an excellent job of keeping my feet warm and dry. When I'm wearing them.

I must admit, when I hear "gumbie", the first thing that pops to mind is this guy.