It was so cold in Spokane this year that we didn’t even have a spring season

I usually go out to Riverfront park in March with my dog when the temperatures start to warm up, but we couldn’t really do that this year.

My buddy and I are staying at his parent’s hunting cabin for the next year while we each finish online classes for our college degrees. They also wanted us to utilize whatever freetime we had available to paint the interior, shampoo the carpets, and landscape the yard outside. We’re from a climate that gets cold every winter and we were excited because this hunting cabin is located in Spokane, Washington, which often stays above 20 degrees year-round. You can enjoy snow and other winter weather without freezing to death at negative 20 degrees fahrenheit. However, despite the relative comfort of living in Spokane this winter compared to our home state, Spokane and many other places out west were hit by massive cold snaps from early spring into early summer. We saw most of the power grid going down in Texas through highlights on the evening news. Fortunately, our energy grid in Spokane is weatherized and prepared for cold temperatures of that magnitude. However, winter for us didn’t this year until summer began. I usually go out to Riverfront park in March with my dog when the temperatures start to warm up, but we couldn’t really do that this year. It was below 40 degrees out most days until the first week of July when temperatures shot up to 80 degrees one day. We were using our furnace one week and our air conditioner the next! We didn’t even have time to get the HVAC system serviced before needing to use the air conditioner religiously. On top of that, the heating and cooling company was backed up with calls when the temperatures suddenly rose one afternoon.

 

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The Seattle library is not like ones you’ve seen

If you have kids and live in Seattle the library is where you should go.

I know that sounds weird. Why would kids want to go to the library? I used to live in New York and the libraries were nothing to write home about. It was a moderately clean building and shelves of books. There usually weren’t spaces to read or great views. Seattle central library is something else altogether. It has eleven storeys, is 57 metres high and has floating platforms. There is tons of reflective glass, cool shaped architecture and wide open space. It doesn’t even really look like a library. The best is the area for the kids though. The Faye G. Allen Children’s Center has books, games, puzzles and story times happening there constantly. On Level Three is the Norcliffe Foundation Living Room. This is a just space with cozy seats, an indoor cafe, garden and lots of sunlight showing through the diamond-pattern windows. Another story up is the computers and another level up from that is all different shades of red. Tourists actually take tours of the area. It is so neat. My kids can spend hours in the library reading, playing on the computers or just walking around. It is nice for me since I can either choose to read, get work done on the computer or just take a quick power nap in the living room area. It has everything I could want too. I think even people who aren’t a fan of reading would find something worthwhile in the area.

 

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Visiting the Independence Grove Forest Preserve

Living in Libertyville, there’s a great deal of outdoor activities available.

One of my favorite spots to spend a sunny day is the Independence Grove Forest Preserve.

It is a scenic forest area centered around a 115-acre lake. The area is really beautiful at all times of year. Even when the winter brings freezing temperatures, the snow can be gorgeous and a lot of fun. The lake is the main attraction and was created from a former gravel quarry. It is ideal for swimming, fishing and boating. The fishing is all catch-and-release and there are boat rentals available. I like to hike or bring my bike along. There’s around seven miles of trails that connect to the Des Plaines River Trail and some really beautiful native gardens. For refreshments, the Visitor Center offers an outdoor walk-up cafe. It is a 19,000 square foot building where there’s changing exhibits to see. I usually pack my own food and take advantage of the shaded picnic grove. Sometimes, I bring my dog along and take advantage of the Lake County Forest Preserve Dog Exercise Area. My dog absolutely loves the ability to run around and play with other dogs. I recently learned that a beer garden is going to open where there used to be a public beach. The beach house was apparently too expensive to maintain. The new venture will offer locally brewed draft beer, hard cider, lemonade, a variety of other beverages, snacks and picnic tables with a lakefront setting. I’m looking forward to it. After a long day on the lake or hiking through the woods, a beer with friends would be the perfect conclusion.

 

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The day at the springs was perfect

My girlfriend and I woke up on Saturday morning and the air conditioner wasn’t blowing any cold air.

We planned to spend the day in bed watching movies with the kids.

It was supposed to be close to 100 degrees that day and we weren’t going to leave the house at all. When we woke up and found the air conditioner broken, we had to come up with a different plan for the day. The maintenance office couldn’t get to the repair until after lunch. My girlfriend and I woke up the kids and we packed a bag with a change of clothes. I told the apartment community manager that way would be gone all day. She promised to text me when the air conditioner was repaired. We left Tampa and headed for Rainbow Springs. Since it was going to be a hot and humid day, the Tampa Bay area spring sounded like a great idea. We left Tampa Bay shortly after 8 AM. Traffic was already heavy, even for a Saturday morning. We were driving away from the city, so traffic started to dissipate rather quickly. We arrived at the spring around 10 a.m. and the park was already at capacity. We drove 90 minutes for the perfect day at the springs and the forest ranger wanted us to drive all the way back to Tampa without ever putting our feet in the water. That wasn’t part of my plan, so I took the kids to a different and more secluded spring. It wasn’t as large as the state park, but it was just as cold and refreshing.

 

 

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I love visiting Evansville, Indiana during the fall

Evansville is one of the largest cities in the state of Indiana after Fort Wayne and Indianapolis.

  • It is easily the largest city in the southern part of Indiana.

Evansville is located on the Ohio River. It is one of the reasons why it is often referred to as the river city. Evansville is home to the state’s very first casino. My friends and I decided to go to the casino last fall. We live several hours away from Evansville, but my friends and I decided to spend the weekend in the city. I got a hotel room at one of the local chain places. The room had a view of the river. It wasn’t a particularly great view, but it was better than a view of the street and the buildings. Going to Evansville in the fall was a great idea, because we got to see a lot of different colors on the trees. Many of the trees were already changing to orange, red, yellow, and green colors and they were vibrant and full of life. The first night we spent in Evansville, I was at the casino until it closed. I lost a couple hundred dollars, but I had a lot of fun playing poker. I slept hard that night, and I’m sure the 10 beers helped my slumber. It was pretty cold in the hotel room, but I had the heater on 70 degrees. I only had to sleep with a light sheet, because the temperatures were so warm and comfortable. My friends and I enjoyed two nights in Evansville and then we had to go back home to our boring life in northern Indiana.

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I lived in Toronto for a long time before I moved

Toronto is a really fun and interesting place to live.

There are a ton of activities that make Toronto an exciting place to live.

One of my favorite places to visit in Toronto is Lake Ontario. Lake Ontario has a lot of great fishing and there are plenty of places in the Toronto area where you can easily access the lake by boat. There are also plenty of peers and local fishing areas. My friends and I love to go camping by Lake Ontario in Toronto during May. It is a great time to find king salmon, steelhead trout, coho salmon, and brown trout. One of the largest salmon caught in the lake weighed over 40 lb. The biggest fish my friends and I ever pulled out of the lake was a 22-pound king salmon and it fed my family and I for several meals. The best part about living in Toronto is the fact that there is legal cannabis. Cannabis is regulated by the government, but it is legal for medical and recreational use. The government heavily controls the amount of cannabis that can be purchased, but the amounts are enough for a single person. When my wife suggested moving across the border to New York for a couple of years, I thought she was crazy. I didn’t want to move anywhere, especially after I spent my entire life living in Canada. My wife got an offer from a hospital making twice as much money as she was in Toronto, so we had to move. Things are a lot different here, but at least they still have legal cannabis.

 

 

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The airport has power outages and no heat

I’ve been working at the Denver International Airport for the past six months. My best friend’s dad is a pilot and he got both of us jobs working in the baggage claim area. Jack and I work the same hours at the Denver International Airport, so we can ride together everyday. Jack and I were both working last Friday night when the city of Denver experienced a blizzard. It was 6 degrees outside and the airport was filled with people on that Friday. All of the flights were delayed and the power outages affected the entire city. Even the airport was affected by a power outage. Luckily, the Denver International Airport has generators that kick in when the power is out. After three hours though, the generators were having trouble keeping up and the heat had to be shut off. People inside of the airport started to complain and the temperature was dropping quickly. My boss wanted me To stay and work longer after the problems occurred, but I was ready to go home after a 10-hour shift. My friends and I left the airport and went to the nearest recreational dispensary that was still open for business. We knew the roads were going to be closed in the morning and we didn’t want to be stuck without any recreational marijuana supplies.I decided to buy a half ounce of Blue Dream. I knew it would last a long time, but the half ounce of blue dream was on sale at the dispensary and I picked it up for a surprisingly low price.

 

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Delivery services are a great way to pay the bills

For the past seven months, I have been working as a delivery driver. I actually like the marijuana delivery job very much. The tips are nice and I don’t even have to use my own car. The marijuana delivery service provides a car for me to use when I am working. The car has the name of the marijuana dispensary displayed on the side. It’s free advertising for the dispensary and they don’t have to listen to excuses from employees like my car broke down so I can’t go to work. One of the reasons why I decided to start working at the dispensary is because of the car. I was afraid about going back and forth to work, because I didn’t have a vehicle in good shape. The marijuana dispensary is very close to the neighborhood where I live in San Francisco. I can take the metro or the bus. It’s a lot cheaper to take the San Francisco Metro, but sometimes the bus is easier. It often depends on the time of day or not tourist season. San Francisco traffic and streets are always much busier during the tourist season. The tips are really nice for marijuana delivery drivers during these times. Last month there was a celebration and I earned $200 on a Friday night. I drove all over San Francisco, but I cleared two bills by the end of the five hour night. I love tourists and visitors. They always get a 30% discount from this dispensary and they usually tip well when they are first time patients.

 

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Last summer in Albuquerque was hotter than usual

My wife and I were looking for a new place to live because we were sick of being in a swamp down south.

It wasn’t so much the hot temperatures as it was the humidity and poor air quality. We had a radical amount of dust, pollen, and mold in the air, giving both of us ongoing allergy problems. All I wanted to do was get out of the swamp and some place with a drier and cleaner outdoor environment. When my wife applied to a job offer in Albuquerque, New Mexico and was approved, we decided to take a risk and move. Honestly, I had never been further west than Arkansas, but I immediately fell in love with the mountain backdrop that you see whenever you’re outside in Albuquerque. Since the elevation of Albuquerque is over 5,000 feet, this desert city doesn’t get the same excruciatingly hot temperatures in the summer that you see in places like Phoenix and Death Valley. However, our last summer in Albuquerque was particularly hot with many highs breaking into the low to mid 100s some afternoons. We were running our evaporative coolers for most of the summer season this year. They require a lot less electricity to run compared to air conditioners because you’re simply powering a fan to blow air through a wet pad, causing the surrounding air to drop in temperature. Since it’s already dry as a bone in Albuquerque, the evaporative coolers make it cooler while also improving your indoor comfort. Getting the humidity up above 50% will limit chapped lips and cracked skin on your hands and fingers.

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It was so chilly in Spokane this year that all of us didn’t even have a Spring season

My buddy in addition to I are staying at his parent’s hunting lake house for the next year while all of us each finish online classes for our college degrees, then they also wanted us to utilize whatever freetime all of us had available to paint the interior, shampoo the rugs, in addition to landscape the yard outside.

We’re from a weather conditions that gets chilly every Wintertide in addition to all of us were happy because this hunting lake house is located in Spokane, WA, which often stays above 20 degrees year-round. You can like snow in addition to other Wintertide weather without cold to death at downside 20 degrees fahrenheit. However, despite the relative comfort of living in Spokane this Wintertide compared to our home state, Spokane in addition to many other locales out west were hit by massive chilly snaps from early Spring into early summer. All of us saw most of the power grid going down in TX through highlights on the night news. Fortunately, our energy grid in Spokane is weatherized in addition to prepared for chilly temperatures of that magnitude. However, Wintertide for us didn’t this year until summer time began. I usually go out to Riverfront park in April with our pet when the temperatures start to moderate up, however all of us couldn’t legitimately do that this year. It was below 40 degrees out most days until the first month of July when temperatures shot up to 78 degrees 1 day. All of us were using our oil furnace 1 month in addition to our air conditioner the next! All of us didn’t even have time to get the HVAC plan diagnosed before needing to use the air conditioner religiously. On top of that, the heating in addition to cooling company was backed up with calls when the temperatures abruptly rose 1 day.
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