This is a pretty great metaphor for what happened to all of our moods today. 

Today didn't start off so hot for me. I left for work the usual time, around 4:15 AM this morning. About halfway in I realized I forgot my phone at home. When I went back to get it, I accidentally locked my keys in my car, while it was running, and perfectly blocking both cars in the garage from getting out. After panicking for about 10 minutes, I called Riley and told him he had to come to pick me up if we wanted the show to start on time. He did, we got back to the station with about 6 minutes to spare and went on to do a great show.

As bad of a morning, I had today is as good of a feeling it was to finally go outside this afternoon and actually appreciate the weather. It was sunny, there was no wind, and most importantly, we hit a high of 45 today. It was basically summer here in the midwest.

I drove with the windows down today, only to be called out by a Twitter account I follow this afternoon:

And I know I wasn't the only one.

That's how I felt when I watched this massive sheet of ice detach from the shoreline and float away. The sun was melting off weeks of subzero temps and what seemed like feet of snow.

It doesn't hurt to go outside anymore. Snow is melting and we might actually see green things in a few weeks.

You often hear "Why would someone want to live here?" when we go through the type of weather that was thrown at us the past month. It's because of days like today. When you appreciate 45 degrees and sunny. San Diego weather is great and I'm sure the people there enjoy the weather every day, but do you think they ever "appreciate" the weather. No, it's something they take for granted, something we'll never do here in the midwest.

Happy First "Nice" Weather Day of 2021. It only gets better from here.

P.S. Ignore the next, inevitable, blizzard that I'm sure will hit sometime in the next week. It'll be gone before you know it.


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