Tuesday, December 30, 2008

it was all a dream...

do you see what im seeing?! that was just last week. now, if you're lucky you'll see some snow on the ground but i doubt it. we hit the mid-50's on saturday and the snow just disappeared. we are now hovering around the mid-30's and the sun is shinning...wtf?! they say global warming is a myth...silly people. anyway, the weather has turned in our favor but the work has turned also. it's a slow start to the week. maybe it's because we have a full crew now instead of people calling in...maybe it's cause the work gets done quicker when you're able to pedal? maybe...well, it's the end of the year and the transition into january has always been known as a slow period...

car dispatch...i've been in this business since '79. it's always slow at the end of the year.

j.dot...well, we're always busy at the end and start of the months. maybe january will bring us some good work?

...i have faith in january and the famous start of the tax season. every messenger knows that the tax season is the time to make loot. the weather is nasty and the work is plentiful. well...thats not always the case...sometimes the work is slow but it's supposed to be the busiest time for the courier industry. as far as the weather goes...well, that's always bad...ha! that being said, if the farmers almanac is correct, which so far it's right on point, then this winter should be ok. it'll have it's ups and downs but from the sound of things...the ups win out this time around...

After a mostly mild November, snow at Thanksgiving will signal the coming of a very cold period, especially in the west. Temperatures will seesaw from January through March. Precipitation will generally be below normal, with above-normal snowfall in the southwest and below-normal snowfall in most other parts of the region. The coldest periods will occur in December, early and mid-January, and in early and mid-February. The snowiest periods will be in early and mid-December, early to mid-January, early February, and early March.

April and May will have above-normal temperatures and below-normal precipitation, with hot temperatures in mid-May.

Summer temperatures will be near or slightly above normal, on average, with below-normal rainfall. The hottest temperatures will occur in early and mid-June and mid-July.

September and October will be cooler and drier than normal.

warm weather in april?! holy sh*t! usually chicago doesn't get nice weather till june. this is good news for my crew. soon we'll be enjoying some watermelon and 90 degree weather...peace.

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