Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Prime Properties

Okay, so I wanted to make my blog focus on my hometown of Syracuse and all the great things there are to do around here.  I have a whole list of them that I will be featuring on my blog in the coming weeks and months.  That way, anyone who stumbles across it will be able to use it to get to know the area.  There are a lot of places that I never visit even though I live here, and I'm sure other people feel the same way.  People who already live here will be able to use it to get ideas of new places to go, and people who don't live here can use it to see if it is a place they might like or not.

But I am distracted from my purpose today, and here's why:

Snowy Bench

 Yep, that's snow you're seeing.  Snow.  In Syracuse.  Today.  Please allow me to draw your attention to the fact that today is April 16th.  It's not the middle of February or some undeniably winter month like that.  Many of my bulbs have already come up, and now they are covered with snow!  I feel so bad for them.  I actually hope they don't all die because I really look forward to them coming up each Spring, but I think the chances of them doing very well right now are slim to none.

The news is not all bad, though.  The weather channel says that things are bound to look up for us towards the end of the week.  I sure hope they are right!  A lot of the local news today has also been about how the schools have used all their snow days.  The former teacher in me knows what a bummer that is because it means they are going to lose a vacation day at some point in the remainder of the school year.

By the way, I do know that this storm was a huge Nor'Easter and that we are certainly not the only area affected by it.  I just feel like I have extra complaining rights because we get so much lake effect anyway, we really don't need the help.  I mean, seriously.  We could do without it.  We'd live happily with our couple months of summer and feel good about the whole deal.  Seriously.

 I would like to add, entirely off the subject, that I send my deepest regrets to those people who lost a loved one in the terrible occurrence at Virginia Tech today.  Some day, we will figure out how to secure our students and loved ones against attacks like this.  I just hope it's soon.



Comments (6)

Christy Powers
Keller Williams Coastal Area Partners - Pooler, GA
Pooler, Savannah Real Estate Agent
LOL......I haven't seen snow in a long time. Not since I left PA about 4 years ago.
Apr 16, 2007 12:10 PM
Mary Pope-Handy
Sereno Group Real Estate - Los Gatos, CA
CRS, CIPS, ABR, SRES, Silicon Valley
Wow, you poor thing!! Best of luck getting to spring!!! (BTW I'm trying to work on a town blog too, same kind of idea as yours. So I will check back and see what you are up to!! I'd be happy to swap ideas with you if you like. I keep a tiny notebook and keep jotting ideas down.)
Apr 16, 2007 12:13 PM
Jennifer Fivelsdal
JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571 - Rhinebeck, NY
Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection
Christina -  I am sorry you are having rotten weather, we did too, water everywhere.  The incident at Virginia was very horrific and I too extend my deepest sympathy.
Apr 16, 2007 12:15 PM
Christina Lackey
Coldwell Banker Prime Properties - North Syracuse, NY
Syracuse Central New York Real Estate

Thanks to all three of you for responding to me.  It helps to know I am not just setting all this work afloat in cyberspace, never to be heard from again. 

Christy- We average 180 inches a year.  Yuck!

Mary- Yes, let's keep in touch.  I just started by making a list of the things I want to cover.

Jennifer- I know there are a lot of ruined plans out there because of this nonsense.  I hope we all have an awesome summer to make up for it.

Apr 16, 2007 12:40 PM
Tim Maitski
Atlanta Communities Real Estate Brokerage - Atlanta, GA
Truth, Excellence and a Good Deal

It was even cold down here in Atlanta.  My daughter had a softball game yesterday with the temperature at 42 degrees and the wind at 40 mph with a slight drizzle to really make it miserable.  Fortunately, today was beautiful with sun and a temperature of 68. 

You have one last chance to make a snowman or maybe a snowball fight.  Have fun.

Apr 16, 2007 01:35 PM
Random Snowhater
God this snow in april sucks!  Good for skiers and snowborders, for one last hurrah.  My friend actually did make a snowman today, he was kind enough to send me a picture on my phone of it.  Of course, bo it's melting and turning everything into a wasteland of mud...
Apr 18, 2007 01:57 PM