Thursday, January 31, 2013
There was no sleeping through it this morning. Maybe around 4 AM gusts started hitting the house that made the timbers crack. Not creak. Crack.
And the glass in the windows and the plastic over them clattered and fluttered as if possessed.
In case I haven't mentioned it before....I hate the wind...guess I would make a lousy sailor.
Meanwhile, you might want to check to see if your state is one of those death spiral states mentioned in this Forbes article. Naturally NY is high on that list. High taxes, poor business climate, poor regular climate, ridiculous regulation, NYC, and now, the most draconian gun control legislation since Hitler. Yeah, NY is in a death spiral all right.
And note the takers vs. makers argument. The boss's family has been saying this since I met them nearly thirty years ago. Interesting that the concept has finally been noticed in other circles.
Too bad, because it is a pretty state, with impressive natural resources, an amazing amount of wild land, farm land, and lots of nice little towns. If NY were entirely made up of the Adirondacks and the upstate farm lands, the Great Lakes, the Finger Lakes and all that other good stuff, it would be paradise. Except that it is run by downstate and Albany...and summer is about six months too short.
Well, enough ranting. Time to see what the wind has done.