>> Saturday, October 21, 2006
It has been a busy week. My work schedule has certainly been a busy one. I have done the weather for both the Charlotte and the Triad markets Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and this today. That means two forecasts to prepare, two sets or graphics to render, and weather shows to produce for both markets. I am not complaining....I enjoy it. But it makes finding time for blog posting rathr difficult!
Outside of work, we are rapidly approaching the birth of our third child. The due date is next week, so it literally could be any moment now. We are in final preparations in getting our house ready for the new arrival....tasks this week included putting together the baby bed, changing table, and chest of drawers.
I mentioned my mom is in town. It is nice to have her around. Last night, I took her and my oldest daughter to the Charlotte Checkers hockey game...it was opening night of the 2006-2007 season. Great game....Charlotte won 10-3. Mom loves hockey, and we all had a blast. However, I found this amusing....During the first intermission, they did an "eyeball race" on the ice. This consisted of 3 people inside large, inflatable eyeballs racing around the rink. We asked my daughter which one she wanted to win...she picked the blue eyeball. So, we are in the blue eyeball's corner.
So, off they go, bouncing off one another en route around the ice. On the front stretch, the red eyeball deflates, but Blue and Green are still looking good. Green emerges out of the fourth corner with the lead, but Blue makes a late surge and edges Green at the stripe. My mom literally bounces off of her chair in excitement, then the excitement quickly deteriorates into embarassment as the realization sets in that yes....she has gotten excited about a person "winning" a race around the ice in an inflatable eyeball. As I mentioned above, I found all of this quite amusing.
Anyway, thought I would share the story.....
In terms of the weather, great stuff today with sun and highs in the 60s. However, we will see some showers around tomorrow morning as another cold front moves through. Chilly air flows in behind that front...I think we are looking at many places seeing 50s for highs at least Monday and Tuesday and a frost and/or freeze Tuesday and Wednesday mornings.
Down the road, I still think the models are having a very difficult time figuring out exactly what will happen with the next trough later next week. So, our forecast by next weekend is a bit up in the air...stay tuned....