To say I have enjoyed the 40-degree temps this week is pretty well an understatement.
It is a far cry from the 10 inches or so of snow that we had dumped on us last week. A little bit of rain has washed some of the road salt away, which is all I can really ask for.
Only a few snow piles now remain here in Greencastle, and we've had a good amount of sunshine. Indeed, it feels like spring has sprung and that everything has picked up.
We have gone from freezing to maybe grilling some burgers right in the middle of winter. This is still Indiana weather, though. Who says we won't go back to coats and gloves a week from now, or to digging out of another foot of snow? It could happen.
It does no good to think about it that way, though. I just might get the Beetle out for a joyride. Unless working on my graduate courses, I will not be inclined to stay inside all that much. I am sure that many of my fellow classic car drivers feel the same way.
As I wrote last week, this pretty balmy weather gives us a glimmer of spring — and perhaps to the things we can all look forward to. The car show season is now quickly approaching. Locally, the annual Sham Rock 5K is coming along. Though COVID-19 still means being cautious, we can be optimistic. The vaccine is a crucial part of this.
We won't be out of the woods for a while; but as I heard during one of my meetings this week, it looks like the infection trend is headed in the right direction. Despite the U.S. going over 500,000 deaths related to the virus, this is something to take heart of.
After a fairly uneventful news week, I will be taking stock of this decidedly non-winter cycle. Now would be a good time to get the Trailblazer through the car wash, I think.
I hope you dear readers can take advantage of it too. As we know, it is not guaranteed.