Thursday, May 08, 2008

Cold mountain

When my parents came to Greece five years ago for our wedding, they came at exactly the same time of year, so they kinda had an idea of what to expect weather wise. Since we were sweating to death by the wedding day and were grateful for any air conditioning we could get, they packed for a warm Greek late spring. I certainly didn’t tell them any different, since my experience living here has taught me that things are usually reasonably warm by May, and I actually worried that they might be too hot again like they were last time around.


Instead we have had the coldest late April/early May temperatures I have experienced since living here, and I can almost guarantee with certainty I’ve never been this cold this time of year in my entire life. Yes, we are still running the heat, which I know is a first for me. In Nashville I was usually full blasting the A/C come May. My poor mother has nearly frozen to death, and my dad, who has spent his entire life being too hot (like me) has even complained about being cold.

Since this weather is completely anomalous for Greece and my parents have a history of perpetually rainy vacations, I think I’ll blame them for bringing this unseasonal weather. I hope bet I’ll be complaining about the heat as soon as they leave.


Anonymous said...

How much longer are they staying in Greece? Hopefully they'll get some good weather before they leave.

melusina said...

They'll be here until May 20th. Friday was a semi-warm, but yesterday and today were kinda cold and rainy. My dad has been wanting to take pics of a nice sunset and there have been some good ones but still with lots of clouds in the way. Here's hoping they get some decent weather for this last week!

Cheryl said...

I know, we've all be freezing. We aren't running our heat but we should be! Brrrrr!
I'm one of the "hot" people too and for the first time in my life...I'm freezing all of the time! But, I'd rather freeze than sweat so I won't complain too much.

Lulu said...

It's always good to blame people for things. Keeps 'em on their toes and builds character.