You might live in Upstate New York if…
The speed limit is 55mph, you’re going 80 – and everybody is passing you.
You have to switch from heat to AC and back again in the same day.
If the local ice cream stand is closed from September the the end of May.
You install security lights to your house and garage, but leave both unlocked.
Someone in Home Depot offers you assistance – and they don’t even work there.
You can drive 75mph through 2 ft. of snow – without flinching. (My dad taught me this)
You have worn shorts and a parka at the same time. (no joke – as I was writing this post, a guy walked by in the park with – shorts and a parka!)
If you have a lengthy telephone conversation with a person who dialed the wrong number.
If ‘Vacation’ means going anywhere south of Albany for the weekend.
If you measure distance in hours. (so true! roads are so twisty, always rambling around hills and lakes – you never measure a straight line)
If you know several people who have hit a deer more than once.
You carry jumper cables in your car -and your wife knows how to use them.
If driving is better in the winter because the pot holes are filled with snow. (sad but true – the driveway is soooo much better with a good snow pack!)
If you know all four seasons – winter, winter, still winter, and road construction. (this is ridiculously close to actuality! I could add one more – the season of mud)
If you have more miles on your snow blower than your car.
If you find 10 degrees a “little chilly” (and today, with 70 degrees, we are complaining of being hot!)
The friend who e-mailed this to me was one of our first friends when we moved to N.Y. She knows I can relate to this! I’ll never forget the drive to their house for Thanksgiving our first winter here…I think the normal 45 min. drive stretched to 2 hours as we plowed our way through a half foot of snow on abandoned back road through state land. Any of our readers who live in N.Y. will get a chuckle, I am sure. Those who don’t – well, they think we’re weird already….