I'm beginning to believe that we here in Northern Ohio are living in our own little piece of paradise.
Considering the volcano eruption and hurricane in Hawaii, the wild fires that have destroyed hundreds of homes in our western states and the severe storms all across the southern states and up the east coast.
And now gas explosions in more than 80 homes in Massachusetts, and last but not least, hurricane Florence hitting the Carolinas.
Before I retired I was considering moving to South Carolina when I did retire for the climate and lower cost of living. My wife said "I'll visit you there from time to time but my grand kids live here.” That settled that, now I gotta say "thank goodness.”
But in the back of my mind I keep remembering the phrase "what goes around, comes around.” So maybe our turn will come this winter. A friend who lives down south has reminded me several times "you can plow snow but you can't do a whole lot about the water we get from these big storms.”
Granted, we have had some severe thunder storm warnings during the spring and summer up here but they just seem to float over or around us leaving a little dab of much needed rain. So I guess we just need to sit back, count our blessings and hope for the best this winter.