Chamber of Commerce Weather

Unfortunately (for some) the Super Bowl weather wasn’t exactly Chamber of Commerce-worthy. But my opinion is that you take all the cloudy, cool days you can get around here, because you know it’s bound to change. This winter has been the absolute most pleasant winter I can remember. It’s been relatively cool and wet. You know that when you hear desert folks constantly complain of how cold it is, it’s been really nice. I’m just hoping that it’s the start of man-made global cooling so that Phoenix summers can be more like they used to be when I was a kid. You know, rain actually hits the ground during the monsoon season?

In any event, it’s funny to see how you adapt so quickly to what’s around you. I have frequent conversations with folks up in Utah and in Boston about work things, but it always shifts to the weather for some reason. They all end up asking me how things are out by the pool. They seriously think I’m fibbing when I tell them that it’s in the 60s. They get downright angry when I say that we’ll be in the 70s this weekend and for the foreseeable future. Then it turns to belligerence when they remind me that it will be hotter than the surface of the sun in 7 months. Somehow that makes them feel better. And, while it is true, I prefer to just enjoy myself for now. You know, I’m just a glass half full kind of guy. Or something.

I’ve been working quite a bit lately. Lots going on. The day job, the side job, the hit job, everything. Hopefully this is the year that I break out and actually conquer the world instead of just talk about it. What does that mean? Who knows. In reality, it probably means do a project and get paid more than $3/hr to do it. We shall see.

We’re heading up to Prescott this weekend to see Julie’s sister Nancy and her family. She just had baby #4 and they’ll be blessing her on Sunday. We got a hotel up there Saturday night, so it should be a little less hectic than normal. Maybe. Everyone’s finally starting to feel well. We were passing things back and forth there for a while and it was no fun. So now we’ll plant some stuff in the garden, pull some weeds, finish painting, etc.

3 thoughts on “Chamber of Commerce Weather”

  1. Hey Julie and Brian…it’s Jen Allred. The other day I was looking through my “favorites” on my computer, and saw that I had Photograghy Keepsakes still on there. I was curious to see what was going on with your cute family, when I was pleasantly surprised to find it is now your family blog. We also have a family blog. It is
    I will put your website on our blog. It sounds like things are going well! Sounds like you are back in Arizona!! I talked with Denise Mariner in December, she gave me updates on everyone. We still treasure the memories and friendships we made in Surprise, AZ!!
    We are living in Canton, Ohio, but will be moving in June. We don’t know where, we owe 3 years to the Air Force, they will hopefully let us know by April. Any ways, just thought I would catch up with you, and I look forward to reading your updates! Take care.
    Jen Allred

  2. BC, I’ve noticed how lots of people either talk up their own weather or talk down their own weather. Either way they just talk about the weather!

    Sometimes I check your blog just to see the Jack Handy quotes. Classic!

  3. Jen,

    Wow it’s great to hear from you. I was able to catch up on your blog and see your beautiful family. What a change a few years can make. I remember taking Aspen’s picture when she was just itty bitty and now she’s all grown up and beautiful! Thanks for commenting and I will add you to our blog as well. I will be an Allred family follower now–don’t you love the blog business??!

    XOXO Julie

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