I’m Officially Old


I turn 40 this year and I actually don’t have a problem with that.  But for Christmas this year my wife bought me a 5 in 1 weather station.   This isn’t some cheesy indoor/outdoor temp glorified clock.  This bad boy gives your rainfall and wind speed/direction as well as out side temperature, humidity, barometric pressure, heat index, dew point, wind chill, rainfall history, and indoor temperature/humidity.

I was super pumped when I opened this up.  And that is where the problem comes in.  I don’t get excited about the weather…that’s something my dad did.  That’s something the old guys down at the hardware store get excited about.  It’s not something a young and hip 39 year old father of 3 gets worked up about.  Well, I guess it turns out it IS something I like.

I even build a custom post to mount the outside unit on.  This thing is fancy fancy.   I spent a couple of hours building this post and installing it perfectly in the backyard.  All so that I could sit in my chair and see the wind speed and outside humidity and everything else that an armchair meteorologist needs to know.  Yeah, I said meteorologist…not weatherman.  Weatherman is demeaning…I see myself as more professional than that.  Wow, I have a serious problem.

Anyway, so now I sit here and I’m checking out the weather data and anytime someone goes outside I give them a quick update to let them know what to expect.  My wife thinks I’m a little bit out of my mind..but that’s ok.  My father in law is old school and he says he has a weather rope.  He hangs it outside and if the rope is wet…it’s raining.  If the rope is moving…it’s windy.  If the rope is gone…it’s a tornado.  It’s hard to argue with the logic there.


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Ben is a follower of Christ, a rabid computer geek, small business owner, and breaker of things. He is married way above his station in life and has three wonderful children who have made driving him insane their mission in life.

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