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.