Climate Change is my normal.

Wear a winter coat? Need a light jacket? Don’t need a coat or a jacket?

This time of year, and depending on where we are, that question is an hourly query.

We left Oklahoma with temperatures that required only a light jacket to ward off the occasional brisk breeze. Texas the jacket came off and a long sleeved shirt would suffice. Eastern Oklahoma was cooler and the jacket went back on. Missouri was quite a bit nippier which required the jacket to be zipped up over the long sleeved shirt. Illinois, northern Illinois, the coat zipped was necessary with freezing temperatures and snow. The breezes were cold enough to make fingers ache.

Leaving Illinois and entering Indiana the cold and biting winds were enough to make me put on the woolen hat with ear warmers. Yesterday, traveling from Indiana with the snow covered ground….


Crossing over into Kentucky the coat was off….


Snowy fields were replaced by verdant green pastures.


In Tennessee it is back to the light jacket which will be shed later as we travel across I-40 through Arkansas and Texas tomorrow where the temperatures will climb to the high 50’s.

Never quite sure how to pack for the winter in this job.

Have a great week.



About Message In A Fold

I am an over the road truck driver in Drive-Away Transport part of the year, and the sole bookkeeper of this operation the other part of the year. I do a lot of whining until I can get in my craft room and play with paper and glue. View all posts by Message In A Fold

2 responses to “Climate Change is my normal.

  • gardenpinks

    Such changes so quickly! Bit like poor Australia at the moment where large areas of the country are battling raging fires and very temperatures, in southern Tasmania there are horrendous fires and people having to take to the sea to escape the flames yet in the north of the same country there is falling snow! Awful situation where livestock is being burnt or having to be slaughtered because of the burns they have suffered, homes and businesses lost and no end in sight.
    Stay safe
    Love and hugs
    Lynn xx

    • Message In A Fold

      Yikes! Australia is having a bad season this year. This is awful news to hear. When farmers and ranchers take such great losses, and other businesses are destroyed the economies of the affected countries and communities are hit with a sledge hammer. Recovery from nightmares like these is very hard to do and take so long to get back to a semblance of normal. That is sad news, indeed.

      Love you – Leslie

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