Here in South Texas we’re having record high temperatures.
Well, they’re in the upper 80s, so they’re not exactly scorching, but it’s still pretty warm. Carol and I walked 18 holes at the golf course this afternoon, and our clothes were damp when we got home.
And no, it didn’t rain on us! It was just warm and humid.
But what got me thinking about an April fools joke is the fact that the June Bugs are out in force right now. Not quite swarming, but in significant numbers.
June bugs? In April? Isn’t that a month early... or maybe two? Or is it the fact that April and June both have 30 days, and we just turned all the clocks an hour ahead, so the bugs are confused?
THAT makes sense. Or does it? Now I’M confused. But I confuse pretty easily sometimes.
Last night I asked Carol, “Do we fall forward, and spring back? Or is it spring forward and fall back?” We looked in the local paper, and the article there assured us to spring forward. But the VERY NEXT article warned us to beware of April fools jokes, so we weren’t sure.
This morning we checked the Weather Channel on TV, and it appears that we were correct to move our clocks forward. Unless the Weather Channel is ALSO playing an April fools joke on us.
In any case, as I write this, my computer, my watch, and my cell phone ALL tell me it’s 6:00 P.M. But I don’t know if I should believe ANY of them, given what I know about the ongoing conspiracy.
Well, tomorrow morning when I get to work I’ll either be on time or an hour early. Then I’ll know. Unless the others in the office are all playing April fools jokes on me. And they would! They’re like that.
But back to Mother Nature. I fear that she is sending us this unseasonably warm weather to soften us up for Easter weekend when Carol and I plan to go out of town in our camper to golf in the Texas hill country.
Then we’ll probably have frost! Or snow.
That would be a REAL April fools joke. (They need to schedule the time change for some day other than April 1!)