Sure. I know what you’re thinking. In San Diego, it’s summer all year long, so what’s the big deal if the season is practically over?
For starters, just so you know, we do have seasons. Sure, they’re not as drastically different as in other parts of the country (I’m talking to you, Minnesota!) But we do get cooler temps in late fall and winter. I mean, it can get into the fifties and even forties sometimes. Brrr!
Plus, end of summer means school’s back in session. Starting today. Which means for me, more traffic. Where I live, I’m surrounded by schools. The elementary school is right across the street. A few blocks to the south is the middle school and a few blocks to the north, the high school. Directly behind me is a school just for fifth and sixth graders!
And, believe me, there’s nothing like school traffic, with every parent driving their kid to school and double parking because they want to get out of the car and walk their little bundles of joy to their classrooms. It’s bumper to bumper traffic in my neighborhood, weekdays from 7:30 to 8:30 am, so don’t even try leaving home at that hour. Yikes!
And, when I finally do escape and reach my work, I then have to battle the college traffic around campus. They’re back in session as of today, too! So, forget about finding a parking space anytime soon.
Then there’s the holiday season. I don’t have to tell you how they all start blending together, one coming right after another, in rapid succession. September 1 means getting ready for Halloween. Oh, Lordy. I’m not ready for Halloween!
So, before my head explodes, join me in remembering the summer of ’13. Ah, I miss it already.