I have to admit that the fall came on a bit quicker than usual this year. In fact, we sometimes seem to skip fall altogether in this area. I have lived in Texas my entire life (born and raised in Dallas, lived in Austin for 20+ years now), and I’ve seen years that transition from late summer to winter with nothing in between.
For those of you who prefer using the word “autumn” instead of “fall”, I applaud this, because it shows a romantic/poetic side. In fact, maybe I should start trying to implement this into my everyday speech. I bet I could get some of my friends to start saying it if I make a concerted effort.
Although it’s late October, I am still surprised to see nighttime temperatures in the 40’s. Yes, the FORTIES! This is Texas!
I was on Twitter for an hour or so last night, and I saw something that I have never in my life seen before: one of my friends was complaining about Austin being too cold!
I have worked with clients from all over the country, and we’ve lost potential home buyers to other, cooler parts of the world in the past, but I haven’t heard anyone discussing the fact that this area was too cold for them before now. It made me wonder where she was from, but I didn’t get a response to this question. Perhaps the Mojave Desert?
My wife made a funny comment about our cool weather last night, “Clearly, global warming is making things colder.” (Please refrain from commenting on the hidden politics of this off-the-cuff humorous statement. I don’t like debating my friends.)
I once wrote a post about the perceived negatives of purchasing in Austin, Texas:
It was a hot summer, but I like when we get a real fall/autumn – every day seems like a day that I would like to play golf. Even though I rarely play, it just sounds appealing when it’s 72 and breezy.