Don't worry, it's coming.

 It's these kind of summer days that make living up here all worth it.

It's these kind of summer days that make living up here all worth it.

Spring.  It will be here eventually, but it's hard to not get a little twitchy when winter is hanging on like it is right now.  Scraping my windshield off in the morning is getting a little old, and I'm wondering if my son remembers how to run around in the yard without the spaceman like snowsuit he's had to wear since late October.  We fishermen seem to get really worried when we can't get out and fish because the lake is iced up, or the river is too high or things like that.  But what about all the other people who make a living outside?  I'm sure guys that have concrete jobs lined up, or a house project lined up don't really like this kind of weather either.  We all have to deal with it, and just learn to be patient.  I've often wondered what it would be like to not have to worry about when the ice will be gone.  Would the fishing season be as special as it is now?  Would I take it for granted?  Maybe someday I'll find out, but for now, I'll just wait 'till it's gone and when it is, I'll be out there and will have forgotten about how long this winter was.