For those who do not live in Akron, here's what the past several days have been like. The steam emanating from the ground is not universal, however. It has been dreary and wet and cold. There's a wee bit of hope for tomorrow, which is my birthday, but I'll take the rain if that's what I get.
For so many years my birthday always ended up being the first day of whatever summer job I happened to land. This never bummed me out, because I was glad to be able to pay the rent, and to stop worrying about paying rent.
I'm very glad I don't have to scramble for summer jobs any more. My summer class begins Monday. I have a few hundred things to do before then.