Okay, I admit it. I have turned into a complete Floridian weather light weight. After 13 years of residence in Naples, Florida the weather the last few days have kept my teeth chattering. We actually have had the heat on the last couple of nights in our home.
I was out showing condos on the beach this past Sunday. The wind coming off the water chilled me to the bone. I kept telling myself that while it was cold in Naples it was still COLDER in Chicago.
Years ago when I first started out in real estate in Berwyn, IL I was more concerned about fashion than practicality. After showing on a particular freezing night, I managed to frostbite several of my toes because the boots I wore were not water proof. Any time when I showed in freezing weather after that night, I had to wear electric socks. The heating element in the socks went under my toes and up my leg to keep my feet warm. The boots I wore had to be several sizes larger then I normally wore so that I could fit the socks into the boots. Needless to say, my fashion consciousness went down the toilet when I showed homes on freezing nights. I took a great deal of teasing over those socks.
As I sit here typing this entry, dressed in sweats, I wish I still owned a pair of those electric socks! I tore through my closet trying to find my slippers but I could not locate them. Quite frankly, I can not even remember the last time I wore slippers. Heck, I can't even remember the last time I wore closed toed shoes and socks that were not gym shoes!
The weather in Naples will get back to normal sooner or later. Even though it has been cold, we have had tons of sunshine. After 43 winters in Chicagoland, I am grateful for the sunshine in Naples.
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