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Winter In Cape Cod/ Door County

The winters vary in severity. One winter you will get 3 snowstorms and in-between it will be 40, 50, dare I say 60 degrees? Other winters it is bitter cold with tons of snow, no snow, and any other combination you can possibly think of. What is the deal? Well they say that the warmer than usual  Northern Pacific Ocean this winter will cause a cold snowy winter in the Northeastern U.S. That means I am in trouble. I live in Rhode Island now.

Door County has already seen its first snow of the season and with the wind off of Green Bay All of Door County is down right bone chilling even in 40 degree weather with all that moisture in the air.

I took a few chilly photos in down town Sister Bay.
You won't be sailing today.

 Sunrise is pretty!

 Sometime you need get started on your snow fort early. A dusting of snow won't stop us from having some fun.

Action shot here to the right with my shovel trying really hard to get enough snow for a sweet fort for my three year olds.

The Day Before

Our permanency in Door County is about to hit a whole new level tomorrow. I start my new position as the Northern Door YMCA's Building Maintenance Coordinator. I will have hours from 5pm-1am which will work nicely around my wife's teaching schedule. I will be a stay at home father for my twin three year olds. I expect plenty of adventure and when I am scrubbing toilets I will hopefully be thinking about all the crazy things I get to do with my boys. If I am being honest cleaning bathrooms and breathing chemical gases as I operate the Y's pool are not going to be my major achievements in life. Making time for my family and supporting our dreams and goals will be. I had an opportunity to work for a local radio station. I passed it by largely for the next few years as my boys are not old enough for school. My long term goal is to start my own business, so really any job that seemed better than what I will be doing can wait. I have a degree in Recreation, Parks, and Leisure Services with emphases in Resource Management and Leisure Program Planning and Management. Therefore working at a major recreational organization like the YMCA is truly a great fit for my skillset and abilities. I have worked for the U.S. Forest Service, National Park Service, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as a Park Ranger among other job descriptions in a seasonal capacity. Working for Door County Land Trust, Peninsula State Park, Whitefish Sand Dunes State Park, Newport State Park, or The Ridges Nature Sanctuary would be exciting and I will keep my eyes open and potentially volunteer to get my foot in the door. I am grateful for my new job and I believe it is a blessing that will open up other opportunities and bring stability to my family. There is plenty of lemonade to drink while I am doing dirty work.


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