In the years that my in-laws lived in Olive Branch, Mississippi, we visited them numerous times throughout the year. Usually for Christmas but sometimes for Easter, which floats between March and April for no good reason. We also made some other off-holiday visits now and again.
The point I'm trying to make is that while we couldn't speak to the temperature of Mississippi in the day-to-day experience, we had a decent sampling of what the climate would feel like most months, give or take.
My FIL says that the seasons here are about six weeks earlier or behind what we are used to back home. That seems to gel. While spring here is much warmer than in Chicago, which got some more snow over the weekend but will be 80 on Thursday, it still is chilly. My weather app tells me that the "Feels Like" temperature is often colder than the indicated temperature because of wind chill.
This is a very long way of going about saying that while it's good running weather (could I still run), it is just a little too cold to hang out outside without a jacket or sweater. There are a variety of things I need to do outside but by the time it warms up enough to deal with them, it's time to get the kids from school. I expect that will change in April and May. And in June it will be too hot to be outside much past 11 am, I suspect.
|Those Blue things still need to go|
So we got the kids these loft beds for their room. We also moved the spare TV into it and now the room is 7-year-old Heaven. They now spend more time in their room than any other room in the house. To be fair, they always spent time there on their tablets, but now they have even more options.
We also got ourselves a piece of furniture. We struggled to find an appropriate sectional and finally settled upon one from Costco. Throw in a nice rug and now the room feels more like ours. We still need to put up some artwork and I'd love to get rid of the leather sofa the in-laws gave us. We could even move the Entertainment Center there. For Father's Day, I'm going to invest in a new TV.
Our next project will hopefully be redoing the fireplace. We need to replace the gas logs and we really should replace that door from the 80s. I'm not crazy about the mantle, the surround, or the brick. The problem is there really isn't anyone around here that seems to do this kind of work and it might be just a bit much for DIY.
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