I mentioned obsessing over the weather for Irish Fest weekend the other day. I wasn't kidding. Dating back to the old festival days in Brookside and Westport, we've put on Irish Fests in 108º heat, cold drizzle and everything in between...and of course the disastrous 2003 wash out. We can control much of what goes on at Irish Fest, but we are at the mercy of the weather. So, yeah. Full scale obsessing will commence shortly. I will wear out weather.com in the next month.
But I'm off to a good start. My friend Kirstin in Switzerland, ever watching out for my mental health, sent me a link to the Old Farmer's Almanac which shows our opening day, August 31st as cool and sunny. Yeah, I know they base their predictions on things like caterpillar furriness and tree rings, but I'll take whatever I can get.