I call this fake spring. It warms up just enough where you want to uncover the boat and fire it up but then march comes in all angry and messes things up again. I'm not falling for it this year. I'm going to start ripping my living room apart that should keep me busy for a while.
Yep, up around here March can be a bear of a month but at least by then the snow won't last if we get it. Feb is the tough month but hopeful, the sun starts warming the south side of the house, if there ever was ice on the ponds it's either gone or no longer safe, in fact crocus or something can come up along the foundation out back here. The wind is not strong in Feb here , it's like Aug in the summer time when it is calm out, assuming no storms come along. And i have been tempted to get the boat all ready in Feb many years because of the deception, then find a skim of ice and a blizzard in March ! But the good news is the ridiculous bitter cold and chance of 4 ft of snow that could last for weeks if not months is behind us now that we have passed the mid point of Feb. It's always a hopeful time of year for me.
I'm still working on my airbrushing techniques for hollow Christmas ornament turnings I make ( next years Christmas gifts) and for crankbait painting. If the weather stays nice I have downed trees and limbs to cut up and brush to grind up or burn. I also want to plumb my basement for air and run a tap outdoors to air the car tires etc, get my compressor into a permanent situation down stairs.. I have also LVLP spray guns that can be used outdoors and for two years the compressor has not had a home LOL.. And then there is my piano music. So plenty to do. I still have not tied my spring soft hackles or big perch tube flies I want to get to. Plus two fly rods to build, a 4/5 switch rod and a 10ft 3/4 nymphing/wet fly/small streamer rod. I have the switch rod parts here and the 3/4 is in shipping right now. Anyway, maybe too many irons in the fire !