View from the Green

Bob is a retired education administrator who was an academic administrator for a local university for 28 years and spent almost 10 years as an administrator/manager at an educational association in Brookfield. He and his wife now run a small consulting business called DeRoche Consulting LLC.

Summer Daze


I don’t know about you, but summer, has gone by very fast for me. This seems to be the case for all summers. Memorial Day was May 30. I think we went somewhere for a cook out. June seemed to be a terrible month in terms of the weather – lots of rain and cool days until near the end of the month; perhaps there were a couple of hot days at the beginning of the month. The weather started to get better and we had a great Fourth of July; but then July turned hot and humid and some days it was difficult to be outdoors during the day. The heat and humidity continued into early August and we got into a “no rain pattern”. Have you checked your lawn lately? When the sun starts to go down before 8:00 p.m., then I know we are going downhill. We are into that now. When I was stationed in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, I loved summers (winters were tough). I loved summers there because the sun went down late in the evening due to the fact that it is further north than Milwaukee and it is on the western edge of the Eastern Time zone. For example, on August 31 the sun will set in Milwaukee at 7:28 p.m.; in the Soo the sun will set at 8:17 p.m. on that date. Get it – what a difference. Labor Day weekend is almost here and we are traveling for our last summer holiday weekend. I can’t believe it. Hello Fall – I hope you are great!

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