"It's a beautiful day here in the panhandle" (she says with a mocking tone).
I just drove home from NC through the mountains of West Virginia and Virginia through (no lie) fog, downpours, heavy wind, sleet, snow and ice!! Through the mountains!
Congratulations on your success! You are a success! Hang onto the pants for later, you'll be glad you did.
I threw out all my large clothes, but I hung onto just a couple of my very largest sizes, pants I remembered wearing quite well. Isn't it weird to put them on and just imagine yourself as you used to be, filling them in? Very surreal.
Enjoy your weather!! It's gonna get hot soon enough.