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Sweaters
"Ugh," I say as I look into the coat closet. I grab my leather jacket and haul it on over my bulky wool sweater, knowing I will want to take it off about ten minutes into my commute to work at the community college. I put on my gloves and fumble with the lock on the door. "Come on," I grumble.
"Turn already." It finally does, and I slam the door shut, heading out to the car. I turn the key in the lock and pull. Nothing happens. "Great," I say. "Just terrific." I open the trunk and take out a can of deicer. I spray it into the lock and try the key again. It turns.
I get in and start the car, shivering as the heat struggles to come on.
The road is nearly deserted as I drive through the mostly melted snow.
Smoke pours out of a chimney, and I stare longingly at it, wishing I could be curled up next to a fire with a book instead of out here on the road, going in to work. "Ugh," I say.
By mid-February, the novelty of having an actual winter has worn off, and my ingrained, Southern California girl reappears with a vengeance. I long for seventy-five degree February days at the beach, sipping a coffee at an outdoor restaurant patio on the boardwalk, and watching the surfers chase the perfect wave. I crave the feeling of sand between my toes every time I pull on boots over heavy socks. I miss the breeze mussing my hair as I pull on yet another unflattering knit cap.
Of course, by the time I am absolutely sick of the cold, the first shoots of green begin to appear in the brown dirt, and the Spring is an absolute delight.
This is something you don't get in Southern California, this joy of seeing the earth come back to life bit by little green bit.
What are the seasons like where you live?

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Sweaters

"Ugh," I say as I look into the coat closet. I grab my black leather jacket and haul it on over my bulky wool sweater, knowing I will want to take it off about ten minutes into my commute to work at the community college. I put on my gloves and fumble with the lock on the door. "Come on," I grumble.

"Turn already."  It finally does, and I slam the door shut, heading out to the car. I turn the key in the lock and pull. Nothing happens. "Great," I say. "Just terrific." I open the trunk and take out a can of deicer. I spray it into the lock and try the key again. It turns.

I get in and start the car, shivering as the heat struggles to come on.
The road is nearly deserted as I drive through the mostly melted snow.
Smoke pours out of a chimney, and I stare longingly at it, wishing I could be curled up next to a fire with a book instead of out here on the road, going in to work. "Ugh," I say.

By mid-February, the novelty of having an actual winter has worn off, and my ingrained, Southern California girl reappears with a vengeance. I long for seventy-five degree February days at the beach, sipping a coffee at an outdoor restaurant patio on the boardwalk, and watching the surfers chase the perfect wave. I crave the feeling of sand between my toes every time I pull on boots over heavy socks. I miss the breeze mussing my hair as I pull on yet another unflattering knit cap.

Of course, by the time I am absolutely sick of the cold, the first shoots of green begin to appear in the brown dirt, and the Spring is an absolute delight.
This is something you don't get in Southern California, this joy of seeing the earth come back to life bit by little green bit.

What are the seasons like where you live?

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Monday at 06:23 PM
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Hello Jack,


Thank you for posting!


I hope you're enjoying your studies.


Feel free to shoot through any questions you have throughout.


Cheers,

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Jack
Sunday at 01:12 AM
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Since I live in Thailand where it is located in tropical zone so pretty much of all the seasons here are mostly about summer and rainy.

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Hello Ahmed,


Thank you for posting. The phrase "moving about in winter weather" could also be written as "being outside in the winter" or "traveling around in the snowy winter weather". This lesson is all about winter and how people dress, travel, and plan for weather interference.


Let us know if you have any questions.


Cheers,


Patricia

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Ahmed
Thursday at 10:55 AM
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Hello! "moving about in winter weather" what does that mean?

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Hello Sara,


Thank you for posting and sharing with us about where you live!


In case of any questions, please feel free to contact us.


Sincerely,

Cristiane

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Sara_Sam
Monday at 03:42 AM
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I live in Florida. The weather in Florida is generally nice and sunny. However, l live in the city which is located on a coastal line. The weather where I live is, then, unstable. It can be sunny, raining, windy and cloudy in the same day.

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Hi Kansei,


Thank you for your reply. We're glad your doubt was solved!


There was just a minor mistyping in your message. Please use "clear" ;)


Looking forward to seeing you often here.


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Cristiane

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Kansei
Monday at 04:09 PM
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Hi Kellie,


I've got it now !?

Thank you for your clair explanation?

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Monday at 08:18 PM
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Hi Kansei,


We can use "into" as you can look at the commute as being a period of time that lasts. A commute isn't just one second of time, it has duration, and we are saying that "we will want to take it off ten minutes into [the period of time of] my commute." Is that any clearer?


Kellie

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Kansei
Saturday at 12:07 AM
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Thanks for your message, which doen't give me any answer to my question. If you'd like to help me understand that "INTO", I'd be happy. Thank you in advance!