The weather has been pretty unusual for Maine in January with the temperature nearing 50 degrees a couple of days last week. We are back to normal temperatures now and there is snow in the forecast so at least it feels like it should be January and not May. Last week was unusually busy for me. I had a series of legislative hearings and worksessions, a day filled with meetings one right after another and finished up on Saturday with a guides business seminar. Sometimes all of the possibilities on the calendar just line up and things get busy.
Wind driven rain today, not a lot of fun for anyone. As I sit here to type this it is blowing between 20 and 30 mph pretty steadily. Every now and then we have a torrential rain shower and of course it is cloudy and dark. The good news is that it is very warm, nearly 50. Tomorrow we are supposed to have a little snow to finish off the storm. Because it has rained all day today and everything is soaked I am certain that the snow will stick to everything. I have a meeting scheduled with the Maine Bowhunters Association board of directors that may wind up cancelled.
I am the lobbyist for the Maine Bowhunters Association and part of what I do is work with the Maine Legislature on issues important to Bowhunters. I attended my first hearing yesterday to give testimony on a proposed new law. While there I was struck once again by the access to the political process that we all enjoy here in Maine. I had not worked directly with the Joint Standing Committee on Inland Fisheries and Wildlife since I left the state agency in 2003. In fact before some of these legislators had been elected to their seats.
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