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BOSTON (CBS) – I don’t know about you, but I’ve had enough.

The cold didn’t really bother me. And my little snowblower made short work of the first few storms.

Listen to Jon’s commentary:

But the last couple of weeks, between the heavy, wet snow, the ice I couldn’t get off the front walk, and Thursday’s all-you-can-eat buffet of nasty weather, have taken their toll.

But there’s one thing about us hardy New Englanders – you can break us down physically, but we’re mentally strong; Boston strong, you might say.

And when the going gets tough, the mentally tough start fantasizing. So here goes:

The way the air smells on that first 80-degree day in April, and the way the sausages smell on the grill that night when you spark it up for the first time;

The sight of the field at Fenway Park when you arrive at your first game of the season;

The sound of kids playing basketball down the block well after dinner, when it’s still light at 7:30 p.m;

That first clam roll, the whole bellies slathered in tartar sauce, and the bun perfectly grilled;

The chocolate frappe you wash it down with, or maybe the soft ice-cream with the chocolate dip that breaks off and falls on your shirt, and you just don’t care;

The way the ocean feels when you dive in for the first swim of the season, knowing it is only the first of many;

Sitting on the porch with the game on the radio, when it’s not too hot, but not too cool, and the rest of the summer is spread out ahead of you like a yellow brick road.

Hey winter, who’s your daddy now?

Take your shovel and…well, you know.

You can listen to Keller At Large on WBZ News Radio every weekday at 7:55 a.m. You can also watch Jon on WBZ-TV News.

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