Thursday, January 15, 2015
This time last year, I found the sun rising through the forest at the time I normally head out to work. This year, not yet. This morning did bring a few moments of brighter sky before the sun disappeared into the cloud cover yet again. The harsh cold of last week is abating somewhat, though the temperature remains below freezing, if no longer by double-digits.
The mountain roads were skating rinks for a while. Seriously, hockey games or triple lutzes could have been done for a few days. I slipped even in my trusty Yak-trax. Yesterday, a thick layer of stones was applied to the roads, and that helped a lot, though my Yak-trax are still firmly attached to my boots. I am just happy that I can get the car up the mountain now and so don’t have to slip and slide a quarter mile down the mountain to my car. It’s the little things that matter.