Kevin Standlee (kevin_standlee) wrote,
Kevin Standlee

Another Snow Scratch

This morning, as I struggled to wake up after the time change (and not enough sleep last night as I packed for the planned trip to the Bay Area), heard on the news that some of the Sierra ski resorts have announced that their ski season will last through early July this year. Yep, Independence Day skiiing! When I looked outside after first light, I could see that winter isn't done yet.

Snowy Stone

It wasn't a lot of snow, and it wasn't sticking to the roads, but 2-3 cm accumulated on the porch, and chain controls were up on Donner Pass again.

I went to breakfast at the Wigwam, and the snow continued to fall.

March Snow

I could see with the naked eye a slightly brighter spot in the clouds, but it doesn't show up in this photo I took while walking home.

Shortly after I got home, I saw that chain controls had lifted; however, it's an eight-hour drive to the Bay Area for me in good conditions (including a stop in Sacramento to see my sister), and the Rolling Stone doesn't handle all that great even on dry pavement in good conditions. I therefore decided to cancel my planned coming week in the Bay Area. I'll have to rearrange two medical appointments (again), and at the moment, I am leaning toward putting them off until early May. I hope there's no snow on the pass then!

Where Are You, Birds?

The birds that had been using the trees next to our chimney for the past few weeks appear to have moved on just as we put up the bird feeder, which remains untouched.

The snow did stop, and most of it has already melted as I write this, but I'm still happier not risking the trip over icy Interstate 80 today. I went out to the RV and unpacked most of what I'd already packed. I also feel better not making the trip because the time change exacerbates my having to get up earlier when I'm working down there anyway. In effect, I would have had to get up at 3 AM by my body clock, especially as I threw away all of the gradual adjustments I'd made over the past week by staying up until nearly midnight packing last night.

I did go ahead and walk down to the Frontier Fun Center and bowl a few games. I did better this week than last, after shifting to a slightly lighter ball to counteract the fact that my wrist still hurts. I continue to wear the wrist brace when bowling or when working on the computer, but I don't need to wear it all the time the way I did immediately after I injured it a few weeks ago.

Kelli called while I was bowling, so I was able to let her know not to expect me today. I'll make a special trip to Sacramento the next time a weather window opens on a weekend. When that will be, I don't know. It's been quite a winter.
Tags: birds, rolling stone, rv, snow, weather
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