February 10th, 2019

Snow Day

Snow Day

Late last night, the forecast snow began falling. Lisa has been up all night of late and kept sweeping and shoveling snow. When I got up this morning, she measured the accumulation on the front porch rail: about 10 cm. That's not much compared the the large falls up in the Sierra Nevada, where Interstate 80 has been closed off and on much of the weekend.

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Lisa and I walked to the Wigwam for breakfast, and by the time we got back, the sun was starting to turn the snow to slush. She went to bed (having been up all night) and I walked to the bowling lanes, where I shot three pretty good (for me) games. I sloshed back home and found that I wasn't feeling all that grand, so I mostly spent the day doing not a whole lot, except clearing a few areas of snow where the sun wasn't reaching. Also, as the sun hit the roof, it started dripping onto the porch, but the porch itself was in the shade and the air temperature in the shade was below freezing, so I had to do something about that. You obviously can't put down salt on a wood porch if you want to keep your wood, so I spread lots of grit. It's messy, but better than wiping out every time we go out the front door.

I am so glad that my job lets me work from home. I like how the snow looks, but I hate driving in it.