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Mid-Day Walk
Walk around the block: accomplished! It's a balmy 10 degrees out, which is a heat-wave compared to yesterday. Sunny and not windy though, so it was actually pretty nice.

The sidewalks are a death-trap though. I think it's because the last big snow came right after rain, so under all the snow was frozen slush. A few shovelers managed to get that off their walks, but most did not. It is now frozen solid, bumpy from footprints, and slippery as all heck. The safest places to walk (aside from the few spots where the ice was removed) were actually patches of ice that had a little bit of snow on top, as that provided a tiny bit of traction.

This means that the fact that I shoveled before the very last of the snow fell makes me a winner. I have ice on my sidewalk, but a bit of snow covering it so it's not insanely slippery -- just a wee bit hazardous.

Random comments from people working at home over VOIP:
"Hang on, I need to let my cat out."
"When the kids come home from school, it's like Lord of the Flies in here."
"I've found that keeping the door to my office keeps the room a bit warmer. Plus there are less cats."
"Comcast hates me."

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johnridley From: johnridley Date: February 11th, 2008 06:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
I started to scrape the packed snow off our driveway, but that made it deathly slippery to walk on. I decided to leave the 2 to 4 inches of packed snow; that's not slippery at all.
encorecrazay From: encorecrazay Date: February 11th, 2008 06:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
When I lived in Minneapolis, I luckily got some boots with ice soles on them from the outdoor store near my campus office, I finally throw them out when I moved to Texas. They were great for walking on the ice in Michigan since they're bad in cleaning the sidewalks, Minnesotans were very good (actually they wanted to avoid the fine they'd get if they didn't clean them with in 24 hours of the end of the snowfall - we had some retired people than could issue the citations).
encorecrazay From: encorecrazay Date: February 11th, 2008 06:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
And good for going out for a walk to get out of the "Office".
pstscrpt From: pstscrpt Date: February 11th, 2008 08:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you, you just made me realize why my cell phone was where I found it (on my backyard sidewalk, in the snow) yesterday after it had been missing several days. I had forgotten that I fell on the ice there Wednesday.
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