I know winter is barely begun, but look! Remember the last post with the distracting photos of snow? (Yes, I know it’s been a while… Holidays, paper to write, I’ve been a little busy.) The picture on the left is from then. The picture on the right? Today.
52ºF. Ice dam on garage roof? Gone. Snowy, ice guttered street? Melted away. Big snow-plowed pile blocking path to adjacent neighborhood? … Ok, that’s still there. But we can walk around it on grass now. Carmen the dog is very happy. So many rotting things to roll in and untended piles of poo to sniff. We walked and walked in the rain today. I will welcome the snow when it returns (probably next week), but I’m very grateful for time to work in the garden this morning, and being able to restock the woodpile in the garage.
Starting over. Ok, my French is virtually nonexistent and I apologize if “la grande remise” doesn’t mean anything near what I think it means, but hey. This day was so welcome, I had to say it in a language that makes it sound as special as it is. And German? Das große Zurückstellen. Gesundheit. Spanish? El gran reajuste. Meh. I’m standing by my weak French. So there.
Happy New Year! May 2011 be very kind to you and yours!