almanac 9

We had delicious cold for more than a week. Many days in a row I woke up to minus 15 degrees and wind chills well into the minus 20s. One minus 26 day I walked half-an-hour to town from my office just to drop something off at the bank.

"Can I call you a cab?"

"No, thanks. I think I'll walk back."

"May I please call you a cab?"

The guy with the rabbit fur hat with the big stupid grin on his face? That was me.

All that is gone now. It's well above freezing today with heavy rains. I walked home in ankle deep water and slush. On some sidewalks, where the old snow is banked up along the sides, water rushes in deep rivers searching for the holes in my winter boots. Blech.

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