Awful Ice In February

Now we’re waiting for an ice storm. It was just announced on the radio, and we were warned not to go anywhere. We won’t.

The white stuff was exceptionally deep that I shoveled at 1 pm so that we could get down our driveway and make it to the unplowed street. We took advantage of a one hour respite from falling snow to go to the grocery store where Ruth and I selected a dozen roses to honor Valentine’s Day. Almost everyone else in the store was buying flowers either to celebrate February 14, to have something springlike at home to look at during the overnight ice storm, or they were stocking up on staples like eggs and chocolate. We barely made it home before rain began to fall to initiate the ice that is coming. As we approached our street the temperature dropped 4 degrees. We were lucky to have made it home.

Like most of our neighbors, we are getting through this very late bad weather pattern by watching movies. Last night on Netflix we saw a fine new film called Let Him Go. Kevin Costner was fine as a grandfather, but Diane Lane as his suffering wife and Lesley Manville as the evil matriarch of a clan determined to win through physical mayhem dominated the action and received top acting honors. After the ice storm unfolds, we are expected to have rain in the Northwest all week. This is far more seasonal, and spring is not too far away because we’re almost half way through February.

Happy Valentine’s Day from both of us!

Hank

About roadsrus

Since the beginning, I've had to avoid writing about the downside of travel in order to sell more than 100 articles. Just because something negative happened doesn't mean your trip was ruined. But tell that to publishers who are into 5-star cruise and tropical beach fantasies. I want to tell what happened on my way to the beach, and it may not have been all that pleasant. My number one rule of the road is...today's disaster is tomorrow's great story. My travel experiences have appeared in about twenty magazines and newspapers. I've been in all 50 states more than once and more than 50 countries. Ruth and I love to travel internationally--Japan, Canada, China, Argentina, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, etc. Within the next 2 years we will have visited all of the European countries. But our favorite destination is Australia. Ruth and I have been there 9 times. I've written a book about Australia's Outback, ALONE NEAR ALICE, which is available through both Amazon & Barnes & Noble. My first fictional work, MOVING FORWARD, GETTING NOWHERE, has recently been posted on Amazon. It's a contemporary, hopefully funny re-telling of The Odyssey. View all posts by roadsrus

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