January 10th, 2018

pissy red dragon from tammylee

Bloody January again

We're having a thaw- lows above freezing, possible high of 9 tomorrow. They said 'risk of freezing rain this afternoon' which didn't happen. When I left work in the rain, after an on-and-off nine hour day, the sidewalks were merely wet, while Christie's wet had the occasional melting ice patches. But as I started up my street my feet slid out from under me and I landed on hands and knees. Invisible sheer ice. And I couldn't get up. No traction for hands or boots, just the flattest of flat slipperiness. Very disconcerting. So in high dudgeon I sat down on the not particularly wet ice (no, I have no idea why it wasn't wet- it was raining, after all), pulled open my backpack and wrestled the ice gripper onto my boot, which careful me had put there this morning in case of just such an eventuality. So was able to get to my feet as a helpful Samaritan came up, but still slid in a couple of spots before reaching my adequately-salted domicile.

Still don't know where the ice came from: must have been very localized freezing rain.
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