January 31st, 2006

Zoner en fuego!

Have some ice

I just took my trash out - and discovered it is very, very icy out. Seems we've been having a light freezing rain tonight, and everything has a very smooth coating of glare ice now. There is a ramp outside my door (I guess someone who used to live here had a wheelchair) and I stood on it - and slid down to the end without walking. I managed to get close enough to the street to heave the bag to the curb, and then getting back into the house was fun - there was no way I could walk up the icy incline. I kind of shuffled up, but mainly I pulled myself hand over hand on the railing and slid up it.

I bet there are a lot of accidents out there tonight. If you're local, don't go outside if you can avoid it. Or get some cleats. :-)