and some o' that.
I note with increasing glee that the southeastern sky is light before 6 a.m., and it doesn't get too dark to walk until about 9:40 p.m. We're gaining just about six minutes of light daily, now.
The snow is still melting, although the rate seems to have slowed. We had several days of temps in the mid-40s, with a few nights above freezing, and that made a big difference. There's still at least 18" of densely-compacted snow on the roofs and yards, though. Some of the berms are still higher than my truck. I don't really notice it until I happen to drive my wife's car and suddenly realize I'm in a snow tunnel, so to speak.
Yesterday's Muni election produced predictable results: the current mayor was handily re-elected. Most of the bond issues passed, and one proposition was soundly defeated. It was the one proposing to add sexual orientation to the other protected categories like age, race, gender, etc. Attorney friends have told me that while the idea isn't necessarily a bad one, the proposition itself was written so poorly that it would force (for example) owners of swimming pools to allow people of either gender to shower in either locker room, at will. I'm not taking sides, mind you; I'd like to see a more careful approach, and make a decision based on the idea itself, rather than legal language flaws.
I've been fighting back pain which has left me rather drained by mid-morning, and not in any condition to scribble here. Today's a bit better (thank you, Lord!) and I can at least sit up straight. Hobbling while hunched over was getting mighty old.
Have a great day, and thank you for stopping by.