It was 3 degrees above zero this morning. We're not quite sure how to handle that, after so many days of colder weather. The highways are mostly clear, which is a good thing, but the streets ... oh yeah, those Anchorage streets.
The city's D.O.T. has never done a very good job of clearing the streets, typically plowing away the snow which would be useful for traction, and leaving an inch or so which gets packed down to hockey rink slickness. I think they do their winter street maintenance with Zambonis.
Now they use ... well, we're not sure. But the approaches to most stop lights are pitted ice spike, an inch or so high, leaving a surface rougher than any other surface I can recall driving on. They practically shake your teeth loose. The smoothed, packed snow which is shiny from so many cars passing, is in the centers of the intersections and the approach to turns on the opposite side. So after being shaken, then you slide and spin through the intersection and slide into the opposite curb when making a turn.
But enough complaining about Anchorage streets. We're SO happy we don't live there anymore. :)
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And then there's this. This. This is what's wrong with social media. I've got two people texting my phone, a buddy on the Book o' Faces sending me messages, and I'm still trying to finish this short post while on what was a coffee break when it started it ... a half-hour ago.
Ah well, the price we pay for fame. Bwaahahahahaha!
Have a wonderful day, friends, and thanks for stopping by.