After the snow there was freezing rain. It continued into the third part of a winter trifecta, hours of hard rain that froze onto every surface that had been cleared of snow. By morning the walks and drive were thick with ice, an impenetrable, slippery menace. Getting the car UP the drive was impossible. The ten feet I managed were given back as the car slid back down from its stalled position. Scary. Nothing to do but wait to see where it would stop. I'm not a wimp when it comes to weather, but I really hate moving around on ice. Good that there were so many indoor things to do. Laundry. Dyeing. Office catch up. Phone calls.
Hello, this is xxx market.
me: Hi, Can you connect me to the butcher, please.
Just a minute.
me: Hi, I'd like to order some pork livers.
Oh, you must be the pork liver lady.
me: er..mm.. I guess I am. Yep, I'm the pork liver lady.
Where's the pork liver guy?
me: The pork liver guy, uummmm..... he's busy. Can I order the pork livers?
Sure, but he usually calls, and you come by and get them.
Nothing like a reputation, is there?
Looks like today will be more of yesterday. Cold icy days moving from one to the next. Good thing that the dyeing part is fun. It gets squeezed into the in between, the cracks of time, making everything else feel a little brighter.