Thursday, February 2, 2012

Snow Way.

My quick jaunts up The Hill have been marred lately by the snow. It's stopped snowing now but for the last three days or so, there was continuous snow. When I wrote about it in November, The Hill looked like this:

Now when I stop to rest, this is my view:

There's no way for me to get to work without walking up this hill. The best public transportation option would add 2+ hours. Walking down The Hill when I come home is nothing short of treacherous. During the day, the temps are a little higher and the snow on the road is mostly water, but at night, I walk down a flight of stairs that has frozen over. 

I used the picture the other day in a whimsical post. Back in the days when I didn't have to go to work, I thought snow was soooo lovely. Now I go down these, gripping the rail the entire way and imagining myself sliding alllll tthhhee wayyyyy down. The second part of the stairs (oh yeah, this is only 1/2 of the stairs and 1/4 of the total distance) doesn't have a rail so I hold onto a fence and a tree branch, cursing aloud in Turkish and English.

I'm ready for summer. 

1 comment:

  1. Grammy wanted to count the steps in the picture above. I told her you probably already have.