|Ice? We don't need no stinkin' ice!|
Normally we get some snow. and then some more snow. and then, lest we forget, some more snow. So far this winter, we got some snow. Then it warmed up and we got some rain (Rain? really?) Then, of course, the temps dropped to the single digits. Even those of you in temperate climes know what that means: I...C...E... (yes, icy).
Well, we are tough go-getters out here, so we strap our ice cleats on our snow boots and sally forth. No problemo.
Okay, the weather says, that was not enough? We now introduce...
This is not your beginner's ice. Let me draw an analogy here. Imagine, if you will, that someone has replaced your front side walk with a mirror. And on this mirror they have emptied a 5 gallon bucket of mineral oil. You are now expected to walk across this without falling on your arse. This is ice.
ICE 2.0 is this base of oiled mirror with a 2 pound box of BBs dumped on it. I double-dog dare you to be able to walk on that.
This is what we awakened to this morning: Nine degrees (F) and a light dusting of slick dry snow on top of sheer ice. Yes, ICE 2.0
Suffice it to say that my walk across the field to work this morning was punctuated with shrieks of terror and curse words.
I did not, however, fall on my arse.