Finally the weather has warmed up a bit! Last week it was warm enough that I was finally able to scrape the last of the now slushy icy packed snow from the driveway for the first time all month! We did get some icy rain, but most days it dried up enough that we have been free from the slipperyness. Unfortunately several of our acquaintances have slipped and fallen in the past several days and now are laid up with painful broken bones. We pray for their comfort and speedy recoveries.
Last night another snowstorm came through and left us with a good 6 or 8 inches again, so I spent some significant time this morning shoveling again, and when I returned home from work I was rewarded once again with an ice-free driveway and sidewalk. Thank you for some blue skies and sunshine! The smog is gone! We have clean air again! Here at home in the valley!