Yesterday morning, when I got up to take Margie into town to babysit Lynx, the car was frosted. Maybe it had been frosted on previous mornings. I don't know.
I dropped Margie off to babysit Lynx. Such a short time ago... two weeks?... three weeks?... these two were my daily life, but now that I am well advanced into my recovery I spend my days alone, Margie and Lynx spend theirs' together in Anchorage.
And look! He has been gone from here such a short time and already Lynx wonders who this strange, bearded fellow is? Maybe its because my beard is shorter now, and my hair, too. Maybe he thinks I'm Santa.
Early on the drive home, I passed this truck on a flat section of road. Shortly thereafter, I came to a gently-angled downhill stretch. I looked in my mirror and saw the truck charging to catch up from behind. It roared right past me.
Very soon, I came to another level stretch - maybe just barely uphill. The truck slowed down dramatically. I passed it. It should have been in the right lane, so I could pass on the left as the law says, but it stayed in the left and and I had to pass on the right.
Maybe it stayed in the left because the driver knew he would soon have a bit of downhill and would zip past me again.
That's what he kept doing - zipping past me whenever we reached a bit of downhill, then slowing and making me pass him when the grade reversed itself or turned flat.
The speed limit is 65. I know I have a little leeway, because a trooper once told me I have nine miles per hour leeway, but I don't use that much. I set my cruise control at 69 - maybe 70. Our Escape is very good at staying exactly on the speed it is set.
At 1:30 PM, I took a walk. I found ice still covering the more shaded puddles. I took some pictures, but now they are nowhere. They are not on the disk to my camera. They are not in my iPhone. I wonder what happened to them?
I can't say what the weather will be like here next week, but I can pretty well guarantee I will be in subfreezing weather much of the time, maybe all the time. Maybe even in snow.
After my long convalesence, I am returning to life, that's why.