asher63 (asher63) wrote,

Wednesday evening: drying out.

Portland doesn't get very cold very often. There's only a few weeks out of the year when the temperature ever gets below freezing. What sometimes happens is that we'll get snow and/or sleet and/or rain, and the temperature will hover right around freezing to make for the worst possible driving conditions. That's what happened in February of 2014, just after I moved back here. That February seemed like it lasted 40 or 50 days.

It happened again early this week. Monday the roads were undriveable; Tuesday was not much better. Tuesday morning I walked to the medical clinic next door to my apartment complex. The main driveway of my complex, which slopes downward into the parking lot, was like a graveyard littered with the corpses of cars that had tried to escape the parking lot and failed in the attempt.

I ran into Rabbi M. - the brother of my pal Rabbi S. - who had lost his footing and found himself suddenly closer to sea level than he was expecting. (He needed eight stitches.) Having learned the lessons of two years ago, I was wearing snow cleats on my shoes and could move about on foot without difficulty.

Today was better, but still a good day to stay home. (I'm an introvert, so for me, pretty much any day is a good day to stay home.)
Tags: journal, portland

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