It's snowing here at Casa de Wilson. We haven't had as much snow as I expected (at least we haven't had it yet). After such a wet spring and summer, I thought we were in for a tough fall and winter. Well, I guess the broken hot water pipe in the upstairs bathroom two Sundays ago was exciting, but not in a snowy kiind of way.
The forecast/guess is that we'll get six or eight inches of snow tonight, followed by ice tomorrow and perhaps Tuesday. The ice is the most treacherous, particularly when it's as cold as it is. Road salt is essentially useless at this temperature.
Sunday, January 18, 2004
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Saturday, January 3, 2004
Lorraine and I drove the Dempster Highway in 1999; it was quite a trip, and well worth taking again. The 25th anniversary of the completion of the highway will be celebrated next year. This short story discusses the history of the Dempster, and provides details of next summer's celebration: Northern Happenings - Yukon Wild @ Heart
I was slaving away on The Dissertation, searching for a little information regarding the prevalence of Internet traffic going over microwave radio relay links, when I came across NationMaster.com. Very interesting site, filled with useful statistics. Detailed Country Profile: United States
Thursday, January 1, 2004
Lorraine and I spent New Year's Eve at the Wildernest Inn in West Virginia. It's a very restful place, not too far from home. The area supports hiking, bicycling, and river running. We'd hoped for snow this year, but wound up with unseasonably warm weather. It's odd to be hiking in shirtsleeves on the last day of the year this far north.