And the sky is a hazy shade of winter

foggeese.jpgI don’t know about you but I love winter days when it’s dark and foggy and stays that way all day. We’re having a January thaw here and all that snow we got on New Year’s is melting and evaporating and it isn’t supposed to stop being foggy until sometime tonight. The ice on the Urine Huron River has a thin layer of water covering it that makes it look like all the water birds are walking on water and the trees have this kind of spooky look. Tomorrow they say it’s supposed to go up to almost 60 degrees here in the southeast corner of the Great Lake State. And I thought I heard somebody on the radio blathering about thunderstorms. We’ll see.

The climate *inside* The Landfill is a bit more, well, I guess I better not say. I am all for making improvements to the rat’s nest of ‘puters, waaaaars, and hubs that have The Landfill in a stranglehold. Installation of an additional wifi thingamabob, in this case. And a new webcam since the old one is up at the Group Home. What I am not thrilled about is all the crowing around about how great things are gonna be. Caw caw caaaawww er er er er roo. Crow if you will but you might better wait until after you’ve done a thorough round of QA. Apparently one of Mouse’s favorite blahggers, The Yarn Harlot, is having a similar kind of problem at her house (scroll down to the 1/2/08 entry). I don’t know anything about her husband but it sounds like he’s the typical male variety of mad scientist/engineer geek. I dunno. Can’t live with ’em, can’t live without ’em. And, kee-reist, my blasted host server is slow as molasses today! Again! I think the money they spent to make the silly little Flash new year’s card they sent out to all of their customers would’ve been better spent on making the trains run on time and tech support. Did I just say tech support? What tech support? But what do I know? I’m just some dumb customer. Sitting out here waiting for ababsurdo. Waiting for ababsurdo. Waiting… for… ababsurdo…………..

As you can see, it is “one of *those* days,” as Elizilla would say, meaning this blahgger is scraping the bottom of the barrel. I did manage to get some photos although they are a little, well, I guess “foggy” would be a good word. Click here or on the pic. (Mouse, there are more aminal pics, even one of some nice horseys.)

4 Responses to “And the sky is a hazy shade of winter”

  1. Sam Says:

    Love the pictures! Corn-stubble. Black skeletal trees standing in a white blanket and arcing across a rolling rural road….

  2. Emily R Says:

    I used to love those days, before I had kids to go stir-crazy!

  3. Pooh Says:

    When we rode on Saturday, we went out to the Katy Trail. We were next to a slough and saw a pair of muskrats. They were sitting on a log, but the log was submerged, so it looked like they were just sitting on the water. Did not get a picture though, as when Ron went to get his camera, the velcro noise scared the muskrats into the water. It was too windy to be foggy, but the clouds and the old pond look of the slough gave kind of the same effect.

  4. kayak woman Says:

    It is definitely hard to spend endless days like this with little kids. Been there, done that. 🙂