It took 25 minutes to get from Columbus to Madison and 55 minutes to go the last 4 miles once we hit Madison! On the way the roads were pretty good, they looked slippery but not really. Had to switch lanes every so often from drifting and smoothness but nothing to get your heart going . . . until . . . .
We're traveling south on 151 through Sun Prairie and the Danger Zone is approaching. There is a stretch just south of Sun Prairie that is always very very slippery. I don't know what it is with that pavement but it is a skating rink and is ALWAYS the worst.
So we're approaching and DJ mentions "here comes the danger zone" and I agree and as were just getting onto the final bridge the person in front of us, for no reason at all with no one in front of her, SLAMS on the breaks! SHIT LADY!! I close very fast but have control and for the next 10 minutes I'm behind someone that is constantly riding their breaks and it is just irritating the CRAP out of me.
There is no one ahead of her and she keeps touching the breaks so I'm not sure if she is serious about slowing down or WHAT! I can understand going slow but every time you see ice on the horizon do you really have to break? grrrrrr!
So we all know that I had a little skin procedure the other day and all went well. Dr Cutandslash and Nurse Sliceanddice and a student, Guido Where'dthatspongego (he is a foreigner) were all talking about how we all love nitrous in the Dentist office and I was saying I wish we had some now and Cutandslash was drawing on my shoulder what he was going to cut. A tiny thumb nail size hole. No problem. Well they stick 15 needles in me to numb me up and all is well but as they start to cut away it SEEMS that they are doing a lot of cutting.
4 inside and 8 outsides stitches later I'm good to go. hmmmm seems like a lot of stitches for a tinyhole. I did hear him saying they had to "loosen up the skin" but I was not sure what that meant.
So last night I take off my bandage and HOLY CRAP!! My incisions is like 3 inches long! I could fit a small dog in there (not that I would want too) Did he sneeze?? sigh.
but - enough of that.
Did my snow blowing yesterday and then drove around a little to look at the views.
This will be #2 in my new set of 3 postcards. I'm thinking of making a Merry Christmas postcard but then it sort of makes it ONLY a Christmas postcard. Maybe two versions. Merry Christmas for next year.
Funny thing about this photo is that it was snowing but other photographers are commenting about all the dust on my sensor.
A year ago today we had 8.7 inches of snow. And then we had about 33.7 inches in the next 20 days.
42 years ago today and 200 yards from where I'm sitting Otis Redding and members of the Bar-Kays crashed into Lake Monona. Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay was the last song Otis recorded.
And speaking of deaths. If you are 30 years or younger John Lennon has always been dead!
Packers - Football Outsiders who take luck out of the equation and only look at how teams perform on the field AND then factor in opponents now have the Packers as the best team in the NFL! #2 is New Orleans #3 New England Their Defense is way way better the then #2 defense. They also are giving the Packers a 92% chance to make the playoffs.
that's it. I have 200 emails to read. Most are about how we are are closed yesterday.