We just had word from my grandmother’s doctor: she is, after about two monts of treatments, cancer-free again. Hurrah! I am relieved, literally, beyond words. So I will move now to something else.
It is snowing outside, not blizzardy snow but enough that everything is well-covered and the stairs that were swept at 10:30 were covered again completely when I left for lunch an hour later. Some of the rural schools have canceled for the day, but KU will never give in, never give up. I believe our school motto, if it was translated from Latin, is “Are You Dead? Then Get to Class.” We cancel for no one.
The bad part of the snow is the driving part. I consider myself to be a pretty good winter driver. I thoroughly clean off my car before driving, I signal, I am cautious but not so slow as to cause an impediment to the normal flow of traffic. I remember not to pump my brakes and I know to turn in the direction of skidding. Etc. etc. However, I am faced with a problem this winter. Two things have failed on my car almost simultaneously, just as my student loan payments have come due. Therefore, one will be fixed well before the other. I need new tires, badly, and I need a working heater. I am leaning toward the purchase of tires before checking into the heat, but I can’t get over the idea that driving home two and possibly three weekends in a row at the end of the month is going to suck without a working heater.
Maybe the heat will heal itself?