Thursday, January 5, 2023

Go Fishing?

     I took the garbage out early this morning and discovered a rare event in January.   My driveway had numerous earthworms.   Unbelievable!  Multiple days of rain and warm temperatures must have signaled Spring had come.  Since the ponds and lake are still unfrozen maybe I should take up fishing again.  

    In spite of this weird weather my local Greek Peak ski area has remained open.  Even through several rainy days.   I drew the line on skiing in the rain for several days but out of curiosity I visited the area today to see for myself the state of the slopes.   I was amazed to find that a few of the slopes had enough snow base from the snowmaking to make reasonable paths to the lift.  Kudos to Greek Peak for investing in snowmaking capacity.   To heck with the idea of fishing!  Tomorrow I will hit the slopes for a fix.  Who knows?  My geezer friends might show up too.

Wednesday, January 4, 2023

Wash Out

   Recently the weather has been weird for January!  Unusually high temperatures and many rainy days.    Although my local ski area has been open through all of this, I find no incentive to hit the slopes.  To say the least that is unusual for me.  Commonly over the past 22 years I have  been on the slopes 10 to 15 days before the first of January.  This year by only six abbreviated days of skiing were completed.          The geezer skier community has been devastated by this turn of events.  Most of us have taken the wait and see approach hoping for colder weather and snow showers.  All of this tries our patience and can be depressing for those of us know that we have limited years to enjoy our sport.   

    Our skiing community of geezers not only enjoy the skiing but delight in our coffee breaks swapping stories and socializing.   Hopefully in a few days the weather will change and our ski and socialize routine will resume.   Meanwhile I am being domestic,   Time to take down the Holiday decorations, do some interior  odd jobs, work on the income taxes and editing my Silo History document.

    Happy New Year everyone.  And we will keep soldiering on trying to be optimistic for the rest of the season.