Walking at last!
Yesterday's big rain was tricky and flooded some places, but it finally cleared out the GODDAMN ICE.
Nothing cures anxiety and cabin fever like a fast striding walk. After weeks of cautious mountain-climbing with every step tense and risky, finally I can just plain WALK.
Polistra and friends are stretching the point just a bit while testing the Cape Cod I've been "making" as a salute
to experiment-proved snowproofing architecture. Not done yet; interior not in yet, and colors not right yet.
Purely personal note for the record: Two years ago at the start of 2015 I resolved
to lose weight. I had gained 25 pounds in 5 years, and was uncomfortable. Weight was getting in the way. Started eating somewhat less and exercising somewhat more. Result: Lost about 18 pounds since then. Switched the vector from plus 5 per year to minus 9 per year. Not quite back to the weight that seemed 'optimal', but close. Weight isn't interfering with exercise now... which of course makes exercise more fun, thus helping to lose more.