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Friday, December 24, 2010
A year ago, today, we were being pelted with frozen rain in the form of snowflakes, which piled up quickly.
I was reminded of what Christmas Eve was like last year when I opened a Christmas card from Steve Doeung and daughter Elizabeth, and saw both of them surrounded by a Winter Wonderland. With flags.
The view in the picture is heading south on Dottie Lynn Parkway in Arlington, about to take a left on to Division Street.
You might be thinking what sort of fool drives along in treacherous conditions taking pictures. Well, a short time after this picture was taken I was thinking the same thing.
Because, when I turned from Dottie Lynn Parkway on to Division my vehicle suddenly spun out of control. It just sort of slid sideways, rather than making the turn.
No. There was no ice on the road. It is not cold enough for ice to be on the road.
It has not rained in a long time. This can cause oily greasy spots that become like ice when covered with a lot of water. Like today.
When I was in ALDI the lady behind me in line was going on about how slippery it was. We then commiserated about our driving misery.
So far I have not seen nor heard any of the predicted Thunderstorm action. Maybe that is scheduled for later in the day.
I won't be going out in it again this Christmas Eve, unless someone somehow strongly motivates me to do so.