It’s been going fairly well, I’d say. The trick is trying to anticipate the weather – and so checking the forecast in the morning has felt more necessary than ever. We had a chinook that blew back out, and that meant that the morning temperature was around zero, but the evening walk-home temperature was about seventy billion below.
Ice and uncleared sidewalks have been something of a hazard, too. Care must be taken, and there have been many cautious steps across ice on the bit of sidewalk that crosses alleyways – the no-man’s land of residential shoveling, I think.
I’m generally pleased with the commute. It’s tougher in this cold weather, but we haven’t had a lot of snow all winter, so there’s not too much slogging. I’ll have to replace my shoes in the spring, though – they’re taking a beating. You know. What with the walking so much and all.