Here we are in Iowa. Have I forgotten how cold it is in Iowa in the winter? Not hardly - in fact I remember it so well that I try to escape every winter for warmer climates.) We live on a pond which is frequented by lots of geese. Today I looked out the window to see two sitting on the ice. I only hoped that they were not frozen to the pond. Sure enough, one began to rise, with difficulty. It wiggled and shifted its position, then raised up off the ice, shaking one webbed foot which was covered in slush. Then it shook the second slushed foot and moved on. I guess they’re warm enough to keep the ice from freezing around them.
Later we were watching some more geese come in for a landing on the ice. They must have slid about 5’. Those black dots in the picture above are the geese sitting on the pond. You'd think they'd huddle to keep warm.
It’s Wednesday and we’ve got the RV in our driveway, empty and covered with strange white stuff, since it snowed about 5” last night, after we had unloaded it.
We know we need to move it but we’re trying to get our lives together here, get the laundry done, unpack our Hawaii suitcases (take out the shorts and t-shirts) and pack our Fort Dodge, Iowa suitcases (put in the long johns and down jackets), and try to attain some sense of order before we leave for a few days. We also don’t have much food in the house since I was trying to get down to the bare minimum before we left for Hawaii. Traveling across the country as fast as we were didn’t leave much time for shopping.