After a few days of thaw and rain, yesterday we had a snowstorm going on all day again, leaving a new layer of snow on top of the freezing slush beneath. Today after a cold night the sun was back, but the temperature has stayed below zero all day (at least in the shadow).
Not having set foot outside my flat for three whole days (since my fall on Friday!) I gathered up my courage to get myself out again today, and on a bus into town to get a few groceries. In the town centre there are some streets and pavements kept ice-free (by heating pipes under ground). No such luck between my flat and the bus stop... But - not to keep you in suspense! - today I managed to stay on my feet.
Isn't my life exciting?!
(Mind you, grocery shopping can be as dangerous an activity as many others these days. I've mentioned before that the unusual amounts of snow have caused several roofs of big buildings like sports centres etc to cave in lately. Yesterday, this also happened at a big supermarket in another town. Luckily everyone inside managed to get out and no one got injured.)
I'm not sure I dare write it down, but for Thursday I actually have Plans. Unless new snowstorms or other calamities happen to find us in between, a friend and I are going to make an attempt to go and see an art exhibition. Wish us luck! (Not that it's far to go; it's just one of those things that we keep talking about and never seem to get round to, and now there are only a few days left before it closes.)
The photo at the top is not from today but might as well be.