Bluebird Skies to Fog

2010-01-15 16:20:21.000 – Mike Finnegan,  IT Observer

A ‘Glory’ous Day!

Looking toward the windows as I type this, I remember what it was like yesterday when I looked out the windows. Today they are, for the most part, covered in rime. There is a dense fog outside that is forming this layer of white and grey, a fog thick enough to get turned around in. I was outside retrieving the precipitation can as we do every 6 hours and found myself a ways off when I expected to be nearly to it. Walking over to switch it out with a new one, two hikers approached and asked where the top was. I pointed to an area 50 or so feet away and they headed to it. I’m glad they made it to the summit fine and hope they make it down the same way. Coming up there’s only one summit, but heading back there are an awful lot of bottoms. Today is a good day to debug code or organize an array of cables, fix a broken cabinet or make coffee cake.

Yesterday was a good day to do anything except those things. Every once in a great while, you get a day where it is better to simply take advantage of it and enjoy it for all it’s worth. Get outside and do something – enjoy the sunrise, go for a hike, or take a few runs on the snowfields. A couple hours outside with bluebird skies, mid 20’s temps, and light winds make it a bit easier to manage endless days of fog and wind in a row. That’s not to say one can get out and hike then too…there’s just a lot less to see and a bit more difficult to keep one’s footing.

 

Mike Finnegan,  IT Observer

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