Monday, February 16, 2015

お腹の虫

日本でしか売られていないハーブティーが欲しかったから実家に配達してもらうようにして注文し両親にこっちに送ってもらうようにお願いしたところ、先日これまた大きな小包が届いた。封筒で送られるサイズだからそんなに送料かからないと思って頼んだのに…。明らかにハーブティー以外のものが95%。母の作ったクッキーや日本のお菓子がわんさか。お菓子の箱に紛れてこんなものが…。

”ん?”
一瞬思考が止まった後、色々な思いが猛スピードで頭を駆け巡る。
”これって…私に?”
”これって虫下しだよね?”
”ギョウ虫持ちだと思われてるってこと?まじ?”
”ギョウ虫の話とかしたことないのに…。”
”日本でアメリカではギョウ虫が流行ってるって報道されてるのだろうか?”
”もしかして日本でギョウ虫騒ぎがあって、念のために送ってくれたとか?”
”それともこれって暗に何かを意味してるのかな?虫下しの裏を読むのは難しすぎる…。”
”ただの冗談?日本でギョウ虫ネタとか流行ってたりして…”

どんなに考えを巡らしても答えが出ないしストレスとコレステロール 値に良くないので、実家に電話してみた。
母: はい、もしもし。
私: もしもし?わたし、ギョウ虫おらんよ。
母: あ、虫下し入ってた?買ってきたのに探してもないねーって思いよったんよ。ごめんねー、びっくりしたやろ?
私: うん、ギョウ虫おると思われてるのかなとか、いろんなこと考えたよ〜。
母:  ゴロウ(両親の犬)に飲ませようと思って買って、買い物から帰ってからテーブルの上に送るものとそうでないものを選り分けて送らないものの中に入れてたのに、その中に見つからんでね。お父さん、一緒に荷物に入れて送り出したみたい。間違えて送らんように選り分けたのにこの様やもんねー。年取ると大変よ〜。 そんな年取った親を遠距離に持つのも大変である。

実はこの手のトラブルは今回2度目。昨年末に送られてきたお正月用品の小包には数の子が2袋入っていた。一袋で私が食べるのには十分な量。数の子大好物だから今年はいっぱい送ってくれたんだぁ。親ってありがたいなぁ…。などとしみじみ思いながら
私: 数の子いっぱい送ってくれてありがとう。
母: あ、やっぱり2袋入ってた?どこになおしこんだのか、見つからんねーと思いよったんよ。
私: じゃ、これってお母さんたちの分。お正月の数の子ないの?
母:  ううん、また買えばいいから全然大丈夫。冷凍すれば、お正月が明けてしばらくしてからまた食べられるやろ? 前言撤回、ありがたいというよりとっても心配。二人だけで暮らしてて大丈夫なのだろうか?

2年前京都土産に父に今熊野神社のボケ封じのお札をあげたのに、あまりご利益がないのかそれともご利益あってこのさまなのか…。(ギョウ虫でない)お腹の虫が騒ぐところである。

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Be My Valentine

Marilyn was very excited as soon as she woke up on this Valentine's day. She woke me up at 5:30 "Let's go for a walk!" "Really? It's one hour early, plus it's still dark out." So, she waited till 6:30. "It's time!"

We put our coats on, then I opened the door. It was freezing. The air was sharp and clear. The sky was beautiful with salmon pink and orange gradation. Since the side walks had been cleared, she decided to walk down the side walk instead of going to the doggy path in the back yard. We walked the side walk between the snow banks. Then, we noticed another wall up front. She didn't want to turn around. There were few cars on the road. So, we walked down the edge of the road. Clear morning air always feel good.

Once we came back, she got breakfast, and I had coffee. Then, I prepped for our Valentine's day visit. These were for her people friends who always give her treats. They are a little "thank you" to them from Marilyn.

She had something for her doggy friends, too.

After her breakfast, she just couldn't wait to get out. She came to me "Let's go!" every 5 minutes. When I opened the car door, she hopped right in.

The first stop was the vet. She had some checkups there. Of course, she brought them one of her Valentine's day treats. They are always so good to her. She wanted to say "thank you." The second stop was her "the other" family. We stopped by her "the other" mom's flower shop. They were busy with men who were picking up Valentine's day flowers. So, we did quick-hi.

On the way home, we stopped by a pet supply store. Marilyn picked up her own Valentine's day gift from me. There were so many treats in the store. Marilyn sniffed all treats her snout could reach. She was particularly excited with this one. There were two flavor, this beefy one and cheese and bacon. I hold both flavor in each hand and had her pick. She tried to take a bite of the beefy flavor. We saw the winner. But, how come the cheese and bacon one didn't win? Come on, it's bacon!

At the store, she gave a kiss to a gentle man. "Oh, now I'm in a big trouble." though he was having a big smile on him. He told us he has a German Shepard. I can picture his dog was sniffing all over him when he got home. "Did you spend time with other dogs? How dare you!"

Past 2:00, it started snowing. We headed to our Be My Velentine stroll. The first stop was Shirley's. We had a little chat. Marilyn got cookies and a bag of jerky. Oh no, this was supposed to be expressing her "thank you", not "more treat please!"

We were walking down the quiet street. Nobody was out side, just us. Then, a car came from the behind us. That was Marie, Sammy's mom. "Hi, Marilyn!" "Oh, we are going to stop by when we get there." "Are you walking all the way?" "Yeah, she needs to use her legs." "Uh right. I hear you. Then, see you later."

On the way to Sammy's, we stopped by Lorri's. As soon as she saw her house, Marilyn went straight to the door. Then, Marilyn got more cookies. Alas! Did I mention she doesn't have a dog, but has dog cookies all the time? Lorri showed me the bags of deer and turkey food picked up by her daughter that morning. She also feeds stray cats in the neighborhood. She is like St. Francis, just a sweet sweet lady.

Once we left Lori's, Marilyn was ready to go home. "Hey, we've got to go see Sammy. Let's go." She was not so happy. Snow was getting her. But, we walked down a little farther to Sammy's. When we got their drive way, the door opened "Come on. Come in." Sammy jumped out the door and got so excited seeing Marilyn. Marilyn garve Sammy a Velentine's day treat and a coat which is a little small to her. Sammy tried on her new coat. The red corduroy looked so cute on her light brown fur. Marie was more excited with it than Sammy was. Again, Marilyn got more cookies there.

Then, we went to Neil and Denise's. Their dog, Cosmo, was Marilyn's boyfriend. He went over the rainbow bridge two years ago. He was a sweet boy. After Cosmo was gone, they still enjoy Marilyn as a company. Marilyn loves to go over their house, and they love it. Whenever we walk by their house, she tries to stop by. Neil have a big smile on his face whenever I tell him that "Good. That's good."

Finally, we started heading home. We had a one more stop to make. That's Sammy and Kannya's. This is another house she goes straight to the door whenever we walk by their house. This day was not an exception. I knocked the door. Olga didn't seem to be home. We hang the treat on the door knob, and went home. Marilyn was disappointed not seeing them. 5 minutes later, we found out that Olga was at our house to drop off a Valentine's day gift for us when we were knocking her door. How funny is that!

Snow kept falling down over night. This morning, it was a quite challenge to her to go out to release herself. The snow is light and fluffy, but it was easily on her height. She doesn't like to swim in the snow. "Mama, I did it! I'm a good girl."(Translated "Give me a treat!")

After her breakfast, she started bored. I heard "Booooo." from behind me. Yes, that's a cabin fever.

The snow reached the porch already. It's still coming down. It's very windy out. Hopefully we don't lose power and Marilyn's sanity.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Never Have Enough Snow

This is from two weekends ago. Marilyn is sitting in the middle of the snow path to connect her and her besties, Sammy and Kannya. Olga, their mom, told me when they come down the path, Kennya always looks for Marilyn in our yard. When Marilyn walks down the path, she looks up Olga's deck to see if Sammy and Kannya are there. Then, she walks straight to their door. Marilyn tries to visit them. It is almost their routine to see each other everyday. It is very interesting to see how they care about each other.

Chad has been plowing this path so many times since the last week of January. The snow banks have been getting taller and taller. Now, they are much taller than these dogs.

Not just this doggy path, the side walk's snow banks are even taller. Dogs must feel like walking in a maze. For dog owners, they works as guard rails to protect our pooches from traffic. Marilyn seems to like those walls since she doesn't get distracted and it is clear where she is suppose to go... straight ahead. In the first winter she joined us, we had a big snow storm. I took her to a park. Everything was covered with snow and there was no path. Then, she got confused. She didn't know where she was supposed to go after all her familiar things were buried in the snow. She was just staring at clean flat white space. Some dogs would jump into it and make their own path as they desire. She seems to prefer a defined structure.

Speaking of confusion, it seems she has been having a hard time to figure out where she's suppose to make a turn.

Last week, we were on a regular morning walk. It was not dark. We were following her route marked as the dotted line. All of sudden, she started walking down the neighbor's drive way. I thought she found something to sniff. I waited on the street. Once she felt a pressure on her leash, she turned around her head and looked at me "What are you doing? Let's go." Then, I realized she was thinking she was following her route which was a little further down from the drive way. The snow was taller than her. Her weakened eye sight by aging was not helping her either. "Marilyn, you cannot go down there. This is somebody's yard. Come back here." She still didn't realize she made a wrong turn. She was unhappy thinking I told her she couldn't go her regular route. She stood there for a while to express her resistance. Then, she slowly walked back to me. We were back on the track and hit another corner. Marilyn finally realized she had made a wrong turn. She made a turn even more confidently this time, and was back to happy self again.

A couple days later, we were on an evening walk. It was getting dark, but still enough light to recognize everything. This time, she made a turn at one block early. It was good she was still on a street instead of somebody's property, except the street was dead end. She was confidently walking down the street. All of sudden, the road was cut off. The poor girl was confused and looked at me. "Honey, you made a wrong turn." She turned around and got back on her route.

Left is a view from my eye height. Right is a view from Marilyn's eye height.

I wonder all dogs in New England are having a difficult time and boring walks with the same white walls all the way.

Wednesday, February 3rd

It was a beautiful day with clear blue sky after the snow storm. A great thing to live in a suburb is cleaning up snow is much quicker than Boston. Only problem place is a parking of a train station. Snow is pushed away to the edges of the parking which means spots along the edges are occupied by the snow. This means less spots are available. Here, a parking spot war begins. Even if you get to the train station 10-15 minutes earlier, there is still no guarantee for your spot. Once the parking gets full, there is no other parking you can go. You screwed. This hasn't been a fun situation at all.

Boston takes much longer to clean up. Once we have a big snow storm, the city is not people friendly at all. Side walks are slippery with snow and ice. It is not rare you need to crime up a snow bank to cross a street. Drains on streets are covered with snow. There is no escape to melted snow. It makes huge dark slushy paddles at every corners where usually people cross streets. Snow boots or rain boots are must-have. We just do what we've got to do to deal with the situation.

I went out during the lunch break. Here is a winter wonder land!



The paths in Boston Common seemed to be cleared by noon time.

Some people were enjoying ice skating at the Frog Pond.

The old brick buildings look beautiful in the snow.



Not so safe for pedestrians. It must be hard to get around after dark. This is a busy road.

The city is trying their best to clean up, but it's just too much snow.


I would say the winners in the city were kids. School is off. They were heading to Boston Common for sledding with their dad.


We didn't lose power, water or gas. Only thing we had a problem that week was a trash collection. None of us thought this was coming. In fact, we'd never had this problem before. The collection for the week prier was cancelled due to the snow storm. Then, another storm hit on our trash collection day again. We had trash for two weeks waiting to get picked up. But, the sides of the road got built up snow from plowing. It was not easy for trash collectors to work on the top of catching up with two weeks amount of trash. People complained to DPW. They were working even after dark to catch up in the freezing temperature. A little empathy, compassion and appreciation would be nice especially we all know this is out of our hand and they were trying their best.

Monday, February 9th — Snow Day

Another big snow storm came. The Governor declared a state of emergency. We stayed home. Marilyn refused to go outside as soon as she saw the snow from the porch. By the evening, the lattice below the porch was completely covered with the snow. And, snow kept falling down.

My asparagus patch was deep under the snow blanket.

I spent a day finishing up a couple more pillow covers for my Etsy shop and getting ready for Marilyn's Valentine's Day give away. I found these cute Valentine's Day cards. You can simply download it.

After cleaned up the drive way, Marilyn finally agreed to go for a walk. Snow fell down on her black coat. You can actually see the snow flakes. It's pretty cool.

We walked down the quiet street. We saw Bruce came out from his back yard. Marilyn was walking toward him to say hi. Then, we heard barking. That was Sammy, Marilyn's friend. She is a mixed dog from Puerto Rico. This is another Sammy. Marilyn has two Sammy friends. She noticed Marilyn was there and started barking. So, Mallie, Sammy's mom, brought her out. As soon as she saw us, Mallie said "It's so cold out. Are you crazy all the way waling down here?" Sammy was so excited to see Marilyn and running around like a crazy. I guess we all crazy there.

The snow is taller than a car. This is happening most of corners on streets. I get very nervous to make turns. It's hard to see if cars are coming or not. Yes, driving is a quite challenge.


Tuesday, February 10th — Another Snow Day

All trains were canceled. I got another snow day.

Marilyn and I went a morning walk. When we walked by Lorri's house, we saw big birds were having breakfast in her back yard. At least a dozen of wild turkeys. Some were not in the picture. It's hard to see, but some are on the branches. It seem they are the watches while the ones on the ground are eating. As we approached her house, they started alarming. I saw Lorri in the evening. She told me there are over 50 of them come and go her back yard. And, she is feeding them to help them to get through the winter.

These big birds have big feet! They are a half the size of my feet.

I love big dogs, but no so much big birds. I prefer small ones. He was in my yard this morning. Once he showed up, two females came. He might be a bachelor?

After breakfast, I went outside to clean up the porch and the path to the drive way. Marilyn decided to join me, but as soon as we got outside, she took me to the garage. I opened the garage door since she likes to hang out in the garage. Once I started working, she came back on the porch watching me working. When I finished, she took me to the garage again. This time, she stands at the back door of my car where she usually hops into. She was telling me to go for a ride. To find out she really wanted to do that, I opened the door. She hopped right in. "Oh well, I guess we are going."

We went to see her "the other" mom. When we got there, we saw her, Laurel, Emmet, her husband, Molly, one of their daughter, Laurel's bother and mom. They are all very good to Marilyn. She is adopted by them, and they spoil her. She is a very lucky dog to have two families.

Next stop was her favorite shop, Barkery. We saw Kristi, the owner. Marilyn was so excited to see her. Of course, Kristi gave her some yummy Barkery cookies. Marilyn chowed them down quickly. She also said hello to the staff working in the kitchen. We picked up some Valentine's Day gift for her friends.

For her two legs friends, I'm going to bake madeleines. They are the people who always spoil her a lot.


This is our fun New England winter with snow and dog cabin fever. We also enjoy warm mulled apple cider and hot chocolate.

Whenever I run into neighbors, they say "Enough! I cannot wait spring comes." A neighbor seems to be missing summer a lot.

The mother Nature however doesn't think we have enough snow yet. More snow storms are coming over this weekend. It is expected that we're having one foot of snow.

Monday, February 2, 2015

記録的大雪だったんだけどね—雪国の暮らし

先週の大雪の前日に日本の友人から「ニュースでそちらは、大雪で大変!って今日やってたよ。」と聞いたので、NHKのサイトを見てみたらなんだかすごいことになってるように書かれてたのでびっくり。報道されると大げさに響くけど、ぜんぜん普通だよん。カナダまで車で4時間のところに住んでればこのくらいの雪は毎年降るのです。今回何が特別だったかって言うと、この冬は例年になくこれまで雪が降らなかったのにこの時期になって突然の1978年以来の記録的な積雪と真冬に台風並みの低気圧が南からやってきたこと。当然雨が降るところがこの時期だと雪になり、そんな大きくて強力な低気圧だと積雪量も増すわけですね。

州が非常事態を宣言するのは珍しくなく、これは住民に注意を促すのが主な目的。大雪のたびに学校や企業が閉鎖するのは雪国ではごく普通なのです。なぜかというと、雪の積もる間にみんなが道路に出れば除雪作業が難航し、その間に事故が起こって渋滞が始まり、さらに雪が降り続き渋滞に巻込まれた車は雪で身動きできなくなり、パトカーはもちろん救急車や消防車、レッカー車が渋滞と雪で事故現場にたどり着けなかったりと困ったことのドミノ返しになるから。そうそう、先日路面が凍結してたらしく高速で50台の玉突き事故が起こったところ。…そんなわけで、みんなの安全と早期復旧のために州が非常事態宣言したり、外出禁止を要請したりするのです。とはいってもアメリカ人、そんな中自分本位にウロウロする人たちも少なくないのにも驚かんよね。

マサチューセッツの北に位置するバーモント(カナダの国境沿いの州)に留学していた友人は「大雪が当然のバーモントでは雪での休みがなかった。」とポツリ。マサチューセッツはまだまだ修行が足りないらしい。

大雪で困るのは屋根の雪の重みで建物が潰れたり(なんでも積もれば重たくなるもの)、枝に積もった雪の重みで電線上の木の枝が折れたりまたは木そのものが倒れたりして電線が切断されて停電したり、道路で倒木があちこちで起これば処理が間に追いつかずに交通が遮断されてしまうこと。寒さで水道管が破裂することもあります。

今回の大雪は先々週の土曜日から始まりました。

1月24日土曜日

朝6時半にマリリンと散歩に。まだ誰も足を踏み入れてない雪の上に二人で足跡をつけてまわりました。まっさらな雪の上に一番最初に足跡をつけるのはいつもちょっとワクワクしてしまいます。

この冬はこれまで雪が降らずに去年のクリスマスは珍しくグリーンクリスマス。「雪がないからいつもの冬より寒い。」とか「来年の夏は水不足になりそうだ。」と話してたところ、この日感謝祭以来の積雪、湿気の多い重たい雪。ぼた雪(または牡丹雪)っていうやつですね。ヒラヒラと大きな雪片が舞い降りるようすはきれいだけど、水分が多くて凍りやすいので厄介もの。屋根や木に積もるとその重みで負担をかけるばかりか、路面に積もれば氷になって危険。こんな感じで夕方まで降り続きました。


1月27日火曜日

州の非常事態宣言でこの日はお仕事お休み。なんだかすでに夕方のようにどんより暗くて憂鬱な感じ。月曜日の夜から降りはじめて朝8時半でこの雪。190センチのチャドの膝丈まで積もってます。この時点でマリリンはすでに外出拒否。この犬は喜び庭駆けまわりません。たぶんお腹にファスナーがついてて中に猫が入ってるんだと思う。

この日の雪はふんわり軽い粉雪。強風が地面の雪を蹴り上げて空から降ってくる以上の雪が宙を舞い辺りがぼんやり霞んでます。

毎度大雪が降る前は「念のため」にみんな日用必需品を買い込むため、スーパーやホームセンターはごった返します。「もしどこかの道路に何か起きて物資が入ってこなくなったら…。」「もし停電になって復旧するのにしばらくかかったら…。」「もし水道管が破裂して断水になったら…。」みんなありとあらゆる「もし…」を思い巡らせて買い物するのです。大雪の降るのは半日だったり丸一日くらいで、除雪作業が終われば大抵すぐに普通の生活に戻るんだけど、無人島に漂流するのを想定したかのようにやまほど食べ物を買い込む人たちにはびっくり。たまにその「もし…」が起こってしばらく不自由することもあるけれどね。それだけ大騒ぎしながら、雪が降り始めるとみんな朝はゆっくり朝寝したり、のんびりコーヒーを飲んで一日を過ごしたりするのです。緊張感ゼロ。

今回は記録的な大雪の予報だったので、我が家の大雪対策の買い物は水とマッチ。パントリーにも冷凍室にも十分な食料があったし、ロウソクもたくさんあるし、暖炉の薪も十分だからそれで十分。そのほかは月末だからしばらく停電になった場合を考慮して自動引き落とし以外の月初めまでの支払いのスケジュールを全部済ませたくらいかな。そうそう、停電すると掃除、洗濯できなくなるから日曜日には念入りに掃除。火曜日の朝まで思いつくもの全部洗濯してしまいました。

正午。どうやってこんな風に積もったのか謎なのだけど…。まだまだ雪は降り続けます。

1時半。雪が少し落ち着いてきました。でもまだ降り続いてます。

よく降ったねぇと、土曜日の積雪と比べてみました。階段の左側はハーブガーデン。土曜日には見えていたセージがすっかり雪に埋もれています。ポーチからソリで滑れそうだよね。因みにセージはこの程度では枯れません。春になるとまた新芽を出します。

お隣のオルガのお家への小道はお互いの犬たちが行き来できるように、それから用が足せるように(こっちの方が主な目的なんだけど)。マリリンは自分の背丈ほど積もった雪に戸惑い気味。視界が遮られると不安になるよね。

チャドが雪かきをする間にアップルサイダーを温めました。秋冬の時季もの、アップルサイダーは生絞りのりんごジュースです。りんごの収穫の始まる夏の終わり頃からお店に出回ります。冷たくても美味しいけど、温めるとりんごの甘い香りが部屋じゅうに広がって幸せな気分になります。そのまま温めるて飲む人もいれば、温めてシナモンを加えるのが好きな人もいます。私はマリングスパイスを入れて温めたものが好き。マリングスパイスはオレンジピール、シナモン、オールスパイス、クローブなどが入ってます。赤ワインやアップルサイダーに風味をつけるのに使われます。スパイスの配合の具合はメーカーによって様々なようで味も微妙に違います。

夕方、庭にやってきたカーディナル。赤いのがオスで、他の3羽がメス。どうやらこのオスはイケメン?真っ白な雪の中にこんなに艶やかな赤だと目立って仕方がなさそう。鷹やほかの大きな鳥に狙われやしないかと心配です。

午後の散歩道で見かけた消火栓。

暗くなるとともにまた雪が激しく舞い始めました。


1月28日水曜日

引き続き州の非常事態でこの日もお仕事お休み。前日雪が夜まで降り続いたため、この日ひき続き雪の処理が行われました。7時半、マリリンと朝の散歩に出かけました。この日の朝はマイナス10度以下、ダウンのコートを着てても冷たい空気を感じるほど。

最低気温がマイナス10度以下の日が続けば窓ガラスも凍ります。正しくはガラスが凍るのではなくてガラスのまわりの湿気が凍って付着したものなのだけど、雪の結晶のいとこみたいでしょ?

雪が降ると道路の脇に雪を押し寄せるので道幅がいつもより狭くなります。この写真だとどこからどこまでが道なのかもよくわかんないよね。粉雪の上を歩くと片栗粉の上を歩いているような感触でザクザクと音がします。踏んでも雪が解けないのがぼた雪との大きな違い。

フラ雪だるま。かわいいけど、よく見ると目が一つだけだったりするのだ。

我が家の庭はこんな感じ。どのくらい雪が積もったのか測ってみました。

バードフィーダーのところで55センチ。ポーチからの階段を降りたところ、ハーブガーデンの側は85センチ。

我が家で一番雪の深いところは90センチ。

見慣れてるけど、何度見てもクスリとしてしまう足跡。この日は見られなかったけれど、ウサギやリスの足跡を見つけることもしばしばです。

この時期一日中零下なのにそれでも日中雪は解けるのです。不思議だと思うのは私だけ?そうして大きな氷柱になります。


日曜日、月曜日と大騒ぎしたのに木曜日にはどこも何事もなかったかのように平常に一日が過ぎていきました。っていうのがいつものパターンで今回も例外ではありません。

2月1日日曜日

スーパーボウル・サンデイ、フットボールの優勝戦。今年は地元のニューイングランドペイトリオッツがシアトルシーホークスとアリゾナで対戦。スナックやドリンクを用意してみんな夕方のゲームに備えます。私はぜんぜんスポーツに興味がないから「なんでそんなに熱くなんの?」って感じなんだけど、彼らにとっては大事らしい。結果はペイトリオッツの勝利。チャドは興奮気味で眠れないらしく、スポーツチャンネルを見ながら余韻に浸っているところ。

月曜日はまた大雪が降るとの予想。スーパーボウルで浮かれているどころではないのだ。今のところ、30センチほどの積雪だと言われているのだけど、今回は非常事態宣言もなく明日は通常出勤、ちぇっ。まぁ、今さら30センチ降っても降らなくても大した変わりなさそうだよね。

ボストンや近郊の町ではすでに路上駐車禁止になっているそう。これも除雪作業がしやすいようにとのことなのだけど、ふだん路上駐車してる人たちって自分の駐車場がないんだよね。でも車動かさないとレッカー移動されるし、ボストンの駐車料金って高いし、みんなどうしてるんだろう。さらにひどいのは除雪作業が終わった後も路上駐車できないんだよね。駐車スペースには除雪作業で山のように押し寄せられた雪がしばらくなくならないだろうし。

ボストンの除雪作業はあまりよくないです。排水溝が雪で塞がれ、車道と歩道の境には黒いみぞれ状になった雪が大きな水たまりとなって歩行者は難技します。朝にはその水たまりが凍って特に危険。それでもピンヒールで通勤する人を見るからもっとびっくり。

明日はマリリンと一緒にお家からお仕事。仕事にならないかも…、(^◇^)