January 8 - As the temperature warmed up to 38 degrees, we had hope, but also a new level of misery as the solid sheet of ice on the front walkway became treacherous.
By January 10, the tiny bit of snow by the truck is all that's left of the snow and ice.
Except for the lake - someone threw a big boulder onto the ice, and it is still strong enough to hold the rock up.
There are air pockets under the ice, and when I threw a pretty big rock out today, it bounced without breaking through. I think the ice is still about 2" thick on most of the lake.
But we can see green again, and the sun is shining, making it feel positively balmy and springlike outside today.