Sunday, February 8, 2015

Plotting My Escape

As I sit here writing this post the temperature outside is 16 degrees Farenheit, it's snowing again, and my lower back is killin' me.  Old Man Winter has me pinned to the mat and, though I've already tapped-out several times, I'm about to lose consciousness.  With my few remaining seconds I plot my escape.

At the right moment I see myself breaking out, dragging the boat from hibernation, using its painter to pull it over the snow, and struggling to get it atop my car's roof.  Then I'm driving due south in search of open water and temperatures above 32 degrees.  I'll be saying "so long" to Massachusetts and entering the neighboring Ocean State where snow banks will hopefully shrink by the mile.  When I get to where driving south is no longer possible, there'll be refuge in the form of open water.  I'll rejoice!  

6 comments:

Ron Haines said...

It's really nice in Florida right now! So just plot your way down here. Lots of trash available. Ron Haines

Trashpaddler said...

Hello Ron, Florida would be the ultimate escape but unfortunately would require more plotting than I have time for.
You do it the right way by going down early. Enjoy!

Erik Eckilson said...

Al - snow banks are pretty high in Rhode Island as well. You may need to keep going for a while.

Trashpaddler said...

Hi Erik, I'll be bringing my shovel and praying that someone will ask me what it's for.

suep said...

er, we have half the snow that you do over there, but all the rivers are done froze up now in the upper Hudson Valley, even lake george is ice now

Trashpaddler said...

Hi Sue, Glad we're not the only ones getting it.
I now keep my snowshoes in my car and had to use them for work today just to get to the back of a client's house.
Every intersection around here is an adventure!