Ick. We had 6 weeks of "nice" weather, meaning it stayed just below freezing, so that you could actually walk around with only minimal risk of killing yourself. Now it is just above freezing, so everything has turned to slush, wet slush, salty slush or just plain wet ice. I have given up trying to run on the sidewalks for now. So I just run early in the morning or later at night and go down the middle of the street where the ice has melted off from the traffic.
I have found a car that I might buy next week. I looked at it last week and it seems OK, so I'm going to have it inspected by a mechanic and then they will give me a report on all the things that might need to be fixed. It is a black 1996 Audi A6 station wagon with a diesel engine. It is a little bigger than my Audi in the U.S. but probably A LOT slower :). That's OK, I'll just learn to drive slower. It has a nice ski box on the top, so that should be good for taking some ski trips around with my friends Joel and Lief.