Pictured is the small, seasonal "Garage Lake". It overtook the front yard because our drainage under the driveway was blocked by ice. So Ollie and I worked on clearing it. The take then moved to our neighbors' yard. It was our gift to them--we're really nice people I guess.
I've been driving to Madison everyday and I've learned a few things about making such a commute. First, the slightest bit of weather turns everyone from impatient speed daemons to sniveling cowards. My travel time, on a clear day, is about 1 hour and 5 minutes door to door. Today it was 2 hours and 30 minutes, all because of a light snowfall. Knowing people would drive like this, I tried to avoid using Madison's "belt line" and exit the city on back roads to avoid traffic. That was a complete failure. I have found, however, that getting up at 5:00am so I can be driving by 6:00am is useful. The belt line clogs up sometime between 7:00am and 8:00am, and leaving by 6:00am puts me on the belt with heavy, but fast moving traffic. I'm learning :) Pictured is the town of Stoughton, WI.