Oakwood is an inside-out neighborhood. There are two tiers of houses distributed on a circle, the inside row facing a round park, the outside facing the lake. There is a street around the park, but most of the garages are off the back to an alley and all of the lake lots are accessed only by the alley. I guess my point is that there is a narrow circular lane with a lot of short driveways and no place to put the snow. It piles up.
Today was a crisp blue sky, blue shadow day. The shadows are still long and even with the bright sun it only creeped up to 9F. That's -13C for those of you in the civilized world. I had a brief exchange with a woman in England today who has come to the conclusion that Minnesota is only marginally inhabitable. Maybe she's right ...... but we do have ice fishing and hockey. The English have only...what?.... pub darts?
|1410 Oakwood (past the neighbor's garage)|
|The lake with fish-houses|