Tag Archives: winter

Biking

So we are closing on the house next week and then moving in a week later. At that point, I’ll have a 6 mile bike ride to work or a 45 minute bus ride, with a transfer. I’m going to opt for the bike ride. I’ve biked year round before, when I worked for the UW Arboretum and it was a five mile bike ride to and from work. The distance doesn’t bother me, the roads do. Madison is all about keeping the lakes surrounding Continue reading →

I am so damn anxious

This house cannot come soon enough. In one month, we close. A few weeks after that, we officially move in. I just cannot wait to be so busy. Lately, Ellie and I have been just treading water in the evenings. We’re at a point where we don’t care to make our current place better, and we are unable to make our next place good. A lot of time for me has been spent on Pinterest. I want to find all the projects that we could Continue reading →

Walking Home

As the winter gets colder, snowier, more icy, and just downright unbearable, it seems the busses in Madison get less reliable. The bus to work is usually on time, but after work I rarely take the bus these days.  I still leave work at 5:02 and head over to the bus stop. When I get there, I wait to see how late the bus is going to be. Sometimes, it’s not on the board at all meaning I missed it. Other times, it’s still a Continue reading →

Comfortable temperatures

What do you consider to be a comfortable temperatures in the winter? For me, it’s somewhere over 72°.  At home, we keep the temperature around 68 while we are there, but we make up for it by hiding under a pile of blankets. It’s rather comfortable sitting and watching TV that way. Alternatively, I’ll find a reason to bake. Having the oven on heats up our small apartment. Plus, something tasty comes out of it. At work, where I do not have the luxury of Continue reading →

Battery Blues

The cold got to us. Ellie told me yesterday that the car wouldn’t start and she was going to walk to work. Fine, I thought, the temperatures were hovering at 5 or 10 below all Sunday night. We’ll just need to warm up the battery and it will be back to normal. No dice. Ellie did get the car running after she got home but she drove it front-ways into a parking spot and didn’t drive it around. So it moved, but didn’t charge and Continue reading →

Frozen Fox, I’m Still Walking

The new year came in and it came with a nice deep freeze and snow (Editor’s Note: Danny hates cold and snow and often ponders why he still lives in Wisconsin where both are abundant). Today, I had to make a split second decision, which I outsourced to a coworker with a simple, “Yes or no?” question. The question was, do I brave the cold and go for my walk? The answer was yes. So, despite the 0º F when I left for my lunchtime Continue reading →

Train to Chicago

On Sunday, I went down to Chicago with my mom, aunt, cousin, and sister to pick up my other cousin from the train station. We drove to Harvard and then took the train downtown. Originally, I was just going to snap a few photos of the train to share with my Ukrainian friends back home because this is our equivalent of the electrichka from Konotop to Kiev, but I ended up taking more while I was in the city. Here are the photos for your Continue reading →