The snow, freezing rain and other precipitation on Tuesday ended up by Wednesday night becoming an ice sheet 2-3 inches thick. When it hadn’t frozen solid, I felt pretty fat as Illa walked on it and I broke through, but since then, it’s been mostly solid and I’ve been able to walk on top.

Yesterday I took Illa for several walks and fell once on each one. The ice got slippery to walk on, and I couldn’t break through to brace myself on the slopes and fell. Illa thought that was funny, until he fell, too.

I’m glad we shoveled early on Wednesday, beacuse since then the ice has been nearly impossible to get through, even with a pickax. I’m looking forward to it melting this week.