Tuesday, January 2

Road Report

This morning's fresh road report still lists the South Klondike Highway between Skagway and Carcross as "closed due to avalanches." This situation has been officially raised to the level of ordeal.

Not that I've heard any of this news from the son, of course. He's male, so he won't phone home unless he has something new to add to our last conversation. And I can't call him, since his only access to a phone is at a public pay phone.

My enthusiasm for January has begun to wane, and it's only the second. School resumes tomorrow. Will they make it?