We enjoyed a fairly decent night on the hill, grooming was OK, but the weather really warmed up as the sun rose and a dark cloud deck rolled in.
We got out a little early, and I was stoked to get home and watch some Paris-Nice bicycle racing on VersusTV, followed by a Giants' game from Arizona vs the Dodgers.
Pretty good bike race...I remember switching to the baseball game...I woke up when the next program after the game started...I don't even remember a pitch! I'm gonna need the rest...the new early daylight savings time begins tonight.
This is one of those Good News/Bad News deals in my world. Yes...the sun sets an hour later, but I'm sleeping at day's end...the sun rises an hour later too...right as my crew is entering the home stretch. I also have a lot of clocks...only a few reset themselves...
I guess the big thing is I can no longer fool myself that the season isn't closer to the end than the beginning. Season 2010/2011 is more than half over.
It's bittersweet really, the sun rises higher every day now foreshadowing the end of "Hero Snow Season". The Vernal Equinox and Spring are eight days away, and my job is going to become a genuine Grind sooner than later.
I earn every cent once Grinding Season begins...to quote BB King: "The Thrill Is Gone"
Springtime, when young groomers fancy turns to other pursuits...baseball, gardens, fishing and camping, and racing...bicycle racing and of course motorsports.
I'll find my half full glasses. I always get a little sad as season's end looms closer...most nights, slope grooming is a Peak Experience (as long as you don't count Grinding Season) Those nights when all is right in my world are very precious...they've held me in thrall for 30 years.