That night I paid for my enthusiasm. I ended up breaking a couple inches of ice off the hot tub lid and crawling in about 2330. As the clock struck midnight, Orion smiled down on me from the clear sky. The near-full moon lit the frosted trees. It was so cold, the steam was condensing and snowing back down on me. Not a bad way to start my 67th year.
The next morning I jumped up; grabbed a birthday banner and my camera and; headed outside to enjoy the splendor of the day.