It was Channel 22 and Fox 44 that did the interview today. It was blustery cold- only a little above zero and the wind was whipping snow off the roof, down the pond, and across roads. It was bitterly cold, but Christy Souders did most of the interview inside at Diane and Bill Rossi's. It will be on Channel 22 at 7 p.m. and Fox 44 news channel tonight at 10 p.m, and then again at 11 p.m. I think, and she said on the morning news tomorrow, too. If you miss it, I think Fred may have a link on home page where you can see it. None of the Ice Out Contest is set up yet, but Christy's focus was on whether we think the warm fall weather will affect the date the block sinks and stops the clock. I couldn't be much help - I expect since there are ice shanties out there and Bill Rossi told us today there was a car or truck out on the ice already, I'm guessing the ice is about normal thickness for mid January - especially after the weather we're having today. There may be thin spots, like along the east shore where there was open water up until a couple of weeks ago, but for the most part the ice is growing rapidly and probably will for the next couple of months.
We had the pleasure of having from our four-year-old granddaughter, Tangeni, yesterday spend some time with us yesterday. She was excited to see her friend, Woody, and he was dedicated to her the whole time. He's a very patient kitty - through lots of petting, brushing, playing, and finally some relaxing to watch cartoons. Just before she left, Tangeni showed us "two faces," and this picture is what she was talking about. She had been combing Woody and he always enjoys that. He's been a little tired today and has stayed very quiet, but we are glad he seems to like Tangeni almost as much as she likes him. He doesn't ever run away from her or hide, and she is very gentle with him. She says he's a "very nice cat."