It has been the worst January I remember for bad air and smog. But today a small storm is coming in. The radar maps show it to be just on the other side of the lake now. Sunrise brought a wonderful sight: The moon and the sky. The inversion appears to be breaking up. Fog still clings to the lake shore, but everywhere else is looking sparkly clear. I did attempt to walk down the driveway to get the newspaper, but that was a no-go. It's a sheet of ice again. The hospitals have been busy with people falling on the ice. I didn't want to add my name to the list. I'll just leave the newspaper at the end of the driveway until the ice melts. Our temperature is right at freezing right now, but icicles are dripping, there's a slight breeze, and snow clumps are dropping from the trees. I sense a slight thaw.