From February 20th:
The weather the past few days has made me hunger for the time I spent up the mountain in a snow shelter with my brother and father. At one point, the roof started falling in and rather than taking time to help me get up and mobile to exit under my own power, the boys instead asked me to stay put in my sleeping bag and retrieved the whole package through the entry hole — sliding Sami is a cinch in the snow, and I skidded out into the morning like an oversized purple caterpillar.
I could have skated to work today (except I can’t skate yet, maybe never… Maybe dog-sled would be more appropriate?). The weather and roads are still a bit of a mess.