The temperature has risen today, creeping above freezing, leaving the roads very sloppy. I'd far rather have it below freezing; loose slush on the roads is a lot less safe for driving than simply snow on the roads. Tonight we may get freezing rain, and simple rain tomorrow - but next week it's supposed to get colder and snow some more. Perhaps finally the cross-country skiing will get started. Didn't go far today; been too busy the rest of the week!