Shortly after midnight, Mom left this world, without lingering or being in pain, as she had hoped. We are okay, and thanks for your concern.
As a consequence, John and I spent the day with our friend I-75.
To further remind us of her power, Mother Nature welcomed us to MI with blowing snow. Thank you, Lake Effect.
Even so, the lessons of our Midwestern teenage-driverhood refreshed quickly, and we made it (thanks to superb piloting by The Guru) past icy stretches that sent two vehicles—that we saw—into the ditch.
And the new year begins….