Wasilla Lake is frozen over
Just a quick note that when I went to the grocery store yesterday I noticed that Wasilla Lake is now frozen over and covered in snow. I suspect it's not frozen over to the point that anyone will want to walk on it, but it is covered in snow.
I also went for a walk last night around 9 p.m., and the skies were almost perfectly clear, and the Big Dipper is right there ... you feel like you can just reach out and touch it. I may drive up to Hatcher Pass to see what it looks like with even less light and at a higher altitude.
Finally, I don't know what just happened, but at about 10 a.m. I went in to the bathroom to brush my teeth after a late breakfast, and when I went in the sun was shining, and when I came out the area was engulfed in a thick fog. Someone said it best about the weather in Alaska: If you don't like the weather right now, just wait a few minutes.