A Floyd County Rescue Squad life support unit makes it way carefully up Main Street in Floyd Saturday.

The thermometer reads 14 degrees — two digits down from an hour ago. The predicted high today is 29 but yesterday’s high was predicted to be in the 20s and it never got above 16. The National Weather Service sums it up in four words: “Clear and bitterly cold.”

Roads remain slick and snow packed. At such low temperatures, salt and other treatments don’t work very well.

Beautiful full moon Saturday night — brightest of the year.  Skies will clear today and the sun will shine but it won’t ease the cold.

Measured 12-and-a-half inches of white stuff Saturday afternoon — not as much as the Dec. 18 storm but still a lot of snow for an area what hasn’t seen much in the last few years.

Like many, will veg out at home. Have some writing, photography and computer projects. Will work on them.

Damn, I’m sick of this winter and — according to the forecasters — we still have a lot of cold, bitter weather ahead.