Have you ever seen those awful coffee tables that you'll sometimes find in motels or restaurants down on the Redneck Riviera, the ones with the sand dollars and scallop shells lying entombed under an inch of lucite?
Yeah, well, that's what the alley and street look like around Roseholme Cottage, except with asphalt where the sand dollars should be and ice instead of lucite. The alley's even cooler looking, because although it's gravel under the ice, it looks paved right now thanks to its smooth coating of greased glass.
Of course the main thoroughfares are all salted and melted but the little side streets in Broad Ripple are big ol' skating rinks right now. One of the neighbor kids was walking his dog down the middle of the street, except he wasn't walking, he was... dog-skiing? He looked like a cross between a water skier and a one-man extremely minimalist Iditarod.
Anyhow, I think I'll be thankful there's all my shopping needs within an easy couple blocks walking distance and leave the rear-wheel-drive roadster with its summer tires in the garage.