This story makes my blood feel chilly. I'm going to go head up some water. So glad you're okay. Every since I saw the shining that scene hangs out in my brain like a warning. Well written. Good reminder. This morning when I was early walking my dog in 9 degree weather on solid ice, in the pitch dark wearing a pair of glasses with a very old prescription, I thought shit, I hope I don't slip and freeze. I fell a few weeks ago a like 3 am and I was almost too tired to stand. The elements man, they be crazy and we are fragile.