So, after walking only a block i lucked out. Two women were standing outside of their auto. One had just dropped off the other.
I asked if they were going past the market. The woman who had just been given a ride said "the market is just right there!" (she did not want her sister to give me a ride")
I said "just right there" is a 1/2 hour walk for a disabled person who has to traverse on the ice!
The driver said of course i will take you to the market. So, on the way she says "I know my cough sounds scary but i am not contagious" I said "don't worry everywhere i go everyone has a deathly sounding cough, just don't sweat it"
She said: "My sister is a writer and was away on a trip, i had to give her a ride"
I said "What kind of writer is she? "Fiction or non fiction?"
the woman replied: "Oh neither one! She's not THAT kind of writer!" "She writes life stories, biography"
I replied "yes, that's what i do"
about 4 minutes later i get to my first destination. But to get from there to the bus stop i had to walk in the middle of highway because of ice slush and flooded everything...............I am drenched to the bone even though i have 2 layers on. No way i'll stay in Mountain Town for another winter. Just too deadly for pedestrians. Auto owners are clueless about what we go through.