I put on my first set of tire chains this morning. Shiao-Wen and I are going on a road trip to Mammoth without Bryan. There’s snow in the forecast, so Bryan showed me how to shimmy on the chains in the driveway. I barely know how to work a car, but I decided that if I’m going to be a hard-core skier, I better learn all the skills I need to get to the mountain safely. Crud got all over my hands and forearms as I pulled the links together and tightened them with hooks connected to a big rubber band. This was really my first ever Grease Monkey moment. I hope I can do this with gloves on, in 15 degree weather, as trucks roll by, in the dark.