I get up very early each day, and unless it’s raining hard go for a jog after a cup of coffee and a quick check of server logs to make sure the machines are running smoothly.

By daybreak I am nearly ready to head to the office. But on days like this the wet sky is folded onto the earth and drips, the wet seeping into my pores.

By the time I return home it’s dark again and the house feels damp. I click on lights throughout the house and build a fire.

Spring is not long off.