Snowstorm

As promised, here are photos from Sunday’s snowstorm! Luckily for us, we didn’t have to work that day, and we planned ahead to stay in, so it was mostly a day of watching the snow fall with warm cats on my lap. My parents did come over to watch the new Sherlock with us, but that was the extent of excitement for that day.

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I went to work alone yesterday, as Lisa was sick, and that was an adventure in itself. Brushing the snow off of my car didn’t take too long, since the wind had done most of the work for me, but it took me about 10 tries of backing in and out before I was fully out of my parking spot. Even then, I was facing uphill, rather than facing downhill (towards the main road). I couldn’t get going up the hill, so I backed down to the main street. Fortunately, it was early enough and snowy enough that there wasn’t a lot of traffic around. Whew!

All of the roads were dicey, though. It was so cold (-11F at that point) that the salt trucks had no effect, and so a packed layer of slick snow and ice coated 98% of the roads, making getting around tough. My workplace was one of the few open, so I had to brave it, despite the fact that half of our employees ended up stuck at home anyway. I was the first person in the office, which was only 58F when I arrived, so naturally I was in a grumpy mood most of the day! But, I survived and made it home safely, so that’s what really matters. I did get stuck twice in the evening when I went out for dinner, but the first time our awesome neighbors shoveled me out of my spot, and the second time my dad pushed me back out into the street, so all was well.

This morning, the roads weren’t much better, but by this afternoon, temperatures had warmed up enough for the salt to start to work, so I saw a lot more pavement on the route home than I’d seen in days! Hopefully, by tomorrow, the roads will be mostly clear. I’ve had enough of this white stuff!

Too bad it’s only the beginning of January….

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