I was telling someone the other day that I was worried. Here in the Pathetic NW (as some would say), we have not had the rain we usually get. It’s been cold and clear and sunny – and dry. What a weird place to be.
Then today – today we got snow. Snow?!? Like 3-4 inches of snow – at least. Like drifting snow. And icy conditions because the wind chills have been below zero – like -2 at one point. As someone commented to me – if I’m saying it’s cold – it must be cold.
Schools let out as early as noon. Work sent people home, if they were worried. I left at 3:15pm, and it took me an hour to go home – a place that is about 3 miles from work to home. And it took me an hour. It took me 30 min to go a mile from home. Fucking crazy.
It’s cold and windy and time to batten down the hatches and stay inside. A friend stayed with us tonight after she got stuck at work. I drove to get her and came back sliding in my all wheel drive – a telling statement given it is hard to slid in an all wheel drive car, in my experience.
So we are inside, warm, happy, in front of a fire as the family plans for their Friday off. Funny how the rest of the country has been dealing with this for weeks – and we got our storm system finally.
Too bad it isn’t just rain.
Tomorrow I will likely stay home. Ok, likely is the wrong word – I will stay home because I promised I would not try to drive with the amateur winter drivers out in force.
All I do care about is that things are better so I can travel to see someone Saturday. I mean, being snowed in with Daddy would be horrible. Grin.
Gotta love snow.
Until you relieve your childhood with it – and remember why you don’t like it. Smile.