Sober since April 6, 2006


Thursday, February 01, 2007

just when i got ready ...

The weatherman said yesterday that we would be getting snow/ice/wintery mix today, and he was right. Woke up this morning and it was snowing.

In most parts of the country, that's not a big deal. But here? It's a big deal. They cancelled school and many businesses shut down (except for the company I work for ... it never shuts down).

The local news weathermen are gloating -- because for the first time in their lives, they have managed to forecast the weather correctly.

While trying to decide whether to brave the crazy streets and go to work this morning, I glanced at a traffic report on a local news site. Accident reports were multiplying. People around here can't drive in the snow.

We're a bunch of instant idiots -- just add snow. I figured I could drive okay, but that doesn't matter if some guy named "Bubba" loses control of his pickup truck and totals my car.

So I decided I'd wait around the house until the roads clear.

A few hours later, it stopped snowing. The road in front of my house was clear. No ice or snow anywhere in the road. So I started getting ready to go to work.

Just as I got ready to leave -- boots, jeans, sweater, jacket, coat, scarf, gloves, hat, purse, cell phone -- I looked out the front door to see this:

It was really coming down. Hrm, so much for the road being clear.

But was it really undrivable? Really? A walk out to the street revealed few inches of slush and ice. I was pretty confident I could drive in it, but the thought of crazy Bubba in his out-of-control pickup sent me back inside.

According to the latest traffic report, 10 new accidents have just been reported in the last five minutes. (See? I told you nobody here can drive in the snow!) (Post script: 20 minutes after I wrote this, there were an additional 30 more accidents ... yeah ...)

The rest of the forecast today is 2-4 inches of snow followed by 2 inches of ice/freezing rain. Looks like I won't be going anywhere today.

It's hard not to worry about work and the hell I'll be facing when I finally get back there. Oh well.

In the mean time, I can work on my fourth step and try to chill out a bit. Pun intended.

I'll close with a picture of my dog running through the snow. He's never seen snow before ... he loves it :)


Pam said...

That's the same thing that happens here in Houston when we get icy rain. The whole city has to shut down, just so we can keep from killing each other on the roads.
Stay in and warm.

Mark said...

Collies! I LOVE Collies!!!

Oh - and I'm so thankful I don't see snow anymore :)

An Irish Friend of Bill said...

Cool! i've only just noticed that you have not listed your good self on the top 100 sober blogs site. You don't HAVE to!! but i think its a handy way to navigate to blogs sometimes..

Anonypus said...

Awwww - your dog is beautiful!

Noor Azman Othman GBE said...

One of these days I gonna enjoy myself with snow!

Have a wonderful weekend.

Anonymous said...

I saw the snowflakes falling.While no one was looking,I let one land on my tongue............and it was good.See Ya Gods Kid :-)

Mary Christine said...

Your environment is very pretty. Please post a picture sometime without snow!

dAAve said...

Your employer is just gonna have to get over it. You did the right thing. Period.