Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Rant #422: Snow Kidding

Yes, it snowed in my neck of the woods yesterday evening and today.

In spite of predictions that we might get anywhere from 12 to 18 inches of snow, I think we got about six or seven.

Nonetheless, I have learned from my past experiences, and I stayed home from work. I took some work home, and just finished it in between shoveling duties.

Last year, during a snowstorm in February, I decided to go to work. It was horrible even getting near my place of business, but I trudged on.

I was about a block or two away when I hit an ice patch, lost control of my car, turned every which way, and finally came to a stop as I hit the sidewalk.

I said right then and there that if the situation ever presented itself again, I was not going to risk my life and limb to go to work. My place of business has no firm policy when it comes to the weather, so it is up to the individual to decide whether it is safe enough or not to go into work on a snow day.

This individual decided that today was not a day to take such a chance.

The fact of the matter is that while I, and my wife, dug our cars out and dug out our sidewalks--and started doing it at 5 a.m. in the morning--the plow has not come to our street in many hours, so the street is full of snow. I hope we can get our cars out with little difficulty, but when the height of the street is higher than your sidewalk due to the snow, you've got some problems.

Anyway, time to sign off and hope for a better day tomorrow.

More shoveling to do!

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