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January in Chicagoland. Yay.

The actual snow this morning isn't really that bad (yet), so I was rather surprised when it took me nearly an hour to get to a landmark intersection about a mile from my house.

Right around the same time the radio told me that a particular stretch of highway on my route, which can normally be traversed in about seven minutes, was taking fifty.

The upshot of this, and of the brakelights stretching as far as the eye could see from the aforementioned landmark intersection, was that my normally 35-40 minute commute was going to take approximately three hours. At which point I called in (yay, cellphones!), turned around, and came home.

And logged in to find that the database is down and nobody can work.

This is what is known as "making the right call."

Meanwhile, audition in the Loop this afternoon and nearby opera rehearsal this evening are both postponed. So I don't have to leave the house.

Well, except to shovel. OH JOY.

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thanatos_kalos
Jan. 7th, 2010 04:18 pm (UTC)
::passes hot tea and warm blankets::
maiac
Jan. 7th, 2010 04:35 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you didn't spend the entire morning stuck on the freeway.

I'm keeping an eye on the local weather report, because I have a doctor appointment today -- 50 miles total travel, and the snow is supposed to arrive just in time for me to drive out there.
wiliqueen
Jan. 7th, 2010 04:37 pm (UTC)
Yikes! Good luck!
irish_horse
Jan. 7th, 2010 05:19 pm (UTC)
Yeesh. That storm system is coming my way, expected to hit during the evening commute. Considering that Michigan is currently too broke to salt the roads, and that I've already had one two-hour drive to work this week, I'm unenthused.

You did, indeed, make the RIGHT call.
wiliqueen
Jan. 7th, 2010 05:22 pm (UTC)
Yuck! Be safe.
irish_horse
Jan. 9th, 2010 12:07 am (UTC)
It was long, but safe. Thanks.
tricksterquinn
Jan. 7th, 2010 11:52 pm (UTC)
Go team good choice!
wiliqueen
Jan. 8th, 2010 02:30 am (UTC)
:: waves pompoms ::
amilyn
Jan. 8th, 2010 02:28 am (UTC)
Yay for being safely at home!

I miss you and we need to get together!
wiliqueen
Jan. 8th, 2010 02:30 am (UTC)
We do! I'll be in the city a fair amount coming up... We need to figure something out.
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