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Obligatory Snowpocalypse post

Watched the the news closely to determine that yes, switching my telecommuting day and going in to Office of Doom yesterday was a Good Idea, since the snow was supposed to start around rush hour and I go home at 2pm. So that's what I did. The snow, of course, promptly proceeded to start coming down in earnest in Villa Park at 1:50 pm. *facepalm*

Two hours for a normally-40-minute commute wouldn't have been that big a deal -- it was never especially scary, just slow, though I passed a couple accidents -- except of course that it just had to be the day I was guesting on the BH fan podcast at, you guessed it, 4pm. Pulled into the garage at 4:06, messaged the host that I'd be another five minutes, and scrambled inside where my brainiacfive had started up my netbook and opened Skype for me. :: blows kisses :: So that worked out.

BigBossLady declared Office of Doom closed today before the day was out yesterday, but it's still just as well that I went in because I still got the stuff done that needed to be done there, which I normally would have done today. Just means I was home today not working (on OoD) instead of working.

Which is good, because there was that whole necessity of starting to dig out the driveway. I say "starting" because the drifts were between knee-deep and hip-deep at various points, and it took the two of us two hours to get about a third of it cleared. brainiacfive is back out there for a while, because he is insane indomitable, and I need to start dinner soon. I dunno if Office of Doom will be closed again tomorrow -- apparently Chicago Public Schools are, which has to be even rarer than the fact that they were today for the first time since 1999 -- but at this point I'm thinking I'll be working here if it is. We shall see.

Took a few pics, as you do. Here's the view out the back door when I got up this morning. This one is the drift against our side storm door.

Very glad to be inside and cozy with power and heat and cable and Internet.

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beebalm
Feb. 3rd, 2011 01:33 am (UTC)
It took as ALL DAY (starting at 10-ish), off and on, to get the driveway clear. Though when I say "us," I mean that I took one shift and Hub took four. Or perhaps five. And then a neighbor brought his giant snowblower and finished the end of the driveway and the sidewalks. Normally, I'm all, "Eh, we don't need a snowblower." Just every 10 years or so.

My abs, they HURT.
wiliqueen
Feb. 4th, 2011 12:19 am (UTC)
EVERYTHING hurts. I am officially Too Old For This Shit. :-/
chiroho
Feb. 3rd, 2011 03:37 pm (UTC)
How much snow did you end up actually getting? In Southern NH, we had 6" of snow Tuesday and another 10 to 12" yesterday - which I don't think is anywhere near what you got. But that leaves something like 3 feet of snow on the ground in my yard as we had 50+" of snow in January: which you can see here.

I'm just very glad that this was the year I bought a snow blower. I've only owned the thing two and a half weeks and have used it 5 times already!
wiliqueen
Feb. 4th, 2011 12:21 am (UTC)
We had 16", but only about 4" accumulation beforehand. It's our first big snow of the season. Guess it decided if it was going to be late, it wasn't going to mess around! :-D
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