Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Colors Your Eyes With What's Not There

Here is the jazz band playing at Coadster's concert last Saturday.

Well, kids. According to some predictions, we could have the worst blizzard we've seen in these parts in 30 years tonight and tomorrow. I guess we'll see. My girls already know they have a snow day. Me? I'm not so sure. Even if the university cancels classes, it's still usually open for business. Since I walk to work and most of the people in my office live in other towns, if we are open for business, I'll be there.

It's fine with me either way. If the planets aligned in such a way that the university actually closed for all non essential personnel, (the flood was the only time that's happened since I've worked there) I would either have to use a vacation day or one of the 5 mandatory furlough days (forced days off without pay because of our state's budget crisis) that I now have to take before July. I just prepped most of my living room to paint, except for a little taping and sanding. So, the day off would be pretty much perfectly timed for me.

If the university does stay open, the walk to work will suck, but I have every kind of outdoorsy, cold weather kind of clothes you can imagine, so it won't be dangerous for me and it will be nice to be one of the only 5 people who show up to work. It's always a fairly festive feeling (nice alliteration, huh?) in the office in these circumstances.

I'll let you know what happens tomorrow. If you're anywhere near this weather mess, be sure to stay warm and dry and don't drive if you don't have to.

6 comments:

Remiman said...

Churlita,
We're forecast to get some wintry mix today, tonight, and tomorrow. I do have to drive this morning, but currently the skies are clear. I'm on call tonight so will be safely ensconced in the town where I'm covering tonight.
Stay warm and safe.
rel

Tara said...

I am working the last week of December, and I'm pretty sure it'll be a skeleton crew. That is fine, you're right, there's a festive feeling about it. Only one challenge is to make sure they don't forget about me in my office and lock me in the building at the end of the day. No thank you! Lol.

SkylersDad said...

Just passed through our parts, and left a lot of snow. The worst part is this cold, -17 with -32 wind chill!

Susan said...

We got nothing but a ton of rain. On top of that the wind gusts are over 50 mph. I drive to work and was blown all over the road.

...Good times.

lablahblah said...

Can't even imagine. We are all shocked and awed that it is getting down into the 30s at night.

Churlita said...

Rel,

Oh good. I'm glad you'll be safe and not on the roads.

Tara,

I always like it when there are only a few people in my office. It's more festive,plus I seem to get more done.

Skyler's DAd,

We're getting that now too.I don't mind the snow, but I could do without that cold.

Susan,

We have 50 mph wind gusts too. It's a real slap in the face with all that cold. Grrrrr.

Lablah,

I would love it if that's the coldest if ever go here. Sometimes I really miss living in Arizona