Sunday, December 2, 2007

Winter Grumblings on a Sunday Afternoon

They're predicting some pretty nasty weather for later on today - snow and freezing rain and ultimately ice - everything that I absolutely hate to drive in despite of the fact that, as a New Englander, I've driven in all of it many times over. That doesn't mean I have to like it, though! Naturally this sort of weather never ever seems to hit us on my days off. Nope, it's another one of Murphy's Unwritten Laws that "Bad weather will always occur on days you don't have the option to stay home snuggled under a blanket eating popcorn and watching reruns of "Cold Case" on TNT." Or something like that!

The worst part is that this nasty inclement weather is supposed to come in later tonight and last through until the morning which means that I get to drive home in it at 11:00 p.m. tonight and then, after a mere eight hours, turn around and drive back to work in it at 7:00 a.m. tomorrow morning. Add on the fact that I live on the side of two rather steep hills and it's enough to make a person think about calling a real estate agent to find someplace on lower ground or consider a complete career change and move to somewhere back in California! Of course, I have a pretty good deal where I'm living compared to the cost of other rentals in the area and I like my job so I guess I'm stuck for another winter in spite of my mumblings and grumblings to the contrary!

Oh well, it's that time of the year, isn't it? Let the bad weather driving games begin!


  1. If you were in California you'd have to worry about earthquakes. I hate winter, but I'd still take the snow and ice over earthquakes! :0)

  2. Anonymous4:19 PM EST

    aww, come on Linda! I am so jealous!! We live in AZ where there is no snow--I'll trade you...for a day. Be careful out there!

  3. It was hot and muggy here today. I haven't watched the weather all weekend with these crazy work hours, I wonder if it's comin' our way?

  4. We were supposed to get the same type of weather you say you are in store for tonight and in the morning last night and today. We did get a little coating last night then today, they extended last night's forecast through tonight and tomorrow too - same as they are calling for in your area. Boo hiss, I know. I also know exactly what you mean about that being high on Murphy's Law list for me too when I was working! I had a 37 mile drive, one way, over some not so nice mountain terrain too - no matter which route I took. One nice thing was the last couple of years I worked at the weather place, when they were calling for really crappy weather, they would often make arrangements for those of us who were scheduled to work to get us a hotel room near to our facility. Definitely came in handy back in 1996 when we got hit with a nasty blizzard in January of that year!

  5. But Lee, earthquakes don't happen regularly every winter like ice storms!

    One of the things I specifically looked for when I bought my condo was a flat entry. There's a small incline, but not a hill like where I lived before. So hopefully I'll be ok when we get ice.

    Good luck!

  6. Anonymous11:46 PM EST

    Be careful, Linda! Forget CA, move to Texas! We're supposed to have highs in the 70's this week.

  7. And you've got to dodge all of the idiots who've never driven in those conditions before (like I would be if I was visiting!!!).
    Be careful - and do consider moving back to CA!!!


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