• Winter Storm, Part 3




    Today’s forecast: freezing rain.  In this case that means there’s basically ice falling from the sky, except it’s wet ice so when it lands it insta-freezes.  The roads, the sidewalks, my car, all covered in ice.  It’s perfect weather for staying in and knitting, but of course I’m at work.

    I’m working a double shift today, which really shouldn’t surprise me.  I’ve worked one during every winter storm we’ve had this season.  Let me tell you, it isn’t fun to come out at the end of that and have to dig my car out of the snow and ice then deal with the roads and traffic only to come home and have to go to bed because I’ll be getting up in a few hours.  It makes me feel really bad for the people with even longer commutes than mine, and there are so many of them, too.  It’s crazy.

    Of course, many of those people are probably a little better equipped to handle this weather.  Like a dummy, I don’t even have a snow brush for my car, and my ice breaker thingy is, itself, broken and not all that great at breaking ice.  I smashed my finger up pretty bad the last time I dealt with this, and it’s still healing.  Luckily it didn’t slow down my knitting, but an open wound in latex gloves does not feel nice.

    Okay, I’m ranting now.  Enough of that.  I mean, in the grand scheme of things I’m pretty lucky, what with the cutest cats in the world and my awesome wife waiting at home, the fact that I have a roof over my head and food to eat and a car, even if it’s crappy one.  That’s not even mentioning my family and friends, who are all awesome, and my ability to knit or do anything fun at all.  Still, this weather is quite unpleasant, and I will be very happy when it finally lets up.  Here’s to thinking warm thoughts.

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