Mar. 8th, 2018 09:32 am
snacky: (snacky popcorn)
For some reason my university decided not to close even though there's a foot of snow on the ground and it's still piling up. It's kind of weird because it's spring break and there aren't any students around, but evidently we are all essential personnel and must be here.

I've been up since 4 when they started plowing in the condo complex. After a while I gave up on sleep and when I realized that my school wasn't closed, I got up and went in to work. If I have to dodge downed trees and wires to be here, they can pay me overtime for coming in early. Call it hazard pay.

The downside is that since I've been up since four, I'm ready for a nap now. The upside? There's only 4 other people in the entire building. No one else in my department came in. They're all "working from home" or taking a vacation day. The problem with being the low on the totem pole is that I can't work from home, and the problem with having cancer is that I've used up all my sick and vacation time, and can't spare a day for snow. So I was coming in even if I was snowshoeing it.

Hopefully when I doze off, my snores won't echo through the empty halls.
snacky: (snowflakes)
Back here... )
snacky: (snowflakes)
I made my way outside to shovel. The hope was that I could clean out the parking lot entrance so we could move our cars.

It was a fool's hope... )

So now we just wait for a plow to come to clean out the school parking lot, so we can move our cars. The driving ban is still in effect until this afternoon, so it's not like we're going anywhere.
snacky: (snacky princess snax)
Evidently we're getting a snowpocalypse this weekend. It's supposed to start snowing Friday morning. People are already planning not to come to work.

My boss said to me, "But you'll be here! You always come in on days it snows!"

And this is true, I do. But it's usually a light snow, or the snow has stopped and I just have to dig out and drive in.

I said, "Oh, I'll probably be here in the morning, but when it starts to snow, I'm leaving."

My boss was surprised. "But you're always here in the snow! You're a hearty New Englander!"

(She is from the Midwest. I thought they were hearty folk too, but evidently they have nothing on New Englanders.)

And I replied, "Sure, but I'm not an idiot and I don't drive in blizzards."

She has decided we're closing the office early, if the blizzard comes true.


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