Monday, December 15, 2008


About 10:15 this morning, the Babe phoned me and said "So, waddaya think about working at home?"

"What do I think about what?" I replied, always quick on the uptake.

"You obviously haven't looked outside, have you?"

"Nope, just a minute." I keep the blinds and shutters closed most of the time because I like it without too much natural light when I'm working. Up went the venetian blinds.

Snow! Lots of snow!

"Pretty impressive!" I said when I got back to the phone. "How much snow is it?"

"The real question," she replied, "is not how much snow, but how much ice."

"Oh, dear!" I said.

"Yes, I made it into the office over the bridge only because I know how to drive on snow. And even then I saw a lot of cars that had gone off the road on Delta Highway. Only a few of the people made it into the office, too."

"Well, I shall revel in the fact that I work at home, then!" I said.

I got the camera so I could take a few quick snaps. It's looking like there's maybe 3-4" of snow so far. It's still snowing a little, so how much more may accumulate by the end of today isn't clear.

When I popped my head out the back door to take shots of the backyard, I could hear kids playing in one of the nearby yards and a father helping them. And the street in front of the house slopes gently, so there are three or four kids sledding and tobogganing down the street.

I'm really glad that I don't have to go anywhere farther than up and down the stairs today, though. It'd be a pain to drive in this.


Anonymous said...

We had ours Saturday. At this point, it's disgustingly cold, but dry. The streets have gone to bare and dry, mostly...I'm still not going out in it.


Evie said...

Woo-hoo! We're very cold but just a light dusting of very dry snow here. I'm driving to work tomorrow, but planning to work from home Wed and Thurs because we're schedule for a real dump then. I just wish I had more firewood. *sigh*

SoCal Girl said...

OK. I'm sorry, water's just not supposed to do that. I'm glad you're happy, but brrrrrrrrr.