Feb 12, 2014

What the what!

This morning I woke up to an alert on my phone about the Winter Storm warning.  It told me that I should expect 10-14 inches of snow/ice starting Thursday at 1AM through Friday morning.  Freaking wonderful. I have been trying to work later/earlier to make up some of the hours I will assume will be lost to an off day tomorrow.  I'm a contract worker so I don't get paid if the office is closed. Womp Womp.  But, safety first.  I am just praying that tomorrow isn't super horrible and that we don't lose power.  Also, I am praying for a miracle - that someone will come shovel my car out Thursday night.

I thought of coming up with a list of things you do on a snow day as an adult:

  • Wake up in morning and call your job's emergency line to see if work is closed.
  • When they say it's closed, you attempt to go back to bed.
  • You wake up 15 minutes later and are wide awake and cursing the world for not being able to sleep in when you actually could since there is no work. 
  • Get up, look out window and look in astonishment as if you have never seen snow before. 
  • Eat some breakfast
  • Look out window again and estimate how many inches of snow is outside.
  • Watch the morning news that is repeating the same snow stories over and over again and laugh at how excited the weather people are because this is the one time that all air time is with them and not the news anchor. 
  • Look out window again at the blowing snow and wonder when snow will stop.
  • Walk the dog out in the snow which is not fun when dog refuses to go one step. 
  • Look out window when you start to hear snow blowers/people shoveling.
  • Look out window and curse out the snow for not stopping.
  • Watch more news about accidents all over the place and weather people standing outside knee deep in snow in the freezing cold.
  • Look outside again and try estimate how much more snow you got.
  • Go outside and spend hours shoveling. 
  • Look outside at the snow while taking 3 Motrin to help with the back pain from shoveling for 2 hours. 

This is what happens on snow days.  Exciting huh?


Anonymous said...

That's really funny because it's so true. I watch Fox from 7am until the end of Dr. Oz and then just putter (who says that?!) around the house. Of course always looking out the window to see how much there is.

Julann said...

Damn... my morning was should I wear a short sleeved or long sleeved shirt. Short sleeved won! I could not even imagine!

Mary Long said...

I will be working from home and doing exactly what you mention here. Except, I will shovel a bit first when I get up. I am looking forward to 40 degrees on Saturday!

MarlaJan said...

LOL, that pretty much sums it up! Our snow is starting around 8 or 9 tonight. So over this shit!!! I KNOW I KNOW it's winter, it's supposed to snow, but this isnt freaking Minnesota!

Kathy@MoreCoffeeLessTalky said...

man, you guys are getting pummeled.. that was us a few weeks ago - snow fall after snow fall and then nicely coated with tons of ice. mother nature is a bitch!

Vodka and Soda

Monica L said...

haha this sounds like the last 2 months for me! Except twice we got two days off for extreme cold. THAT never happens here!

DanielleASB said...

Too funny…especially calling the work hot line to see if you're on reduced operations. Sometimes I even call twice to hear it again :-) I can't always go back to sleep at all because of my kid…she has that radar when school is out and wakes up early ready to go out and play in the snow.

I'm ready for Spring!