We had our first winter storm in 2 years today and I was actually quite looking forward to some snow. This seemed like the ideal snow as it would fall today and melt tomorrow. Alas, I was to be somewhat disappointed.
After I’d recorded the usual “office is open” message on the employee line I headed off to work in more drizzle than snow. With the Federal and local Governments closed it was light on the train. With all that choice I chose to sit in the middle of the car. Looking backwards: Looking towards the front; the driver sits behind the black glass door:
I don’t have a position where I can work from home, telecommute, work remotely or any other term that means you don’t have to physically *be* in the office. If I ever change jobs that’s going to be one of the things on my job search requirements; it would be rather nice to have “choice” when it comes to whether I wear my pyjamas to work or not.
There were 15 of us in the office – I have no idea why 14 of them were there except perhaps it’s quieter than a snow-day house full of kids. Our TV continuously crossed to images of snow piling up or slushy, messy roads but peering out our DC office windows we saw fat juicy snowflakes falling only to melt on contact with the footpath & road.
The weatherman repeated that conditions were deteriorating and would be at their worst between noon and 3pm and spouses from Virginia were calling to give snow accumulation updates so people south of the DC border wanted to leave. It was decided to close the office at noon. I was out of there at noon-oh-one before management changed their mind. There was a cold, wet gusty wind as I walked to the metro – the sort where you don’t bother with an umbrella as it only turns into a frustrating and comical situation.
When I turned into our street I was pleased to see some on our front lawns – this is “conversational snow” – it looks pretty and causes no inconvenience – I wasn’t likely to fall over on the footpath: (you can just see some fat snowflakes against our coloured houses):
This afternoon we’ve had howling blizzard-style winds with rain; no snow. Luckily I have friends only a few miles away across the river who can share their photos otherwise I’d have to wonder if we really did have a “snow event” :