Well…. did I get a "holiday" today? No!…. while Federal Government employees and every school kid in the area had a day of fun I trudged to work. I navigated the little trenches 3 of my neighbours had dug before coming to a dead-end where residents of 3 houses maybe 4 have not stuck a spade into the snow. Dead-end ahead:
No path ahead:
With snow above my knees I waded out into our street – it has still not been plowed but the snow has been packed down by 4-WD vehicles so it's not too bad to navigate on foot before turning onto Georgia Avenue - a major road and also a snow emergency route. It was slushy and slippery but I walked along it anyway because you'd have to be 7 feet tall to walk through the snow on the footpaths. Taking to the main road – my metro station is opposite that fancy new apartment block on the left:
It took 2 hours to ride the metro to work today because service is severely limited. The 40 minutes I had to wait at the first station gave me time to ponder many things including wondering how long one would have to sit on the stone/cement seats before they warm up: conclusion: if they are still frigid after 40 minutes they are not going to warm up!
Recently one of my Aussie vox neighbours asked where all the snow goes when they grade the roads…… here is the answer GOF - giant hills along the side of the road. This is Arlington, VA where I work:
Of course, most often, this cuts off access for pedestrians to the footpath:
There's a lot of snow in the park – no dogs out frolicking today:
Oh – and just incase someone in Washington hasn't had enough snow they needn't despair – there is more forecast for tomorrow!!!!!!!!!!!