Thursday, March 4, 2010

The Hits Just Keep on Coming

Oh my God, you guys. Tuesday night it started snowing. And snowing. And snowing. When I went to bed, we had about 3 inches. Rock woke me up around 3 am, when he was going to bed, and told me we had about 5 inches and I probably wouldn't be going to work. So I reset my alarm for later, so that I could call and find out if the office was closed, or let people know I wasn't coming in, went to the bathroom, and went back to sleep. About an hour later, our power started going off and coming back on. Then, it went off and stayed off. Since my alarm clock has a battery back-up, it still went off at 7. I called one of my co-workers to ask if the office was closed. She was like, "Um, no. Why? We only got a half inch of snow." And I said, "Well, I've got 6 inches of snow and no power. I won't be in." Disadvantage of living far away from the office - your weather can be completely different from theirs. So we played in the snow and then went to town to get some food and then went to my in-laws house because they have a generator (Flushing toilets! Running water! I've never been quite so excited to wash my hands.) and hung out there for the afternoon. We were just starting to make plans about where to spend the night when the power came back on at 5:15pm, more than 12 hours after it went off. We gathered up our stuff and went back to our house, and about an hour after we turned on our furnace, our house was warm again. Gas heat for the win!

10 comments:

Jess said...

It sounds kind of fun! But only because you had access to someone with a generator.

Shelly said...

Jess - Yeah, it wasn't bad. But if we hadn't had the in-laws to go to, it would have been awful.

Gina said...

I live pretty far from my office and this happen to me all the time - my area tends to get WAY more snow than we do around the office and then I always feel like a douche when I call all, "I'm snowed in!" and everyone else has no problem making it into the office.

Shelly said...

Gina - I know, right?! I felt like I should email them pictures of the snow that they would know I wasn't lying. I didn't, but I kinda wanted to. Most of the time, I really try to get there if the office is open, but with the power out, and since it wasn't one of my "important days", I went ahead and called in.

d e v a n said...

ugh. snow.

Shelly said...

Devan - I know! It can leave ANY TIME NOW. This is not acceptable weather for March.

Shelly Overlook said...

I am so sick of snow and winter. BAH!

Shelly said...

Shelly - ME TOO! Warm weather NOW, please! It is March, it needs to start acting like it.

Janssen said...

The weather in my town can be QUITE different from the weather at my school, so I know just what you mean.

Shelly said...

Janssen - Yeah, isn't that weird?