It’s a winter wonderland outside right now as I’m writing this from my apartment. If I had a working digital camera, I’d snap a photo. In a way, I like snow days. They force you to relax and stay in. I could use a day to just throw on some sweats and a t-shirt and watch movies, read books, and get ahead on some work.
That is of course, if this were a normal snow day. This snow day is pissing me off for several reasons:
- We’ll probably have a foot of snow by 6 PM. This matters because at 6:30 is our company Christmas party at Vin Santo Tapas & Wine Bar. I’ve never been there, but supposedly it’s hard to book on a Friday night this time of year and the wine and food is amazing. I was really looking forward to checking it out and celebrating all that we’ve accomplished as a company in 2008.
- I can’t stand community laundry facilities so I generally go to my parents house once every week or two to do my laundry. Today was that day, and now I’ve got to go tomorrow and jam it into an already busy Saturday.
- This is the second weekend in a row. Last weekend, we had the worst ice storm I can ever remember. Power lines and trees were down everywhere. I don’t know anyone who didn’t have some major damage to their house. Over 200,000 homes were without power, many for several days. Some just got it back yesterday. Luckily I only lost my power for about 2 hours…I don’t do so good in the freezing cold with no power 🙂
- There are also supposed to be snow storms Sunday and Wednesday (Christmas Eve). Wtf.
- I’m already having enough trouble trying to schedule my work around all of the family functions and friends coming into town. Constant weather threats don’t make it any easier. It’s becoming a real challenge to find pockets of time to be productive, and even more challenging to find a few minutes to relax.
- Sending and receiving shipments at the warehouse is hard enough during the holidays, but it’s been a disaster this past few weeks. FedEx is really late on a “normal” December day because of the volume. Snow days are way worse.
- It drives me nuts that no plans made during the months of December, January, February, and March can be considered permanent because there is always the threat of a gigantic nor’easter forcing a cancellation.
- The thought that we’ve already had enough snow for me this winter is kind of depressing. It isn’t even January yet! What will I be thinking in March when it’s still coming down?
So. I’m thinking of wintering somewhere else next year. Ideas?
//Update – 5 PM
Vin Santo’s closed so the Pure Adapt Christmas party will have to wait.
Mike just posted some pictures of the aftermath of last weekend’s ice storm over on his blog. This one is my favorite (click to enlarge):