Tuesday, February 23, 2010

An evening to remember

Weather here has been sloppy, and is expected to be that way all week. We woke up this morning to sleet and a light dusting of snow, but nothing we couldn't handle. We have warnings of more to come throughout the week. I took the 4WD drive car and headed in. At work it's all rain. It rained all.day.long.

As I was getting in my car to come home, J called and said there were whiteout conditions near our house. Great, this was going to be a fun commute. He was just heading home, and promised to let me know what it was like by the time he got there.

For the next 2+ hours I puttered along in rain, then sleet, then snow, as the roads became more covered and the traffic increased. J called about an hour in and said he couldn't get up the hill to our development. So he was parked at a local car dealership waiting for me to come get him. He figured we'd eat dinner downtown, hope someone plowed the roads, and head home.

By the time I got to him, plans changed. It was apparent that no one was going to plow anytime soon, so we gave up and got a room at our local Hampton Inn. It's about a block or so from downtown, so we planned to walk to dinner. Worse case, we'd have a meatball sandwich from the hotel kitchen.

As we were leaving, a guy in the lobby told us that Main St lost power and the restaurants had kicked everyone out. And the hotel was out of sandwiches. *sigh* We decided to chance it, walk into town, and see what was available. Our only option was...
Dunkin Donuts.

So J and I had flatbread sandwiches and egg and bacon croissants for dinner. And watched the snow fall. And hoped that poor local news guy reporting on the snow asked us what we thought of it, since we had some choice words we thought we could use ;)

So now we're firmly ensconced in our room, with no change of clothes, no toothbrush, and no contact lens solution. I guess we'll sleep in the contacts.

I'm working from home tomorrow...

1 comment:

Serendipite said...

Damn. Hope everything is better today!