Wednesday morning we got hit by that snow/ice storm that crippled Arkansas and Kentucky. But for those of us not working at a school district it was just another day. A really slippery yucky icy day.
The first thing I did when I got up in the morning was call in to find out if we had a delay. This made it a little easier to get out of bed, knowing that if we did get a delay I could go back to bed.
Sadly, there was no delay. So I showered and got ready for work and when I went out the front door I stepped into the ice-encrusted snow and said aloud, "I can't believe we didn't have a delay."
Then I got started my car, brushed it off (actually it was more like knocking off chunks of ice) and got in. The whole way to work I never drove more than 30 mph. And I rarely got above 20. On the radio I heard that ALL the schools had closed and they listed off many businesses (plus the Navy Depot) that were delayed. The whole way to work, I mumbled to myself, "I can't believe we didn't get a delay."
Then I got to work and the parking lot looked like this:
It kind of made me wish I owned hockey gear, since it looked like we had a pretty decent rink. I got out of the car and almost fell right on my butt and said, "I can't believe we didn't get a delay."
When I got inside I was the only one from my department there (although data entry was there and toiling away). Actually, less than half of the department showed up for work that day. My boss worked from home (as she had planned to regardless of the weather) and when I told her that her phone was ringing off the hook (via instant messenger) and she should check her voicemail, she said "I can't believe we didn't have a delay!"
It all ended well, though. When my other boss (who is in San Francisco) heard about the weather she encouraged us to leave early so we could beat the re-freeze that was sure to happen once temperatures dropped. I've never heard of that happening before, but rather than look a gift horse in the mouth, I left two hours early.
But seriously, how did we NOT get a delay?