Wednesday, February 14, 2007

St. Valentine's Day Blizzard

I know I am way overdue for a new post so I thought I would take a few minutes and wish you all a very Happy Valentine's Day. I hope all of your sweethearts showered you with candy and flowers. I won't see Cal until the weekend but I got a nice card from him in the mail today and he has called to wish me a Happy Valentine's Day. We are planning to go out to dinner Saturday evening, so I am looking forward to that.
Mother Nature decided to give us New Englanders a nice Nor'Easter today. We've had everything from snow to freezing rain, strong winds and white out conditions all day. I did get to work this morning without a whole lot of trouble. Amazingly enough, everyone in my department managed to come to work today, despite the storm. I think we were the only department with 100% attendance. Well that's not counting our managers...who BOTH decided to stay home. I decided to leave early and get a head start on the evening commute. As soon as I got outside and started cleaning off my car, the snow turned to sleet and that didn't feel so good on my face with the wind whipping everything around like it was. The drive home was horrific, to say the least. It was a struggle to keep my car on the road, and I had to stop a couple of times to chip the ice and snow off of my wiper blades. What normally takes me 25-30 minutes on a good day, was a 1 hour trip home. And when I got home, my driveway hadn't been plowed out yet so I had to dig out a spot for my car. Of course, about 15 minutes later, the plow dude showed up and I had to get my boots back on and move my car. I hate winter, I really do. It's just so inconvenient.
Anyway, the driveway is plowed, my car is cleaned off (although it is still sleeting out there so I know I will be chipping that off in the morning), I've had a hot shower and had some tomato soup for dinner. I'm half watching Return to Jericho, which is a 1 hour recap of the show Jericho which continues next Wednesday after a long hiatus. I'm only half watching because I have seen every episode so far. I'm really looking forward to it starting up again.
I just poked my head out the door and it looks like the snow has picked up again. I guess that's easier to brush off of the car than ice. It's 20 degrees outside but the wind chill makes it feel like zero. Brrrrrrrr (Have I mentioned how much I hate winter?)
I think I'm going to find my blanket and my puppy and get ready for Idol. Stay warm everyone, I hope you're all having a good week.



AliceKay said...

I wondered how you made out up there, Lainie. We had snow...then sleet...then snow again. We ended up with around 12 inches near as I can tell. The wind was so bad it was hard to measure. It was snowing sideways for awhile, and it hurt to open my eyes when I was outside, even with glasses on.

I watched "Return to Jericho" last night. I can't wait for the new episodes to start. It's a good show.

Enjoy your night out with Cal. *hugs*

ChicagoLady said...

I love Jericho! The only one I missed was the last one before it went on hiatus. If I missed a show, I was able to watch it later on On Demand, but for some reason, the last episode wasn't ever added, so I was never able to catch it. I was hoping they'd air it again before this new season started. I taped the Return to Jericho, so I could figure out what I missed in that last episode. Haven't watched it yet, will do that on Saturday.

We got socked here with snow too. And more cold temps. Finally going to get above freezing on Sun or Mon, I think.

Lainie said...

I think you can catch all of the previous Jericho episodes on On Demand now, least they showed up on my Guide. I can hardly wait for Wednesday...its been too long.

Kerry said...

ok someone needs to tell me what this show is about?

ChicagoLady said...

Ok, I just went and checked my On Demand, and the last one listed is right before the Mayoral Election. But I think I can watch the last one at the CBS website.

ChicagoLady said...

Ok, now I'm confused, I thought I missed the last episode before hiatus, but the last episode on On Demand and at the website is one I've already seen. So I ended up not missing one? LOL