Half a Snow Day is Better Than No Snow Day...

I never thought I'd say it, but I love me a good snow storm.  Let me add a caveat - I love a good snow day when I can actually stay at home.

I headed out to work this morning in a snow storm - the first big one for my area of Southwestern Ontario.  I'm pretty fearless when it comes to driving in the snow, so it has to be pretty awful for me to contemplate not going to work (unless of course, I just need a day to myself).  However since I just started the new job, calling in due to the weather was not an option.

Keep in mind that I commute from the "country" to the "city", which typically takes approximately 45 minutes.  Today it took me an hour and a half and when I arrived, the parking lot wasn't plowed, nor were the sidewalks cleaned.  I trudged through snow drifts that were past my knees to get into the building (which wasn't that big of a deal considering I'm only 5'2").  Don't judge - it still took some effort.

Anyhow, when I finally arrive to my area of the building - no one was there.  All 12 other people that work in the corporate area were late as well.  I asked myself - what the hell was their excuse?  This happens to me all the time.  I live out of town, but am still able to make it in.  By 10:00, a few people were beginning to show up, only to be told by 12:00 we could go home - the office was being shut down.  Another hour and a half drive home and I'm finally able to enjoy my snow day.  I spent more time on the road than I actually did at work today.

Oh well, today I looked like a committed employee, which should buy be some slacker time later on.  Let it snow....

Comments

Brian Miller said…
nice...yeah you done good...now enjoy the afternoon...
Sarah said…
Awesome! At least you made it safe. I hate driving in the snow. I hate when it is slick and I don't trust the other drivers. Glad you got at least half a day!
Jacqui said…
I love a good snow storm, it's the days and days of ice and snow piles on pavements that bugs me - we're there now. A week after our heaviest snow for 30 years we still have a 3 inch block of ice where our road used to be - tricky to drive.

Enjoy your free time - mine turned into 3 days of free time.
Jody said…
Jacqui, from the sounds of things perhaps you live in the UK too?

I do know what you mean about showing an effort though, I've made it in to our office every day but one, when most everyone else used the first snow in God knows how many years to take three days off!

I am sick to death of the icy side roads as the UK is apparently no equipped for this extreme weather.

Keep warm!
Simply Suthern said…
I love me some snow. We just dont get enuff.

I love driving in snow. We tend to get ice instead.
Jacqui said…
Yes Jody, we are in Nottinghamshire - and still have icy side roads. Unlike Canada, the UK is totally incapable of dealing with these conditions and we're left to make the best of it. I wonder when the UK will stop seeing bad winters as unexpected and start getting prepared for them. Hope you are keeping safe and warm too.

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