I wish I had taken a pic out my front window this morning. What a frickin’ mess. The temperature was just over freezing and what was coming out of the sky was rain but what was already on the ground was glare ice. So glare ice topped with water and more water coming out of the sky. All of the schools everywhere were closed. Walk? I think I’ll take a pass.

I also made the wise decision to do a Late Start and work from home for a while. As I was settling in, iDeep Skyped from India and I replied to his “How are you?” with “Fine, we had an ice storm so I am working from home for a while 🐸” I was wondering in the back of my mind if he had any clue what the heck an ice storm is and why did I even say that to him. I was on Skype with him for at least an hour. About QA stuff, not Michigan weather.

The temperature was inching up (as predicted) ever so s-l-o-w-l-y but I wanted to be in the office for the 10 AM Standup so I eventually trundled over there. Ever so s-l-o-w-l-y. The roads were okay but messy and my main concern was having to hit the brakes fast. Fortunately everyone else seemed to have the same concern because even the hot-shot 4-wheel-drivers were taking it slow today. We won’t talk about the HUGE puddle I narrowly missed. It looked like it was about a foot deep. I was pretty sure it was not Ninja-able.

Poor FZ lives out in the “country” and he couldn’t even navigate his driveway so he was stuck at home WITHOUT HIS LAPTOP. That meant he couldn’t email, so about mid-morning we were all kind of wondering where he was. Like me, he doesn’t take time off without plenty of warning and almost always works *at* Cubelandia. Eventually Amazon Woman got a chance to check her text messages.

I am reading Bird Box. The Bird Box movie has been showing up on my social media and my interest was a bit piqued but I wasn’t sure but then… When I found out it was a book first (it’s important to me that a book comes before a movie), I immediately downloaded it. And I am loving reading it. It is just up my alley, beginning with the fact that it’s a dystopian novel set in the Detroit area. The main character is from the yooperland, which lends even more interest.

For another dystopian novel set in my beautiful state of Michigan, check out Station Eleven.

3 Responses to “Bboxing”

  1. l4827 Says:

    Wow! Cool! (about the book)

  2. isa Says:

    I’ve been ignoring the hype, but I didn’t realize it was set here! Maybe I’ll read it.

  3. Margaret Says:

    ICE!! Yuck, I hate the stuff. Glad it’s gone away, or I hope it has anyway. Station 11 is one of my all-time favorite reads.