Back to normal

Or what passes for normal aka “it’s January and this is Michigan.” I dunno how many inches we got today but glad I didn’t have to drive to Cubelandia, the GG chose not to drive anywhere, and Lizard Breath walked to work. Alas, mouse had/has to drive to and from work during the worst of today’s “winter storm.”

Even if Cubelandia still existed, I’d’ve telecommuted today. I’m remembering a day back in my childhood career… The GG and I worked in the same facility but the beach urchins were babies at that time so we arranged to share hours (I worked part time). It was my turn to go in at six AM. Guess what? We woke up to 10 inches of snow! I’m pretty sure I didn’t shovel or anything, just backed the car down the driveway (slight downward slope), slodged out into the street then onto the main roads, which were not really plowed.

That was some drive. The car I was driving had an issue with the ventilation system such that we couldn’t defog the windows, meaning I couldn’t see out zee veendshield. So I opened my windows. At one point I got to a red light in a place where I had a slight uphill slope. I knew if I stopped, I would not be able to get through the light. So. I looked around and seeing NO other traffic anywhere, I RAN THE LIGHT!

As I was doing that, there was lightning and a big crack of thunder. Yes, thundersnow! If I’d had time to think about it, I might have wondered if the yooper gods were lobbing lightning bolts at me for running a red light. As it was, I just whooped something joyful out my open windows and continued to my work.

I did get to work just fine (it was only a five mile drive) and the only other thing I remember about that day was a student intern calling my boss’s phone (which I answered more often than not) to ask if the building was shut down that day. All I could think of to say was, “Well, I am here.”

One Response to “Back to normal”

  1. Margaret Says:

    I’ve only seen thundersnow once and loved it. Magical! That’s scary when the windows are all fogged up. One big blind spot!

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