Yesterday vs. Today

Tuesday was, it now seems, our “nice” day for the week. It was warm enough for me to go outside and clear off Julia & Michael’s car, which I’m borrowing (but, clearly not using) while they are away. I even made it out for dinner – and a not-insubstantial amount of red wine – at my friend Lori’s house. Yes, she lives just around the corner, but it was the farthest I’d been from home in days, so it felt like a victory.

A victory, I must say, that was terribly short-lived. The snow kicked up again while we were eating, and we’d already gotten a couple of inches of fresh powder by the time I headed home. That was nothing compared to what awaited me this morning when I got up, which was another blizzard.

I don’t really know how much the final total today was. I mostly gave up looking – it’s just gotten too depressing. I do know that mid-day I found out via Twitter that the DC area had officially surpassed the 110-year-old record for highest snowfall in a season. Couldn’t we have been trying for the so-beautiful-you-could-cry weather record? I wouldn’t mind crushing that one.

At any rate, I’m officially on snowbattical for at least another day. Whoopee.

The car yesterday, reasonably cleared off, if not entirely dug out.
The car today, once again looking like a snowbank.

7 thoughts on “Yesterday vs. Today

  1. common loon February 10, 2010 / 9:53 pm

    Since your aprartment must be amazingly clean at this point, would you be willing to update us about your yarn projects or books-read list? Sorry you’re getting bummed, and hockey isn’t helping – at this moment. I think the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence. We won’t have Spring for at least 8 more weeks (no bulbs or blooms or squat), and we won’t have a single SNOW DAY to “tide us over.” You will be posting lovely pictures of that DC sunshine on the cherry blossoms, and giving cultural market updates soon enough. In the meantime, you will be able to boast “weathering” the snowiest season on record (calls for a toast).

  2. Sarah February 10, 2010 / 9:59 pm

    Sadly, I’ve mostly been working anyway, despite the office being closed. But, since my office is pretty much all-PC and I now have a Mac at home, it’s an exercise in slowness and frustration. I feel like the less said about it, the better.

  3. Susan February 11, 2010 / 9:27 am

    Another snow day. I’m getting ahead on my grad class…may even take a personal day tomorrow to finish my paper. I’m sorry, Sarah…sounds like it’s getting old for you. Our area didn’t get it as bad, so we’re not trapped…we’re just off school 🙂 That is just fun!

  4. common loon February 11, 2010 / 10:56 am

    Uh, Sarah…did you look ahead to Monday’s forecast? Now, it could just be hype, as the media does have that tendency, but you might want to move the car when you get your chance… and maybe you won’t have to dig it out again. Glad your neighbors are catching onto the snow etiquette thing! We do have some bright sunshine that should head your way evenetually. Vitamin D helps a lot.

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