I’ve been home for a couple of hours. I added our donations to TurboTax (which still says we owe $1500), and then I read a few months’ worth of Dooce archives. During all of this, I found myself wondering if I should switch to Linux instead of Windows, and then move my website to Movable Type instead of WordPress. Why? No real reason. I guess something needs to change. And a new template for my site apparently isn’t enough.
I tried to get to work yesterday, but as I left my neighborhood, I slid out onto the semi-major road. It’s usually pretty clear and much safer than the neighborhood roads, or at least it has been after all our other storms and weather events. Yesterday, I couldn’t see pavement at all. It felt like one big sheet of ice, so, after I caught my breath, I went back home. John didn’t even make the attempt (not in the mustang, no way), so we had another pleasant day of working from home together. We took a walk around the neighborhood (almost completely in the streets, since most sidewalks aren’t clear) with the dogs before it got dark, and then I started working on our taxes before dinner (I’m not quite done, but how do we owe again? What’s going on?).
Back to the office today. I really really really want things to go back to normal. Normal = NO SNOW. Go away now. Melt faster!