A quiet day at home

posted by Jeff | Thursday, December 7, 2006, 1:47 PM | comments: 0

I don't know where Eric lives, but I might have had his day if I ventured out to work today.

Right now we're having what you might call "the perfect storm" for Northeast Ohio. When the wind comes out of the northwest and Lake Erie is not frozen, and it's below 32 degrees, we get lake-effect snow. The wind sucks up moisture out of the lake and drops it down on us as snow. It can do it for hours and hours, and sometimes for a day or two. No amount of plowing will keep up with it entirely, and you can't get plows down freeways when they're full of cars. Last time this happened, it took me three hours to get home from work. Work is the snow belt, I'm in the secondary belt. No thanks!

There's a certain peace and quiet that comes with a heavy snow (well, except right now it's blowing hard enough to be horizontal snow). Sound is deadened, and when you walk in it there's that satisfying crunch under your feet. When I don't have to travel in it, I guess I don't mind it that much.

So I'm sitting here on the couch with my MacBook Pro, Cosmo keeping my feet warm and some soft tunes playing. I'm getting some work done and I feel relaxed. Catherine is done with exams, and I'll be heading to a warmer climate soon. Life is good.


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