Tuesday, January 27, 2015

#Snowmageddon2015 #Blizzard2015 #Juno

First major named snowstorm of the year, Juno, hit my area.

Predictions:
Like there was only going to be one this year?

Twitter named it:  #Snowmageddon2015 #Blizzard2015 #Juno
The media went wild. Because, of course it did.

"Juno?" ('cho know), says the weather folks: This could be a big one.
To be fair, the totals were anticipated in FEET, not inches.

Preparations:
I dragged out my lighting and emergency flashlights, radios, clocks, and charged up phones, batteries, etc.
And shopped with moderation.
Mostly worried about the water and Diet Coke.
 Not pictured: water, Diet Coke, crackers, pb & jelly, pizzas, chocolate
Hadn't stressed out on this, until the folks started to.

Observations:
The office said to use best case judgement on travel to work on Monday, so I decided not to get possibly stranded (and honestly harangued by the folks) and just worked from home.
Monday: Coming down
 Pretty as a picture
 So glad I don't have to deal with it.
Monday: At Dusk
That's not a filter, that's Mother Nature.
Just from watching from the window and news, glad not to have been cold, 
whipped by snow and wind, or sloshing around.

Tuesday: 12:30a.m.
 Why is someone riding their bicycle down the middle of the street?
Idiots
Tuesday morning:
My first reaction was: That's it? What? Well, okay.
The office is closed, so ... I'm going to laze about.
Really? This is it? Where are my DRIFTS?
 Still glad I don't have to deal with it.

Enjoying two days of staying home, working from home, in my sweats.
I kind of wish it could be three.

The weather people seem to be a bit annoyed and disappointed that NYC didn't get the big storm.
The transit, sanitation, and government people are justifiably peeved that they are being asked to justify the closing of the roads, transit ways, schools, etc.
Better prepared than under-prepared.

Because, inevitably ...

There will be "the big one" at some point.

Maybe time to buy more Diet Coke.

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