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Snow and work don't always mix

February 3rd, 2014 at 08:59 am

Well, stupid me, I relied on a weather forecast that, as recently as last night, was calling for just an inch of the white stuff today. So I didn't bring my laptop home Friday, which turned out to be a mistake, since it's snowing steadily all day today and they're expecting up to 6 or 7 inches.

So...I drove into work this morning, stayed for a 9 am conference call, and then left promptly (with my laptop this time) after that. The drive was pretty messy and slow both ways, and I passed 3 accidents on the way home.

I HAD to go in for the laptop, not only because I can't easily work from home without it, but also because tomorrow, 6 of us are driving up to Boston together about 3 hours) for a going away dinner with the head of the dept., who got laid off. So we will work up there, on our laptops, for most of the day and then we get to drive again at the end of the night after the dinner. It's supposed to start snowing again tomorrow night around midnight; i should be home by 10pm, but i do hope that forecast is not off by even a few hours.

It will make for a long day, either way. None of us wants to go, but what can you do. Seems like a lot to to disrupt the work schedules of 6 people (4 of them contractors)for what will probably be a 2-hour dinner.

5 Responses to “Snow and work don't always mix”

  1. ThriftoRama Says:

    I feel you. Our weather reports have been way off. As in, you'll get two inches and then we got eight. My work life and all of our social dates have all been ruined for weeks. I'm still trying to catch up, work wise. My advice: always take the laptop. Better to have it and not need it!

  2. snafu Says:

    Wishing you a safe and pleasant trip to Boston. Will the Heaf of Department's lay-off affect you and your duties in any way?

  3. PatientSaver Says:

    Snafu: too soon to tell, but i'm guessing there will be more layoffs for sure.

    thx Thrififtorama. I will be tied to the little laptop with am umbilical cord, at least til all threat of snow passes!

  4. nhgirl1970 Says:

    Safe travels. I hate to say it, but here in NH that snowstorm forecast keeps getting worse.

  5. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Glad you made it back safely from work. Hope your travels tomorrow also are safe!

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