Overall I’m happy that the snow the Austin area didn’t stay very long. Somara and I drove into work yesterday around 730 AM. By then the rain was transforming into sleet. Most co-workers arrived on time; no massive calls of co-workers being “sick.” Everybody was glued to the windows after the sleet transformed into visible snow flakes. As the flakes began to stick on the ground, the fire alarm went off. Security informed us it was a false alarm well before anyone made it to the door. I wasn’t too worried. I remembered the fire drill Paul and I endured at 130 AM when we lived at Mashuda Hall; nothing like freezing your butt off in the middle of a Milwaukee Winter while it’s good and dark.
I was more impressed by the lack of overreaction here. The schools in the outlying areas closed early but most places only cancelled their evening activities because many key bridges could’ve frozen over. Our drive home was a cinch. All the roads back were clear with no accidents. The house has snow on the roof which remained until this morning.
Only the wimps at UT went with a major delayed opening, 10 AM. Everything else was business as usual. I had to scrape the ice off my car before heading out. The streets were still normal.
When I went to lunch with friends, all traces of yesterday were 90 percent gone. Oddly my car still had some ice on its roof. I guess I parked in the shade.
I would be a complete liar if I said I wasn’t disappointed though. Sometimes a snow day rocks. An opportunity to stay home, take a nap, drink tea/hot chocolate and catch up on my video games.
On to Spring.