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Stay home if you want, but... - Mark's Journal
Stay home if you want, but...
I made it to work this morning without any trouble, and after I got there, was greeted with the e-mail to our division about how if we thought coming in was unsafe or getting home was a good idea, we could work from home if we'd worked out such plans with our supervisors, or we could take personal leave or vacation time.

Most amusing about this bulletin was the warning that if we decided to take personal or vacation time to not come to work, that decision was final, and if the University ended up closing, we were still out the time.

I'm not 100% certain I was the last one in the building this afternoon, but it was pretty close; I was certainly the last on the second floor.

Drive carefully...The roads are mostly well-packed snow, though my street at home is plowed to the bare pavement. My driveway'd been plowed before I got home, but there was a fresh mound across the driveway from the town plows. All-wheel-drive let me drive straight over it. I like AWD.

The roads aren't too bad at all, if you take it at a reasonable speed and watch out for the clueless. The car in the ditch was this morning soon after the snow started. No idea how he managed this while heading uphill.
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psyllisa From: psyllisa Date: December 19th, 2008 09:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
I stayed until 2 PM, then made the hour+ drive home, and worked from my living room under the previously agreed to terms of my Flex agreement. There was really just a skeleton crew in my building. So many live very, very far away.
msanborn From: msanborn Date: December 19th, 2008 10:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
glad you got around safe!
aregulardyke From: aregulardyke Date: December 20th, 2008 08:29 am (UTC) (Link)


Getting into a ditch going up hill is just as easy as at any other time ... when I was driving bread delivery, I ditced a van while going uphill. slippery road, no traction on the ice, overcorrected, went flying across the road into the oncoming lane, and into the oncoming lane's ditch.

From the picture, looks like the same - car's in the oncoming lane's ditch, from the looks of it.

roosterhillfrm From: roosterhillfrm Date: December 20th, 2008 09:04 am (UTC) (Link)
I left at 12 after meetings! Took me almost 3x as long to get home as usual. Traction was ok despite the fact that none of my roads were plowed, but my wipers could not keep up with the deluge.
pickled_cotton From: pickled_cotton Date: December 20th, 2008 11:48 am (UTC) (Link)
I had the same wiper issue here (Syracuse). The snow was a consistency such that it would freeze to ice slush on the windshield and the wipers would just push it around. I considered getting off earlier on the highway to clean the windshield, then take back roads home, but ultimately stayed on the highway, which is good as said back roads were not even plowed.

Ah, winter!
iamjanjan From: iamjanjan Date: December 21st, 2008 03:06 am (UTC) (Link)
i like the hearts in the snow.
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