Apparently yes way. Ten O'clock, which on regular Friday mornings would find me finally settling down to actually working, after wasting an hour n a half having breakfast and searching the internet in earnest for the motivation to work, found me this morning settling down on my couch, wondering for a bit what the hell to do with myself.
Being one of what was termed, non-essential staff, I was sent home a few minutes after getting to work this morning due to there being no power(electricity) in our work building. The winter storm, that apparently happened last night, took out half the trees in the neighborhood, which in turn, having sworn never again to go down alone, took out several essential electric poles and wires with them, rendering a whole business district and the residences around it powerless. But its not like they hadn't been warned.... I mean, haven't we been telling them that mother nature cannot ignore the birdies they've been flicking at her all this time forever? Wasn't it Crystal who told them to find a bunker or a bible.... Me I said get both.
Anyway, for all her issues, and she's got quite a few, mother nature does have quite a talent when it comes to painting landscapes and shit. I mean, she can actually turn a dreary looking background into a most breathtaking view, in the time it takes to say... (insert choice expletive)... or as was in my case, the time it takes to sleep off a double shot of rum in a little bit of coke.
O.k... I was gunning for a thousand words but the computer repair guy just called and I won't have enough time...... So I'll let these pictures do the rest for me:)
My view when I got up.
With the window down....duh!
Only way to explain this is that they managed to effectively camouflage themselves. How else did they evade mother nature's icy paint brush?
Brianna n I were visibly shaken at the sight of these waters. They have previously cost us al lot, in terms of time, funds, engines and what not.
this lane is usually lined with cars at around two o'clock when the shifts change. I guess it won't be the case today.
I decided to take a different route home... hopefully get gas somewhere.
I guess I was not the only one fascinated by the phenomena.
No power no gas...Whaaat! And Bri pining for gas... whaat!
Crazy folk all over the place. This dude drove by so fast in his four wheeler.....
Do I see a green light at the end of the tunnel?
Something... Must be one of the aliens that were slaving all night.
Home is just past that last tree that seems to be hanging over the road:)