So the blizzard warning has expired, but we've still got strong winds and a little bit of snow lingering. It's been a messy day, to say the least. We've got a fresh foot or so of snow on top of the nearly 20 inches that was still sitting here from the weekend. Last night also gave us a nice layer of ice mixed in there, so shoveling will be no easy task.
Thursday is looking like a nasty day, the Federal government is closed again and Metro will be on limited service. This is going to take a while to clean up. At this point I'm only vaguely aware of what day it is, or what time it is. Oh, it's 10:45 PM? Whatever, I had breakfast for dinner and am slowly running out of food and sanity. I haven't been to work since last Friday at around 1 PM. I haven't gotten mail since last Friday! I know, right? No mail since last Friday. I'm guessing the rent check I mailed last week is still en route to a PO box in downtown DC. This week in DC has been a combination of The Road and The Day After Tomorrow. It has not been like Kevin Costner's The Postman, because at least in that film the mail got delivered.
Anyhoo, there's all sorts of important stuff to be writing about, like Mayor Fenty's political career, cops arresting a yuppie near Wonderland for throwing snow, that sort of thing. But, like many of you, I've completely checked out. I've watched all of the Homicide: Life on the Streets DVDs I got at the library a week ago, and I'm suffering from extreme cabin fever. I ventured out to take a picture of a fire truck in the snow, and my hand was completely numb after about 3 minutes. I didn't even bother to try to take more photos.
Oh, and what's that? "HEAVY SNOW" projected for Monday by the National Weather Service.
we could get it again on Monday. No specifics, other than the fact that an agency with an extremely official and smart-sounding name has informed us that we'll be getting screwed again next week.
Maybe we'll dodge that bullet. In the meantime, stay warm and good luck trying to get anywhere tomorrow.