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06 December 2010 @ 11:53 am
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The good news is that the powers that be have declared that, thanks to the unbelievable amount of snow that has fallen since 9am (and continues to fall) my office is officially closed and we can all go home.

The bad news is that the roads are also all closed which makes achieving that a little tricky.

And apparently it only gets worse the further East you go - guess in which direction my home lies... Oh yeah - 8 miles East and up a hill.

Still, at least I'm stuck in a nice warm office with coffee and Internet and not in a snow drift by the side of the road somewhere...

ETA:

Allan is trying to get back out of Glasgow City Centre to where I am with the car. The trains and buses are both cancelled. He asked how deep it was here. On the basis a picture is worth a thousand words I sent him this (click for bigger):


That's our car on the left...
 
 
 
omteddy2006: Christmas Wishomteddy2006 on December 6th, 2010 12:30 pm (UTC)
Yikes! How much coffee? And, is there anything to put in it?

Hope you make it home safely.
WYG: Christmas treewastingyourgum on December 6th, 2010 02:22 pm (UTC)
Oh loads - it's an IT company - we all have type C(affeine) blood.

No alcohol to spice it up but plenty of milk and sugar.

Unfortunately if it develops into a Donner Party situation, I'm first on the menu!
omteddy2006omteddy2006 on December 6th, 2010 06:50 pm (UTC)
Unfortunately if it develops into a Donner Party situation, I'm first on the menu!

0.0

Because you're so tender(-hearted) and juicy?

Good luck!
WYG: Christmas treewastingyourgum on December 6th, 2010 07:50 pm (UTC)
Yeah... that's it. I'm so tasty. ;)
Kegel: penguin alonekegel84 on December 6th, 2010 12:36 pm (UTC)
Aww, I hope you make it home alright!

We have plenty of snow, too, and I hope I'll get home by train today. There are reasons I am moving...
WYG: Christmas treewastingyourgum on December 6th, 2010 02:22 pm (UTC)
Good luck!
jagnikjenjagnikjen on December 6th, 2010 01:58 pm (UTC)
Safe travels...

I wish we had enough snow to shut down the city. Of course, here in North Texas, that really doesn't take much. ;)
WYG: Christmas treewastingyourgum on December 6th, 2010 02:23 pm (UTC)
I was fondly remembering my time in Virginia when the first flake of snow signalled the stores being emptied of milk, bread and toilet roll as if it were the Apocalypse!
omteddy2006omteddy2006 on December 6th, 2010 06:53 pm (UTC)
Yep. That's how we roll in the South. I never understood why people stocked up on milk since the power WAS going to go out. It wasn't a matter of "if" but "when." Then, we got 20+ inches in Durham one year and had to hike to the store on campus for...you guessed it...milk. Had to make snow ice cream.
applebeing: PJ Xmasapplebeing on December 6th, 2010 03:04 pm (UTC)
Pretty! But a bit not good. Hope you make it home before the tea runs out, bb.
Thymelady: x-mas_anim_snowingthymelady on December 6th, 2010 03:33 pm (UTC)
GAK, had to book a hotel myself a few years ago. We closed the office once last week. Yesterday it turned rainy, now it's freezing again. Icy roads... Hm, yeah. Only four months left to spring? ;-)

I hope you'll have a slendid time, despite all, whether you go home or not.
roh_wyn: minneapolis2roh_wyn on December 6th, 2010 03:50 pm (UTC)
Good luck getting home. Stay safe and warm, ok?

Considering where I live, I no longer fear the snow. I just hate it with a burning passion instead. :( It's pretty enough, when you don't have to drive in it, walk in it, shovel it, break crusty bits off it off your car, gutters, mailbox, hands.

WTF-ever. *grumbles*
Railise: Dean - kill with firerailise on December 6th, 2010 06:20 pm (UTC)
Hear, hear!
Railise: John - OMGrailise on December 6th, 2010 06:21 pm (UTC)
Oh, noes!! :( Hope you (and Allan and Kegel and everyone else who need to get home) manage to get where you need to be, safely and warmly.