Commuting…and the Weather

For those of you who don’t know, in September my husband and I moved because of his new job (yay!) However that put me roughly two hours from my job (which I don’t like). My supervisor approved me to work from home three days a week. Which means Monday, Thursday, and Friday I get to work from my home office. Plenty of natural light. I get to make an actual breakfast. If I want to run over lunch I don’t have to worry about having enough time to run and find a place to shower and get back to work all in an hour. Tuesday and Wednesday however is a much different story. Tuesday morning I get up freakin early and drive to work. Thankfully my parents live 5 minutes from work so I stay the night there and then Wednesday I drive home after work. For two days I sit in front of my computer. In a small office. Under florescent lights. Surrounded by people who annoy me and I don’t like (really, I am a friendly person).

When the weather gets rough, I adjust my commute times. This week we were supposed to have a ridiculous Nor’Easter starting sometime Tuesday morning, ending Wednesday night. Because of this I went down Monday night. Tuesday it was beautiful blue sky all day until about 6 when the snow started. Wednesday it wasn’t too bad but the roads weren’t the best so I spent the night and decided to head back on Thursday. Which sounds all fine except the storm hit up home and about half of my route. As of Thursday morning we had a foot of snow at home and the road reports for half the drive was sloppy on top of patches of ice. So I worked from my parents dining room table (flashback to doing homework…) all while obsessing over the radar. Which way will the blue blob swing? When will the weather look safe and the roads be groomed well enough? 11am I made the journey, some sections were dicey but Seneca and I got home safely.

The neighborhood was blanketed in snow! I picked the right window of time as the snow started to come down again 15 minutes after I got home. Here are a few pictures I took before settling down to finish my work day.

View from the road. I had to blast through the snow that the plow had deposited...

View from the road. I had to blast through the snow that the plow had deposited to get into the driveway

I saw this as I came up the stairs. I guess the snow blows over the edge of the porch roof.

I saw this as I came up the stairs. I guess the snow blows over the edge of the porch roof.

Close up of the snow overhang

Close up of the snow overhang

Stairs are lost under a snow drift

Stairs lost under a snow drift

More drifting

More drifting

7 thoughts on “Commuting…and the Weather

  1. As someone who has lived in the south my entire life, that is beautiful and frightening! 🙂 Beautiful in that it looks so serene and peaceful. Frightening because I can’t imagine have to drive in such conditions.

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