[ Taken January 28, 2008 | Snow Days | Dayton, OH ]
I got my wish. Lots of freezing rain, and then lots of snow. It snowed heavily on Wednesday up until about noon, and then tapered off.
My office was closed. (John's remained open, however)
I still had lot of work and a lot of meetings, and on a normal day I would have been trying to get stuff done. Unfortunately, I need to be able to VPN into network behind the LN firewall in order to do about 90% of what I need to do. And I kept losing VPN connectivity. Turns out that the VPN network is really only set up to support a couple of hundred people at a time... not the couple thousand who all tried to VPN into the LN network all at once. So the system was completely overwhelmed, fell over, and died.
So I did the little (the 10% or less) that I could do and then called it a day... I got a real snow day. I love snow days.
I went out in the snow early in the morning, when the sun had just risen, and froze my fingers stiff. After it stopped showing after lunch, I went for a longer walk out to the arboretum, and tramped around until I was cold and tired.
Then I came home to just putter around, drink a lot of hot tea, and read on the couch. Nice... Though I do have to admit, as I enjoy weather like this, and as much as I enjoy having a snow day and the house to myself... I always enjoy stormy, snowy weather much more when John is around to share it with me.
[ Taken February 21, 2008 | Snow | Dayton, OH ]
Ahhh... snow. We are finally getting some. It snowed this last night and this morning (pretty heavily, for SW Ohio) and the roads and other drivers were bad enough that it took me over 40 minutes to get to work, instead of my normal 10-12 minute commute. The snow tapered off around noon, and was replaced by sleet and freezing rain aroung 3:30.
I left work early to avoid the bad drivers.
Then I had to go back to work because when I got home I realized that I had left my purse and wallet in my (unlocked) desk drawer.
It is still sleeting/freezing raining right now, and is supposed to transition to heavy snow again after midnight.
NPR and weather.com both promise a winter storm and 9 inches of accumulation.
I hope that they are right... I have my fingers crossed for the office to be closed because of bad weather tomorrow. You are really never too old to enjoy a snow day.
I love this kind of weather.
Meanwhile I did my taxes this evening... terribly, exciting, I know. But I recieved my last "important tax document" in the mail, and wanted to get the tax stuff all out of the way before I had a chance to lose anything. Took about a half hour with commercial software, and my return is even now winging its electronic way towards the IRS. I should be getting a very nice chunk of change back from then in 6 to 8 weeks (gotta love the deductions you get for being a homeowner) and the entire thing is earnmarked for wedding/honeymoon expenses. John and I aren't going to need to worry about how to fund this shindig at all....
[ Taken February 21, 2008 | Tracks in the snow | Dayton, OH ]
No, this isn't what the weather is like here... much as I might wish that it was. It is actually quite warm today, in the upper 40s, which is almost (but not quite) warm enough for me to be comfortable walking outside with out a coat.
I know that we will get at least one big storm this winter. We always get at least one per winter... I just wish that the weather would be consistently "wintery" all winter long. I like that nice cover of snow, as it helps to distract you from the dreary grey skies.
Work has been beyond hectic the past couple of weeks, and it will continue to be so over the next couple of weeks.
But at least it is Friday, and, even if I did end up bringing some work home over the weekend, at least I don't have to go to the office to do it for the next couple of days.
[ Taken January 16, 2009 | The Ring (several views) | Dayton, OH ]
A picture worth a thousand words. A very, very, sparkly, pretty picture...
...should have really put this up earlier...
Now. Now I have to plan this shindig... which will be interesting because I am honestly not that much of a planner. It is a rare occasion when I plan my weekend any earlier then Friday evening. (It was suggested that I get a wedding planner, but that seems too much like admitting that I can't handle it myself... I work on international projects, I should be able to do this...)
We have some ideas... we like the pavillion at the Cox Arboretum for the ceremony... backyard for the reception... 1920s garden party sort of thing. It shouldn't be that hard, but there are all sorts of little details that need to be arranged and pulled together. That's gonna be the difficult part... coordinating the music (probaby DJ iPod), the food (tapas?), cake, renting a pavillion and tables and chairs for the yard, getting a croquet set, getting a photographer (and trying to keep cameras out of my hands the whole day), finding a preacher man (justice of the peace), and on and on and on...
Watch... everything will be set up for a lovely outdoor thing... and it will rain.