Yesterday the snow storm was neat. I stayed in. The coolest bits were that icicles formed right away and by afternoon their weight and the weak suns rays were literally making them explode. Cracks went off slamming against my window right behind me.
The funniest was in the late afternoon. While I was in the kitchen. Crack! It sounded like it came from the fan vent over the stove. I spent the rest of the evening checking, every once in a while, to see if a puddle of water formed on my stove.
But it isn’t all fun and games. No.
I had an early appt. this morning. I was just getting my braces checked out. I’ve got spare time.
I arrived, already 4 minutes late, to find the parking lot covered in ice. I found a spot to get out of my vehicle, but when I got to the ramp I saw that it was too slick and steep to manage. No problem, they also have a side entrance.
I moved my car to the side. It is on the west – not the north like the parking lot so there wasn’t really any ice left. But the door was locked (it isn’t a public entrance). I used my iPhone to call in and they happily came to the door.
40 minutes later I was on my way again. I have new velcro straps! I got into my vehicle and patted myself down for the keys. My iPhone is missing. I had spent the time inside looking at mail and job listings. I remembered that when I got up to test the new straps, I left the phone on the bench beside me.
I’m 20′ from my phone, but I can’t go get it. Grr. The door is locked and I can’t get back in without calling. I wait 3 minutes to see if anyone spots it and rushes out to return it to me. No dice.
So because of the ice, I am phone-less until tomorrow afternoon. I am waiting until then as the ice should have the chance to melt off the ramp allowing entry. I am unfettered and worried.
I’m sure someone is going to call with a job in the next 24 hours.