Just in case anyone in the Midwest had forgotten. It is winter. It snows in winter. It gets cold and icy and makes for driving to become crappy.
I got up slightly earlier than usual this morning. Woke up at 4 and never fell back asleep. So I waited to hear the neighbor begin his shoveling. As he did, I could judge what kind of snow it would be. I knew it was light and fluffy as he was not making smooth shoveling noises. I concluded that it had to be heavy, packing snow. Not too wet, probably near freezing. I got dressed and went outside to clear it away. The world seems more peaceful in the morning after it snows.
I was right about the snow. Heavy. There was somewhere between 2-3 inches. Not bad. Enough to take about 25 minutes and make you sweaty. And tweak those muscles on your back and around you ribs to be in a bit of pain later.
People drove a bit slower than normal on the freeways. I don't mind that on a day like this. As long as the clown doing 30 is not in the left lane. No clowns to deal with today as somehow they stayed to the right. I did see one person spin out at my exit. I just moved on by with the 4 wheel drive in full effect.
All seemed well as I pulled into my parking space. Then I went to grab my ID badge and found it missing. WTF? Every day when I leave work, I toss it on the passenger seat. This morning, there was no badge. I have no clue where it may have fallen out as the passenger door hasn't been opened. I wonder if it could have been tangled with a hat or the beer that I brought to a friends house on Saturday. Hey Jo, check the street in front of you house for my work ID.
Lots of places will be closed for Martin Luther King Day. Somehow I find it ironic that the NBA has day games, forcing their majority of black players to work while a bunch of white people in banks and the government have the day off.
I bet all the defensive coordinators of the teams in the playoffs remind their players to knock the ball to the ground on 4th down this coming weekend. That interception/fumble by San Diego killed the dream of a Super Bowl. It also caused all the dogs this weekend to cover the spreads. Pretty amazing. Actually, all the game were pretty good this weekend.
Good thing I won a 6-pack of beer this weekend. After work I will have more shoveling to take care of and then maybe even more once I get home. That beer will taste good once I get settled in.