It’s sleeting out right now. So far, about an inch has accumulated. The roads are covered with the stuff. About an hour ago my pager went off. “Due to inclement weather emergency, all managers and supervisors are now on call and will be expected to work the third shift if necessary.”
Like everybody else, I have no doubt in my ability to drive under these conditions. Like everybody else, it is everybody else out on the roads that I fear. I have no intention of going out there and making my car a target. Plus, there is the fact that they simply are not paying me enough to leave my fireside on a night like tonight. As one of my old bosses was very fond of saying, “That is not going to occur.”
I got new glasses today. I can see! I have hyperopia (far-sightedness), and without my glasses anything within about six feet of me is a complete blur. I have no problem seeing things in the distance, but get close to me and you can forget about it. To celebrate my new glasses, I made the font on this page smaller (since I can now see it). If you’re having a problem reading it, let me know and I will then recommend that you also get new glasses. (ha!)
Back to the weather… The news just posted a very long list of schools and businesses that will be closed tomorrow. This sleet and ice is expected to continue through tonight and into tomorrow. This area is not equipped for this kind of weather. Thankfully, I do not have to work tomorrow. Though I fully expect my pager will be beeping up a storm of its own.