Telecommuting, Day 2

I’m baaa-aaack.

No, today the children aren’t sick. They are healthy enough to go to school.

Instead, it is the school that is sick. Or rather, closed.

Yesterday was a balmy 45°F (7°C) or so. Over night the bottom fell out and it was -5°F (-20°C) this morning! With wind chills down to -25°(-31°C).

Remember how I whined (and it was whining, I’ll admit it) about how cold the basement was, where my work puter has to sit because I have to cable into my modem?

Yesterday was a heat wave in comparison to how the basement is today.

I seriously need to find those writing gloves.

Oh, and to give you an idea of just how cold that is, I had to go to the doctor’s for an appointment. While I was inside the doctor’s office, the rear window of my car frosted up. No big deal, right? Just turn on the rear defroster.

Takes me over 20 minutes to get home. The rear window defroster could only manage to warm a space not much bigger than the embedded wiring. It was like looking through partly closed blinds. On a normal winter’s day, the back window would have been completely cleared.



One thought on “Telecommuting, Day 2

  1. My radio woke me this morning with the words, “The Madison School district is closed and so is everyone else.” Saying the individual schools was unnecessary since Madison rarely closes. It was at that moment that I realized I was in for a rude awakening when I left for work! Hopefully we all thaw out sometime!

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