Sunday, February 25, 2007

I miss Florida temperatures

I went to work this afternoon, despite there being four inches of snow on the ground, with freezing rain on the way. I was sent home as soon as I arrived because my benevolent, all-caring employer figured I was safer at home than out driving in the snow trying to get to work, which I had just done. That's the government for you... at least they paid me for the day, which means I can now claim that I have been paid to sit at home and watch Nascar! Things could be worse.

Right after I got home, it stopped snowing, of course. The race hadn't started yet, so I started shovelling snow off the porch steps and Tink called. Here's the ensuing conversation:

Tink: Hi, my groom-t0-be, whatcha up to?

Me: Hello, my bride-to-be, I'm shovelling snow. It's 30 degrees and freezing rain is supposed to arrive at any time.

Tink: It's 75 degrees here and I'm thinking about going over to the pool!

Me: I know there's some reason I'm marrying you, but I can't think of it right now.

Tink: I'm going to put the race in my Nielson journal!

Me: Good enough.

Freezing rain still hasn't arrived at:


cousin alicia said...

Well, we have temps in the high 60s, low 70s now. If you can't get all the way to Florida, you could come to TN!

Anonymous said...


It snowed and iced all day here yesterday. I didn't set foot outside. It was actually snowing sideways at one point, I got covered letting the dog out. I totally understand about missing the nice temps.

I missed the race but I heard Tony didn't finish first so it wasn't all bad.

Josh The Pilot said...

Jeff finished second, which is okay considering most of the day he ran poorly.

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