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Surprise snow, running, and an evening with Colin

Friday, February 01, 2013

I was up at 6:30, but not ready to get up yet. When I looked out the window my reactions was: They missed the forecast. 60% chance of snow and no snow. When I got up at 9:00, there was about an inch. It seems a snow squall came through just as the school buses were picking up the kids. The schools had no chance to react. The earlier salting melted the snow, but between the low temperatures and the rapidly falling snow, a sheen of ice formed very quickly. Accidents were everywhere. Fortunately, none of the buses were involved in serious accidents, but some were hit by sliding cars.

No this was not a case of "Dumb Marylanders do not know how to drive in the snow." It was a conspiracy of highly unusual conditions causing very danger conditions in a very short spell.

When I went out to run around 11 ... I was smart enough to wait for traffic to thin out and the sun to clear some of the sidewalks ... the wind was still whipping, but the air temperature was up to about 25. Not too bad. Even so, after about 90 minutes, I had had enough. I might have been able to go for another hour and gotten in my entire long run, but, you know?, fun is fun and in those conditions it kind of stopped being fun.

This evening, we, both of us, were back over to David and Carolyn's so we could watch Colin while they went to dinner with friends.

That baby did not sleep at all in the five hours we were there. And Carolyn told us he should be sleepy because he hadn't slept all day. He wasn't fussy, just wide awake.

Tomorrow, we tackle cleaning up this house after the demo prior to the reno. At the moment it looks hopeless, but everything had a place before.

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