Friday, December 06, 2013
So I woke up to the stupid dog whimpering to go out this am. After yelling at him to shut up and lay down, I looked at the clock. Oh, crap! It was 4:30am already! I slept through my alarm clock. Luckily, I always get my clothes ready the night before, so I just had to jump in my clothes to be ready to go. So I turned on my Keurig (already prepared the night before) and took the dog out.
Wait! What is that white stuff all over the ground?? The stuff was still falling from the sky, too! We don't get much of this stuff in the 'banana belt' of Oregon, especially in December.
I grabbed my computer and coffee and jumped in the car. I am thrilled to see that the white stuff is fluffy, so it just brushes off with the wipers no need to wait for the windshield to defrost and I am already 15 minutes late leaving.
Off to town! As I get ready to turn toward the Y, I hear a 'BEEP'. Oh, crap! I forgot to get gas yesterday! I am out. It is 5am. I don't even know of any stations open around the clock! Thankful that I drive a hybrid and that it takes very little gasoline to drive in town, I head for the freeway exits to see if there is a station open there. Whew! Got it! Just over 8 gallons, so that means there was at least a gallon in the tank. Pfftttt! I could have driven another 50 miles before filling up!
So now it is almost 5:30 and Fred and Barney, our resident "Elves on the Shelf" want to play in the snow. OK! I can go to the gym after I check in at the office.
Fred and Barney are having a blast building snowmen this am!
I head off to the Y to do my workout. The white fluff is still falling and the Y is empty. I was afraid that I was going to have to fight for my elliptical. After my workout, I went back to the office and stayed there until Rich asked that I come home and work from here because the roads are deteriorating. He was right.
So now, I am tucked into my heated recliner next to the fireplace. This is my kind of job! Stay warm, Sparkfriends!