Thursday, November 3, 2011

This weather is insane.

Unexpectedly on October 30th, the sky opened up and dumped 20 inches of snow onto all the lovely trees.

The trees that, although their leaves had changed color from green to the pretty autumn shades we all know and love, had NOT shed their leaves yet.

When 20 inches of snow hits unprepared trees, it weighs them down.  This in turn snaps off the branches, and knocks down power lines in the process.

Example:

(Credit: Tim Jensen)


Due to all of this, I have been without power at my apartment for nearly a week.  My job was closed for three or four days, and now they're impatiently demanding that I return.  I have told them repeatedly that returning to work would be unsafe for me at this juncture.  (I live far away and most gas stations are out of fuel--additionally, I have NO food at home (it's all spoiled due to the power outage) and no way to clean or keep myself warm.)

Luckily my boyfriend lives slightly south and his town received only rain and was spared all this destruction.  I'm staying with him where it's warm!

I know many people are without power and really inconvenienced by this storm, but I'm very fortunate that I had somewhere to go.  (Before coming down here, I had a generous friend with a generator save my ass for a few days.  Let me tell you, I know exactly where I'm heading in the event of a zombie apocalypse--that family was more prepared than you could ever imagine!)  I've been taking this time to apply for jobs like crazy.  It's very frustrating, to say the least, but I've been job hunting for so long now that I feel like a new prospect has to be right around the corner...

That, and I really don't know how much longer I can take my current job!  I've given it more than a fair chance, and it's really just not for me.  I'm tired of doing the work of two (or more) people while being promised they'll hire an assistant "soon".  I think they're just lying to me at this point.  I do NOT want to be there when Black Friday rolls around.  Ugh.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

"unexpectedly" only for the self assessed well educated who clearly doesn't follow the news. Genius.

Alison said...

Do YOU expect it to snow in October? Do you expect 20 inches of snow in October?

Maybe where you're from, but not here.

No need to be a dick about it.

Anonymous said...

A superior demonstration of your (lack of) reading comprehension skills. I said it was unexpected if you didn't follow the news. The weather forecasters had been predicting a rare snowfall for days.

Alison said...

Take your semantics game somewhere else. My reading comprehension skills are solid.

The weather forecasters predicted six to twelve inches. They didn't "expect" 20 inches, either.