Monday, December 29, 2008

Not Ready for the Ice Age, part II

A few resigned Snarkish observations ...
Made it in to the office today, for the first time in a week and a half. Barely. Oh, not because the roads are bad. Some back roads are still a trifle messy, but not the ones I use. No, the local bus entity decided that it was on holiday schedule this week. Not only did they neglect to inform the riders, or the news stations, they surprised their *drivers* with the information. Nothing makes a bus driver happier than getting up at O-dark-thirty, driving to the assembly point, and then being informed you aren't needed today, actually. A simple phone call the evening before and they could have slept in for a change. Oh, and the park n' ride lot? Completely untouched by snowplows. Parking was an exercise in creative guessing. On ice.

Now, downtown Seattle was nicely free of snow and ice. So what did we have instead? High winds. It made the building creak like a ship in a gale, plus going outside meant roping together for safety. Whitecaps on Elliot Bay, too. So all that sand they used instead of salt got in my eyes. They had better get their act together soon. I suspect this kind of weather is going to become more common in the coming years.

1 Comments:

Anonymous BillT said...

Soooo, what's in downtown Seattle, aside from City Hall and

*ahem*

a lot of presently-empty office buildings?

8:48 AM, December 30, 2008  

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