CharlieMC (charliemc) wrote,

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Icy Morning in Portland (and surrounding areas)

I stayed home today, even though I had a meeting scheduled. I have a sinus headache and am facing two very busy days at work tomorrow and Thursday. Plus Marilyn mistressmarilyn has her first Spanish class after work tonight, so with me home she won't need to worry about what to do with me during that time...

Anyway, I'll reschedule the meeting (a training session) for next week. I guess I should have done that in the first place. But I do hate to miss Staff Meeting -- especially when new people are being introduced. (Dennis in finance started yesterday, replacing Helene. And I had the impression that our new graphic artist, Ken, was also being introduced today -- though Marilyn felt that wasn't the case.)

Pretend this is a photo of black ice under a tire, please.

Yes, the (damn) LJ ScrapBook is down (again).

So, in weather news, it's currently 31° outside -- and a sheet of ice on the road and sidewalks. Marilyn phoned from the car to tell me to stay in and not try to walk outside for anything until it warms up. (She understandably worries ever since my fall years back, especially considering my poor insurance...) No, Portland Public Schools are NOT starting two hours late -- though many private schools in Portland are. It's a mix of late openings and actual closures in the Pacific Northwest. But the weather reports seem to indicate that things will improve later in the day.

I'm listening to TV news while I write this, and things sound pretty bad. Accidents are happening everywhere (no surprise).

Oh, look! Temperatures are up to 33° now! (Well, that's the 'official' temperature for Portland -- and they didn't show Vancouver, Washington. We tend to be more like the Vancouver temperature here in this part of town...)

I think I'll take some sinus meds and lie down for half an hour...
Tags: 2008, cold-weather, january-2008

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