A blizzard is forecast. The airport announced early it will be closed.
The Governor went on the evening news n requested all schools close n all drivers to get off the road by noon. The MBTA will close down at 3:30, a rare event, only staying open to help hospital employee second-shifts get to work. Also he urged private employers to close, n he closed work for all non-essential state employees. Utilities are calling for a level 5 (highest) alert for repair crews.
Of the hundreds of closings across the state, as seen all evening on the bottom of the tv screen, my town has opted for an early dismissal school day... n Work wants us there to begin by 1pm, which to me is a lost day of sleep.
Today I'm a bit apprehensive, trying to figure out how I'll get home (or be stuck at work) as we'll be done at the height of the storm, which is also expected to kick-up high winds on the Cape, n may cause coastal flooding. Granted it should be warmer here most of the day, n not accumulate as much as inland.
I'm sure most folks wouldn't even consider going in, but we are expected to. We will get no paid time off, n even may lose the job for not showing up. The eateries we sell too never close, n folks still go get coffee n grab a bite in any weather.
Here are pics (plus altered cousins) of my flowering house plants brightening up my winter, n also my doggie planter, like the ones recently seen on Good Things Happened. My sister bought it at a yard sale for my B-day present when we were kids.The planter section of it is a trunk. I wonder if there was a matching kitty one...
I've recently mentioned these things at my home in recent comments on other blogs. I do like seeing other folks stuff, so here's a bit of mine...
UPDATE: After working only a couple hours we are done for the day n I'm back home already! Luckily the Governor has declared a State of Emergency plus a Driving Ban beginning at 4 pm.
I'm certain getting to work for Saturday night will be difficult too, if possible.
The roads aren't even bad out here yet- just a little slushy. Awaiting a temp drop of about 10 degrees F before the stronger winds kick in tonight.
So Far so good!