The snow started just after lunch. I left school early, about 2:45. Didn’t make it home until almost 6:00. Over three hours in the car. Moving at a snail’s pace from Hyde Park to downtown. Got to almost 20mph around Irving. Parts of the ride were pretty slippery. Salt trucks couldn’t keep up. The radio kept telling everyone to take public transportation. Too late. On Lake Shore Drive. Spinouts. And some really scared and scary drivers making everything worse.
But to be honest, the long journey home was pretty pleasant. I listened to the news for a bit (Newt climbing in the South Carolina polls even with his out of control personal life, not to speak of his out of control political life? What’s up with that?), made some phone calls (it’s mom and C’s anniversary), practiced a couple of lessons of Japanese (learning to make polite requests—Biru-o o-negai shimasu, and to form the negative—Konban koko-ni kimasen ka?), had an apple left over from lunch, listened to some music (lots of Etta James–she died today) and took pictures of the mess I was traveling through (see photo above).
Then, when I got home, the neighbor was shoveling in front of our garage, a sympathetic JB had a freshly made Manhattan ready for me as well as a delicious spread for dinner.
Life is good.