Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Wednesday From the Frozen South...

Today is day 3 of the "weather event" that hit the South.  Today, news reports have turned critical of the response of the City of Atlanta and local cities.   Let everyone know that the City of Atlanta reportedly owns 8 snow removal trucks.  Yes, just 8!   Then, mysteriously on Monday, the number jumped to 11!  Imagine what a positive impact the additional 3 trucks had on the mess outside!

Again, I made it to work, this time 2 hours sooner than yesterday.  My ride time was a mere 1.5 hours.  Normal travel time with zero traffic would turn out to be about 15 minutes.  Mother Nature dropped our temps into the teens last night and the roads were expectantly much worse for it.

As I approached my place of employment which is in a very lovely office complex, the street into the complex was blocked by a long string of horses of the construction type.

I said to Fred, just drop me off and I'll walk in.

But you will fall....nah...I'll be OK.

Away he pulls and not 3 minutes later, I am laying on my big butt with my feet up in the air.  I always hate it when he's right.

I managed to pick myself up and begin the very slow, tedious walk, creeping 1 foot at a time.  Along come a car from the parking lot and attempts to pass me by.  Seconds later, he turned around and offered to drive me to the front door.  Now mind you, this is only 200 feet from where I was.

I accepted the offer from the very young, nicely dressed young man.  As he delivers me to the front door, he said "Don't let this nice gesture ruin my reputation.  I am an attorney!"  As I laughed, I thanked him for the kind gesture and told him his mother would be proud!

Tomorrow is yet another day.  Tonight the temps will be in single digits.

Where the hell is Spring?

9 comments:

Country Girl said...

Oh, my gosh!

Really - only 8 snow trucks? Ice is the worst!!!

DesertHen said...

I hope you are okay after the fall? Ice is awful! It will sneak up and get'cha everytime!

We had snowy,icy roads here today and it took me longer to get to work as well.

Tammy said...

I hope you're not too sore today! Traveling on ice can be very tricky, whether it's walking or diving. Hope today is better, be safe!

Laura~peach~ said...

we dont have ANY trucks for the snow... in the second largest city in ga... and its rough here too but thankfully we did not accumulate as much snow... ice however we have an abundance... its hopefully going to finish melting today! glad you are ok!

Maria said...

So sorry for your troubles & it's nice to hear chivalry isn't dead.

nanny said...

Oh my....
What a nice gentleman!!!
I am visiting in Dallas, scheduled to go home to Arkansas today but that awful weather changed my plans....I may stay until spring!

Sue said...

Hi Deb....well, I missed all the bad Atlanta weather...But I was where we had 30 inches of snow!!
Spent a month in Jersey and everytime we went to leave another storm would hit.....My poor VW Bug one morning was completely covered in snow except for my Ga. plate...
I am so happy to be back home...Hope your butt is better after the fall....Last year I hit the turf twice...once walking down my steep driveway and the dog took me down the second time...My leg twisted and I couldn't walk for a week....So be careful out there....Hope to see you soon at one of our little events....Sue.

Rose said...

WE HAD BETWEEN 2-4 IN. OF SNOW STARTING ON XMAS DAY. IT WAS PRETTY BUT IT'S HARD TO STAY HOME BOUND OUR GA TOWN IS NORTH OF ATLANTA WE HAVE FEW SO MACHINERY. IT'S COLD TODAY, WHERE IS sPRING? ROSE

Daryl said...

OUCH .. glad you didnt break anything more serious than your pride