The weather is quite nasty up here in the northeast. We're having one of those "bring in everything that's not nailed down, and even if it is nailed down go looking for it tomorrow" storms. Of course, that's just the start of it. Let's look at how complicated this day has turned out to be:
It's Boston Marathon day. That's no big deal to me, but it is a holiday (I don't get it off) and the start of my kids' vacation, so I was hoping to take it as a day off. But with the pouring nasty horrible rain, there's nothing to really do with the kids, so perhaps I should go in today and save the day off for a day when we can do something?
In the morning, the power flickers a bit. So if I leave for work, I might end up leaving my wife and kids in the dark. I decide that perhaps the best option is "Stay home, but work from home so I'm not using up a day off." As if on cue, the cable goes out. Which means that while we still have power, I don't have internet. So much for working from home! Suddenly driving in looks better.
After calling the boss, who lives in the neighborhood and is heading in to the office, I decide to give it a try. The roads are an obstacle course of swerving to avoid downed hunks of trees. I see one house that has not one but *3* trees fallen onto it. Ouch! I wonder whether to call the wife and tell her, but that'll just serve to make her nervous that a tree will fall on our house. I skip it.
Then I can't even get on the highway. The main road out of town and onto the highway is closed. I don't know if it's because of flooding or accident or tree or what, but at this point I give up and decide to head home. On the way back, I see a car accident. It it not a good day.
So I'm back home. At least my net has come back up, so now I can claim that it's a work from home day. How was your commute?