Thursday, January 31, 2008

Plans for tomorrow

I started making plans for tomorrow while I was still at work today.

That was when it began to snow. And 8 inches at least are expected overnight. Whether or not I hear at 5:30 in the morning on the radio that the building is closed, I may decide I don't want to get in my car and drive to work. If the building's open, that means using up a vacation day, but I might consider it. I don't like driving in snow, and by the time I got home tonight, I'd had enough.

I recently signed up to participate in the February ScanFest, but there's more than enough scanning for me to do; I can do some now, and still have enough then. Scanning is a perfect activity for a snow day. I'd prefer to go to the library, and do some more microfilm research, but that would involve getting in a car. I'm likely going to the library Saturday morning anyway for the St. Louis Genealogical Society meeting, and I'll do a little research afterwards. The snow should have stopped by then, and the streets should be cleared.

I think I've picked out a photo album. It's only 26 years old, but most of the photos were taken by a professional photographer, and I'm in almost all of them. The day was Feb 6th, 1982, if I remember correctly, one week after a major snowstorm in the St. Louis area. (Total accumulation exceeding 20 inches. I like how the link explains that despite the accumulation, it wasn't a blizzard.) I don't think we will get as much snow tonight. (I hope not!)

Of course, now that I'm posting this, we will get only a light dusting, and I will feel obligated to go in to work tomorrow.

Update *sigh* It wasn't a light dusting, but I couldn't bring myself to use up a vacation day. At least I have my next scanning project picked out.

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