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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Wednesday Morning

It's "hump day" for this week, and I'm about to head outside to clean the car off and begin the 5-10 minute commute to the office. I know, boo-freak'n-hoo. I don't mind living so close to work actually. On days like this (when the weather is bad), the worst part of the drive to the office is just getting to Pittston Avenue, which is the "main drag" if you will near my house. From there it's more or less smooth sailing. The drive home can be a bit more dicey in that I have to get up the driveway from the office, which can be slippery at times. All this pales in comparison to the sheer terror I had in traveling to work on snow days when I had my truck. Yes, I was dumb enough to buy a truck with just rear-wheel drive, which created some moments of sheer terror (my back wheels slipping wildly as I got to the top of the driveway at the office) relative to driving in bad weather. I never got stuck, but man I came close so very many times.

Now because of the bad weather, my kids don't have school. I'm not sure how happy they are with that, as it will be cutting into the long President's Day weekend. Oh well, it is better for me, as it spares me the trouble of writing the obligatory "I hate delays" blog posting. In fact the Scranton School District originally had a delay this morning, but wisely changed it to a cancellation. Good move, and not just because I hate delays. The weather sounds like it will be genuinely crappy today (snow to sleet to maybe rain then back to snow), so better safe than sorry.

In other, unrelated news, I had my 6 month dental check-up, and everything went super well. I'm very diligent now about flossing and brushing, something that wasn't always the case before. I've learned the big secret of dental care: it's having a dentist you can talk to and trust. I can't say enough good things about my dentist, Dr Charnitski.

Well, it's off to work I go.

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