|Pilottown Road outside the Inn|
I survived the storm, hallelujah!
Bill dropped me off at work Tuesday night. The wind was thrashing, the temperatures dropping to the single digits. Only a few guests at the hotel. I planned to stay the night because I was working the day shift the following day.
As the night wore on, I noticed that the snow had not arrived but the wind made trolling around downtown Lewes almost impossible. A few brave hotel guests attempted but quickly retreated to the warm and toasty environs of the hotel.
|Room at the Inn|
About an hour before my shift ending, I peeked out side and saw that the snow was finally making its boisterous and insistence entrance. Oh yes, I was now glad that I told Bill I was staying at the hotel overnight. I couldn't imagine him driving in that cold swirl of sleet, rain and snow.
One good thing about working at a hotel, you have a place to stay when you're snowed in. I remember the one time when I worked at Fidelity Bank in Philadelphia. All railroad lines were down because of the weather. I had no way out of town. I was facing going back to the bank and sleeping on the floor. Fortunately my friend and co-worker Don put me up at his place nearby.
After a very comfortable night in the plush king sized bed that is in room 403 at the hotel, I put on my face and went downstairs to set out the breakfast bar. Then I shoveled the snow from the front door. Not too much snow but bitterly cold with the wind gusts up to 30 mph. With wind gusts like that, the cold just seeps through any layers of clothing one drapes on their body.
|My crash pad for the night at the hotel - better than sleeping on the floor of the office|
About an hour later Mike the manager shows up and finishes the shoveling outside the doors to the Inn. I settle in for the day shift at the hotel.
|The hotel manager shoveling snow at the hotel entrance|
I receive a text message from my co-worker asking me if I could work his day shift tomorrow (which would be now). Unfortunately I have to turn him down. I've already switched shifts with my other co-worker Don, that's why I was working Tuesday night instead of Wednesday night. Plus, I had already switched day shifts with my coworker Robert which why I was working yesterday. Robert was asking me to switch again. I couldn't, I was all switched out.
|Breakfast is ready!|
Bill came by to pick me up after my shift ended yesterday at 3 pm. Bill prefers me not to drive in the snow because he has the "Alaska experience." I accede to his suggestion.
I arrive home, my digestive system totally out of whack. And I mean TOTALLY. I would never make a good fireman, on call.
Last night I was so tired talking to a friend on FaceTime I almost fell off my computer chair. I was WIPED OUT.
After a good night's sleep, here I am refreshed and ready to go.
The sun is out, the sky is clear and the air is COLD. Not much of a wind today but COLD. I'm going to give my barber a call now and see if she's in so I can get my hair cut. I'm about two weeks behind on my haircut because she's been out with a bad cold.
January and February, the Just Get Through It Months for me.
It's almost over folks. Next month February then March and the Bloggerpalooza. I always have something to look forward to in my life. I plan it that way. If you don't then you're in a rut. When I feel I'm in a rut I do something to get out of it. And folks, it's been a long time since I've been in a rut.
Now, to make that phone call to my barber.
|Me braving the elements this morning - no wind thank goodness!|