03 December 2007

rain day

My office building was evacuated this morning due to the storm we're in. What's more, I have a carpoolmate who works in the call center of an area energy provider. She had been expecting to work late tonight due to the storm, but that building was evacuated too! So don't expect a prompt answer when you call to report an outage tonight!

I am always torn on what to do when I end up at home due to weather conditions (snow , ice and and wind storms in both Portland and Seattle). I didn't have time to prepare any work to bring home, which would have been my normal plan, so here I am, lunched (on the aforementioned leftover stuffing) and with a mug of tea, tempted to curl up with a book or some knitting.... but my term paper isn't exactly writing itself, either.



here are a couple of photos from Northwest Cable News website of flooding near my office...


totem lake area near kirkland, no photo credit, collected from nwcn.com


woodinville flooding, photo by Bob Brothers, collected from nwcn.com

ps: what did I end up doing with my free afternoon? I fell into a vortex of unlabelled photos on my computer. they're all labelled now, though not any more organized. I thought I'd been at it for just 30 minutes or so when Eric came home...

2 comments:

dinomatt said...

Sometimes it's best to not only give yourself a present, but to listen to nature, your body, and just downshift and have that cup of tea and book, or just stare out the window and watch the precipitation precipitate...

Wayfarer Scientista said...

I was voting for the book too :) Sigh, I was supposed to be PACKING last night but did I? No, the book called.... I'm using the excuse that I'm sick.