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Snow, snow, snow....! (and the last week or so)

Posted on 2010.01.13 at 19:12
Location, location, location...: My sofa
Feeling...: accomplishedaccomplished
Hearing...: Hollyoaks
Well, as many of you may have noticed, it started snowing last week. My car was buried in snow and my road wasn't cleared or gritted so I found myself working from home Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. It was mostly quite productive!

The weekend was mostly spent in the house, I did have a bit of a potter out to try and find some wellies, but the closest I could find in Headington were some boots that were kinda welly-esque. So I now have those and can at least walk without fear of death. We much prefer this method of walking!

On Sunday afternoon, as it hadn't snowed much for a while and my road - although still covered in compacted snow - had reached a stage where it could be carefully driven on, I cleared the snow from Alice (my car - Alice the Yaris) and happened to glance at my tax disc. It expired 30-12-09. This surprised me as I hadn't received a renewal form and she had been taxed the day I collected her which was the end of January, so I was expecting it to expire at the end of this January. So I figured I'd run to the post office the next day and sort it out. That evening when I got my documents out, I noticed my MOT was also about to expire. Panic attack ensued....

So Monday morning, I called my boss to get the morning off and took myself to the garage and they did the MOT while I waited (about two hours and I'd forgotten to take a book, but still). When I got back in my car again, I noticed that the little chip I'd had in the corner of my windscreen had cracked - the garage must have heated her up to fast (I'd only cleared enough snow for me to be able to see) - which grew a fair old bit on the drives to and from work. A little alarming, but Autoglass are fixing it on Friday and I've been assured that it's all properly coated and sealed and won't shatter in the meantime.

Yesterday I managed to get to work, go to my class at the gym and get home safely (although the crack in my windscreen has stretched across right in front of my face - it's like she's done it on purpose to cause maximum annoyance. I am so very proud of her! *wipes tear*) where I found my tax disc renewal form from the DVLA, telling me it expires at the end of January. I'm gonna have to ring them, aren't I...? *sighs*

Which brings us to today (sorry for the unnecessarily long post). I had a meeting in Canterbury today so I took myself off to the train station bright and early this morning, despite the weather in Oxford having turned really bad again (Alice is, once again, buried). My train was at 9am, and it was looking like I wasn't going to make it, however, that one was cancelled. I made it in time for the next one, but only one of my colleagues had made it. Neither of us had the mobile number for the other member of the group who hadn't arrived and with the weather worsening, we were in two minds regarding what to do. When the last train that would get us there on time was about to leave, we decided to just get on it to see how far we got.

Literally a minute after it had pulled away, my phone rang. It was my boss saying that if there were likely to be transport problems (cancelled trains etc) that we should stay home. That was shortly followed by a call from my absent colleague to say she'd had so many problems trying to get into town that she'd given up. So we decided to get off the train at the next stop and get the next one home. So my total achievement today has been going to Reading station. I did get to rock the whole suit and Welly-esque boots combo. I looked just great, as I'm sure you can imagine.

So, to sum up:

Total number of days in the office this year: 3.5

Total number of car emergencies this year: 3

Well done, me. Laters! x

Comments:


xefolame Profoundness offered 2011-04-09 07:41 (UTC) (Link)
Great writing! I want you to follow up to this topic!?!

tonkinsazot Profoundness offered 2011-11-01 00:10 (UTC) (Link)
Thanks for your share! very impressive!

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