Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Compartmentalized Winter is still annoying

This is the part of winter everyone hates.  It's too cold to do anything enjoyable or productive outside.  Everyone is over wearing boots, coats, scarves and hats.  The snow is essentially dirty ice that cannot be easily moved and just sits there preventing you from unloading your car from one side, or in our case, using our driveway.

Because the snow came in such a large amount, along with Moose & Squirrel's neediness, I was unable to keep up with the snow shoveling.  I foolishly assumed the snow would melt enough a few days later like it usually does.  Therefore I opted not to shovel the snow in our driveway opting instead just to handle the front side walk, our deck in the back and a path to the garage.  This has come back to bite me in more ways than one. 

For one thing, the water company is doing work on our street which means my mom and our cleaning lady do not have easy access to our driveway.

It has been a compartmentalized winter.  Little to no snow in December.  A good 20 inches in one shot in January.  February has been fuck-ass cold.  the forecast says this week will be cold but next week will be in the high 20s and low 30s which will feel tropical by comparison.  I'm really hoping that is the beginning of the end of winter and that the snow starts to melt enough for us to reclaim our drive way and the selfish low class idiots who abuse dibs are forced to give up their spots.  yes I went there. 

I'll give you a short term pass during Snowmaggedon or a 10+ inch snowfall that overwhelms the cities ability to keep up with plowing.  But once the snow has abetted, you have to give up your junk furniture saved parking spot.  Growing up, dibs was considered the tool of the less educated, classless fresh off the boat type who didn't know any better. 

This is going to be a crazy week for me.  I wrote a couple of posts about my Winter Training and the Half Marathon I will run next month.

Here's the MMHM training:

WEEK 7: 15 Mi
Tue Feb 24 Easy Run Dist: 3 Mi @10:19
Thu Feb 26 Tempo Run Dist: 4 Mi, inc Warm; 2 Mi @ 8:40; Cool
Fri Feb 27 Easy Run Dist: 2 Mi @10:19
Sun Mar 1 Long Run Dist: 6 Mi @10:19

I also need to get a haircut and renew my driver's license.  I actually have until May to do that but I thought maybe I would take advantage of working in the burbs by getting my haircut and then running driving over to the Driver's Service Facility that is only two miles from my office. 

I'm also itching to get a start on either the garage or the laundry room makeovers.  Another reason I cannot wait for winter and the cold weather to be gone.  The Proslat Protile that I ordered from Woot has finally shipped.  This is the longest a shipment has ever taken.  Since we are on a tight budget these days, I only ordered a small sample to see what they are like.  If I don't like them or determine they will not work, I can simply use them in a corner of the laundry room, either the part under the stairs which I'm tormented over how to maximize the use of that hard to get to space, or underneath the washer and dryer.

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