Thursday, December 4, 2008

A Warm Bus on a Cold Day

Last night’s rain and snow wreaked havoc on drivers in the metro area. Every newscast was filled with reports of major ramps or arteries that had been closed. The dusting of snow wasn’t the problem, it was the frigid temperatures that caused ice to form on the thoroughfares.

This morning it’s about 20 degrees but the windchill is less than half that. Brrrr.

I gave myself an extra few minutes, first, because I wasn’t sure how the car would be. I expected a heavy layer of ice on the windows, but it was minimal. Second, I wasn’t sure how the roads would be, but they were OK.

I’ve got the car because tonight S and I will go grocery shopping. I’ve been staring at my list, wondering which thing we need that’s not on it. Do you do that? I do it all the time. Of course, I never realize what’s missing until I get home and unpack all the groceries. Then, and only then, does recall of the elusive item emerge.

Driving across town, I got to see a bunch of houses in their holiday finery, including my favorite of the triplets. (They’ve got a neon Santa at the edge of the yard, otherwise I think the decos are nice.) I need to grab some photos.

Right now though I’m going to sit back and crank the iPod and revel a little in the warmth of the bus.


Kay said...

Confused. How do you revel in bus when you're driving your car? "I've got the car today," she sez.

NV said...

KayO -- I drive to the main bus station across town and grab the bus there. That way, I don't have to be on the bus all the way back home to get the car only to come halfway back across town to the store.