The snow arrived in Albuquerque around 4pm last evening. I got out of school, made a quick run to the grocery store, and hid in my apartment for the rest of the night, in hopes of a snow day sleep-in the next morning.
No such luck. The weather hotline informed me that there would be no closures or delays, (but drive carefully!) so I gave myself some extra time and headed out into the snowy world. It took about 45 minutes to get to work. It usually takes 25. Not horrible, but still. When I arrived at 7:45 am, hardly anyone was there. My boss was, though. He's always such a go-getter.
I spent the morning un-installing ArcGIS 9.2 and all its extensions in preparation for installation of ArcGIS 9.3 so that I can actually use the new O Drive (see earlier post for that info). Apparently, an old PLTS extension compatibility problem was causing all the to-do with that issue. I'm not even really sure what PLTS does, though I feel like I should know (?) Anyway, so, I'm in the middle of un-installing crap when the office manager comes by and says the office closed at 11. It was 11:30 at that point and I couldn't really stop what I was doing so I stayed there until noon to finish up, then went home (or to Matt's house, rather, because it was closer and he had food).
I don't really understand the point. What exactly was accomplished by having people come in for 3 hours and then letting them go back out into the snowy madness. I could have woken up late, brewed some tea, and baked blueberry muffins all day. But no. I am living the American dream.
Granted, we don't have A LOT of snow. But we have enough wind and ice to cause some damage. And man, is it COLD!