09 January 2014

So Cold and Snowy!

I was supposed to have co-hosted Writer's Block on Naturally Autistic Radio last Saturday (4 Jan.), but it was called off the night before by my co-host. We'll try again next month.

Early the next morning, the snow began coming down. By nightfall, we had about 12 inches (30.5 cm) of snow on the ground. I made four trips during the day to shovel snow off the driveway. i went in turns because the snow kept coming down during the day, aided by wind that blew snow onto the driveway. At least I got it in reasonable good shape by the next morning.

That Monday (7 Jan.) was one cold day for sure. We had a high temperature of about -5 degrees F (-20.5 degrees C), with the wind chill as much as -30 degrees F (-34 degrees C). Burr! I dressed in layers for work and stayed outside only as much as absolutely necessary. Despite the cold and snow, our car rental branch kept things going fine, although we did deal with some cancelled reservations early in the week. Still, our morale is good.

Tuesday night after work, I drove to Mark Twain Hobby Center in St. Charles for the IPMS/St. Louis meeting--the first at its new venue. However, I was the only one who showed up. Most likely the weather was to blame. I hope we get more people at next month's meeting.

On my off day today, I got a state inspection for safety and emissions for my Corolla, whose license plates are due to expire at the end of next month. The car passed the inspection. I also ordered some business cards I can use for business networking. They should be printed up for me in about a week or two.

Off to a workshop on dealing with rejection in interpersonal relations. I'll let you know how it goes next time.