In two parts
In two parts
Winter has come in like a fucking bear. We've been in a deep freeze made worse by the fact it's always cold in the Warehouse of Misfit Toys. We're currently under a "wintery weather advisory", which translates as "prepare for ALL the shit."
The original forecast was that it was supposed to warm up last night, dump a metric fuckton of snow, keep warming into sleet, then frozen rain, re-freeze and go back to snow. All between Midnight last night and Midnight tonight.
I had such high hopes. The temperature had gone up 10 degrees while I was at rehearsal and 8 or 10 flakes of snow were gently wafting down. I so, so hoped it would have the worst out of its system by the time I woke up this morning. But, no. Just the same 8 or 12 snowflakes blowing around. I didn't even have to scrape my windshield.
Nope, it had to wait and start pissing down rain when I got to work. You can actually HEAR it freezing when it hits the ground. This bodes so ill for driving and having an audience at the show tonight.
1. What are you doing tonight?
2. What was the last documentary you watched?
3. Have you ever been ice bowling?
So, this was an actual, honest ice storm! Roads were closed all over town. The State Troopers issued a statement describing the roads as "absolute crap". I called the Performing Arts Center to see if they had heard anything from the Orchestra about the show going on tonight.
The receptionist told me all the roads going into downtown were closed but they hadn't been able to get in touch with any one from the Orchestra to officially call it, so she put me through to the president of the Performing Arts Center who told me to call again in an hour. By that point it was time for me to leave.
It took 20 minutes for Lindy to think about defrosting. By that time, Golden Toy was also leaving to he helped me scrape.
That is how thick the ice was.
And I'm still waiting to see if the show will go on.
I made it home, had lunch and looked out the window to see
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