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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Work Goes On In Spite Of Worst Storm This Year...


I just returned from a Regional sales meeting, and I'm still shaking.. Got up today at 430AM to get ready for this meeting. The weather report said blizzard conditions, stay off the roads if possible. I quick checked my E-mails, hoping they had cancelled our meeting, which was being held 100 miles north of my house. Nope! We were car pooling, so I only had to drive about 10 miles to a commuter lot. My car doors were frozen shut, had to beat on one to get it open. The temp was 6F, winds about 30 mph-gusting higher! Drove to lot, missed driveway 2 twice- white out visibility.. The other 3 guys couldn't believe this either, but away we went! We never saw the high side of 45 mph., but we got there 3 hrs later-on time! Morning went as planned, but our President had to drive back after lunch- he's on the road 10 minutes, calls the meeting and tells everybody to go the hell home-safely... Trip back was icier than morning but at least it was light out! Days like this make me wonder why with our companys' technology we couldn't have done a teleconference, and sent a video around to show us the new facility...Driving 6 hours for a 4 hour meeting, Welcome to Michigan!

19 comments:

Michelle Ann said...

I know...it makes no sense endangering yourself just to get to work. My biggest challenge is usually an empty gas tank.

Maddy said...

I'm so glad I don't have to deal with 'weather.' There again I just have invested in a pair of mitten inserts that you can microwave and the heat lasts for 8 hours....what a wimp I am!
Cheers

Tanya Kristine said...

holy shit. that's insane!~ glad you made it okay...

pinknest said...

what a nightmare!! driving in snow freaks me out. glad you made it there and back. crazy.

Jeff B said...

I'm suddenly feeling much better about the rain here. Yikes!

buffalodickdy said...

michelle ann-Driven most of my career in outside sales, that drive was in the top 5 worst days I ever was in a car!
maddy- In my own car I have hand warmers- but I didn't drive..
Tanya kristine- Not as bad as your ordeal, but no fun!
Pink- Traffic was light- most sane people didn't even go out on the roads!
jeff- The day before, in rained! Temp went from 40 to 6f in less than 12 hrs.!

Mel said...

OMG That sounds awful!! I stay off the roads when its bad, thankfully my work will close anyway they are very good about that.

Anndi said...

Yeah... do I know what you mean!

Glad you made it there and back safely my friend!

Sherry said...

Don't you love the way it takes the president to have to do the same as others before the meeting was called off? We don't have the snow down here so I can't even imagine how scared I would have been trying to drive in it.

BTW ~ I found you by way of Mel's Blog.

doggybloggy said...

salvador dali dali once said the difference between him and an insane person is he is not insane...

In_spired said...

And here I've been whining and complaining about wind and sand!!

I don't think I would trade with you, Buff.

Glad you're safe!!

Tavolini said...

I am SOOOOO glad I live in Georgia! You Michiganders are crazy ;)

buffalodickdy said...

mel- We never close, unless it's a holiday!
anndi- I know you'd understand!
sherry- Welcome to the blog! Too bad the first post you read is me whining....
dogB- The guy who got in trouble, was the guy who didn't call off the meeting!
in_spired- We saw some sand on our roads in spots- I jokingly said "Probably blew from a Lake Michigan beach"(30 miles away!)cause we sure didn't see many sand trucks helping out...
Tavolini- You got out, you were smart!

Jen said...

I'm glad you guys made it back ok. I know, sometimes work doesn't make sense at all!

urban vegan said...

Oh my goodness. I'm glad you're safe/

MarmiteToasty said...

oh my...... thats just plain daft and dangerous..... glad ya was all safe and sound....

x

Odat said...

That's effing ridiculus!!!!!
Remind me not to complain about driving in snow again! ;-)
Peace

Queenie said...

Crazy isn't it?

Roger said...

I feel your pain!