7:00 am - I awake and peek out the window. Seeing a bit of snow (but not enough to keep me tied to my home), I lament the fact that I didn't bring my work computer home over the weekend.
7:40 am - I leave and walk out into the frosty morning. Dan, who has thoughtfully accompanied me, joins me in de-snow/icing our car.
7:53 am - I pull out of our parking lot onto the slippery but manageable roads.
8:25 am - I make it to the art museum (approximately a 4-mile drive).
8:45 am - Still driving.
9:00 am - Still driving. I'm halfway there.
9:10 am - I get to one uncleared road and pull over because I'm skidding that snowy skid all over the place. I make an executive decision not to risk the one-way tunnel I typically use. I call my manager as I pause at a Starbucks to see how conditions progress.
9:55 am - I finish my peppermint Signature hot chocolate as well as A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. I rejoice in its beauty but feel my shoulders droop a I realize it has finished.
10:20 am - I make it to the office, having taken a different route.
10:23 am - I turn on my computer.
10:30 am - My computer continues to try to turn on.
10:33 am - Blue screen of death.
10:35 am - I call the help desk.
10:36 am - I hear a recorded message telling me that the help desk is currently down.
10:37 am - I ask Sarah, the office guru, about what to do. She knows nothing about the BSoD, but hands me a spare laptop.
10:38 am - I return to my desk (still bearing the stamp of the BSoD) and plug in the spare. It refuses to turn on.
10:39 am - I return to Sarah. She walks back to my desk with me, telling me that she was having trouble with getting it to turn on last week. Hi BSoD!
10:40 am - The computer turns on! I log in.
10:41 am - The computer dies.
10:42 am - I call my manager laughing. It takes 2.5 hours to get to work, my computer dies, the help desk is down, and the spare computer dies.
10:55 am - I give up and go to the gym with Dan. We swim in the gloriously empty pool. I head to the library and then home to cuddle up with my new book.