I have tomorrow off. Again! Hee! After the blizzard of ’09 (also on a Saturday), the Federal Government was closed on Monday. I just tried to check the OPM website (Office of Personnel Management, who makes the decision for the Feds) to see what the status was, and the server keeps timing out. I’m sure it’s because everyone else is trying to check it, too.
So if I can’t get to the server, how do I know? I checked the local “news, weather, and traffic” radio station and they show all the closings and delays. I think there are two reasons for the closure. One is that Metro’s (DC’s “subway” system) above ground tracks are still closed. (“Above ground rails” is why “subway” is in quotes.) The other is many roads are still in poor shape. So it’s better for us to stay off the streets until they can get everything treated.
Total accumulation was over 2 feet. And that’s about how much was on the car. (Not as much drifting this time.) But apparently the record is something like 28″, so we didn’t break it.
I turned on Puppy Bowl VI this afternoon and caught the “Kitty Halftime Show.” It was a bunch of kittens playing with kitten toys. With strobe lights. I recognized a few of the toys, because I have them. They’ve really expanded the Puppy Bowl. They’ve had the waterbowl cam for a couple years. Now they have the Twizzler blimp, manned by a bunch of hamsters. cheerleader rabbits, spectator dogs, and a (human) referee. In fact, one puppy was penalized for tail biting, and another was thrown out for unnecessary roughness. Gosh, I wish I worked for the Animal Planet channel.