As lunchtime arrives, the snow has stopped suddenly, only to be replaced by the unmistakable sound of sleet pounding against the windows. This development means that I am not going anywhere after work, because even if the sleet eventually changes to rain, the damage will have been done and traffic will be a nightmare. Thankfully, we have everything we need here for the rest of the day. Even the local schools that were supposed to open two hours late gave up and canceled classes for the day. I know that makes most of the kids very happy, at least until they realize that they will have to make today up in the spring when the weather will be beautiful.
Looking at Google Maps, the traffic jams are still in place, now they will slowly start to reverse direction as the afternoon wears on. I suspect that some people never made it into work at all and will just turn around and try to get back home through the mess. Days like this make me extremely glad that I work from home. Honestly, if I had to commute I would have taken another day because I have been sick rather than mess with all the nonsense out there.
The main thing is that we are safe and warm. Nothing else matters right now as I finish my lunch and listen to the sound of sleet pounding against the window.