As you now know, we moved back to Boston . Our first winter of 2011 - 2012 was a breeze... very little snow and mild tempatures, we made it through unscathed. As 2012-2013 winter started, everything seemed to be the same as last year... until February!!!
The news said we were getting a superstorm named Nemo. What a storm it was!! I think we got 2 feet of snow in less than 24 hours.
The snow started to fall Friday morning...For many lucky Bostonians, Nemo brough a slew of snow days. I remember having 1 snow day from BU back in the winter of 2005 and am a believer that snow days are the best gift ever!
Lucky (not so much) for me, hospitals don't get snow days. We had 400 patients to feed in addition to all of the staff. We had a lot of work to do!
There was a city wide ban on driving due to the road conditions and fast accumulation of snow. Public transportation was also stopped. Being an essential employee, I was exempt form the driving ban and figured I would just hop in my car (in the covered garage) to drive myself to work. This was the view from inside my garage.. I wasn't driving anywhere!
I needed to find an alternate way to get to work. I slapped on my 'snow trax' that my mother had sent as a gag gift and started my journey by foot in to work.
The city streets were so peaceful and beautiful in the blanket of white, fluffy snow. There were some people out and about enjoying the snow on sled, cross country skiis, and snow shoes. It was as if Harvard Avenue was turned into a beautiful skii resort.
There was no place open to buy food or coffee.
It took me about an hour (usually a 30 minute walk), but I made it to work. Our team successfully fed all of the patients and staff in the hospital. Not a relaxing weekend to enjoy the snow for this girl. Ahhh the joys of living on the east coast!
As I post this, we are in the midst of another snow storm. Yes, it IS March 8th... I thought Punxsutawney Phil said we would be having an early spring this year. Boy, was he wrong! We've gotten over a foot of snow in the past 24 hours.
I'm heading out to do some sledding and play in the snow... such a big kid at heart. I think I'm just making up for not having snow days as a child; they really are the best! I'm hoping spring really is right around the corner, but until then I'll continue to throw my snow boots on and enjoy the winter wonderland that surrounds me.