what if there is no tomorrow?

just to set the stage:

  • several co-workers had doctor or dentist appointments canceled as early as Monday, just in preparation of the predicted storm Tuesday night and Wednesday.
  • the voice mail on our home phone when I got home this afternoon said that school is already canceled for my 2 older boys tomorrow.
  • my wife’s work sent an email out this morning – encouraging manager’s to let employees leave work early today, and work from home tomorrow if necessary.
  • my work sent an email this afternoon – the office will be closed tomorrow… so stay home, stay warm, and enjoy the snow… that is…unless you have work to get done.

and yup, that’d be me.  go figure that I get an official, yet rare “snow day” from work, but instead of being able to relax and enjoy it, I will be hunched over the laptop all of tomorrow, cranking out calculations for a big deadline this week.

granted – if it’s as bad as predicted, I don’t know that I would be able to drive the boys to the good sledding hill nearby anyway. and I’m sure I’ll manage to squeeze in a few hours of playing in the mounds of snow with all 3 boys.  but I’ll be working a bunch, too.  oh well – extra work is better than no work, so in that regard – I’m blessed.

in regards to the storm – the “Groundhog Storm”, as some are calling it… maybe it’s just me, but I find it highly ironic that a massive snowstorm is going to hit Michigan in just a few hours (and has probably already started over a large part of the Midwest), and we will be snowed in on Groundhog Day.  if you recall, a giant blizzard is what kept Phil Connors stuck in Punxsatawney, Pennsylvania, in the never-ending loop of Groundhog Days.  as Phil Connors (Bill Murray) says:

What if there is no tomorrow…. there wasn’t one today?!

in honor of the impending Thundersnow swooping across the Midwest and the Northeast, here is the weather report from that great movie – “Groundhog Day” with Bill Murray:

there are so many good quotes from that movie – and Bill Murray is fantastic.  and, after all – he is my sailing inspiration!


5 Responses to “what if there is no tomorrow?”

  1. 1 Baydog February 1, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    Extra work is better than no work, even plain work is better than no work. Take it from me. I think we as a country have gone soft in the snowday department, but isn’t it better to be safe than sorry? We’re supposed to get mostly ice tomorrow, which is worse than snow. Goody

  2. 5 Joe Rouse February 2, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    What Baydog said…..what’s snow? Fog yes, snow no. I’ve go to go.

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