The view from my front window... New York City woke up to either a winter wonderland or a weather nightmare, depending on how you look at it. J was ecstatic because it meant schools were closed and she didn't have to go to work. I was in knots because I was supposed to be headed to Newark airport, to fly to Florida. I'm supposed to be in Palm Beach now, lounging by the pool, or at least laying in a splendrous hotel room enjoying cable TV. My company is participating in a retail show there, and I'm sort of in charge of everything. Set-up begins tomorrow, but it doesn't look like I'm going to make it in time. My flight was cancelled yesterday, before it even started to snow, and the airport was completely shut down today, so instead I just went to work as usual. The city was still pretty active, and the subways were running fine, but the snow continued to fall fast and furiously all day, in a wind that made it stick vertically to trees, buildings, and people.
I have no idea what chaos is going to happen tomorrow without me, my boss, or anyone at the show to set it up. But hopefully it won't be a total nightmare. And hopefully I will be able to catch a flight eventually and be there to help out. I just can't believe that all winter long we have had pretty nice weather until the one day that I have to fly somewhere! It reminds me of that line from Casablanca, when Rick says, "Of all the gin joints, in all the towns, in all the world, she walks into mine." Why did miss white winter weather have to come along today of all days?
Sigh... At least it is beautiful. My roommates were able to go out and enjoy the day, trudging around in the snow, taking pictures. There were sledders on that particularly steep hill in St. Nicholas Park. And for me, work was quiet and pleasant with no phones ringing or people coming in to bother me. We even ordered pizza for lunch. If only I had no where to go and could just stay and enjoy the quiet snowy days. But alas, I'm all packed and ready to go, if I can ever go. I guess I'll just try my luck at the airport tomorrow morning and see what happens.