Jeez it got cold all of a sudden!

I’ve been busy working all weekend and conveniently the boiler in our part of the building stopped working sometime last week so the temperature has been slowly dropping.

Maybe that’s one of the reasons why I’ve been digging around trying to find half-finished knitting projects that I can complete in the minimum possible time. The first blast of winter always seems to catch me by surprise. I’m not sure why. It’s not like it happens every year, right?

Luckily we have heat at home this year. We all laugh about it now but last November was pretty miserable.

This morning on my way to work the back bus doors jammed on some snow stuck to the curb. They would neither open nor close. The bus driver just sat there. So everyone just sat there and the time passed. People got really irritated and explained to the driver that the door was stuck on the snow and that the bus had to move forward a little so the doors could move. The bus driver didn’t move or say anything. He opened the front door but closed it when no one got off. He just sat there.

Eventually a couple of guys got out and kicked down the snowbank that the door was stuck on. The doors closed. The tension in the bus didn’t dissipate. Within two stops the driver and several passengers were embroiled in a full-blown yelling match.

Nothing like some conflict to start your morning. I got to work late.

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