January 12th, 2011


Charlotte's first snow

She was really too little last year, and up until now we haven't been able to get her to wear her boots.  Today we MADE her put the boots and and took her outside.

She was NOT a fan.

New clothes are fun!

Hmm.  This is an awful LOT of new clothes at one time.  I'm not sure about this all of a sudden.

Oh, hey - outside!  I like outside!

What the hell is all this white crap?  I'm pretty sure I didn't approve it.

I'm pretty sure this stuff is bad for you, and I really don't want to walk in it...

It is NOT funny...

It BURNS, precious...

I can't believe I got out of there alive...

So, the first romp in the snow was less of a success than her snow-loving mommy might have liked.  But there's *years* left to indoctrinate her.  And given how she loves to bounce, I'm certain that she'll love to slide in the snow.  Once I convince her to walk in it...

Yeah, it snowed

Snowmageddon came and went, and here we still are.  Not much to mention.  When I picked Charlotte up last night at day care, they had already posted that they would be closed today, which pretty much sealed *my* fate for the day.  As a contractor, Bob has no sick days or time off, which meant that grenade had my name on it.

This morning we woke up to thickly falling snow, and a recorded message on my employer's notification line saying essentially "the weather is terrible, schools and day cares are all closed, driving is dangerous, and we will be open for normal business hours.  Get your sorry butts in here."  Nice.  I feel very appreciated.

Bob, however, did an absolute brilliant profit vs. loss analysis.  He figured he'd lose less in wages staying home today than the deductible on our auto insurance would cost if someone plowed into him on the way back and forth from East Hartford, and stayed home.  So he did most of the Charlotte-watching while I worked on some backlog projects that I can't ever seem to get done while I'm in the office.  Since I started at 6:00am and went straight through, I got done fairly early.

All told, we have totals out there ranging from 19" to 21".  We're fairly sheltered with all the trees.

In addition to taking pictures of Charlotte being tortured, I also took some just because.

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