Yesterday was long day at the Depot. With the incoming storm business was slow then fast then slow again all day. I did my usual stay busy work of re-arranging the lumber stacks after the customers pawed through them. Then a gentleman came in and wanted 30 freaking bags of 80 pound sackcrete. I added several bags to a partial pallet load and that was all it took for my back to pump up the volume. I started the day out with lower back pain and tossing bags of concrete didn't make it much better. A look out the front windows around 3 showed big, fat snowflakes pummeling the air. And hour later it turned to those little flakes that blur the sky and pile up the snow. When I got off at 6 I trudged across the lot to my truck, brushed off the accumulated snow and off I went. Now the ground has some heat stored in it from the run of nice weather we had so, the snow at first just became slush. I pulled out of the lot and promptly had the truck sideways. What's a day with out a little fun, right? I manged to make the speed limit or a little under all the way home so it wasn't too bad. But when I finally staggered into the house I was hurtin'. I boiled a little pasta and dumped some off the shelf sauce it and called that supper. After a few pain pills I drifted off to sleep while watching TV. Sometime later I made it to bed and awoke this morning to 3 inches of snow, not the 10 they have been calling for. With my back and knee still giving me fits I headed out to shovel the driveway so I could get off to work later in the morning. Ya know what? Screw that! I got my drive done which did not help me in any way, physically speaking. And to top it off the city will not plow the streets until the storm is absolutely done. So with my aches and aggravation I called work and took this day off. The roads are as crappy as my tires are, my back and knees are fucked up already this morning and I just did not have the juice to continue on. So I've been snacking and napping all morning and preparing for tomorrows shift.
Will we ever have a true spring here? A March snow storm is highly unusual in these parts. I mean, I have a beautiful machine in the garage calling my name.