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I don’t want to complain, but…

January 6th, 2010 · Posted by Skuds in Life/Work · No Comments · Life, Work

Farnham Close at midnight

Farnham Close at midnight

Everything looks so clean and white outside so I don’t want to complain about the weather, but I think I may moan a bit about the timing of it.  It is only about 8 or 10 centimetres here at the moment.  Hardly Arctic conditions, though it has made our street impossible again.  This time our car is stranded on Tollgate Hill so I’ll get the bus into work in the morning – a minor inconvenience but not the end of the world.

There is a bus route that runs past the end of our street.  I won’t be using that because it doesn’t go wher I want to go – I will walk the mile to the shops to get a Fastway.  probably just as well.  I went for a walk at midnight and Tollgate Hill had not been gritted at all and looked pretty much snowed in.  Not sure if buses will be on that route tomorrow.   We are always told our steep road will never get gritted because priority goes to the main roads and bus routes – I wonder what the excuse is for not doing Tollgate Hill this time round?

What is really depressing is that this is sure to mean our rubbish will not get collected on Thursday.  Our recycling has not been collected for four weeks and if it gets missed this week we might have to wait another two weeks.  The recycling bin filled up ages ago and we have now got fed up of having tins and paper piling up indoors so we are going to stop recycling until the council start collecting it.

All that is just nuisance though.  The real problem for me is work.  We have a VIP visitor coming down from London and the various communications departments have spent all week setting up product displays in the atrium of our building – we even have an aircraft in there!   I don’t know what the main train line and the A23/M23 is like  but it is now looking likely the visit will have to be cancelled.

If only the snow had held off for a day everything would have been fine.

Unusually for me, I have a big pile of work in my bag: more than enough to keep me busy for a day at home, but I can’t take that easy option just in case our visitor can make it after all.  Mind you, if that happens I may find myself being the only one there to greet them…  so many of my colleagues come in from the coast, or from Surrey.

Tollgate Hill at midnight.  Lots of abandoned cars - even more than last time.

Tollgate Hill at midnight. Lots of abandoned cars - even more than last time.

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