Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Snow Flood Day!

First of all, I just wanted to say many thoughts and prayers to all of the people who have been, and are still being effected by all of the flooding. Praying that things are returned to "normal" as soon as possible!

(Photo from CBS news online)

Well, it seems like today I got my wish......work was cancelled due to "Flooding". I never thought I would ever hear those words. There was quite a confusion leading up to my "flood" day.

First of all, a rogue streak of lightening knocked out our cable and Internet for the entire afternoon and early evening yesterday, so I didn't have any access to any of the flooding news/videos/pictures being repeatedly shown on television or any Internet news. So, by the time everything was back up and running, it was too late to comfortably call anyone and see about the work situation. I sent out a plea to my Georgia Facebook buddies, where I was told that they didn't know if they would be closed, but they all said that it SHOULD be closed.

Finally, around 11:00 pm, I found a link for the DOT in Georgia, which showed a 4 mile area of I-20 was closed due to flooding....which just so happened to be the last 4 miles of I-20 I had to travel on on my journey to work. Hmmmmmmmm, so do I try to go in, or do I just stay home and wait?

I get up at my normal time of 4:45 am, and the few specific news reports I can find still say that portion of I-20 was closed.


Finally, after much discussion with hubby, I decided to stay home until the office opened at 8:00, and call and let them know that I wouldn't be coming in until the Interstate was safe.

But now I was already WIDE awake, and freaking out because I didn't want to get in trouble for being late or missing work.

I try to go back to sleep, but that was useless. I call my mom at 6:00 to let her know that I wouldn't be bringing Jameson up there (she carries the kids to school when I work). I get Jameson up for school at 6:30, and I call Chelsea (at my Mom's) at 7:00.

I try to call work after that (it was already 8:00 there) and the phones were out of service.


I finally decide to call one of my coworkers, Trina, who also has to drive I-20 to work, and ask her if she is going in to work. This is where it gets interesting.....

She says "Didn't somebody call you?"

"Uhhhhhh, NO! WHY?"

"The office isn't going to open until 11:00 today."


Not that I am mad at Trina, mind you, just really aggravated because nobody took the time to let me know.

So, after I calmed down, I help Jameson finish getting ready for school, and head off to wait 20 minutes in car rider line.

While we were waiting, Trina calls and lets me know that she was just notified that they then had decided to close the office all day.

I THANK HER about 100 times for letting me know!

I get home, and two other co-workers call to let me know the office was now closed for the day. Thanks for letting me know, but if I had tried to come in I would have LEFT TWO AND A HALF HOURS AGO! Hey, but at least they did call.

Now I have an unexpected day off work. What should I do?

After thinking about it for a little while, I decide what I want to do.

And it's something that I NEVER......


EVER do.....


And it felt soooooo good!

I've never been a "Nap" person. As an adult, the only times I ever nap are when I have been pregnant (No, not even a little bit) or sick (nope, not that either). The few times that I have tried to nap, I always feel horrible when I get up. I've always been envious about those people who can take a little cat nap and wake up feeling like a new person. Something about today just made me want to explore the whole "Nap phenomenon" again.

I mean, I had very little sleep the night before (worrying about the work situation), it was cool (for September in Alabama), rainy, and the house was QUIET! Perfect for a mid-morning nap!

I got up in time to wash and fold some clothes, unload and load the dishwasher, shower, and get ready to wait in car rider line for an hour.

Now, here I am again, wondering if I will be able to get to work tomorrow. The DOT still shows a stretch of I-20 flooded and won't be open until tomorrow. What time tomorrow?

Morning? Afternoon? Evening?

But tonight, I've decided not to worry about it. I'm going to try to get a good night's sleep, get up at my normal time, and check again in the morning.

For the sake of all the Georgian's out there, I hope things are back to normal, but for myself, I would kinda like to explore another Nap day!

So, for my fellow Bloggie Buddies.....To Nap, or Not To Nap, that is the question.



  1. Congratulation on re-learning the art of the nap! With my hours, I've learned to take a 30 minute power nap in the late afternoon (when I get off work on time, which lately has been NEVER) and it helps me to be a real person and not an ogre who falls asleep while eating dinner! When you do go back to work, be safe. Hugs, Kathy

  2. Nap!!! Always been one of those who needs that power nap to reenergize me. If I sleep longer, I am either really tired or sick. Take care!!
    Linda B.

  3. just be safe.. whether interstate is open or not.. you do what ya gotta to stay safe!

    i'm just like you.. i can't nap. if i fall asleep in the middle of the day, it's because i'm really sick.. or medicated! drives me nuts! cause my hubby & kids can sleep whenever they want!! :P

  4. I am the occasional napper. But not for more than 30-45 minutes, if I sleep longer, I feel like I have been drugged. Stay safe! sue

  5. Hope y'all enjoyed your flood day! And -- even happier that you are all safe & you didn't try to go into work (because that would've stunk!)

  6. NAppy goodness !!! I am all over it, my Papaw used to nap every day !!

    Enjoy !!


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