Monday, March 31, 2008

Let it Snow...Let it Snow..Let it Snow

For the past few weeks, It has been a hide and seek game of the sorts with the weather here in Minnesota. We have seen it all - Summer, Winter, Spring in a span of few days. For instance it was 46F on Sunday and its 25F today and the worst part is that its has been snowing non-stop from 9 AM in the morning and the weatherman predicts that this will not stop till tuesday morning.

I was caught totally off guard today. It was a very normal day no hint of any rain..I wore a spring jacket and walked to the Park and Ride to catch my bus(Generally I take the car and park it before hopping on the bus). The bus reached on time at 8 AM at my workplace. It was around 9.30 AM, when I got up to go for a meeting, I saw the window next to my cubicle was totally white...To my suprise...I thought it was some passing cloud or something...by the time i finished my meeting the whole town has been painted white by snow...

I quickly checked the weather and they had forecasted a snow storm and it will snow the whole monday into tuesday morning. I then decided that I will get off work early anticipating traffic delays...I got onto 4 PM bus and luckily no traffic whatsoever... I reached the Park and Ride on time. Just when I thought the worst was over...It started to snow heavily and it was very windy...

Nobody to pick me up from there, I braved the weather and started walking...I could barely open my eyes to see the way...There is a grass patch that I had to cross, on the route between my apartment and the bus stop. The path that was clear in the morning...was now filled with 6 inches of snow...I did not know where I was landing my foot...started walking...Keeping my balance on the slippery snow route. The cold gusty wind was blowing from right to left...I stopped feeling my right side within few seconds...

By the time I reached home...my hair had turned white...I was unable to speak...I barely managed to ask my wife for a towel...threw my bag and laptop and got into a comforter and was in there for 15 mins...

"Andavan nallavangala sodhippan aana kai vida maataan"...Thats what came to my mind
My wife seeing the weather had already planned to make bhajjis and Ginger tea...wow what a coincidence...

Not seeing the weather forecast - idiotic
Walking in the snow storm without proper cover - totally insane
Tea and Bhajjis that wife proactively made - Simply Priceless

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