Monday, November 20, 2006

Alarming

Since I didn't leave the hospital until after 8 am on Sunday, I wasn't required to be there for 6:30 rounds this morning. Hip-hip-hooray! At least that's what I was thinking when I went to bed last night. And yet, at 5:00 am this morning, I was awakened by alarms. At first I thought I had forgot to set mine back the night before. Then, I realized the noise was coming from outside.

I was thinking that is must have really dumped on us overnight as there were some flurries last night when I went to bed. However, when I peeked out the window, the streets were snow-free. The noise was that of several plowers, however they were scooping up the piles of leaves that have been pushed into the streets. Why there is a need to do this when those leaves have been there for at least 3 weeks, I'll never know.

It was still chilly outside. As I pulled out of my driveway, I noticed that there was a dusting of powdery snow on each roof, although none remained on the ground. The houses were decorated, like they were dusted with sugar... or perhaps cocaine--whichever simile you prefer, you decide. Anyway, it was powdery!

2 comments:

~~Silk said...

I wouldn't wonder why gather leaves when they'd been there three weeks, I'd wonder why AT FREAKIN' 5 AM! WITH ALARMS!!

The leaves have to be out of the gutters before snow. Snow so early probably caught the town by surprise. (But 5 FREAKIN' AM?) I'm hoping to not see any snow until at least late December. Please.

ru said...

other similes could be: like dandruff, like ...aw, heck! that's all I can think of.
You should have ran out in the street screaming like a maniac "I NEED MY SLEEP!" That would have been great.