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No need for a snow day
This morning the world was blanketed in snow. What a delight to remember that I work from home, so I don't have to drive through it!

I had figured that my lunchtime task would be shoveling, but then a few hours into the morning a trio of teenaged boys knocked on my door and politely asked if I'd like my walk and driveway shoveled. Fifteen dollars is not a trivial amount of money, and I could have easily done it myself.... but on the other hand I like the idea of kids trying to earn money. I like encouraging that sort of thing, and this way I can stay warm and cozy until I feel like going out tromping later on.

So my car is safely tucked in its garage, my driveway and walk are shoveled, and I have to dial into my next conference call. Also, it's friday. Not a bad day so far!
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cynnerth From: cynnerth Date: February 1st, 2008 04:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
That sounds perfect!

I had to shovel myself out, and then drive for 20 miles in traffic that was crawling. I want to be you!
c0nsumer From: c0nsumer Date: February 1st, 2008 04:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm working from home today too. Yay!

Although, so is everypme e;se///
hannunvaakuna From: hannunvaakuna Date: February 1st, 2008 04:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
i'll be working from home in about 20 minutes - we closed the liberries starting at noon. i think the first part of my "work" will involve lunch and a nap (;
From: nyx_at_nite Date: February 1st, 2008 05:15 pm (UTC) (Link)

$15, eh?

A kid stopped by to ask if we wanted our walks shoveled for $15 as well. Is there some kind of kid network where they set these prices? It's like the mysteriously fluctuating gas pricing. There's no collaboration, they say, but every gas station in a 5 miles radius has the same price. Strange...

What I really want to know is when these kids are going to organize and unionize, so they can start accepting credit card payments. Who keeps cash around?! I think, between Hoshisabi and I, we have about $8 in cash.

Have a good snow day, Rennie. :)
renniekins From: renniekins Date: February 2nd, 2008 01:26 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: $15, eh?

Funny, I didn't know that ws the going rate! Seemed a bit steep actually, but what the heck....

Maybe they'll start taking Paypal.

Thanks! (:
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renniekins From: renniekins Date: February 1st, 2008 06:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well I wouldn't have paid YOU that kinda money -- it was more about encouraging kids who were trying to honestly get some money by doing some work.
renniekins From: renniekins Date: February 1st, 2008 07:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
On the plus side, you already have skills, and a nice job that utilizes them. This is why you don't have to shovel snow for money! *hug*
renniekins From: renniekins Date: February 1st, 2008 07:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
On the minus side, it's snowing again.

On the plus side, it looks pretty....
From: writerwench Date: February 1st, 2008 09:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
There's even snow in the north of England tonight! And a HUGE deal being made out of one hilltop pass being closed and people put up for the night in local accommodation.

I remember doing snow shovelling once. It was fun.
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