It’s snowing again in Portland, Oregon and this time it is serious snowfall. I’ve made fun of how things shut down with as little as 1″ of snow. Last night and into today though, we got 7-8″ of snow here in Hillsboro and parts of Portland proper had 10″+. The news was showing parts of I-5 north that were at a standstill for almost 7 hours. CRAZY!
The first text message from my boss was city hall would open for 1pm, then about 2 hours later it was we were closed for the day. The only minor problem with us being closed is that Friday is a payday and Wednesdays are traditionally the day we do the most important part of payroll……cut checks and let people’s banks know about their direct deposits.
I “volunteered” (the joys of being management) to complete the process and let our payroll manager stay home. The largest lesson for me today was that I really need to get my remote access setup for work, though having my two computer screens at work does make the work I have to do go much faster.
It was a slow slog to work compared to my typical ride in. Took almost 15 minutes longer than normal to go just shy of 9 miles. There was almost no traffic at all and no bare pavement anywhere.
Did what I needed to do in about 3 hours and was on my way home. The temps were up and the roads were much more slushy, so I opted for the back roads which were not nearly as wet and had a ton less traffic, plus a bit longer mileage. Gave me the chance to hit some of the secret trails I know about and really get the Farley into its element.
Looking forward to some “normal” PNW soon. As much as I like the snow, there is a reason we moved away from it!
Thanks for reading,