Saturday, December 22, 2012

Day after Draco (and the end of the world): December 21, 2012

After spending Thursday at home thanks to Draco, I woke up on Friday morning with another text from brother Teej, telling me that the buses weren't running that day either.  Since Friday would be my last day of work until January 2, I bundled up and walked to the office.

There was an eerie stillness on the way, as I walked down an empty State Street - which is usually filled with pedestrians, buses, and even bikers by this time.

State Street in Madison, WI post-Draco on Friday, December 21, 2012; 8:12am

Only two vehicles and zero humans in sight when I looked back towards the Capitol.  Did zombies take over?

Wisconsin State Capitol post-Draco
Wisconsin State Capitol
December 21, 2012

Wisconsin State Capitol, post-Draco
December 21, 2012

I couldn't feel my legs about halfway to work - it was so cold!  There were few cars on the road, and many cars slid around the poorly-plowed corners while turning.

At work I got a nice surprise from my friend and coworker Izzy.  She and her mom make the cutest sweets all the time!  I keep telling her they need to start a dessert blog to share them all.

Santa cookie
Santa cookie

And yes, it tasted just as good as it looked; I ate it this morning.  It was incredible.  A perfectly soft sugar cookie topped with frosting and three M&Ms.

When we left the office Friday night,  we discovered a huge snow pile outside the back of the building.  I sent Izzy up for a photo:

Happy End of the World Day!
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1 comment:

  1. Wow that's kind of incredible. That's a lot of snow!