The commute between my home in West Virginia’s Eastern Panhandle and my job in Washington, D.C., has lately seemed more like a trek for which I could use a Sherpa guide.
And now, more wintry weather is expected just as I’m due back tomorrow morning after a couple of days off.
The Washington Post’s “Capital Weather Gang” characterizes the storm we’re supposed to get this weekend as more of a “nuisance.”
But when you live as far away from your job as I do, a “nuisance” can quickly turn into a major migraine. And, after what I’ve been through on the commute lately, I’m not looking forward to even a hint of inclement weather.
For example, here’s what I-270 looked like from my windshield last Sunday at around midday.
This is a little further along my commute, on I-70 heading west on Maryland’s Braddock Mountain.
It was even tougher getting home Tuesday morning after having worked the overnight. This is I-70W heading up South Mountain. The big rigs were having trouble. Some had to be towed in order to get going again.
Before you start criticizing, I know I’m not supposed to take pictures, much less tweet, while driving. But I wasn’t really driving. The interstate was more like a parking lot at the time.
And, while I may not end up frozen in my tracks tomorrow, that doesn’t mean I’m not hiring.
Do you know anyone around here who can blaze a trail through a snowstorm as well as a Sherpa? I’m looking for somebody who can get me down off the mountain and back in one piece.