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the snow of uncertainty

It's snowing hard here in West Orange, New Jersey. I'm checked out of my hotel and sitting in what they call "the hearth room," my possessions around me, waiting for a car to come pick me up and take me to the airport.

But the car isn't due for two and a half more hours. And my plane isn't scheduled to take off for five and a half more hours. If all goes well, I'll leave on time and fly home and see my dogs tonight before bed. Otherwise I may be sleeping at Newark Airport.

From my table here, I can see into a large courtyard -- layers of snow on the wrought-iron chairs and tables, bending the pine branches, making an icing top on the hedge. More snow pouring heavily down past the brick buildings, thick wet flakes. Two people have already gone to the doors and opened them to take pictures. I've taken a couple myself, but my USB cord is packed away in my big suitcase, left at the front desk, so I can't show you what it's like. The weather people are saying there hasn't been a snowstorm this big in October since the Civil War.

I wonder where I'll be sleeping tonight.


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Oct. 29th, 2011 06:58 pm (UTC)
You may want to make a few phone calls -- to the airport, to see if they have any idea, to the airline, to the car service to see if they can pick you up early, etc.
Oct. 29th, 2011 09:49 pm (UTC)
Thanks -- I did end up making some phone calls. My adventures, such as they are, are here:


But I have a place to sleep!
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