Here you go, folks. Just a few pictures of what I woke up to this morning in beautiful Tinton Falls in Monmouth County, New Jersey. Needless to say, I’m going nowhere today which works with my schedule of being on vacation this entire week. All in all, not so bad I guess. If you have somewhere to go today, you might reconsider not leaving your home – it’s horrible out there!
The pictures below are of my backyard and my front yard. The snow and ice is coming down with reckless abandon. It’s crazy out there! After working from home today, I expect that I’ll be working from home again tomorrow – it’s just too bad out there to attempt to drive across the state to get to the office.
Not that I’m complaining…
Take a look at the pictures below. How is the snow by you if you have any?
Today, the Monmouth University Hawks will host the Fairleigh Dickinson University Knights at the MAC Center in West Long Branch, New Jersey. I won’t be able to attend the game because I’m essentially snowed in (see pictures below)!
A few comments. First, I hate when there is a home game for Monmouth that I can’t attend. I really enjoy going to the games, hanging out in The Varsity Club before and after the game, and watching the Hawks compete against their competition. It’s a really good time (or at least I think so). Second, it’s amazing that the game wasn’t canceled (at least it hasn’t been canceled as of 10:00am today). And third – what’s the deal with all of the snow?! I heard from some of my friends in North Jersey that there are spots where the snow isn’t that bad at all. Meanwhile, down here in Tinton Falls we’ve got a foot and more to come!
My cousin was actually going to come down for the game today so he and I could celebrate our respective birthdays (he turned 29 yesterday – Happy Birthday, cousin!). Unfortunately, though, the pending snow storm canceled those plans for us. For those of you looking for some coverage of the basketball game today, you can check out the official online home of the Hawks by clicking here or check out Tony Graham at The Hawks Nest.
Anyway, since my plan for the blog today was to add a bunch of pictures from the Monmouth game that I won’t be able to attend now, enjoy some pictures from outside of my townhouse. The green arrow in one of the pictures is pointing to my car.
Last night’s blizzard dropped a ton of snow in Tinton Falls as well as the rest of the northern Jersey Shore in Monmouth County. Here are some pictures from the last few hours of my roommates and I (and the rest of the neighbors) digging out of our development in Fox Chase. It wasn’t fun – especially since my roommates and I only had a beat-up kitchen broom and ice scrapers to get ourselves out!
If you live on the northern Jersey Shore, then you know that last night a gigantic storm dumped a butt load of snow all over the place! Take a look at the pictures below to see what the accumulations looked like around 10:00pm in the Fox Chase development in Tinton Falls. It’s about time we got some snow!
One of the greatest things about living in New Jersey is that the entire state gets into a frenzy whenever there is even the slightest chance that there might be snow in the forecast. Yesterday, all of the major news channels were talking about how Central and Northern New Jersey were going to be blasted with snow. The reports even called for upwards of 5 or 6 inches of snow in Monmouth County where the snow accumulation is minimal at best.
Well, in preparation for the pending snowstorm most of my co-workers and I decided not to go to work today no matter what the weather. This was actually a decent decision since I woke up around 5:30am to check outside and we had about 4 inches of snow and absolutely no trucks on the road clearing for the morning commute. I think that the entire state figured that it needed a snow day and thus the truck drivers were given some extra time to sleep in while the snow accumulated. I should note, though, that as I’m writing this I’m looking outside of my window and the roads are completely cleared in my part of Tinton Falls and there is actually some traffic moving around outside.
The one thing that annoyed the hell out of me this morning was the local college where I teach part-time. I’m signed up for their emergency alert system which is very helpful when the college shuts down due to inclement weather. However, someone must have been going crazy over there this morning because I got two phone calls on my home line, two phone calls on my cell, two text messages, two e-mails on my work e-mail, and two e-mails on my home e-mail. I thought that was a bit overboard for 5:45am so I took myself off of their notification lists.
For those of you who are either off today because of the weather or working from home – enjoy it!