Once again, we've had inclement weather on a Monday, here in the Northeast. I left work at 1AM and took my time driving home because a light freezing rain was falling, and I was concerned about black ice on the roads. By the time I got home, all of the parking spots on the block were taken... well, those not occupied by miniature icebergs. I ended up parking a block and a half away, in front of the local school. Because of the weather, alternate side of the street rules were suspended, on a typical day, all the cars clear out by 8AM to avoid tickets.
I set the alarm for quarter-to-eight so I could get the lay of the land. When my usual spot opened up, I parked my car there, on a side street with no alternate side rules. All's fair in parking! Besides, I was merely reclaiming the spot I usually park in, and have for the past eight years.
I typically have Mondays off, which has been a mixed blessing- I didn't have to drive to work this morning, and I was able to steal my parking spot back from the schmuck who parked in it. I also had a craptastic day off, and am reluctant to move the car out of a coveted spot. I have tomorrow off too. It's supposed to get above freezing tomorrow, so I'll probably break up a few huge piles of snow to promote melting. Foolishly, I forgot to borrow a mattock from the job, the snow mounds are that formidable.