Snowed in (in Off-topic)

bartjan November 25 2005 1:49 PM EST

Well, here I am, still in the office at 7:45pm. Not because I'm swamped with work (well, I am), but because there is so much snow between the office and my home 10 miles away, that there is no public transport, and driving this distance by car (if I can get someone crazy enough to give me a lift) would have taken about 4 hours during daylight.

So I think I'll have to find some place to sleep in this building and see if there's some transport that works, tomorrow ;)

Never thought I would see weather this bad in my country....

Bootsanator November 25 2005 1:57 PM EST

where are you from, bartjan?

bartjan November 25 2005 1:59 PM EST

The Netherlands. I live in Enschede, but am stuck in Oldenzaal...

AdminG Beee November 25 2005 2:00 PM EST

Ah yes, the Netherlands. Lots of snow in the mountains there ;)

QBBarzooMonkey November 25 2005 2:02 PM EST

In my little corner of the world, that happens at least once every winter, and a couple of times a year for the last several (referring to snowfall measured in feet, not inches) :P
I've driven 4-wheel drive vehicles for years, so I'm usually the one getting my co-workers home when it happens...

Hang in there, stay warm, and good luck!

IndependenZ November 25 2005 2:55 PM EST

I've traveled from Amsterdam to Veghel this afternoon, and only had half an hour delay because of the weather. Another half hour later, everything was messed up and now thousands of people are stuck in Utrecht. Lucky me :p

But, I hope you can leave for home soon too, Zenmaster! Although this storm isn't going to clear till tomorrow evening... :S

AdminShade November 25 2005 3:02 PM EST

I am still at home, lots of snow (yes another Dutch person) going to a friend now who lives 1 km further away from me, all by foot :)

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] November 25 2005 3:11 PM EST

:( That sucks Bart... But at least you have internet access! ;)

Anyone else stuck with you? See if you can get take away food on the company! ;)

bartjan November 25 2005 3:18 PM EST

I'm stuck with 3 coworkers. Good thing about this company is that the boss lives in the same building/house, so it's not all office ;)

Angel of Death [Hell Blenders] November 25 2005 3:30 PM EST

o im your neightbour bartjan, me am a belgium dude
wish i was closer then i would of come to your rescue, i think we getting the snow tomorrow :)

Angel of Death [Hell Blenders] November 25 2005 3:35 PM EST

bummer, i have to get competiton tomorrow and its snowing bad, hope i can get there :/

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] November 25 2005 5:21 PM EST

Hehehehehe top 'n' tailing in the bosses bed?

Zoglog[T] [big bucks] November 26 2005 6:10 AM EST

Sleeping your way to success bart?
I thought better of you ;P

bartjan November 26 2005 6:50 AM EST

Finally made it home ;)

AdminShade November 26 2005 7:44 AM EST


Angel of Death [Hell Blenders] November 26 2005 6:07 PM EST

bartjan you had power failure there to in Holland? cuz last night the power went down over 3 times in some parts of Belgium and in my town too

bartjan November 26 2005 6:10 PM EST

Several towns nearby are without power for the second night right now. They decided to call in the army for help, as the power company did not live up to the promise to fix it before this evening...

InebriatedArsonist November 26 2005 6:27 PM EST

I'm still waiting for the first decent snowstorm of the season.
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