Snow and Words....
Coming up soon, no idea which day it actually is, but I know it is soon, is November 1st, which marks the Start of NaNoWriMo AND the Dread Snow Parking.
NaNoWriMo is fairly simple as I understand it, just write a 50,000 word novel in a month. Easy. I'd do it myself if I wasn't REALLY determined to learn French, and make it to my Skype sessions with Nathilie, and get to class every day. Not to forget taming this Leopard.
Dread Snow parking on the other hand...Not So Simple.
First off, it has nothing to do with actual SNOW. Doesn't matter if there is any, or how much. November 1st to April 1st. I have a driveway, but once there IS snow, I can't get up it.
I am pretty good with days of the week, mostly, I know which one it is, but the Date, not so easy. And to compound the problem, it isn't what day it is today when you park, but what the date it is going to be tomorrow. Following me? Didn't think so.
I did a quick Google to see if I couldn't find exactly the wording, which was apparently on the Police Department website. When I went there I got a message saying my computer could not find the (insert name) police department server.
Of course. Finally found it at the library website (Am I the only one who thinks there is a lesson in this?)
Here it is, cut and pasted:
"The city imposes special restrictions to facilitate snow removal. From November 1 through April 1, between the hours of 2 a.m. and 7 a.m., motorists must park on the odd-numbered side of the street on odd-numbered calendar days, and on the even-numbered side of the street on even-numbered days. All streets in the city are subject to the odd-even calendar parking restriction. This ordinance modifies areas on city streets where parking is authorized. Areas that restrict/prohibit parking on an ongoing basis are not affected by the calendar ordinance and continue to be restricted as posted.
The easiest way to remember the ordinance is to always park your vehicle for the next day, as enforcement occurs between 2 a.m. and 7 a.m."
Last year our block finally got wise and simply parked on the side of the street with the Blue Van, as these people seemed to know what was going on, but even so, I get LOT of tickets.
Am thinking of opening an account with the city and simply asking them to bill me once a month, unless someone has a better idea.
Sending out the best to all of you doing NaNoWritMo! Keep us posted, I have nothing but admiration for you all. Just be careful where you park while writing...
Love and Snow and Words,
PS Had the Leopard Currently Known As Bela done anything besides eat , hide and leave toys in his dish, I would have mentioned it.....