Sunday, December 14, 2008

I think we got 1 to 2 inches...

but 9 news said:

Today:A brutally cold arctic airmass has gripped the northern plains states and all of eastern Colorado. Morning temperatures have been in the single digits, but biting cold northerly winds have sent wind chill readings into the -10 to -20 degree range.

Stay home if you can today; it's just too cold to be out and about.

As for snowfall accumulations, most metro area locations have reported about one to three inches of light snowfall,and 2 to 6 inches of snow in the foothills, but WINTER STORM WARNINGS continue for the mountains, where up to 2 and a half feet of snow has fallen. Blowing and drifting will still make travel a bit hazardous over the higher mountain passes. If you're headed home from the ski areas, you might want to be on the road by 2:00 p.m.

High temperatures across the greater metro area will only be in the lower teens, at best. Remember to bundle up if you absolutely have to leave home.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Blackberry Miracle

My Blackberry was missing since about mid morning until a few minutes ago. I had retraced my steps, sent out an email to the staff asking for people to look around, and several folks in the office were praying for its return. Still, nothing...

I set my intention about half an hour ago that I was ready for a miracle return, even one that made me feel silly....

I decided that even on vibrate I could make it really obvious where it was, so if it was on someone's desk under a pile of papers it would still be noticed. I sent 10 email messages to each of my 4 email addresses that vibrate the Blackberry, and then I pulled up the Blackberry Manager (for IT professionals) and I re-sent the service book, the IT service policies, and I changed the password on the unit.

Then I send a PIN message to the unit straight from the BES server, and as I did that, I felt something vibrate... in my chair. I rolled my chair backwards slowly, and there on the floor, where it had NOT been a short time before, was my Blackberry unit.

I think I had it clipped to my jeans (it doesn't stay well on the jeans, I usually clip it to my shirt on Fridays) and it fell into the chair... but anyway it is back! And I have turned the sound to normal instead of vibe...