(Update Mar 05) My wife Shanzi had a nice write up (and pics) about yesterday’s snow. In Chinese.
(Original) We had a 10 inch snow (huge by St. Louis standard) today. It took me more than 1 hour to drive from my work place to home, which usually takes 15 minutes. Of course I took a different route since I don’t want to take the highway, thought that would be a huge parking lot. There are less traffic on those side roads, but I almost got stuck in snow twice when I tried to go up-hill.
After one hour struggle, I did not make it to my packing lot, because I could not drive up on my drive way, so I left my car there (see below).
Lessons learned: do not take unfamilar side roads (especially roads with slopes) in snow. My car got stuck in Schultz Rd. and couple side roads along Schultz when I tried to cut across to my home. I saw other cars on the roadside, stuck in snow on the way. I should be more patient (wait on Page).
Today the stock market was also a bit wild. The market went sharply lower earlier because of the bad news from CitiBank and Intel, before the close the index made up the loss amid the good news from Cisco and Ambac (potential new money come in). Among the stocks I have, RIM made my day (up more than 4%).