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    Finally! The day I've been waiting for...

    and I can't do anything with it. I have been waiting for a nice blanket of fresh snow to help add a little more to some of the barns that I have been shooting. Well, today we finally got the snow I have been hoping for, and I can't do anything with it. It has been snowing all day long and is forcast to continue till noon tomorrow, last I heard. I would have loved to have gotten some shots with it still snowing out but I just started a new position in the electronic publishing area of my company yesterday and I don't get done with work until 4:45pm. By the time I leave the office, it's dark out. My old position had me out the door by 1:00pm almost everyday which gave me 3 hours of light even on the shortest day of the year, and 8+ hours on the longest day. It's only my second day of working "late" and I'm so dissapointed that I don't get to go out and play after work like I use to. If this is what it's like in the real world, then I don't want anything to do with it. Haven't any of these people heard about the early bird? I mean come on, lets get the day started so we can get the heck out of Dodge and go have some fun. Ok, so it's not that bad, I will just have to wait for the weekend and see what I can do. I just got a new EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM on Monday and I haven't had a chance to take it out and play with it yet either. The whole idea of having a job is really cutting into my "me" time. Well, at least it's only temporary, unless a full time position open us between now ant then. I will be back to my afternoons off in 3 months, just in time for the weather to warm up and things to start turning green again.

    Ok, I'm done. Thanks for letting me ramble.
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    Question Other alternatives?

    What about early a.m. - before you start work? You should have some light then. Or.....what about lunchtime? If possible, early a.m. might be your best bet. Just a thought.

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    Re: Other alternatives?

    Early morning would be a great time to shoot, but it's still pretty dark by the time I leave for work. I think I will get up early this weekend and give my barn shots another try. The lunch hour is a great idea that I really never considered but I will in the future now that I have a longer lunch than I use to. Gee, I hope I remember to come back from lunch. Once I start shooting, I could be gone for hours and hours and ...
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    Re: Finally! The day I've been waiting for...

    I can sympathize with about 8" of new snow on the ground here. I work 8-5 (ever seen the movie "Office Space"? ;) ) so it's dark by the time I get out of here, plus I have to be somewhere tonight... But I don't feel good, maybe not good enough to come to work tomorrow...

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    Today would be a great day!

    Everything's closed! We woke up to between 6 and 8 inches. I was more excited about school cancellations than the kids were. Then I shoveled for an hour and a half. I love shoveling. Later today, I am going to make the girls go out and shovel the back stoop. We've got a large concrete slab/patio thing, and they usually get it done in about 2 hours
    I sleep, but I don't rest.

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    Re: Today would be a great day!

    You're right, today would be a great day, but stupid me decided that I have to go to work. It is very very rare that I miss a day of work without a good reason, but today would have been the perfect day to play hooky. Today is only my 3rd day in my new position and my boss/trainer is not coming in today because of the weather. I did manage to find something I know how to do first thing this morning but now I'm just sitting here surfing. I could do this at home, but the pay isn't quite as good.

    Enjoy the snowing day with the kinds Adina! I'm waiting to see some pics of them shoveling.
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    Re: Today would be a great day!

    Then I shoveled for an hour and a half. I love shoveling.
    Adina? I worry about you.

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    Re: Today would be a great day!

    WOW, I should have stayed home today. I have managed to do absolutly NOTHING today. Ok, I did manage to do something this morning but it wasn't much...
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