We cancelled August's appointment because we knew that traffic would be more difficult. My ride said he wasn't sure when he was leaving but it wouldn't be at 2:30, so I called a taxi. Reasons for making this decision:
-my boots would not have gotten me down the steep hill to the subway
-I didn't want to stand in a crowded subway for an hour then wait for the bus to get home
-We've taken a taxi from Gangnam before and it was only about $20
-I'm sick, I just wanted to get home
-I was unaware that 3 inches of snow will STOP TRAFFIC in Korea
Looking back, I see that these are the mistakes of an amateur These are the mistakes of someone who has not lived in Korea during snow. I've been in a taxi from Gangnam during a downpour and, from what I could tell, the taxi driver drove faster in the rain. This is what I expected. I decided I would buckle up and risk it.
Turns out there was nothing to risk. It took me over TWO AND A HALF HOURS to get home. I've never been so happy to have a smart phone in my life. We moved so slowly. And, stupidly, it cost me $46. Ouch. Now I know: endure the subway when it snows.
Normally I take a lot of pictures to blog about, but yesterday I was feeling so run down, I wasn't thinking of the blog. Sorry, I didn't mean to neglect all of you! Just picture it: slushy snow, monstrous traffic, no one moving.
Jim and the kids made it home in no time, which was nice because dinner was nearly ready when I walked in the door.
Jim did leak this video though-so this is what happens when mom isn't home:
August insisted on using chopsticks. We took a video of that.