Our district is one of the few in the region that is actually open today. We got everyone there safely this morning and we'll get them home this afternoon. I'm hoping that the storm lets up some so that the plows can actually keep caught up. I'm actually more worried about getting around in my car than driving the bus. I've already been stuck once and had a hard time getting home.
I called Mom to check on her and I'm very glad I did! She was out shoveling her front steps because she was worried about the Meals on Wheels guy being able to get to the door. Meals on Wheels is closed and the man that plows her driveway also shovels her steps, he just hasn't gotten there yet. She has trouble just walking out to the mailbox, shoveling heavy snow is not something she should even be attempting!
John is out snowblowing the driveway. I was hoping he wouldn't have to since it will all start melting tomorrow. The problem with snow from a Nor'easter is that it is very wet and heavy rather than the powdery lake effect snow that we are used to. The snowblower bogs down. Power lines are hanging low. Trees are coming down and there are power outages throughout the area. We've had late storms before and I guess we should be counting our blessings that we're not dealing with the flooding that other areas are dealing with. The forecast is for 50's by the weekend.
Weirdness for today - we have Vonage phone service through our internet connection. We can call out but anyone calling us just gets a busy signal. Even when we've had trouble before the calls have always rolled over to the Vonage message service. I guess they must be have some sort of storm related problem. My cell phone only works here if it is very close to the back window and pointed in the right direction so any family that can't reach us that way should send an email.