Thursday, January 08, 2009

2 Down, 3 To Go

We used our second snow day yesterday and I was quite relieved as we had an ice storm. We waited until it switched to all rain and went and picked up my car at the shop. Lately I feel like the mechanic has it just as much as I do :-( Hopefully we are done with this round of repairs.

This morning started out ok. The drive to work was tricky because the plows were behind but it wasn't snowing, at least not here. On the radar you could see it coming down very heavily less than ten miles north. I had trouble scraping the ice off of the bus windows and after getting one of the guys to help me open the side windows I left and had to drive with the window open so I could use my mirror and see traffic. It was a very cold morning for me! (It finally melted enough that I have it all scraped off now.)

Just as I got my first group to school the snow started to move in. It came down at about 2" per hour. I had to take the long way home because the plows were still behind. Then we had a break for a while, so John raked the roof. It's now coming down again so I'll be leaving early for work.

The district the boys go to took their high school kids in and then closed the elementary when it started coming down really hard. Angie has to work so I'm guessing that John will have the boys for the afternoon.

Hopefully this won't degenerate into a snow-blog over the next three months!


  1. I have fond memories of snow days as a child. Sometimes we were silly enough to venture into the great outdoors on those blustery cold days. I recall one time when we had to hide under a big evergreen to get out of the wind just a few houses from home. Needless to say we didn't get far.

  2. Isn't it cool to still get snow days at your age! "Your age" meaning older than a kid that goes to school of course!

  3. If that old line about writing what you know still holds - you might end up with a Snow Blog for awhile, Apple! Two inches an hour can add up fast.

    Annie at the Transplantable Rose

  4. Thanks for the comments! I'm glad we get snow days but I worry about using them all up and loosing vacation during good weather. I watched the forecast just now and Friday morning is not looking good. Maybe we'll have a four day weekend.