Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Snowy Day

The storm that has been marching across the country arrived here today. The news forecasters really did a great job getting everyone worried about it! None of the schools in my county closed but all the rest of the area closed. It was an unpleasant day but certainly nothing we couldn't handle. This is Regents week in New York and all of the kids that had plans to take their tests today will now have to wait until June. Yesterday was Part 1 of one of the English tests so I feel doubly bad for the kids that took that yesterday and will now have to take it again.

As much as I hate snow I am very glad we didn't get the sleet and ice that so much of the country got. With the technology we have now why don't we require the electric companies to switch to underground lines? It's going to be days if not weeks until power is restored in some places. Maybe the government could use some of the billions it is throwing away around to create jobs that will benefit an entire region. I guess that would make too much sense.

There really hasn't been much going on here. We went to Mom's on Friday and Monday and she seemed OK. The kids were here Monday evening as usual. Liz has missed riding with me in the afternoon so this week she did and we went together to pick up Pizza. They gave her a little bag of cookies for being so cute and I felt really bad that I had to take them away from her because they had a nut warning on them.

In the GOOD NEWS department we're planning to go to Florida over February break. We weren't sure that things would work out but things have all fallen into place and I'm really looking forward to leaving the snow behind!


  1. Wonderful about the trip south! I sure wish I could go again and forget the way home. It's been a long, cold winter, and we're sick of it too.

  2. I was hoping to head south after school lets out for the summer in June, but it doesn't look like it's going to happen for us. We got the/a snow storm last week and are getting more again today. I so tired of snow!

  3. I'm sure you'll enjoy some sunshine after all that snow! We're still waiting and hoping for some rain to avoid water rationing..