Snow Day?

We didn’t get above freezing today, and rain from Monday night froze in puddles that fascinated the kids. We are so not used to water freezing without us having a hand in it! We had rolling blackouts today–45 minutes during testing and another 20 minutes during lunch. Hectic day to keep the kids calm. Now I’m watching the news and the meteorologist is predicting a 50 percent chance of snow, only a couple of inches. Schools east of us have canceled classes for Friday already. The kids and I were talking and while it would be neat to see snow, we’d like a decent accumulation before we have to give up one of our few remaining holidays. See, in Texas, they don’t build in snow days, since we have so few–6 in the 22 years I’ve taught. So I’m torn about getting a snow day. We haven’t seen a good accumulation since…1985?

Of course, now I’m seeing the national weather and feel like a fool–man, Chicago with 70 mph winds???


6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Stephanie
    Feb 02, 2011 @ 19:06:21

    My back yard is buried! My poor little dog has turned into a kangaroo, hopping through the drifts to pee! 🙂 But, that’s what you get when you choose to live in Canada!


  2. MicheleKS
    Feb 02, 2011 @ 20:26:16

    I don’t have to get on the road till Sunday or Monday at the latest (that’s when I’ll need to go to my dad’s- he doesn’t drive because of the stroke he had). Chicago looks like something out of a disaster movie- crazy.


  3. Mary
    Feb 02, 2011 @ 21:22:18

    Good luck. We should have had a snow day today because the ice was so bad. I literally held on to fences – hand over hand all the way down the street. A lot of kids were out too.


  4. MJ
    Feb 03, 2011 @ 07:05:15

    Stephanie, what an image! LOL!

    Michele, that’s good! Stay cozy!

    Mary, I was thinking about you! Didn’t they give you a snow day when it wasn’t bad and now they won’t? Yeesh! I only had one kid out yesterday, but a lot of classes were only half full!


  5. Natalie J. Damschroder
    Feb 04, 2011 @ 08:03:26

    Don’t feel foolish–it’s all about what you’re used to. This has been a hella crazy winter, though!


  6. MJ
    Feb 05, 2011 @ 22:52:34

    We had snow under the overpasses and in front of our house until five o’clock. Trippy. Saw one snowman, about 18 inches tall. LOL!


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