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Snow - finally! - trinalin thinks things through
Snow - finally!
Although we've had some ice storms so far this winter, our snow has been relatively little. But today, we're finally getting some of the white stuff. Although we had 2 hour delays yesterday and Monday, today school started on time. It was very cold, but the roads and sidewalks were pretty clear. It wasn't snowing yet, either. Apparently already tired of the teachers and students asking if we were getting out early, the superintendent had made a sign and stuck it on his chest saying "2:36" and pointed to it when people would get ready to ask a question. (That's the regular dismissal time for school.) He popped into my room and asked if anyone had any questions. And if so, the answer was... and he'd point to his sign. Heh. Poor guy.

Within an hour of school starting, however, the snow had begun. And continued. And every time administrators went by my classroom (which is right next to the superintendent's office, so this happened often in a regular day) the kids would mutter and get all excited. When physics class started (my 4th period class) one of the girls assured us that we were getting out at 11:30am. Sure enough, a few minutes into 4th period, the principal got on the announcements and told us the same thing. Wow - never got out that early for an early dismissal. They canceled lunch as well.

Before 11:30 came, they dismissed the high school students who drive to school to let them get out of the parking lot before the buses and walkers headed out. Then at 11:28 the bell rang and students headed out. Once all of the kids were out, I walked home and enjoyed the lovely view. The kitties were nonplussed about my early arrival. And they've been loving the snow, especially if the birds get to flying about in the trees.

The snow is still falling and it's pretty to look at. And I'm glad I don't have to go anywhere. I wouldn't want to have to drive in this. (Alas, mother works tomorrow. But of course there'd be subzero temps and lots of snow - I think the weather keeps trying to remind her that she's retired.)

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kalibex From: kalibex Date: January 14th, 2009 09:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
Did I ever mention that in that above icon, it sort of looks as if the cat might be about to take a dump?

drake57 From: drake57 Date: January 14th, 2009 10:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
I had that same thought!
trinalin From: trinalin Date: January 14th, 2009 11:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
Heh - well, if she was pondering it, she didn't do it. Probably because after I snapped the photo, I picked her up & tossed her sorry butt back into the house.

Today, neither Lucy nor Linus seemed all that interested in investigating the snow.
From: (Anonymous) Date: January 15th, 2009 01:19 am (UTC) (Link)
Trina, I work occasionally to make me appreciate the fact that I am retired and don't have to go to work every day like you do. Besides it gives me a little "Papa don't know" money.

trinalin From: trinalin Date: January 15th, 2009 01:27 am (UTC) (Link)
Heh heh - "Papa don't know" money is a good thing. :-)

Drive safe to work tomorrow!
rembrandt13 From: rembrandt13 Date: January 15th, 2009 04:51 am (UTC) (Link)
Doesn't Papa read Trina's LJ too? And hence wouldn't that make it, "Papa didn't know" money now? ;)

It's been, like, 61℉/16℃ here in Cali this week, blech! I too say drive safe Mum!

PS: I was just telling Sophie about L&L going out in the snow, and she gave me one of her typical feline, "Yeah? So?" kind of looks. She and La Beez do go out on the balcony when it's raining, after all, which in turn reminds me of what Cleveland Amory wrote about his cat Polar Bear being opposed to vertical but not horizontal water...hence he disliked rain and showers, but was not averse to a swim on occasion. :)
trinalin From: trinalin Date: January 15th, 2009 02:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
Heh heh. Dad can read my LJ, but he usually doesn't. Since I put the link for it on mom's Firefox shortcuts bar, she's been checking pretty regularly, even to the point where she mentions I haven't updated it lately and when was I going to. :-)

Regarding vertical vs horizontal water, my cats are the opposite of Polar Bear - they like faucet water but dislike bath water.
hergrace From: hergrace Date: January 17th, 2009 02:35 am (UTC) (Link)
Wow -- I thought it took a lot more than that to get a snow day in Ohio! ;-) We've got the lovely freezy weather here, but no preciptation (yet). Knowing our luck, the one day we'd get off for snow would probably be Monday -- which is already a holiday.

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