Wednesday, December 9, 2009

The Snow Day That Should Have Been

I knew it was coming honestly I did. I saw the weather last night and so did my girls. It called for snow changing over to rain When the change over would come and how much snow we would get was a mystery. It's always a mystery. It's not the weather mans fault. Things change hour to hour around here. We're used to this.

Well I woke up this morning and looked out my window and it was really snowing. I thought well the girls probably have the day off or at least a delay. Oh no there would be none of that. I checked on the Internet and they had school so I woke them and my husband early because I knew the ride would be horrible. My oldest was fit to be tied. She looked outside and looked at me like I was crazy for telling her she had school. She grumbled until she got in the car. I suspect she grumbled all the way to school. I don’t blame her. Who doesn't want a snow day? Snow days rock as my 8 year old would say. You get to hang around in your pj's and watch movies and go out and play in the snow. What's better than that?

Well a tractor trailer couldn't get up a hill near my house because the roads were not plowed well. This caused a major back up. My husband sat on that street for a good half an hour. He managed to get them to school by 9:15. That wasn't really all that bad, but he told me most of the buses hadn't even arrived at the school yet so the girls weren't marked tardy. I really didn't care if they were I was aggravated they had school at all because it didn't look like it was going to clear up anytime soon.

Around 1:00 I was volunteering at my 8 year old's art class so I headed to the school. It finally changed over to rain and honestly it just made things a sloppy mess. It was just gross. Oh and the school parking lot wasn't plowed yet. I don't know what was taking them so long. Inside the school everyone was complaining about the ride in and what a mess it was out. I told them it really wasn't getting that much better. When I came out of the art class I was thrilled to find the plows had arrived and were plowing me in. This day just keeps getting better. I quickly got to my car getting my pants soaked in the process and headed out of the parking lot. I had to return an hour later at this point we were having terenchal rain and the wind was blowing like crazy.

I'm finally at home and happy to be here out of this awful weather. It amazes me how crazy the weather can be here in New England. As I sit here and type this we are having a thunder and lightening storm. This has been one crazy day that I wish could have been spent at home. Let me rephrase that it's a day I should have spent at home.


Blia said...

I know what you mean! I used to live in Wisconsin and hated getting up at 5:00 to go out into the cold and shovel the snow. Glad I'm in Texas now.

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