Friday, January 8, 2010

"Snow" Day.....

I'm really not one to look a snow day in the mouth, but seriously.....

This is how much snow it takes to close schools in Georgia.

I did take it sort of late in the day, when the sun had come up, but since the temperature never got out of the 20's, not much of it had melted.

In our school district's defense, one of the largest school districts in the state, which is right next door to us, had called off school for their students, and they NEVER CLOSE school.

Also in their defense, the roads were quite wet, and with the temperatures in the teens overnight, many of the roads were glassy. I guess. We didn't venture out all day, until it was time to go out to eat. Friday night is for eating out, icy roads be damned.

Also in their defense, the school district is going to have to furlough us again this semester, and we've heard it may be as many as five days. That's big bucks. We had also heard (not because we are told these things directly, mind you) that they were going to use any snow days as furlough days, because it's a lot easier to do that than to figure out how the hell else they're going to furlough teachers without pay and without disrupting the school schedule for students.

So I'm thinking they were ready to call off school when those first flakes fell, only they didn't share that with us EITHER. No, I had already turned the t.v. off at halftime of the BCS National Championship game because I thought I had to get up this morning.

At any rate, it was a free day off from school, and I guess I shouldn't complain. I did a little tiny bit of crocheting, played on the Wii Fit, played about a million games of Jewel Quest, made some homemade hot chocolate, and didn't feel one bit guilty about not doing anything more productive than that.

We may have some snow days in May.


Maggie said...

Please don't take this personally because it's the jealousy talking... you suck! Ok, I'm mostly kidding!

Wow... that's not even snow; that's like a hard frost around here.

It's snowing like a son of a gun right now and we weren't even supposed to have any accumulation tonight but since 5pm tonight, we've gotten another 1-2 inches, bringing the total between 8-11 (the wind is screwing with the actual amount!). And we didn't get a snow day!!!!

Evil Pixie said...

Hahaha! That is HILARIOUS! While my area is bad when it comes to snow (mostly people forget how to drive in it), it takes a lot more than that for them to call a snow day.