Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Snow Day

Or should that be termed 'wintry mix day' or 'freezing icy slush day'? Whatever it is, the kids don't have school today. They're forecasting either 1/2" of ice or several inches of snow, or both. We're right on the line, so it could go either way. Practically every school in the area is closed, even MPS (Milwaukee Public Schools) and they almost never close.

Of course, my husband still goes to work. He doesn't care what the roads are like. Well, maybe he cares, but he does it anyway. I got up this morning and shoveled the driveway off so he could leave. It wasn't like the snow was all that deep. It was just wet and heavy, and I like to get it shoveled before he drives on it, because then the tire marks are packed and really hard to shovel. It was raining/sleeting/icing - something - while I was shoveling, so there was already a thin layer back on the driveway by the time I finished his side. Then, when I came in I realized that I was soaked. My jacket and my gloves and my hair were just dripping.

Jeffrey called me when he got there. He had an eye appointment before work so he called me from the clinic. Twenty minutes later, the eye clinic called to say that the doctor he was supposed to see wasn't going to be there because of the weather and her kids being home. I told the lady on the phone that Jeffrey was already there, so they needed to find him and let him know. I have no idea why they were calling here. Of course, I have no idea what time they open, so maybe he was sitting in the parking lot waiting and hadn't checked in yet. I guess I'll have to ask him about that one.

The kids are still in bed. Typical teenagers - they'll stay in bed as long as I let them. And, since it's nice and quiet here, I'll probably let them, for a while.


  1. Hi Anne, Just getting caught up on some long over due blog hoppin'. Snow day, slushy day, rain day, messy day. I hear ya! Enjoy the quiet.

    I got the tag so I will go get it done for you.

    Happy Holidays

  2. I tried walking outside and decided to just turn around and come back inside. It is so slippery, even on top of the snow.

    We are expected to get over an inch of ice, and the storm is supposed to last until midnight. Ugh


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