February 1, 2007

snow day

One of the great benefits of being a teacher is the wonderful snow day.

It is like an unexpected holiday! You usually start to hear about the potential the day before. There is usually a rumor going around the school, passing from student to student about some big snow storm that is going to be blowing through.

Most of the time it doesn't work out, but today it did. I laid in bed this morning, watching the news, hoping to see those words come scrolling across the bottom of the screen.

Now, a snow day here isn't quite the same as a snow day up north. Down here all you have to do is see a few flurries floating out of the sky and everything shuts down. And just wait and see the bread aisle at the grocery store. It is sure to be empty if there is any kind of wintery weather threat.

My friends up north would laugh at the snow days down here.

I have to admit that I did hear today that the snow was going to turn to ice this afternoon, and the ice storms down here are bad.

Anyway, here is a little video from my phone of our front yard, so you can see our pathetic covering of snow.