Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Amateur Meteorologists


With a teenage boy and a high school teacher living under this roof, the night before a predicted storm is full of research, analysis, discussion, speculation and prayer. Adding to my bemusement with the situation is that all of the other River Valley Bloggers are teachers so the research, analysis, discussion and speculation continues through my google reader. Personally, I hope the snowstorm does not materialize, I have a day of driving deeper into 6-10" territory planned and it will be a pain in the neck to re-schedule all of the appointments. But, I won't say that out loud.

When the phone rings at 5:15 a.m. and the school secretary says, "Will you let Charlie know that school is canceled," I will share the excitement along with everyone else and re-schedule my appointments, strap on the snowshoes, stoke up the fire, fill the bird feeders and watch the kids make snow angels.

12 comments:

Kallen305 said...

I am working from home tomorrow because of the weather. I hope you can use those snow shoes tomorrow and enjoy the day!

BTW: My son is praying for another snow day tomorrow too. Then he complains when he has to make up all of these snow days in June.

Weather Boy said...

I hate the timing of this one. It has all the makings for grumpy students and grumpy colleagues, wondering why they are there when a blizzard is blowing outside.

Weather Boy's chance of snow day: 40%

But maybe it'll be another day in June that we don't have to be in school.

KGMom said...

I know I am in this little club all by myself--I WANT SNOW. Here we are in central PA watching the weather forecasts. What do we get--sleet, freezing rain, ice. Blecchh.
Snow, snow, snow--NO.
Hope you don't have too much trouble rescheduling.

Marianne said...

I like your plan. I am secretly hoping it snows. :)

The Texican said...

I still have one of those old rotary dial phones I used during my Private Eye days. I hope you enjoy your snow shoe trek if the storm materializes. Brrrrr. Pappy

beckie said...

I'm a wather freak-always watching the maps and radar when we are expecting a storm or snow. But I have no one to share with. :) Hope it works out that you can play in the snow instead of drive in it.

Jayne said...

Ours is rain... it has poured and poured and poured... and, no school today due to road flooding. Today was the first day back from Christmas break. Hope you all get a fun day off.

Katie : said...

Those of us on Park Ave (just down the road from Beth) were pretty surprised this morning when we got our call...

But it's my birthday and I'll take it!

I have to say that Mike got his call first and I had to go on the computer to see if MSAD 43 was cancelled and it wasn't listed as a closure at 5:10 AM, even though MSAD 21 was! (It was a tense ten minutes even though I managed to stay calm and collected.)

Rondi said...

My call came at 5:30 saying we had just a 2 hour delay =( Most will be disappointed we didn't cancel. I liked the extra hour of sleep and the time to get ready at a more leisurely pace, but usually delays are more bother than they're worth in the long run. Except we don't use up a snow day...

Stay safe and warm!

rach :) said...

I was shocked when the call came this morning. I fully expected us big folks to go in as usual, kids to have their hour delay, and then after school activities to be canceled. Since I should have taken a sick day today but certainly would not have, I'm treating this as the heavens giving me a sick day. Turkey soup is defrosting as I type...

Enjoy your day off!

Barb Hartsook said...

The snows are starting here, with the promise of 4-8 inches. Yet, promises change where weather is concerned. From where I sit I see the world whitening up, collecting on tree limbs. The hemlock branches are especially pretty...

Kathiesbirds said...

Love this post. You are such a good mom and so philisophical about it all. I guess you have to be to survive winters in Maine! I'd love to be sitting by the fire drinking a cup of tea with thee!