Monday, February 4, 2008

Two-hour delay (now closed)

I think the schools may have learned a lesson from last Tuesday. The weather wasn't so bad, exactly, but the little snow that had fallen was being blown around by the wind. Driving through it was like driving in fog. The schools did not have a delay. They realized later that the driving conditions were bad, but5 by that point they decided th at the conditions were too bad to let the kids go home. Humboldt made plans to take elementary kids to the high school if conditions stayed bad and parents couldn't pick their kids up. Luckily, the winds dropped and they were able to bus kids home. I didn't wait. I packed up a bag with clothes and got blankets for Cayla and me and picked her up. I planned that if the weather stayed bad, we would stay at Mom's. We did get to go home that night.

My point in all of this is that because the schools didn't have a two-hour delay, the kids stayed in school all day. If there had been a delay, there wouldn't have been school at all. Today, there's a two-hour delay,and I won't be surprised if it they decide later to just have no school today. Right now there's 139 listings of schools with delays on KCCI.com.

And I'm miserable, by the way. I woke up Saturday with a throat that felt hot and tight, and a nose full of snot. I worked Saturday, but didn't go to church on Sunday. I had Kent drive me into town later and did two loads of laundry at the laundromat Sunday night. The fact that I had Kent drive my car should tell you how bad I was feeling. I still feel like crap. My problem is that I didn't get something done at work that is due this morning, so I feel like I should go in early to finish it. But, the way I feel, I should call in sick. But I can't call in sick because there is nobody who can do what I do if I'm gone.

UPDATE: There's no school today. I'm playing Sims Castaway Stories for a bit, then going back to bed.

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