For All Those Dreaming of a White Christmas
One of my duties as administrator is rising early when we're in a storm warning (and we're in a doozy of a storm warning that begins tonight) to determine whether or not we'll have school.
So far this year, we have not cancelled school once. Of all the days to have a snow day--I'm sure there will be kids begging that we not close school because of all those parties, etc. The teachers and staff also have a nice lunchean planned, but you remember what Robert Burns said about "the best laid plans of mice and men..." I wonder what tomorrow holds. Hmm...
If you live in the band shown above, stock up on "stuff" and drive safely if you have to go out. We live just above the "I" in "Ice" in the second picture, and my daughter has to travel home from Chicago (the "&" between "snow & Ice" in 2nd picture) Friday morning right in the middle of the blizzard. I'm going to try to get her home tonight somehow. [Didn't happen...but she's safe as she and a carload of friends wait for the "right time" to make that hairpin treck down and back up around the southern tip of Lake Michigan.]
UPDATE EARLY FRIDAY MORNING: I just got up and canceled school today. It was a no brainer (with lots of company from the other districts to make it even easier). This last image is not a forecast but the actual event. Early this morning at 1:00 the snow had not started, but by 5:00 the forecasts were proven on track.
Update Friday Night: Kim's home from Chicago--safe and sound. Now we can enjoy the snow.
One thing's certain: Looks like we'll have a White Christmas .
See Chapter 10B in post below; Chapter 11 coming...