Happy Friday! I, for one, am so glad it’s Friday. It has been the longest week. It hasn’t been a bad week, just long. I think that has a lot to do with the fact that I basically lost all sense of time at the beginning of the week when our schedule went out the window. See, we woke up Monday to 6+ inches of snow on the ground. That may not sound like much to those of you a little further north, but that’s enough to put unprepared Southerners out of commission for a few days.
The fact that the local DOT is completely ill-equipped to handle any significant degree of snow, coupled with the fact that we live at the top of a hill with about a 45% grade, which is at the top of a hill with about a 35% grade means that when it snows that much, we’re not going anywhere.
So, Brian was home for two days. We took a snow day Monday for the simple fact that 6+ inches is the most snow that my kids have seen on the ground in their entire lives. They built snow forts and snowmen, had snowball fights, sledded (thanks to the neighbor’s’ willingness to share their sled), and ate their first-ever snow cream.
Tuesday, despite the fact that Dad was home, we at least got the basics in between play times out in the snow. The kids felt it a little unfair that the local schools wound up being off all week, but I was quick to remind them that those kids have to make those days up and I, for one, don’t want to be finishing school in June. They reluctantly agreed.
Brian was able to get to work Wednesday after driving the van – not, of course, his car – down the two hills to the main road, which is flat and had been somewhat scraped and sanded by Tuesday afternoon, and leaving it parked overnight at a neighbor’s. Since he went during the day while things were still a little slushy, he didn’t have too much trouble, but he did have to walk to and from the neighbor’s house to ours for two days because it wasn’t until Thursday that it was safe to go down our hill.
We were thrilled to get out Thursday night for a trip to our beloved Chick-Fil-A and then to Wal-mart for groceries. Nothing like a little cabin fever to help you appreciate the little things in life.
Today was a relatively normal Friday, covering the basics, tying up loose ends, and reading aloud with the dog in my lap. I know I’m not the only one whose pets have to get involved in school, right?
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