Thursday, February 3, 2011

Snow Day(s)

I had to count to give this statistic, but this is my 12th semester in college.  Yes, 12th.  And in all this time, I have never, ever had a snow day.  Never once.  Today marks the 3rd day in a row classes have been canceled due to snow this semester.  Yikes!  So, for posterity's sake, here's the rundown:

Monday:  Went to work.  Gloom and doom on internet basically said the sky was going to fall in.  Professor said 4pm class would be shortened but would still go on.  Thirty minutes later, Chancellor closes university for Tuesday, starting at 4pm Monday.  All office members do celebratory dance (really wish I had a picture of that.  It included jumping and cheering).  Go home at 4pm to only a little rain and no slickness.

Tuesday:  Wake up to slick roads but snow has just started.  Snow continues to fall at the rate of about 2 inches per hour.  KOMU (our NBC affiliate) has continuous coverage and it is quite possibly the funniest thing I have ever seen in my life.  It included a "Brady Bunch" feel at the desk and afternoon higlights include a reporter at the Lake who looked like real-life Blair Witch, multiple comments about Hot Pockets, and a surprise roadside commentary from Carl Edwards.  No really.  Winds are greater than 20 mph and by sunset, we have about 16-17 inches. Drifts are up to 4 feet.  Our dogs are terrified. Classes canceled for Wednesday.

Wednesday:  I would tell you what happened today but seriously, nothing happened.  I made brownies.  Yeah.  That was the highlight of Wednesday.  Oh yes, and I read and made commentary on Checkering's Seven Vectors and Josselson's Identity Development in Women (see: Student Development Theory).  Classes were once again canceled for Thursday.

Thursday:  TODAY!  Rest, relaxation, and potential for building a snowman.  I'll keep you posted if the snowman happens.  For now, enjoy some pictures.

Rigo as the snow begins to fall.  He's a little uncertain.  This was followed up by running back and forth in the road til he tuckered out, came back inside, and slept for 6 hours.

 Hubs showing off the drift that piled up after he shoveled.
 Showing my Mizzou Spirit, even in the snow.
A photo of the house in the middle of the crazy snow.  You can see it flying. 
If you needed any proof that Hubs is a kid at heart, here it is.  One reason I love him!

We are thankful we are safe and warm.  We'll be here for the rest of the day.  Here's to snow days!

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