We’re winding down the Blizzard of the Century (or whatever superlative you’d care to use.) Classes were canceled at MPOW, though faculty and staff were to try to make it in.
I tried. I followed DH (who is equipped with a 4WD vehicle) in my Camry. It did not go well. The neighborhood hadn’t been plowed, and I got well and truly stuck. In the spirit of snowstorms since time immemorial, neighbors jumped in to help push my car back to the house. I called the attempt good and hunkered down with the dogs in front of the fireplace. I’ve actually been able to get quite a bit done from home – have worked on the webpage with our web developer, have answered a student reference question, and have participated in a committee meeting via phone. I could get used to this.
My high school alma mater has also canceled school. The principal has this blog post on the subject:
OK, so the students have the day off. Here are the rules —
1. Finish your homework.
2. Help shovel at your house, and then at a neighbor’s who needs the help.
3. Make at least one snow angel.
4. DON’T go to the mall!
I love this. We should all have Snow Day Rules.
Mine would include:
1. Sit by the fire and pet the dogs.
2. Look out the window and view the wondrous beauty of a snowstorm.
3. Appreciate the camaraderie that storms bring.
4. Marvel in the ease of communication with peers. Being able to work effectively from home is a wonder, indeed.
5. Appreciate the DH that got up early to clear the driveway.
What are your snow day rules?