Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Messing Around

The messy season has arrived with a bang this year. First an ice storm that knocked out hundreds of thousands of people's power (many of whom are still waiting to be restored) and then this morning I woke to this!
Yeah, and there is more coming later in the week. Is it any wonder they decided that my school district will not reopen until January 5th? I've been off since last Friday and thought I'd be going back at some point. That was until I talked to one of the teachers living in the district and found out what a mess the area is in. Not only are there still downed lines and tree limbs everywhere, there has also been a flooding problem. Man do I feel lucky to live where I do. The impact in my immediate area was minimal!

So, it is an extended vacation for us. Here's hoping they have a good plan for making up 8 days of missed school! If they do not extend the semester, I'll never get through the remaining material without being VERY creative. I can do it, but it will take a lot of planning and reconfiguring!

Hope everyone is safe and warm. Here's hoping that if you are still waiting for power to be restored that it comes today!

4 comments:

Pegi said...

Oh, what I wouldn't do for an extended vacation right about now!!! Enjoy yours -- the extra knitting time is always welcome! See you VERY soon! (or so I hear...)

Julie said...

I'm already sick of winter and it's not even officially here yet! The extended forecast says snow on Friday, Sunday, and next Wednesday - UGH!

From what I understand, when a state of emergency is declared the school days don't have to be made up.

Appliejuice said...

wow that is amazing! That's a lot of snow for one night;I think.

Here in Florida they figure in four or five hurricane days, just in case.

Enjoy you extended vacation.:)

Zuleika said...

Wow, and I'm over here wishing for snow. :-)