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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Snow, Flights and Other Occurances

For those of you unfamiliar with the chaotic impact of 1 inch of snow on a community, let me introduce you to The South.  I live in an area with no snow removal equipment at all, and unfortunately I live far enough south that most of our snows are not really snow at all but sheets of ice.  Take sheets of ice, people who never have to drive on the stuff and no salt trucks and you get one big mess, in a hurry.


(Pilfered photo of last years snow.  After 10 hours sitting in cars, most people just left them and walked home.)


Kids are already excited because the mere mention of a snow means all the school systems start canceling school.  See, in addition to no snow equipment a lot of the school systems here have no buses,which means getting thousands of kids to school in bad conditions.  Our local high school has about 2 thousand students, with at least half driving themselves to school daily.  Rather than risk the safety of all those kids, they just cancel.

I do not want to be a grump and I certainly do not want to ruin a perfectly good snow day for kids, but tomorrow we are expecting 2-4 inches of snow. It is a wonderful and beautiful thing except__I have a flight to NYC tomorrow morning at 7.  Son3 is playing in a concert there tomorrow night and we have had these plans for quite some time.

So I am asking all of you to please think positive thoughts and send any prayers to whatever deity you choose, to let the snow event hold off until 8 am. Please!

Wishing for a white, fun day after 8 tomorrow morning!

9 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, Anne! Please be careful and know that you have prayers going out on your behalf. Enjoy the concert and good luck to your son! :)

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  2. Thanks Dawn! All I really want is snow to begin after our plane has taken off. I think the concert will be fine and fun, but walking to it will be incredibly cold. I was not made for 13 degrees. Give me 98 with 80 percent humidity and shining sun and I am fine, but cold just does not agree with me.

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  3. Be careful! We're on our second day of no school here in Texas. It's thawing out pretty well now, but we're also supposed to have several inches of snow tonight. Hope you are able to fly to NY tomorrow. Prayers for safe travels!

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  4. Thinking all positive and DRY thoughts your way Anne....be safe!

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    1. Thanks Sandy. Now it looks like 60's and 70' s when we get back!

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  5. You poor kid, that sounds like a mess. Nothing but good vibes for you. I live just north of Chicago, the snow just helps fill in the potholes so we can drive faster. LOL but not really.

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  6. Seems the snowcast was a bust and they are just getting cold rain. Meanwhile I made it to New York with no delays

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    1. You are lucky that you didn't have any problems! Good luck getting back!

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