One Last Hurrah

21 Mar

Like the obnoxious guest who keeps coming back, Old Man Winter has been hanging around far, far too long.

Monday it was in the 50s  but yesterday morning the temperature dropped to the upper 30s, and it began to snow in the late afternoon. Now, “snow” here is a comparative noun. Or verb, depending upon your approach to these things.  Maybe we got a quarter inch, and although the forecast was for snow overnight, this morning was hovering around 32° F and it wasn’t snowing. At all. I had a 10:00 doctor appointment, but when I arrived the office was closed. At some point somebody had managed to come in to post a note on the inside of the class door, but nary a word to the patients. I did stop at a pet store to buy bird seed and a brush for the cat, but those people don’t know what to charge. They wanted $10.50 for a five pound bag of peanuts, when I could buy two of the same size next door at Costco! And I am NOT paying $7 for a brush when I can -and did – get one just as nice at the Dollar Store.  Came on home and stopped to pick up a few odds and ends at the grocery store. The library was also closed – as were the public schools – so no joy there. Other people stock up on toilet paper when it snows (WHY?) but we stock up on books.

Shortly after noon it did begin to snow in earnest, but we only got 2 inches – max. A bit further north, Eldest Daughter said she had 4 inches, and the roads were slick.  At the moment it is 37° and by the weekend it will be pushing 50° again.

Ah. The Board of Education has announced the schools must find a way to make up one day to have the kids in school for a full 180 days. What on earth are they going to learn in one day? Yeesh.

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4 Responses to “One Last Hurrah”

  1. AJ March 21, 2018 at 10:52 pm #

    Haha my books are always my first priority too:)
    The board of education down there sounds just like ours up here!

  2. tiggerlyss March 24, 2018 at 12:39 pm #

    We we surprised by our snow totals here in West Virginia. We ended up with 4-5 inches. Alyssa still had her college classes although they did close public schools. With the number of school days missed from the strike, it just adds up what will be made up at the end of the year. This is no criticism of the strike…it is sad that dental hygienists made more money than most teachers in our state. Time will tell whether anything will be done about the amount of money the teachers must pay out of pocket for their health insurance.

    • thisendoftheswamp March 26, 2018 at 6:09 pm #

      I don’t understand why a country as rich as America refuses to provide heath care for everybody. Or even, for that matter, why people don’t want health insurance for themselves. Crazy.

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