One really neat thing about North Carolina and southward. When it snows (or ices) here, everyone (rightfully) freaks out, and sometimes, we get a snow day!
Let me back up. If you’re one of those super obnoxious people who’s like “I live in New York and we don’t freak out over a few inches of ice/snow, I want to say this to you.
Congratulations. You are better than people in the South. You are smarter, and more wonderful, and your handling of snow and ice is absolutely more appropriate, making you superior to our kind. Feel good? Okay. Annnd before you cuss me out in the comments, I’m a native New Yorker who very much enjoys my snow days. I’ll take ’em!
Throughout last week, we got reports of a weather event by the end of the week, but we weren’t really sure what it was. Every since Snowpocalypse ’14, where we actually did handle significant snowfall pretty poorly, resulting in folks be stranded on the roads for 6+ hours, I think we’ve done a better job of heeding predictions, and dismissing folks from school/work in a fashion that doesn’t put folks at risk for accidents and being stuck on the road on account of work or school.
So as the reports came in, we listened, and finally, on Thursday evening, I got up with my boss’s boss (boss was pushing off to go on vacation), and we agreed that she would contact us after the branch closed with some updates. But by about 8pm, the area’s public school system had already called school, so that was a decent sign to us that we needed to assess for the morning. We decided to close for at least the early morning.
When we woke up on Friday, there was a light dusting with a layer of ice over it, and it was pretty clear that it made no sense to, at least from my end, require instructors to come in when we could be putting them at risk. We decided to close on Friday based on deteriorating conditions.
Wanna know what I did all day?
- Sent a few emails.
- Went to Food Lion to pick up a few things that we could eat for dinner.
- Watched Bob’s Burgers on Netflix.
- Did not run 😦 (which I was kind of bummed about)
Saturday was very much of the same except the ice layer was thicker. We had a few guests since power was out at my brother’s and we sort of hunkered down while the lights and heat flickered.
Again, I didn’t get a chance to work out, and I’m really bummed about that. I’m hoping to sneak into the gym for a little while for a short run followed by some time on the bike so my body doesn’t forget what fitness is, and I don’t die when I teach my classes next week. Eesh!
So, what’s the weather at your house like? Let me know if it’s warm, cold, freezing, and tell me if you’re enjoying any time off of work!
2 thoughts on “Snow Day(s)!”
I’m glad you stayed safe from the ice! We’ve had freezing temps since Thursday or Friday in Shanghai, which is very unusual. It was a bit warmer today. Unfortunately, there are now frozen and burst water pipes all over the city, because that they don’t insulate pipes or water heaters, etc. to protect from freezing. Ours haven’t frozen yet and hopefully they won’t. A lot of people here also don’t have or can’t afford to turn their heat on, so there have been people kind of camped out in places with heat, like IKEA. I’m grateful to have heat and pipes that haven’t frozen yet.
I’m glad that nothing has burst for you guys! It was weirdly like 60 degrees here, but there was still ice on my porch this morning. This seems like the PERFECT weather to get sick in!