That’s 5:15 in the morning. Or maybe it was even a tad bit earlier. I am not sure. You see, I was ASLEEP! Oh, I complain and all but I am thankful that the school system uses an automated system to call everyone when school is cancelled. We live in the armpit where WV, KY and OH all join so if we had to watch the scrolling thing on tv, we end up waiting a long time for them to roll back around to WV schools. Did you like how I used armpit there? I am not sure how else to describe it. Let’s just say that border area is a really nice smelling, freshly cleaned (and maybe even shaved) armpit. Maybe like Sandra Bullock’s armpit or something. Anyhow, it’s a weird boundary so everyone in all three states watches the same tv stations waiting to see if their school is cancelled.
Ok, back to the call…the call came in at 5:15ish. Emily normally gets up at 5:30 so she wasn’t too messed up by the call. I tend to get up an hour later. It works well for us. Today, however, when she has the chance to go back to bed, she kept bugging me to haul my butt out of bed early and get out the door so she could go back to sleep. Snow days for me mean that I get up earlier than normal.
Of course, Abigail was up (because the child never sleeps in) so it was sweet when I was getting ready to walk out the door. She grabbed onto me and said, “do you have to go to work? Don’t you get a snow day?” She really didn’t want to let me go. That’s pretty sweet and almost worth the pain of being run out of the house early by my wife.
We’re having a pretty good snow right now but I suspect we are nothing compared to NYC and Boston. Once again, I am glad I live in West-by-God-Virginia!