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Posted on 2008.03.04 at 11:23
Current Location: 75409
Current Music: Kral - Superman: Doomsday
2 hr delay
Submitted at: 7:33 AM CST on Tuesday, Mar 4

Anyone want to guess what time school starts? Anyone else want to guess where, exactly, I was at 0733? IN THE EMPTY SCHOOL PARKING LOT SCRATCHING MY HEAD!

Those dumb fuckers over at my children's school waited until ten minutes before the first bell to postpone opening. Of course I'm not stupid - I saw that the school district just North of us, and just South of us were closed. I read that and thought to myself, Can my school district be that retarded? Knowing the answer to that question anyway (Being an, "Independent" School District means you can pretty much operate outside of what other districts do), I left the house. Driving slowly down slickery roads, surprised at the sheer number of vehicles already in the ditches on the sides of the road, spun out and a round in intersections. It was a post-apocalyptic scene. I stayed on the feeder road and pulled into the empty school parking lot within two minutes of my scheduled arrival time. That's when I rec'd the page to my phone: 2 hr delay.


It was 75 degrees the day before the snow fell.

As luck would have it, apparently they were "broadcasting" it (as in, via the airwaves) by 0530. It wasn't until 0733 that someone at the (believe it or not they still have these) "radio" (as in, again, airwaves) station rememered that they also had an internet site.

I stand corrected.

And vindicated.


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ehowton at 2008-03-04 17:32 (UTC) (Link)
This is the first house I've owned that I haven't either used the garage for storage, or had it converted into a den.

I'm rockin' the free world with that garage.
texas_tangent at 2008-03-04 17:34 (UTC) (Link)
I was editing my pic... LOL
texas_tangent at 2008-03-04 17:33 (UTC) (Link)
Your car looks amazingly shiny compared to the house... Then I noticed why... It was parked in your garage all night...


My car amazingly enough was not parked in my garage... You can tell

Cat Who Likes OpenBSD
bsdcat at 2008-03-04 17:35 (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, it was cold enough last night that I had to put on a sweater. :-)
ehowton at 2008-03-04 18:31 (UTC) (Link)
The horror!
texas_tangent at 2008-03-04 17:44 (UTC) (Link)
I woke up and the first thing I did was check the forums and when I saw school was delayed I looked it up on channel 4 and it was closed there as well so I took my happy self back to bed for a hour.

Sorry you missed the message.
catttitude at 2008-03-04 18:07 (UTC) (Link)
I hate snow. The good thing is here in Texas it melts into a muddy f-----g mess. YUK!! We still have our snow sleds from STL. Unfortunately we can't use them in mud.
Ok, I am done being negative.
We did get to have a fire in the fire place yesterday. Nice!
ehowton at 2008-03-04 18:33 (UTC) (Link)
It was crazy blowing snow last night when I got home. It feels like 80 out there now.
galinda822 at 2008-03-04 18:08 (UTC) (Link)
Sorry to hear it. Did you take the kids 2 hrs. later?

BTW, we have gotten about 6 inches of snow on top of ice in the last 3 hrs.
It's suppose to snow until 5:00 pm. It's now only 12 noon. *sigh*
I'll post a pic later.

Good news is they closed the office early. woohoo!
I'm safe and sound at the house now.
ehowton at 2008-03-04 18:34 (UTC) (Link)
galinda822 at 2008-03-04 18:40 (UTC) (Link)
Steps didn't get me this time.
I fell in the parking lot at work while cleaning off my car!

What can I say...I'm a klutz!
catttitude at 2008-03-04 18:59 (UTC) (Link)
As long as your power stays on. You could have a nice quit day. I have both little girl and E here. To be fair E is here to help me out. I did get some sleep last night.
galinda822 at 2008-03-04 22:20 (UTC) (Link)
Glad you finally got to catch up on your sleep a little.

So far so good on the power. Hopefully it stays that way.
ehowton at 2008-03-04 22:27 (UTC) (Link)
In Wise County, we'd lose power if it was too cold out. Or too hot. Too bright, or too dark. Most times we'd lose power at the dewpoint.
texas_tangent at 2008-03-04 20:41 (UTC) (Link)
I am glad that you made it home and are safe and sound now.
ehowton at 2008-03-04 22:26 (UTC) (Link)
She even got a nap in. Instead of a nap, I had me some Monster!
irulan_amy at 2008-03-05 06:12 (UTC) (Link)
Mmm, naps.

Mmm, Monster.
ehowton at 2008-03-05 06:26 (UTC) (Link)
Sometimes, I have to drink a Monster in order to nap! That's messed up.
texas_tangent at 2008-03-05 15:56 (UTC) (Link)
Im scared of the monster's!
ehowton at 2008-03-05 16:21 (UTC) (Link)
Be afraid. Be very afraid.
irulan_amy at 2008-03-05 21:34 (UTC) (Link)
Yipes, yes it is.
codekitten at 2008-03-04 19:57 (UTC) (Link)
fyi - nin just released the first 9 tracks of his new (instrumental, it's got some grand piano!) album here.


i am currently listening to the first 9...thought you might like it...
ehowton at 2008-03-04 20:40 (UTC) (Link)
Awesome - thanks! I'm downloading it now. The prices are reasonable too, if I find myself so inclined.
themarsone at 2008-03-04 21:51 (UTC) (Link)
Wow! We had a noahic flood in tyler, with a little sleet towards the pm, but nothing like that. Isnt Texas great?
ehowton at 2008-03-04 22:28 (UTC) (Link)
It was gone by noon. Nice and sunny out now. Don't get washed away down there!
ehowton at 2008-03-07 13:29 (UTC) (Link)
I see on the radar you're getting your snow today.
irulan_amy at 2008-03-05 06:13 (UTC) (Link)
Wow, weird weather. I can safely say that being around snow semi-regularly is one thing I do not miss about Ohio.

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