Technically my snow day is over, since it’s past midnight.
Only now do I feel ‘inspired’ to do any sort of homework or e-mailing. Why is that? Why did I waste the past 16 hours doing nothing but listening to the wind and watching TV?
I love storms. I’m one of those people who tune into the Weather Network all throughout a storm, and I’m saddened when storms subside. As roads continued to close, classes were cancelled and even buses came to a standstill, my excitement increased. I was almost giddy with glee! I listened to NewsTalk 650 all through the early evening hours, listening to people’s stories of weather horror.
All the while I sat in my pyjamas, warm in my house, laughing at the stupidity of people who even tried to venture out in this mess.
On days like today one realizes that nothing is more important than our safety and security. I phoned home at about 10 am just to see how the weather was in Rosthern, and found out that my Mom wasn’t able to make the 10 minute drive from our farm into town to work at the hospital. In 31 years, my Mom has never missed a shift due to weather. That tells you something.
Living on the farm as a kid, there were lots of days when we were sent home early because of an incoming storm, or the buses didn’t run, so we just stayed home. But to see an entire city shut down – wow.
And now it’s 12:30 and it’s time for bed. We’ll see what the weather holds for tomorrow. My car might not start, and I might not get to work again. Maybe it WILL be another snow day…