With all the cold temps and school cancellations, I feel sorry for our district superintendent. While most people are quite supportive of his decision to call off school when it was dangerously cold, there are a few vocal individuals who are complaining. One guy actually said something to the effect of bureaucrats in suits denying our children an education, talking about deadbeat parents not dressing their children appropriately, etc. Of course, he finally mentioned that he drives his daughter to school at City High every day. My daughter WALKS over a mile to City every day and the boys walk 6.5 blocks. I, for one, applaud the decision to not have kids walking or waiting for the bus in temps that cold. If even one child was saved from being injured due to waiting in these temps it was worth it. Not every parentis able to drive their child, or afford coats warm enough for these kind of temps (if any are any warm enough when it's 24 degrees below zero!) It's not like they won't have to make up the days. Oh well, I guess some people aren't happy no matter what call is made. I'm just glad that the complainers are in the minority.
Saturday, January 17, 2009
You wouldn't think...
That 18 F would be warm. I got up this morning and let the dog outside- it felt almost tropical. I checked and it was 18! Wow! It just shows how acclimated we have become to cold temps. Of course, that is 42 degrees warmer than it was yesterday. I try to imagine going from 40 to 80 in a day and that kind of blows my mind. But the warmer temps are quite welcome. Maybe now we can actually dig out the van. We've been using the car all week and the van hasn't made it out of the drive and is under many inches of snow. I believe it's supposed to get to near freezing today. That would be over 50 degrees warmer than yesterday morning. We need to dig out the van because we heard from Bud's Custom Meats that we can pick up our beef on Monday. While we could probably fit it all in the back of the car, the van will be much easier to load and unload. I'm glad we will get it Monday. I was really hoping we could pick it up this weekend. I have Monday off as a holiday and I'm looking forward to having the day to inventory and organize the freezer.