First item on the agenda on Monday morning was to click into the school bus site. As we feared but rather expected, the buses were cancelled.
It was not the first snow, but it was the first Snow Day. Sue and I have called it a Snow Day when buses were cancelled and particularly when schools were also cancelled. However, and sadly for me back in the day, schools tend to remain officially open unless it is really bad, even though students don't bother to go when buses are cancelled. Not even the pedestrian kids go because they're not stupid. Teachers still have to show up though, which always drove me crazy, especially when I had to travel out to a country school in poor weather to sit in a school devoid of students.
But in these days of retirement, you would be forgiven for wondering how school buses might affect a pair of seniors. Well, a few years ago, it would have meant extra child-minding duties, but now, with the kids pretty self sufficient, it just means no exercise class for us. This isn't our call, but how the authorities ... um ... authorize it: No Buses, No Exercise Sessions.
I did take a few crappy snaps out our windows. While it briefly crossed my mind to go out, it wasn't a good snow, and it also may have been raining at the time, and I was still in my PJ's. The rain was likely the main reason for the bus cancellation, as it was freezing rain when the buses would have been rolling. Freezing rain on top of snow just isn't good. Come to think of it, freezing rain ain't actually the cat's pyjamas at any time.
That's right American spellcheck, I spelled pyjamas the Canadian/British way. Take that will ya.
This was not a pretty snow for, as the temperatures were warming, it was already turning to regular rain, and that just makes it yucky.
First out back, then looking out front.
As I already wrote – Yucky! And I am going to make it the title too.