Well, the first “real” snowstorm has finally settled upon New England, and we are getting hit with it today. Well, at least we don’t have airplanes running of the runways, yet. Logan International is quickly becoming notorious for runway incidents. So, it may only be a matter of time. Nevertheless, we are feeling the full effect of the storm that ripped through the Midwest and the snow arrived, fouling everything up even before dawn arrived.
While the accumulation was only an inch or two by 7:00 AM, the stunning thing was that school was not cancelled. Of course all the kids moaned and complained, questioning, “Why are we even here?” I could almost see their point in that about 300 schools in the Greater Boston cancelled classes. Quite frankly, I was delighted that classes were in session. After last year, I got my fill of snow days for awhile. Our school year already goes well into June. I would rather not be preparing lessons or grading papers in July. Can you even imagine school after the Fourth of July? Plus, with classes meeting only four days a week, on an odd rotating schedule, every time we lose a day, it fouls the schedule up for every section that does not meet that day. It is a complete hassle and almost impossible to get multiple classes anywhere near being on the same schedule.
Anyway, the blizzard-like conditions should make it a fun weekend.