I wish I had something new to share with you, but like fifteen other days this winter, I am at home for a snow day. Living just outside Toledo, Ohio means that we broke the record for the snowiest winter on record, before yesterday's eight inches.
The greatest risk right now is that all the snow we have had will melt and add to the already swollen rivers and streams. Last year, the state shut down the bridge that cuts the community where I teach, in half. They have already stock sandbags for the inevitable thaw that threatens to raise the river to an all time. If the bridge is closed, we close school because half the students cannot get to school.
Judging by the icy roads between my house and school this morning (I attempted to go do some work), the county has exhausted its supply of salt. If we don't have the state intervene, we will not be out of school until June 20th. We do not have air-conditioning in our building, except the office and computer labs.
I hope we are at school tomorrow. I have Pi Day activities and need closure with my kids before we head to camp on Monday. I hope we are over snow, and the bitter cold. I don't mind being with my kids at camp, but my idea of "roughing it" is staying at a Red Roof Inn instead of a 4 Star Hotel. The tough part is getting through the drama of pre-camp activities and anxiety, and leaving my own family for three days. This year has been especially difficult.
Please pray for sun and warmth, and drama free days for me.