I would, of course, be in Milton all day. Most of the schools in the state were closed but all of Chittenden County was open. That made sense in the short run, since it was not even snowing when I left this morning. But whenever I got the chance to peek out of one of the too-few windows at Milton High School, it was snowing.
By early afternoon it was snowing like stink. Some schools that had not closed for the morning closed early. That would have been smart. Driving home was craziness. Snow was falling hard, visibility was low, there were lots of cars on the road; it was a recipe for smashing. I made it home, however, with nary a scratch. I simply had a long drive.
Now, long after I am home, it is still snowing like stink. Look:
The timing of this was all wrong. Schools were open because it wasn’t snowing in the morning. They can’t close around here because too many parents complain if they are closed. But when it was time for buses to carry students home, the roads were about as dangerous as they can get. Plus, it will likely peter out so we don’t get the bonus snow day tomorrow.
Not that I can afford a snow day. That would mean more work to make up. But still, I frickin’ love snow days. If I can swing it, I will take a couple of hours to go skiing tomorrow. Or not. But maybe. We’ll see just how much of the stinky stuff we get.