13 February 2008

Day #2

We're all home again today. The Collar has the flu. The boys are out of school for the second day. My class was canceled yesterday (more on that later).

This is what it looks like outside now:Real snow, for here. About 2 inches, maybe. Underneath it is ice, though. It is very slippery out there.

Yesterday, the boys' school was canceled, due to ice. We had about 1/2 inch covering pretty much everything. The U had a 2 hour delay, so before I left early to head north for my 8:00 class, I checked my school's website.

Nothing. Nada. Of course, this makes perfect sense. We are a commuter school, and we draw students from five counties surrounding the college location. We should go to school when there is ice, and car accidents closing the highway. Especially when there is freezing rain still coming down.

So I drive the Collar's car up to Lexington, as his is heavier. I drive all the way to L, and hear on the radio that Comm & Tech is now on a two hour delay. They decided to cancel the early morning classes. I get off the highway, get some gas, and go back on the highway and go home. Even though I didn't have to teach, I still had to drive in the freezing rain!

Right after that, a tractor-trailer jackknifed and closed the highway, right after where I turned around.

On the bright side, I finished the last knitted gift. I'll mail them out on Friday. It's one of the three projects I wanted to finish. All three are now done.

I'm going to start a pair of socks for myself. The Vogue Knitting Ultimate Sock Book has a variety of sock patterns, but also has a stitch dictionary. I'm going to use the stitch dictionary, and "design" a pair. That might be fun. I am going to use this yarn. I need more red socks.
*edited to save my butt.


Amanda said...

I could use a good knitting snow day....we were on a 2 hour delay here yesterday, but it was only raining and the roads were fine where we live. So, I left for work at the usual time, only to get there and the lab is DEAD. When I walked into the office, it became pretty clear that I could have slept in another couple of hours.


Kate said...

It's the I could have been sleeping that bothered me most. I grew up in Kansas City, so I learned to drive where there's real winter.

We both missed a chance to sleep in, boo.