Freak Snow

I’m not quite sure how to explain this weather, except to say that the groundhog was not kidding when he said “more winter.”

(And apologies for no pictures today – the Webmaster is using the desktop for actual work for his job, so I am blogging off my iPad.)

Monday morning, we woke up to a pretty dusting of snow on the ground.  Ane was the first child out the door.  Her bus was a little later than usual, but nothing extreme.  But the snow was still falling, and picking up in fluffiness.

Then the Webmaster took Thumper to the bus stop.  And waited, and waited, and waited.  Twenty minutes after his bus should have been there, I called the transportation office.  His bus had gotten stuck in traffic on its first route of the morning, and was running 45 minutes late, they said.

The .Webmaster brought Thumper home to warm up, and left for work – which, thankfully, is not far away.  I got the other two boys moving, and then went out with Thumper to the bus stop again.  Thanks to help from other neighbor parents, I was able to go back and retrieve the older boys from home so they could wait for their buses, too.

Thumper’s bus arrived an hour and 20 minutes late.  He and our next-door neighbor boy were the only children on the bus.  Everyone else had either canceled or given up.  Rerun’s bus ended up being 30 minutes late.  Tad’s was only 10 minutes late.

The weather remained cold and snowy all day, and while the well-traveled roads became slushy, it was slick going – which caused a huge amount of traffic problems for buses.

It’s a reminder that as much as we are thinking about spring, winter still has a few good weeks left in it.  What craziness!

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