For upwards of a week now, the weathermen have been calling for a couple of days of heavy snow. For once they weren’t wrong. They predicted in our area we’d get a pretty small amount overall. Maybe 4-8″. As it turns out, that’s where they went wrong. It didn’t start snowing until this morning, and as of lunchtime we already have 4-6″ with no end in sight. Some wildcat forecasters were saying we could get up to a couple of feet of snow over the next couple of days. I say bring it.
I have a pot of chicken soup slowly cooking on the stove, a warm office to work out of… and the minions… er… my sons, have been playing in the snow for the last two hours. They are going to come in completely soaked, forced to strip by the door. Then they will take a quick shower, dry off, get hot chocolate, or all of those and it’ll be a day off for them. They’ve only been back in public schools a week and they get their first snow day.
When I was that age, I always looked forward to snow days. Snowmageddon to me meant that I’d go outside to play until I couldn’t take it anymore, then I’d head inside to warm up, get snacks, and sometimes write stories that never saw the light of day. I’ve got a trunk in my basement my parents saved for me when I was a kid. It’s been buried for a long time and I don’t remember what is even in there.
I think I’m going to go take a peek soon. If those old spiral bound notebooks are in there, it’d be fun to see what kind of writer I was back then… the same age as my kids are now. So for the moment, I’m going to sign off! If you’re in the Midwest getting smacked by the storm, make sure you keep warm, keep your backups in place in case the power goes out, and be safe! Oh, and don’t be afraid to let your inner child out once in a while and make a snowman.