My main job these days is that I work as a student aide at a school which is reasonably close to my home. We have now completely run out of snow days in our school district. I'm pretty sure we're not the only ones in Maryland to have done so.
No matter what havoc it plays with the school schedule, however, snow makes for a darn pretty walk to school. I'm usually in danger of being late and therefore in a hurry on the way there, but on the way back I take my time and take the longer, prettier way. These pictures are from the walk home.
I've taken to checking the temperature before I set out. I find that at 14 degrees, it's actually pretty nice; I don't get so overheated by the time I get there that I spend the first half hour at school sweating and then the rest of the day chilly, because my clothes are damp. 11 degrees, on the other hand, makes me wish I had a ski mask.
Coming home, of course, the temperature is warmer. This is nice because being as how I'm not worried about being late, I walk much slower.
Friday, February 14, 2014
By the time I left Frank and Susie's at 6:30, I was already feeling a little worried that I was setting out later than really necessary. Not only was I attempting to get from the Northern- middle of Indiana to the middle of Nebraska in one day, but I was trying to outrun a storm. In this latter point, I did not succeed; I hit some of the worst winter driving conditions I've ever seen, in the middle of Iowa.