A perfectly good snow day and I wasn't home for it.
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
Did I mention in my previous post that some days can be crazy? Well today was one of those days. I woke up at 6am like I usually do, got Kayla up to feed and put the dogs out - and while she was doing that she happened to mention that it was snowing out. Upon informing me about the snow she asked if there happened to be a delay. I ran up to the computer to check and sure enough there was a delay. I sent her back to bed and continued to make the cinnamon rolls that I had let rise overnight. Before I continue I need to tell you that every Christmas I make cinnamon rolls for all the doctors and nurses that take care of Ben including all the ones in the PICU. This year (as you all know) I was in the PICU with Ben until the day before Christmas so I didn't get it done. Everyone looks forward to my cinnamon rolls and so I didn't want to let them down. I have already finished about half (as the list seems to grow each year) and wanted to get some more done today since we were making another trip up to Dartmouth for some appointments. So I made the cinnamon rolls and showered, was about to get Ben dressed when I got a phone call from a friend of mine. I answered the phone only to hear her say, "Happy snow day!". I quickly corrected her by saying, "you mean happy school delay". Because the snow was coming down pretty fast and furious they changed the delay to no school. Great. Don't get me wrong, I love snow days - but only when I get to stay home. I fed the kids breakfast, left a list of chores for the girls to do and packed my boys (and the cinnamon rolls) and headed up to Dartmouth. The usual 1 hour 20 minute drive took me about 2 hours because of the snow. I almost thought about turning back when I saw a tractor trailor tipped on it's side halfway down an embankment, (pretty scary site) but we forged on ahead and reached our destination. I was hoping that maybe because of the weather the parking garage would be empty - NOT!! The parking garage that they have has 10 levels. Guess what level we had to park on? Level 10 - the roof. The picture you see above of Ben is on the roof of that garage. The snow pile behind him was easily 12 feet high. That is the snow that was cleared from the 10th level parking lot. We ventured inside to our appointments, delivered our rolls to the different doctors and visited a friend whose baby is in the Intensive Care Nursery. We were finished with our day around 2pm and headed for home. We arrived at the house around 4pm and got to work on the driveway because Steve wasn't home yet. We finished just in time for dinner and scriptures before heading out the door to mutual. Whew!