Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Snowing Here More Than I Likesacuse

Snow Day

Twenty-four hours and six-plus inches in to the season's first major snow event and it's still coming down steadily. The accumulations meant a snow day for D., Ph., and Is. And while I had strong, vivid dreams around dawn that I would wake up to the News 10 Closings & Delays site posted above, my dreams did not win the day (dreaming, I mean, of the item listed at the bottom of the screen-grab more than of the weather map or the link to Clinton's cranked up "rhetoric"). I awoke to find that the (indoor) stairs leading up to the office were snow-free and not the least bit slippery. I would characterize the morning's writing, on the other hand, as patchy, drifty, and slick. We have not had any indoor snow yet (Lalo told us that last year they had traces of snow blowing in through the eaves of the room that is now the office--a converted attic--where I am now writing this). Nonetheless we are steadily learning about the lack of insulation in the house where we now live. The North wind pretty much blows undiminished through a couple of small draft-slits around certain doors and windows.

Classes at SU are on as usual, which means I will soon pile on a couple of layers, tie up my boots, and head over to campus for the second-to-the-last class session of the semester. Planned: course evals and the finishing touches on projects, due Thursday.

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