Snow Day!

Not surprisingly, the federal government has decided not to open tomorrow. Metro isn’t running at full capacity, most schools are closed, and a lot of the roads aren’t plowed enough — or at all. Two feet of snow in one storm is a lot anywhere, really, but particularly in places where there is limited infrastructure for managing it. And so, we’re still digging our way out.

I don’t work for the feds, of course, but like a lot of DC nonprofits, my office does follow the lead of the big guy in town when it comes to closures, so it’s a snow day for me, too. Yippee!

And I’d be remiss if I didn’t note that this might not, in fact, be our only snow day this week. A winter storm watch has been issued for Tuesday, with perhaps another five or so inches coming on top of what we already have. Sigh.

The view down my (mostly unplowed) street this morning.

7 thoughts on “Snow Day!

  1. common loon February 7, 2010 / 11:00 pm

    I love your pictures! Clear blue sky, snow piled high, AND A DAY OFF!!!! Many here are a twinge jealous (not about the snow, ’cause we’ve got a bit of that). This might be a hard w/e for you to beat…hockey VICTORIES, beer & brownies, chocolate, sil, and a wake-at-your-pleasure Monday morning. If you were cheering for NO – hey, bonus!

    ps – Dad got power back before the 2nd half.

  2. Susan February 8, 2010 / 7:00 am

    ARGH! You got my snow day! I DO have a 2hour delay at least…and I’m thinking the timing of the next one makes Wed a snow day…so I’m slightly less bitter than I’d normally be!


  3. Sarah February 8, 2010 / 7:12 pm

    @Susan – Actually, I’m getting two snow days; they’ve just closed the gov’t (and thereby, my office) tomorrow, too. And given that Wedenesday’s storm has been upgraded to 10-20″ for the DC area, Wednesday is looking dicey, too.

  4. Susan February 8, 2010 / 7:14 pm

    And I’m guessing you don’t have snow make up days in your calendar??? Oh well…I’ll always have summer…:-)

  5. Mom February 8, 2010 / 8:15 pm

    Ahhhh a winter vacation — just don’t go stir crazy:). Hopefully they don’t take it out of your PTO.

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