Monday, November 01, 2004
Last night was Halloween; kids came to the door from about quarter to five until about quarter to eight. Not as late as some years, I suspect because it was starting to get very cold. Most groups had parents with them. I saw Captain America, the Hulk, a few Spider Men, an elf, a few drag queens, Princess Jasmine, the skeleton guy from Scary Movie, and a few others. By the time I went to bed the ground was getting wet. We got a few inches of snow and high winds causing some white-out conditions and icy roads. School was put on a two-hour delay so I took my time getting ready and even warmed up the car and all that. Teachers are supposed to arrive at normal time during two-hour delays, or rather we're supposed to leave at normal time and get there as soon as is safely possible. I was there by eight. I picked up some copies, delivered some items, checked mail, and was getting ready to plan when the principal announced school was canceled. So, I chatted a bit with other teachers who were coming in and then came back home and took a nap. The roads look not so bad now but the wind is still strong and biting and it is quite cold out there - in the twenties, and below zero with wind chill. I haven't felt like doing too much yet, but maybe soon I'll work on some graduate school stuff and house chores and so on. Last night I got to eat right around 5 o'clock now that we're back to standard time.