The Dallas County Community College District closed all its colleges today (which includes mine and the Hubby’s) due to the bad winter weather.
Now, to my readers up North, freezing rain, sleet, and a light dusting of snow doesn’t warrant schools getting closed. But in north Texas, where many drivers have no clue how to drive on ice — especially “black” ice, where the road only looks wet, not icy — we speed-demons get into trouble, accident-wise. Erring on the side of caution, businesses and schools (but especially schools — who wants to deal with school bus accidents?) often close for the day when the winter weather jeopardizes road conditions.
So, the Hubby and I are having an unexpected Snow Day. It kinda sucks because today I’m supposed to be teaching my four classes-in-a-row, all of them finishing up essay writing projects before turning them in on Tuesday. Also, my boss was supposed to observe me today, at 1pm. What with the last week of instruction just next week, I don’t have time left to make up anything. But c’est la vie, right?
But the snow’s pretty. Here’s a pic, from my front yard. What you can’t see from the picture is the snow continuously falling from the sky. 🙂 I guess winter’s coming!