We have a big winter storm passing through at the moment. Estimates have been any where from a few inches to a foot of snow. At about 3:30 am, the Federal Government announced that it would be closed today, which means Kelly doesn’t have to go into the office today. My office follows what the Federal Government does, so when the government closes, so does my office. For me that simply means I’m working from home today. Of course, the schools are closed as well.
When I woke up this morning, it was snowing, but not much snow was actually on the ground. The road outside our house is covered in a fine layer of slush, but the snow has only really accumulated on cars and roofs. We are still supposed to be in for heavier snow throughout the day. I’m actually fine if it stops snowing at this point, but the Little Man in particular wants the snow to continue because he wants to take his sled out.
Snow days are nice, but they’re never quite as nice as when I was a youngster in Warwick, Rhode Island. I can remember waking up on turning on the radio to listen for the list of schools that were closed. They listed them alphabetically and my brother and I had to sit restlessly through the list until they finally arrived at the Ws: “Warwick, West Warwick…” When we heard our school was closed there was a moment of both utter glee and relief.
Nowadays, a snow day simply means I don’t have to brave the roads to head into the office. I can work from home. Which is exactly what I am doing today.