Saturday, February 13, 2010

Will We Ever Have School Again?

Are y'all getting tired of the snow coverage? Please let me know & I'll quit. But with so much great content, I couldn't resist slamming my readers one more time~sorta like the Blizzard of 2010 has slammed us!

Yesterday, natch, I went down to school. My classroom plants were dying of thirst & I was dying of curiosity. I ran into this in the faculty parking lot:


Olympic Qualifying Event

On a good day, this lot at the back of Our Humble High School holds about 50 cars. The rest of the staff parks on byways leading into the school proper. Just to give you an idea, this mound is more than 12 feet high. Some of the snow piles around the building are higher than the roof! And, to answer your question (I knew you'd ask), about 8 cars can park here now unless we get some serious snow remediation, quick.

Next, I ventured down the hill to the student lot. I think the signs say it all, don't you?


No Parking or Standing

The signage, I reckon, is addressed to both those attempting to park & to the Snow Gods, such as they are. Of course, the adjacent softball field is appropriately marked with a warning, as well:

No Through Traffic

And as for the student lot, which holds about 300 cars (they pay, we don't); I wouldn't go there if I were you, both figuratively & literally. One lonely Bobcat tractor was trying to make sense of this mess, aided by a small plow attached to a pickup truck.

Do Not Enter

Our dealy-0 when overwhelmed is to delay school by 2 hours each day, 'til the mess gets cleaned up. I'm thinkin' that we're gonna have a whole herd of those 2-hour delays next week. And as for Mother Nature & her recent shenanigans?

Zero Tolerance

Well, this really is the Class of 2010's emblem emblazoned on the parking lot, but I say Zero Tolerance is the ticket. Click your Ruby Red Slippers together and say it three times with me, à la Dorothy in "The Wizard of Oz."

No More Snow! No More Snow! No More Snow!

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38 comments:

Allyson said...

Well if that doesn't get you in the mood for the Winter Olympics, nothing will. I was in my own humble high school one year when we had to fight over cleared parking spaces. I had a really big Ford pick up truck with a million scrapes and dings before I ever got it. So, the girl who can hide the scratch gets the parking space. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you. It's only the middle of February, y'know...

InspiredDreamer said...

Wow, I love that shot of the 12-foot-high snow pile. Craziness. If I were a kid in your neck of the woods I'd be soooo excited... until I was stuck in school halfway into the summer. :)

Have an Extraordinary Day!

CARMEN said...

Hi Melissa,
with good and bad times...Life goes on!...the sun will shine again in the sky :-) Have a nice day!

danita said...

oh no! that is some serious snow mountain!

SmartBear said...

I guess I can't complain about our snow anymore....you have the midwest beat? But I have to do traffic duty EVERY day in it after school....that gives me whining points...right?

Amy said...

Yipes! I was back on campus for the first time yesterday, came back to find my parking space gone, and parked somewhere possibly illegal. This followed by the long walk to my apartment through un-shoveled sidewalks (streets only half-plowed, thus too narrow to safely walk down). Spring, please?

JoeyRes said...

And here I thought our schools were just milking it. They were canceled still yesterday and now already posting up 2-hour delays for Monday. Most times they have to bring in dump trucks and haul the snow away. I wonder if they'll have to do that for you guys or if carpooling and bus riding are in your student's futures!

Shell said...

That's an insane amount of snow!

We actually got some here in coastal NC. The world is shut down.

FranticMommy said...

Happy Saturday Sharefest! We ae getting smacked with snow in MN too. Great pics!

Tara R. said...

Let's hope that before long the big, bad Winter Witch is wailing 'I'm melting, I'm melting!'

Good luck digging out.

Jenn@ You know... that blog? said...

One way to look at it is that you'll have a bucket full of amazing memories from the Storm of 2010! ;)

Keep warm!

Candy said...

Great pics capturing this storm. It was just nuts. Just think - once the summer hits, this will all be a distant memory! thanks for coming by - loving ur site :)

faerwillow said...

~oh my goodness...what a sight...i'm clicking my heels and wishing for you...no more snow dear one! brightest warm wishes and blessings~

Herself said...

No school here either! Give those kids some chores!

Jeanie said...

Wishing you lots of sunshine and no more snow. Around here, those mounds of snow stay around until well into spring. They turn a beautiful snow into an ugly mess.

Tonya @ Live the Adventure said...

Snow is nice to see on occasion, but when you are past the age of twelve enough is enough. By the look of your photos, you've certainly had enough. Here's to no more snow!:)

Andrea said...

That is WAY too much snow! Crazy! I hope you are warm!

Acting Balanced Mom said...

Glad you were able to venture in and commune with the plants... hoping you get a good thaw soon! Stopping by from SITS

Queenie Jeannie said...

We finally got snow too!! Nothing like you guys though...

Katherine said...

Well we're half way through February so we have to be coming up on the end of all this stuff right? RIGHT?!?! Come on spring!!

CelticLady said...

It is amazing when it snows in areas that are not used to that amount of snow and it shuts the whole city/town down. My daughter in Jacksonville NC. called me last nite and her and her little boys were so excited with the snow they were getting. See, they have lived in California and are not used to snow unless they come to northern WI to visit... the bad thing about the kids in your area having a week off, they will most likely have to make it up this ocming summer...hope it melts soon!!!

The Cookie Girl said...

That is a heck of a lot of snow!!!
Thanks for stopping by my blog and for all the sweet comments.
Have a great weekend!!!

mama-face said...

I've been following your snow stories...I was curious about your snow days. Summer school anyone?

Take good care of you and yours.

:)

mybellringers said...

Well Ms. Scribe,
I know I won't get any sympathy for our 12.5 inches here in ole Tejas, but can you believe the weather forecasters missed it completely… Check out my blog for a pic out my front door when they finally let us go home on Thursday.

Stay warm…

Susie said...

Amen to that!

Eva Gallant said...

Holy crap! That is a lot of snow!
Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Sarah said...

that little tractor never had a chance...

quilly said...

Yikes! Well, on the plus side, the kids won't have to worry about attending summer school in August what with regular school still in session, will they?

http://dkzody.wordpress.com said...

Give in, give up, you're doomed to be snowed in forever.

Miss. Ardeth Blood said...

Wow. That looks like it could be where I am. Snow can melt away for another year as far as I am concerned.

Krista said...

I'm telling you, even if school is canceled on Monday i'm dropping my kid off. He can hang out in the parking lot for a few hours.

A 2 Z said...

Hope that's it for snow for you guys. I live in Montreal so this is a typical scenario for us. I remember 2 years ago I wanted to put some seeds in the bird feeder and looking out the patio door the snow was up to my shoulders (I'm 5'3"). I really thought we would have snow till June. An ice storm is terrifying. No electricity for weeks, roofs cave in and giant trees fall like toothpicks. It will all be a bad memory in a few weeks....

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Linda said...

That is a lot of snow! I know it may seem like it will never go away...but it will and spring will be here soon. Hang in there.
(Easy for me to say huh? Here in Kansas it is cold and windy but we haven't had very much snow..but it has still kept me from going places, and a lot of sickness has been going around, so we are longing for spring and warmer weather too).

Have a Happy Valentine's Day!

Linda @ Truthful Tidbits

miss jo said...

If the snow doesn't melt you could also build little parking and classroom igloos and use ice cycles as blackboard pointers....

Dawn said...

WOW! That is a lot of snow! Hope it starts melting for you soon!!

Anonymous said...

Keep posting stuff like this i really like it

Call Me Cate said...

I can totally understand why you're tired of snow. I would be too with that much! Bring on Spring!!!

Thanks for playing 6WS!

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