Someone called last night around 8:45pm to say "School is closed tomorrow - Friday 1-8-10", so I rolled over and went back to sleep.
I had forgotten how exhausting dealing with HA* students who are not EVEN diagnosed ADHD, but just acting out after a two week hiatus can be. And I was sleeping in the chair in Dad's room while he finished the big meal of some Mexican beef roll-ups (which I brought back from the store earlier last night.)
Taylor County made the right decision: we had school on Thursday. All DAY! No early dismissal. The roads were clear when I left (and if I had not stopped to get food I would not have been in trouble.) However, I did stop at Kroger's on the hill.
When I started the trek home at 15 til 5, the snow had begun in earnest roads were beginning to get slick. By the time I reached the driveway, it was covered - about 3 inches of wet snow - and Linda's truck was warming up at the top of the drive with lights glaring toward me.
I tried. I backed down and checked to see if I was in danger of hitting the light pole. I was a foot from the "protection barrier" so I backed into the road to drive around and try again. No harm, no foul.
Linda and Sandy shoveled and swept while I was trying again. Then I drove to Adamston to turn around and by the time I got back, 15 til 6, they cheered me as I drove up the drive. What a success. I couldn't have done it with out help. They brought the mail up too.
Linda said I should wear the "life alert" necklace so she wouldn't worry about me falling down the step or into a snowbank.
Getting older is not what I thought it would be. Maybe I can reverse ageing if I get new glasses and better footwear. I'll shop for that. Now, what can I do about losing my mind?
Do they have a pet monkey I can train as a slave to help me with that?