Part of my growing up I lived in Michigan, snow days were days, or sometimes weeks when the schools were closed. In the 8th grade, we started spending winters in Florida, I moved there after high school. and I didn't experience a snow day for 20 years. I only had 2-3 hurricane days in my years there, and there is a difference between wondering if the roof will stay on and the supply of scotch will hold out and wondering how deep the snow will get. My first hurricane I ran out of scotch before I ran out of hurricane.
Then in mid-life I moved back north. Every January and February I question the sanity of that move, but love and money are strong motivators. So I learned as an adult to experience the occasional snow day - an unexpected and generally unplanned day at home. Now I am surprised by this one, they usually happen when I am Florida or away from the office working. I was on the road for 12 days in late January early February and the office remained open. But here I am a week or so after my return with fresh snow - enough of it to make getting out and about difficult - so the office closed and I get an extra free day.
When a snow day is announced the first thing I do is panic and check the office calendar to see what I had scheduled. Today I had a staff meeting and some writing that can be delayed to do. So I can relax and take the day off. I stayed up a couple of hours later then usual - discovering that I don't like the new "Tonight Show." I don't think I have seen it since Leno was forced into his second retirement. I somewhat understand the reason for the change, but it leaves those of who grew up with Johnny Carson's sense of humor, wondering how the world has changed. I slept late this morning. I have checked the blogs, played comment tag on Facebook, and fiddled with a couple of old watches I am trying to get working again. After lunch I will work on a painting, listen to some music and maybe take a nap.
The snow fall was less than expected. If I really needed to be in the office, I likely could have made it. I expect we will be back to work tomorrow. Convenient this snow day, turning the three day President's day weekend into a four day weekend.