We were scheduled to host pre-school at our house today, but I canceled it. I figured our friends would have a hard time getting to our house, let alone finding a place to park once they got here.
I admit I was glad to cancel it. At midnight last night we arrived home from a (wonderful) 10-day trip to Utah. With suitcases and dirty laundry everywhere, neither the house nor I were ready to facilitate learning. (We're on the letter K. For "keep warm.") But we would have, uh, plowed through, if not for the snow.
Have I mentioned the snow? The snow! The crazy thing about the snow is that it's quite isolated. All the other moms said there wasn't much of anything on the ground where they were (Amherst, Tonawanda, and Cheektowaga). Meanwhile, South Buffalo is in the middle of a driving ban.
There's no ban on playing in the snow, though, and the big kids had a great time climbing Mt. Driveway.1
I don't think Coach had nearly as much fun plowing Mt. Driveway, especially considering that after three hours out there today, he'll need to do it all again tomorrow.
We love Buffalo, but days like this make it just a little easier to face the prospect of moving. 2
1Until they got too cold. When I found Grace face-down in the snow, crying about her mittens (she kept pulling her thumb out of the thumb socket) I decided it was time to go in for hot cocoa. Pictures of the awesome snow fort we made will have to wait until tomorrow.
2We're moving! Didn't we tell you? Coach accepted a great job in Ames, Iowa, so we'll be moving there next summer after he finishes his residency. This announcement deserves much more than a footnote, but at the rate I'm blogging these days, you're lucky to get that. We love the community and the practice he's joining. It's a wonderful opportunity, and we have a lot to be grateful for.3
3And that includes you.4 Thanks for sticking by us through the years, the snow, and the runaway footnotes.
4Probably. Who are you, anyway?