We are going into Day 3 of Snowbound 2011.
The list of school closings for Wednesday now includes Forsyth, Buford, Atlanta, Cobb, Decatur, DeKalb, Fulton, Marietta, Fayette, Gwinnett, Bartow, Coweta, Spalding, Cherokee, Paulding, Hall, Carroll, Newton and Walton. Among colleges, UGA, Emory, Georgia Perimeter, Georgia Tech and Georgia State are closed.
I also received this e-mail: North Georgia College & State University will be closed on Wednesday due to the remains of the winter storm and hazardous driving conditions throughout the region. Essential services for residential students on campus remain in operation. The university will reschedule classes that have been missed. Because the storm arrived at the beginning of spring semester, deadlines related to spring semester’s drop-add period, fee payments and student activities will be extended as needed.
Three snow days will be a bit much for my household. The sledding here has turned to a mix of slush and mud, and my children have a variety of sledding injuries.
The AJC photo galleries of the stranded cars and trucks have kept me from even thinking about driving. I did just join one of those grocery warehouses this weekend so I have now all the pudding cups and yogurts that anyone could want. And paper towels.
But the homemade soup is about to run out, and nobody is much interested in the apple cider I warmed in the crockpot.
Here’s to warmer temperatures and to all of us getting out of our pajamas.
– From Maureen Downey, for the AJC Get Schooled blog