Monday, September 15, 2008

A snow day in September? Nah, a day off thanks to Ike

It's terrible all this destruction that Ike has brought forth to some areas of this country. I live far away from Texas (which is NOT the largest state in the US, by the way) and I call my home very near one of the Great Lakes (Ontario).

I have the day off today thanks to Ike.

In typical manly fashion he came in late at night, knocking things about and being rather noisy. He woke me up several times whilst I was trying to sleep because one of us had to go educate America's youth in the morning.

Upon awaking this morning with typical MS dizziness and exhaustion, I slowly made my way downstairs to feed the feline. The local news showed some schools with delays due to power outages and debris thrashed around due to Ike. My school wasn't on the list of delays so I went to shower off yesterday's disgusting and sweaty residue of a 90 degree day with horrid humidity in September.

After losing my balance about four times in the shower thanks to shampooing and loofahing, I made it to the towel zone where I dried off carefully. Then I placed my glasses on and hurried myself out to check the TV again.

Bingo, we were now on the list for a two-hour delay!

The excitement and spontaneous prayers that ensued were heartfelt. I promised I would not go back to sleep and I didn't. Instead, I threw in a load of laundry and started correcting the numerous homework papers that had been sitting in my school satchel all weekend. I even put in a call to my best friend in Maine to alert her to my good fortune. She didn't answer so I left a lengthy and happy message relaying my good luck.

After hanging up the phone, I looked at the TV again and, gather yourself here, I noticed that my school was now CLOSED!

You would have thought the Prize Patrol had pulled up outside my apartment door with flowers, balloons, and the giant check. My happiness grew exponentially and I called my friend again to leave her a second message to say that I was now free from students for the day.

I have, however, done lots of school work and most of the pile of papers have grades on them. I have made a few phone calls and the laundry is dry, folded, and put away. I am heading in for a nap soon and I can really use it after listening to the winds howl at 50 miles per hour from two in the morning onward. I also have some paperwork that must be done before my new neurologist appointment on Wednesday afternoon.

I may not like the destruction that hurricanes bring but this is one time where I can say, "I like Ike (because he got me a day off)."

6 comments:

LISA EMRICH said...

Awww, cool. Enjoy the rest of your day off.

Thankfully you did not lose power, or you might've gone into school unawares.

Shauna said...

could you come fold my laundry, too?

S.

Blindbeard said...

HA! The Prize Patrol! That is a hot one.

Katrina said...

A bath seat is an absolute must. We keep one handy at all times. Although we now have a fixed faucet head, a handheld head is a help, too (especially should you decide to get a seat).

Seats can be gotten on the cheap at Big Lots, Rite Aid, Walgreens, etc.

The faucets are at any home and hardware store.

There are just too many days when the balance is off, even when I am feeling well.

Weeble Girl said...

I must say I did not want to go to work today, ugh. Is it summer yet?

Merelyme said...

I am glad you are safe and sound AND got a day off.