Some people don't understand why schools close for ice and snow. I think I know.
The Mr. picked me up right after school yesterday, so I could make it to my dentist appointment. He drove because the freezing rain and snow were getting worse. We followed three buses out of town.
The first five miles were slow. We were all following a snow blade, and no one was passing. Suddenly, I saw the first bus in line swerve wildly, and then a car flew into the ditch on our side of the road.
The driver of the car had hit ice and slid into the bus head-on. Kudos to the bus driver for not going into the ditch and rolling the bus. I was also thankful that the driver was the solo occupant of her car, and that she took the brunt of the hit on the passenger side of her car.
Everyone walked away. BUT...
Do you know how tragic that could have been?
And that is why there are early releases, late starts, and snow days.
(Yeah, after that we turned around, went back home, and cancelled my dentist appointment. Some things just aren't worth it.)