Friday, March 07, 2008

The Snow Turned Into Rain

Scoreboard snow
Originally uploaded by darebouche
People around here got lathered up overnight because all the TV weathermen were calling for snow. They got it right. Snow fell long and hard for several hours, and it actually accumulated briefly.
The roads didn't freeze. Overpasses did not ice over. It was all very pretty, at least while it was in the air. Once it hit the ground, though, it was over. Slush formed for about ten seconds, then it was nothing but cold, cold water.
Showing an abundance of caution, Catholic schools sent students home in the morning. Public schools strapped 'em in, and that turned out to be the right thing to do because by the end of the day the snow had stopped falling and the roads were easily passable.
Of course people starting freaking out last night , thinking they wouldn't be able to get to work. It was Friday, and that clearly was a factor in their desire to take the day off. Mother nature did not cooperate, however. Aside from a drop in productivity based on people staring out the window watching snow fall, it was a regular work day.
Baseball and softball tournaments scheduled around town were the only real casualties.

And, then there was the Dan Fogelberg song that was stuck in my head all day long. The last line of "Same Old Lang Syne" kept coming back to me: "As I turned to make my way back home, the snow turned into rain."

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