Wednesday, December 17, 2008

WOW WOW WOW My very cool day!

Hi all greetings from a very exciting day in the desert. We have had possible snow on our weather forecasts for the week, the higher parts of town even had a little stick on Monday. Today I was so excited when I spotted a few flurries (SNOW in my book) It was parent teacher conference say so I was able to keep checking outside, and see the pretty snow.About an hour later I peeked out of the door at work again and noticed it was sticking to the playground cover. Oh my gosh it was so pretty I could not believe it. it was SNOWING
At 2 I had another break oh my goodness it is really snowing but it has rained to much it was to wet to stick booo!!! My husband let me know it was sticking at his school.
At 3 during conferences the office made an all call that the snow was officially sticking! This is what it looked like when I came out of school at 3:30 WOW It is really snowing this is one of the best storms I have ever seen in Vegas.
At a stop sign on the drive home, wow driving in the snow is tricky thank goodness for my wonderful hubby who called and gave me driving directions like dropping my gear and driving really slow. That was not that hard though since I could not see.
When I got home this is what my car looked like! I finally figured out how to use my rear defroster although not very well.
Look at my pretty dead bushes next to my house.
My street at 4pm I slid a bit driving on the street coming home and started to hope for a snow day the streets are dangerous. When hubby came home we were getting into comfy clothes in the bedroom and heard horns honking, he joked "Did my truck slide out of the drive way?" I peeked out of the window. YES IT DID! He went running out to rescue the truck in a t-shirt. Holy Cow I did not know that could happen!
Wow this is my now pretty white backyard covered in snow. My hubby drove me to the gas station to buy hot coco so I could watch the snow all night. It was way to dangerous for me to drive SNOW DAY SNOW DAY!!!
About 5:30pm it is so weird the world is aglow with a purply orange light AMAZING
My drive way at 7:45 it is way to dangerous for me to leave!
My street it is now a wintery mix of rain and snow, I am hoping for a good freeze and snow day. Right before I went to take these pictures I checked my work e-mail and there was a letter from our superintendent of a possible snow day, I will be a perfect 6 year old watching the early news cast hoping for the magic words SNOW DAY!!!

Things I did not know about snow
If you run your heater on to high it can melt and come down your vent, drip ofnthe forr and wet the ceiling.
Snow weighs a lot and can break branches off of trees
Trucks roll out of driveways
The weird glow
How white flakes from the sky could make me feel like a 7 year old full of wonder and excitement.

The following announcement has been posted on the CCSD Website:

Due to weather conditions and for the safety of students, all Clark County School District schools will be closed tomorrow (Thursday). Students should not report to campus.

All administrators, 12-month employees, and office staff should report to work as usual. Teachers and other classroom employees are not expected to report to work since a makeup day may be scheduled later in the year.


Kristen said...

Yay...for you! School canceled for the weather? Crazy...huh? It did snow twice when I lived there, but melted very quickly! How fun for you, Lu Lu! Do you remember Kaydree always called you, Lu Lu?

Kathy Koch said...

Wow is right who would have thought you would get a snow day in Las Vegas

Have fun and I too love to watch it snow from inside the warm cozy house with a cup of something hot.

The Bames said...

My favorite part of our snow was the glowing sky at night. Because we are the "city of lights", all that light reflected on the clouds and back down to the white snow. It was almost like daylight out!

SO MUCH FUN! And it gave us light to play in the snow that night for as long as we wanted!!