Finally

The sky lowered and the long winter wait ended
First flakes were small – we held our breath

The construction team hurried though the crusty dirt cavern that stretched beyond the window to my left, covering equipment.

Are the roads treacherous?
Will there be school tomorrow?
What about the last meeting today?

Country roads already coated in a thin layer of swirling white
Each cautious car in the long line that stretched in front and behind me heading home

By sunset, the hill in front was preparing itself for a day of sledding and snowball fights

The phone rang- and teenagers squealed in delight as they listened the the automated message that began with , “Due to inclement weather…”

Finally- snow and a day to play.

10 thoughts on “Finally

  1. Ahhh yes, the phone call that everyone loves once and awhile! We have just had a series of 2 hour delays. I'm not going to complain because I can always use a few extra hours to sleep longer in the morning!

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  2. Ahhh yes, the phone call that everyone loves once and awhile! We have just had a series of 2 hour delays. I'm not going to complain because I can always use a few extra hours to sleep longer in the morning!

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  3. The teenagers squealed in delight . . . this teacher has been known to squeal in delight also. There's something so wonderful about a snow day! We haven't had any this year, but who knows what March might bring?

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  4. Loved the line “By sunset, the hill in front was preparing itself for a day of sledding and snowball fights”. This must have been written with the beginning of winter in mind…our thoughts here are not on “finally – snow” but “final snow, please?”

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