Today’s Song: “Hazy Shade of Winter” by Simon and Garfunkel
On Tuesday night, I already knew I was getting a snow day. Poudre School District announced its closure early, and I’m only at the middle school on Mondays and Wednesdays. So I was still snuggled up in bed while students nervously tried to get to school. Eventually, the all-knowing-majestic Tony Frank closed campus as the snow was still coming down and nobody could get out of their driveways. This snow day ended up being an awesome day.
The kindness of Rams
Unfortunately, I had parked my car out on the street. The problem? Snow plows. My car was covered all over by snow, and surrounded by 2-3 feet of dirt, snow, and ice. As I for some reason failed to go to the grocery store in about a month, if I was to survive the snow I needed soup and hot chocolate. Stat. Really, I could have walked to Safeway, but I’m not one to give up.
Luckily, as I was just starting to clear off the foot and a half of snow on my car, three guys were walking their dog down the street. They, seeing a short little girl attempting to open her door that was frozen shut, offered to help me get my car out. I was more than happy to accept help. One ran back to the house for a shovel with the dog while the others used their hands and feet to start digging. They weren’t the only ones to help. I got my car mostly out, but being in a small space, there wasn’t much room to get momentum. I got stuck, spinning my tires, despite the guys and two random girls who decided to help push.
A Jeep stopped though and asked if I wanted a tow out. I of course, accepted. They hooked it up and pulled me out while the guys pushed at the back. And I was out. I cannot explain the depths of my gratitude and respect for my fellow Rams who stopped to help me out. And while they were helping, one stopped and ran across the street to help an old lady from her car to her house. These were amazing guys and I wished I could have made them all hot chocolate and cake, but my thank-you was all I had.
Kids in adult bodies
After the debacle with the grocery store, there was no way I was going to park in front of my house again. So I dropped off my groceries and headed to Anna’s. To do what? Build a snow fort of course. Anna, being from Albuquerque, had never really experienced so much snow, and was extremely excited about it.
The three of us built the most awesome snow fort (not really, everyone was making them and there were some really awesome ones made), for about three hours, before going in for hot chocolate. Unfortunately, though we felt like kids, our mommies were not there to make it.
All in all, it was an awesome snow day. Thanks Tony Frank!