Monday, March 18, 2013

Saved by the text...

It was a night of tossing and turning.  Our area had been placed under a winter weather advisory that called for possible freezing rain in the morning.  Well, the weather man has been wrong before and I assumed he'd be wrong again.

Throughout the night, I would wake up and then check the weather radar...just to see. It was getting closer and they were now calling for it to arrive before our buses would be sent out.

When my alarm went off at 5:40 and there was no delay, I hopped in the shower hoping I would wake up a bit more.

As I went back upstairs, I was about to turn on my music on my phone (a morning ritual) when I saw MANY texts.  Three to be exact alerting me to a delay.  Hot dog!

Back into the bed I went.

Knowing it was icy out, after a quick hour nap, I got ready, ate breakfast, drank an extra cup of coffee, and stayed close to the phone.  I've done this before...drove to school too early and the delay or cancellation was called.

I checked with a co-worker whose husband is in administration and asked if there was a possibility of closing.  She texted back that it was unlikely, so out to the car to warm it up.

I had just loaded up the first batch of bags and odds and ends for school when I walked back inside and grabbed the next round plus my coffee.

That's when it happened.

Ding, dong!

TEXT MESSAGE!

CLOSED!  Saved by the text!!!

Out to the car I went to shut it off and unload the bags from the car.

Workout clothes on, lunch unpacked, Pinterest pinning to begin, and a nice lazy morning to drink the coffee.

4 comments:

Jackie said...

I remember doing the same thing...but we did not have the text message...it was a phone call, but just as welcome. A gift of a day...how wonderful. Jackie http://familytrove.blogspot.com/

Mrs. Heinisch said...

I am glad that you are enjoying your day off!! The Heinisch family is as well!!

Cheryl said...

I also enjoyed the day off today! What a surprise! :)

MaryHelen said...

Glad you enjoyed your day. Driving this morning was crazy! I loved how you have short lines mixed in with longer thinking.