All schools closed except ours

  1. All of the school districts have school closings except for our college due to the windchill. I have clinical in the morning, and no where to send my kids. * sigh*
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  2. 26 Comments

  3. by   moongirl
    freind who has kids same age as yours maybe?
  4. by   Achoo!
    Not at 4:30 am when I have to leave LOL. I think my husband will be calling in to work.
  5. by   moongirl
    same here, I leave at 5 am and my son is getting the sniffles...
    hubby may have to stay home as well
    TG for supportive spouses !
  6. by   Daytonite
    Not bragging, but I am so glad to be in southern California. I grew up in Ohio and lived in Missouri as well and I know exactly what you are talking about. If the school is still open tomorrow morning, drive safe. My brothers, the truck drivers, always advised to follow the city bus routes because those roads are among the first to get plowed, salted, cleared and kept open. When the city buses can't get through then you know the weather is really bad. Unfortunately, this is also one of the drawbacks of working in healthcare--hospitals never close for bad weather.
  7. by   moongirl
    not bragging? Daytonite I oughtta whack you with a snowball from the 3 feet of it in my front yard !!!!!!!!!!!!!
    xoxoxo
    moon
  8. by   Achoo!
    Ha ha! Luckily it is closed just for the cold and not snow. I just hope my vehicle starts in this -30 windchill!
    I SO was not born to live in Wisconsin
  9. by   Daytonite
    moongirl. . .the snowball will melt before it hits me. It'll be nothing more than a spray of warm water by then! All the wild peacocks around here will be coming around for a drink. :roll
  10. by   suzanne4
    All that I can add to this is hospitals do not close for cold weather, there are patients that need to be cared for. You are going in to a field that never has days off because they close.

    What will happen when you begin to work?
  11. by   Daytonite
    Quote from Achoo!
    Ha ha! Luckily it is closed just for the cold and not snow. I just hope my vehicle starts in this -30 windchill!
    I SO was not born to live in Wisconsin
    I vaguely, very vaguely, remember cold nights like that where I used to set my alarm clock so it would go off every 2 hours. I would get up, go out, start my car and let it run for about 20 minutes until it was warmed up, go back in and do it all over again in an hour and a half. My other car had problems starting as soon as the temps went down below -5 degrees.
  12. by   Myxel67
    Quote from suzanne4
    All that I can add to this is hospitals do not close for cold weather, there are patients that need to be cared for. You are going in to a field that never has days off because they close.

    What will happen when you begin to work?
    Hospitals might not close, but schools do. If that school is the only one in area that is open, their administration needs a reality check. Closings are usually for safety reasons--not just to give people a day off.

    Where I live, hospitals do close for hurricanes/hurricane warnings. Hospitals on bay send as many pts home as possible, and transfer others to inland hospitals. If hospital stays open, it goes to half staff & those who work, work through the duration of the storm. I stayed 2 1/2 days once. The other half of staff comes in after storm so that first crew can go home and check on damage
  13. by   traumaRUs
    I lived in Alaska (read interior Alaska, very, very cold, -70) and we had oil pan heaters that were a plug in thingie that you plugged into the outlet when you parked. That kept our cars able to start in the morning. We never had school closings because if we did, we wouldn't have had school for 6 months of the year - lol.

    Now that I live in IL, the school system is rarely closed too.
  14. by   moongirl
    Quote from Daytonite
    moongirl. . .the snowball will melt before it hits me. It'll be nothing more than a spray of warm water by then! All the wild peacocks around here will be coming around for a drink. :roll
    nope.. I am packing it on dry ice!

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