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lovely weather on the way

Freezing rain is scheduled for this afternoon and tonight. Dammit, I have class in Overland Park (45-minute drive along dark Highway 10) tonight. Hmmm, I hate to cancel class.... And as I type this, sleet and freezing rain are beginning to fall. I just sent a letter to the students to cancel for tonight, darnit, giving them options for how to make up for it. It's the last get-together for them! We have a meeting with their writers, but this is their last them-only class. Harumph, weather.

If you live far from work, drive safe, and go home early if you can!

EDIT: One of my students just wrote that his dad is driving 10mph on the highway back from Topeka, watching cars spin out left and right. The roads outside my house are white with ice, and cars are slipping on it. I also just canceled office hours, because I'm not going to scooter up the hill in this crap. So: My plan is to spend the afternoon working on a new novel (with Grand Master James Gunn, no less!).

EDIT2: Good news: The Edwards Campus (where I'm supposed to teach tonight) has officially canceled class, thereby relieving me of guilt for canceling. The students voted, and they get two classes next week instead!



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Nov. 29th, 2006 07:11 pm (UTC)
I hear that Baldwin is getting hit pretty hard so cancelling your class was probably the best thing to do, even if you were reluctant to do so. Some of my office mates are leaving now, if they live in surrounding towns. May we all be warm and safe today.
Nov. 29th, 2006 07:46 pm (UTC)
Sounds like the same thing is happening all over KU right now....
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Nov. 29th, 2006 07:43 pm (UTC)
Not for long! Watch the Doppler....
Nov. 29th, 2006 07:38 pm (UTC)
You're doing the right thing, even if it sucks.

Stay warm! Cuddle the catzel.
Nov. 29th, 2006 07:45 pm (UTC)
Am doing so: Put on the insulated flannel shirt over the warm stuff I'm wearing. Also just set up a side-table near the front window with a pillow and towel on top if it so she can watch the snow falling and people slip-sliding along the sidewalk. She's loving it!
Nov. 29th, 2006 07:39 pm (UTC)
I called in today, and I'm so glad I did.
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Nov. 29th, 2006 07:44 pm (UTC)
Sure, happy to do so, but you should tell him, yourself; then you can include the person's name if you wish.
Nov. 29th, 2006 07:53 pm (UTC)
>>So: My plan is to spend the afternoon working on a new novel (with Grand Master James Gunn, no less!).

Good plan! In fact, since KU will *never* let us close the office, I might just pull out the old flash drive and work on writing myself instead of swimming through some departmental junk mail...

I wrote a relatively kick-ass query letter yesterday, and I am about to dive back into that scary and unsettling space that is Rejectionland! *eeee*
Nov. 29th, 2006 07:58 pm (UTC)
I saw that post of yours: Good luck! And an excellent plan; you can do that there without getting in trouble?
Nov. 29th, 2006 08:06 pm (UTC)
Well, if I got *caught* there might be a little trouble... but my office manager doesn't care as long as I'm not putting of important work. Which I'm not. So, all's good. :D
Nov. 29th, 2006 07:57 pm (UTC)
Although if you were in Redmond now, you wouldn't be in any better position -- my entire SMS doc team (all 9 of us) are RASing in.
Nov. 29th, 2006 07:59 pm (UTC)
I bet! If I were working out there, I'd certainly be testing the RAS system, as I always commuted via motorbike.
Nov. 29th, 2006 07:57 pm (UTC)
Whew! Glad to hear it. I was worried you were going to do something ill-considered. This is the right thing for the safety of you *and* your students.
Nov. 29th, 2006 08:00 pm (UTC)
The radio just announced that we might get as much as one inch of ice on the roads tonight. Wow! Perhaps I'll pull a Weaselmom&Dad and help people up the hill this afternoon.
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Nov. 29th, 2006 08:41 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I already suggested he go home ASAP - and got no reply. Thus I suspect he's home already.
Nov. 29th, 2006 11:25 pm (UTC)
take care of...
Take care of yourself...self...self...self.
Nov. 30th, 2006 04:28 am (UTC)
Cars were having trouble stopping at the crosswalks on Mississippi St. behind the Union, and students were having trouble staying upright on the sidewalks. We were watching all this out the big windows. Our store manager asked that we not brave the elements to do the two out-of-store booksignings we had scheduled. We did not object.
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