February 26th, 2013

Snow Such Luck

It started snowing here around 11 AM. It was also cleaning lady day, so I needed to clear out with daisy_knotwise when it was time to pick up Julie from preschool and head out to McDonald's for lunch. I volunteered to pick up Julie while Gretchen dropped off the library books that were due so that she didn't have to deal with more snow later.

By the time I was heading back from lunch (having left Julie at McD's with Gretchen), it was pretty slick, enough so that I called and warned Gretchen to be careful on the road. Later that afternoon, I went to pick Katie up from school, because my car has all-wheel drive and Gretchen's doesn't. This was made more entertaining by the latest failure of the crossing gates on our street, which had left them stuck in the down position, requiring me to turn around and circumnavigate the failed gates.

Despite the lousy weather, I suggested that we adhere to our original plan of running over to Sweet Baby Ray's for dinner since:

  • It wouldn't mess up the clean kitchen.
  • Tuesday is "Kids eat free night"

    We got out early, a bit after 6 PM. Very few people were there -- pretty much all parents with kids. :) And the food was good.

    As we headed out just after 7 PM, we saw the recently posted sign on the door, announcing that they were closing at 7 PM because of the weather.

    I guess it was good we went to dinner early! :)