More bad weather fun today; Eileen is having her birthday and both of us have the day off. She's between assignments and Thursday is an vacant day on my schedule, since my four classes are Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday nights and a once-a-month Saturday (with the rest on line).
Sullivan U wound up having to cancel day classes for the third day in a row, which means (if traditional patterns hold) that they'll be meeting on Fridays for the next three weeks starting a week from tomorrow. That will make my Friday office hours interesting, since instead of the laid-back nature of our "Plus Fridays" (we run day classes M-Th and leave Friday mornings free as office hours for times all students can grab their instructor without having a competing class intervene) we'll have a normal weekday schedule for three weeks.
The ice is still thick on the trees, many of which have fallen down. I'm blogging from one of Lexington's public libraries while Eileen goes on a book crawl; one of the trees across the street from the library had one of its main branches split off, only to be held up by a neighboring tree. Even this branch has an abbreviated schedule, running from 12-5 today.
At least one stop light to the east of us on Man O' War was out; another one to the west of us wasn't working last night. The city schools are shut for the week; they've already announced that they're closed for Friday.
President Obama gets some brownie points from this red state; he's signed off on a disaster declaration. The latest reports have 1.3 million people without power nationwide due to the storm and 580K in Kentucky. I had anecdotal reports of a friend's house being without power in Poplar Bluff, MO; the owner's off at a conference in KC, so pray that nothing bad happens while she's gone.
Thankfully, we've kept our power and our Internet and cable, although we had the local station link to our satellite/cable provider taken out yesterday for a while. I got two days off when I could use a breather, which isn't bad. Now, I can continue to spoil Eileen rotten on her birthday, which includes a nice breakfast out, a library run (good for beaucoup husband point for my book-loving wife), a run to the mall for buying gifts of her choice and a nice dinner out.
Life's good, even when the weather leaves a bit to be desired.