Share the Love – Snow Day – December 20, 2017
Michelle LaBrosse, CCPM, PMP, PMI-ACP, RYT
My father was a teacher so whenever we had a day off from school because of too much snow, he also had the day off. I was reminded of this when I woke up this morning to snow for the first time in almost a month. Being in Alaska, yeah this is rare we have not had snow for a month – it’s been a very warm and rainy December. So the fact that it’s snowing (and we’re quite used to handling snow up here) – it brings up all the fun nostalgia of “SNOW DAY” as a kid (rather than the challenges of moving about in the snow).
My father taught me how to drive in the winter of 1978. That winter, in Connecticut, we had one huge snowfall after another and there were large snow drifts everywhere. Besides the snow and ice, the roads were more narrow because of all the huge snow banks. I do recall side swiping a snowbank or two. He said it was comforting as he would rather have me hit a snow bank than a telephone pole. Every time we had a snow day that winter, he would take me out to practice driving. That guy had tremendous guts teaching me how to drive in those conditions. No wonder I still love snow days – he had me develop the skills required to handle the snow.