RT and I were peacefully sleeping shortly before six o’clock this morning.  Suddenly I was aware of RT jumping out of bed.

“What’s wrong?” I asked.

“The phone’s ringing,” was his reply as he went into the guest room where our only land-line phone is located – the phone we virtually NEVER use.  I figured it was a dumb telemarketer (who would call at THAT hour of the morning?) or a wrong number.  No one we know ever uses that number to contact us.  I turned over and tried to go back to sleep.

In the next room I heard RT answer the phone – and then silence.  After a few seconds, he came back in the room, walked to the door and looked outside.

“Who was it?” I asked.

“You’re out of school today. That was the automated calling system.”

There were still a few minutes before the alarm would ring, but I was wide awake.  No school?  I had stayed up and watched the late news last night.  There was not even a mention of possible snow.  I looked out the window and saw the ground was blanketed with snow.

Later when I turned on the TV, I found that a stray cloud had found its way right above our county and the one next to us. We were the only school systems that had enough snow to cancel school.

HOORAY!  RT immediately gave me a list of what I needed to do to help him with house today, and I had my own list of what I needed to do.  It’ll be a busy day, but it’ll be busy on my terms. 

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