We woke up this morning with just a couple of inches on the ground. I looked online, and around the state towns were reporting to have upwards of 10" or more. As I sit here and write the snow has started to fall much faster. I looked up all the cancellations, it looks like there are not many places that do have school today. Looking out the large picture window in the living room I can see our town's two room school house. I could see the kids running around in the school yard. They are one of the few exceptions today. Our school rarely cancels school. Since the students all walk and ride their bikes to school there is no concern for buses traveling the roads like towns on the mainland have. The only reason for school to be cancelled is if the power is out. If the power is out, then the school doesn't have heat. This year school has been cancelled only once, and that is rare. Our students are always out for summer vacation in early June.
We do have three students who travel each day on the mail boat from Great Cranberry Island to Little Cranberry Island to attend school. I wonder if they made it over today. I don't know if the boat ran this morning or not. The wind is blowing hard today and whipping the snow around. I am glad that I am here and don't have to travel far to get to work or to the post office. It is a good day to hunker down inside drinking tea.