Friday, December 09, 2005

Snow Day

I love DC. Schools are closed for this. The ice is probably what pushed them over the edge, but having grown up in Michigan, I know this is laughable. But at least I'm laughing from the comfort of my own couch!

In other news, our insurance company called us Monday afternoon (the same day Jen had the annoying conversation with them), to say that the waiver had now been approved for her. It appears that we might even be able to extend it to a home birth, since our policy has no exclusion written in for home birth. Even if we just get to use it for a birth center birth, we're thrilled.

To celebrate our good fortune, we plan to spend the day baking Christmas cookies, restoring order to our house, and possibly working on our baby registry. Yehaw! Happy Snow day!


  • LOVE snow days. I looked at your snow pic and said to myself, "that's it???"

    We're (in Maine) in the middle of getting 10 or so inches right now...There's already a few on the ground and it's coming down wicked heavy. I think I'll leave work at lunch and do some sledding. Yeah. That's the ticket!

    By Blogger J, at 10:29 AM  

  • Awesome news.
    And I've never even seen snow.

    By Anonymous heatherg, at 11:27 AM  

  • we aren't so lucky.... I'm at work, boots and all..


    By Blogger Shelli, at 1:37 PM  

  • and a VERY Happy insurance day to you!

    By Blogger Shelli, at 1:39 PM  

  • We NEVER have snowdays in Montana. Our town doesn't own a plow, they just expect everyone to drive an SUV. (What? Fossil fuels AREN'T renewable??)

    Congrats on getting your insurance gulag figured out.

    By Anonymous Rebecca, at 5:06 PM  

  • Growing up an Indiana girl, I was rolling, too, when I heard our schools were closed. They're a bunch of ninnies around here....I had to work, but glad you girls got to stay cozy! The baby NEEDS cookies!!!!!

    By Blogger deanna, at 5:54 PM  

  • I'm a new reader and just wanted to say hello and let you know I'm reading. My wife and I aren't ready to start with the babymaking quite yet, but I've got the fever and am enjoying reading up on other people's journeys. So hello!

    (And as someone who grew up in Minnesota, cancelling school for that amount of snow is hilarious to me too!)

    By Anonymous Rebecca, at 4:08 AM  

  • yay for snow days!!
    If we get so much as black ice in Alabama we shut down. Frozen water is a hard to get concept here.

    Glad the insurance stuff is unfolding well. Can't wait to hear about possible home birth!

    By Blogger Calliope, at 8:14 AM  

  • I actually think it makes some sense to close for ice down here and further south because people DO NOT know what to do with ice (hell, even people who live where there's real winter can get in big trouble with ice).

    What entertains me, though, is that we will often be closed for A SINGLE, SOLITARY INCH of snow with no ice in sight! But who can complain about free days off? :)

    By Blogger Jen, at 4:11 PM  

  • Yay! Everyone should be able to have the birth experience they desire. I'm so happy for you.

    By Blogger M., at 2:22 AM  

  • Winter in Iowa is probably very similar to winter in Michigan. The snow you got in DC is laughable compared to the 13 inches we've gotten so far.

    Glad you were able to get things figured out!

    By Blogger Blondie, at 9:57 AM  

  • I'm quite impressed with your productivity!

    By Blogger Katie (WannaBeMom), at 11:04 AM  

  • In Seattle not only does everything close down if snow actually sticks, the news starts creating special graphics, slogans and send their reporters all 'round the city. Having grown up in the snow, I watch with a combination of amusement and fear. Amusement because it's fuckign hilarious. Fear because I can't get out of work and they don't plow the roads, don't chain the buses until too late, don't use salt and it's basically hell getting around.

    By Blogger Sacha, at 3:40 PM  

  • I miss snow.
    Glad that the insurance is working out! Hope you can have a home birth (if you still want it!)

    By Blogger Estelle, at 3:41 PM  

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