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02 February 2009 @ 02:00 pm
Weather and a CEPT request (not for me)  
Notwithstanding weather.com, which says we're getting light rain, it has in fact been snowing here in Knoxville since about 10:00 this morning. There is about 1/4" of slush on the parking lot; I haven't looked at the sidewalk or the road, but my manager said they were both clear when she went to get a sandwich for lunch.

There is about 1/2" of snow on my car.

I approve.

Knox and Blount county schools have both shut down for the day, and Blount has already called off for tomorrow. This may have to do with students who live in rural areas where the buses will not be able to go safely.

Tusculum College has canceled evening classes. UT is, of course, open and on a normal schedule, including for evening classes. UT doesn't shut down except for major blizzards.

My IAAP chapter has decided to postpone tonight's business meeting until next week, on the grounds that (a) most of our folks drive far enough that it could be unsafe for them to head home after dark, and (b) the chapter president fell yesterday and broke a bone in her shoulder, so her right side is immobilized.

On that note, good thoughts toward her healing would be appreciated. I don't know if she broke her humerus, her scapula, her collar-bone, or what, but I imagine it hurts a lot.
 
 
Current Mood: cheerfulconcerned, but also cheerful
 
 
 
Michaelcuriousangel on February 2nd, 2009 07:28 pm (UTC)
I don't remember if I ever told you my "big snowstorm at UT" story, but just in case I haven't...

I had stayed over at my girlfriend's place in the student slums near the Henley Street Bridge, and had a single class scheduled for 0855 on the morning of an enormous snowfall. I was unsure if the professor was going to come in, but since we had a big exam coming up, I figured that I probably ought to go in, so if he made it, I could either get the scheduled lecture or spend an hour getting help on stuff that wasn't clicking for me.

I was the only person who made it in to Dougherty Hall that day, with the possible exception of a few grad students lurking in the bowels of the building. Twenty minutes after class was supposed to have started, I gave up and got ready to leave, and I wrote a message on the chalkboard:

"The school is near, but the roads are treacherous.
The tavern is far, but I shall walk carefully."

It was still on the board two days later when we finally actually had our next class meeting, and the professor broke out laughing when he came in and saw it there. :)
Janet Miles, CAP-OMjanetmiles on February 2nd, 2009 07:47 pm (UTC)
I seem to recall you have told that story, but it's fun and I'm glad you told it again.

I'd have to go back and look through my LJ to find the date of the last big storm, when kids were sledding down the hill behind Dougherty. That was serious enough that it took me about three hours to get home -- an hour to get from Estabrook Road at Cumberland to Henley Street (about 1/4 mile), another hour to get across the bridge to Martin Mill Pike (about a mile), and then an hour to get the rest of the way home (about 22 miles).
Fat Fred the Otter and Skippy: St. Otter and the Eggfatfred on February 2nd, 2009 07:53 pm (UTC)
I only have a "frozen" shoulder on my right side!
Yowza!

*St Otter waves his FishStick in her direction*

Edited at 2009-02-02 07:53 pm (UTC)
Maggiesillymagpie on February 3rd, 2009 03:16 am (UTC)
Forgive the tragically unhip me, but what is a CEPT request?
Janet Miles, CAP-OMjanetmiles on February 3rd, 2009 01:15 pm (UTC)
"CEPT" is from alt.callanhans and means (pick one from each column):
Callahans
Callahanian
Emergency
Ecumenical
Prayer
Positivity
Team


Essentially, it's shorthand for "your prayers, positive energy, good thoughts, or whatever equivalent are requested in this matter".