It was a usual morning. Wake up at 5:56, stay under the covers until 6:00, wake Calvin and Starflower, make coffee, etc. I glanced at the thermometer: 20 below. I stepped outside and heard the wind rushing in the pines. My cheeks stung with cold as I went out to warm up the car. We made it out to the road a minute early.
A minute later, no bus.
Three minutes later, no bus.
The radio announcer comes on with "just about every school in the northland is closed today". Usually that means our district is still open. But after five more minutes we went back to the house, I checked the school's website, and...surprise! School is closed!
Honestly, it never crossed my mind that they would close school just because of 20 below weather and wind chill of who knows what. I think they've had school before on colder days.
It's supposed to warm up by the weekend.