BLOOMINGTON SCHOOL DIST 271Message sent - 1/15/2009School Closing - 1/16/09
Hello, this is Rick Kaufman, Bloomington Public Schools’ Emergency Management Coordinator with a message for all Bloomington parents and school district staff. Bloomington Public Schools will be closed on Friday, January 16 for all students. Staff is expected to report to work at their normal time. Today, a number of our school buses broke down as a result of the use of state-required bio-diesel fuel that clogged some of our fleet’s fuel systems. This led to students having to wait at bus stops in dangerous weather conditions. We have attempted to resolve the fuel issues with our buses. However, with extreme cold temperatures and dangerous wind chills predicted again for Friday morning, we could not ensure that our buses would not encounter the same issues. The safety of our students remains one of our top priorities, and while closing schools disrupts work schedules and causes inconveniences for parents, we wanted you to know early enough to plan accordingly. Thank you.
This is the email I received last night. It is too freaking cold that the gas was freezing up on the buses causing them to breakdown. Would you southern folks start helping me scope out a nice warm place to relocate?! While I am grateful I don't have to drag 3 kiddos out into the arctic today, I have to now find something to do for the stir crazy brood. I am rethinking my no alcohol policy. Woo Hoo, bring on the duct tape!
Detox is still going OK. I kind of over did it on the almonds for the last two days and I can no longer stomach ass smelling vegetable broth or bile like hot lemon water. I had a major freak out last night when I came home to find my house smelling like fish. That immediately sent me into dry heaves. I was going to give up today, but decided to keep plugging along after getting more encouragement from my friend. Dammit...I called her specifically because I knew she would give me a justification why I should cut this short. She did not. She reminded me that I only have 2 days left. I can do it.
Despite my bitching, my efforts are showing up on the scale. I finally was able to get back to my WeWa meeting last night. Down a pound. That is down from my last weigh in at the center (3 weeks ago), realistically I am down about 7lbs. I shamefully put on some serious weight in a matter of only a couple of week.
Since I am being held hostage in my house today, I am going to do Shred, clean this hell hole, and finally catch up on blog reading. Hope everyone has a great weekend!