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Friday, September 9, 2011

Lessons from the Lunchlady: oh my

This week was overwhelming.

I don't think I have completely recovered from it.

As you know we had Monday off for Labor Day and the week started with a bang on Tuesday.

Here's what I learned.

Lock down freaks me out. Tuesday brought a lock down to our elementary, as well as all the neighboring schools, due to a bank robbery in the area. The armed robber got away on foot and as of today I believe he is still on the loose. Only idiots rob banks, especially armed.

Even computers need holidays. Tuesday started out with all computers taking an extra day off. It is difficult to ring up lunch when the computers are down. Thankful we only had to wing it at breakfast.

Row, row, row your boat. Wednesday brought on an early dismissal for flooding. The rain was overwhelming roads, bridges and homes. It was frightening. Lunch was move up to 10:30 and we needed to hustle. I have never seen this kind of flooding and we are still waiting for the river to crest.

When things are crazy...expect the unexpected. As we were rushing to prepare lunch for early release, the state inspector showed up. Seriously? I am proud to say that we received our third straight perfect inspection.

Short weeks can get shorter. It turns out that school can be cancelled after only 1 1/2 short days this week. Due to all the flooding, we did not have school Thursday or Friday. Here's hoping the snow takes it easy on us. We only have one more weather related emergency day and we've only been in school 10 days. Not a good sign.

In conclusion, I learned that bank robbers are not the smartest members of society, that just when you thought you couldn't serve lunch any sooner you can, that the state inspector loves to come during chaos, and that I'd rather be in school than trapped at home with my children for extended periods of time.

Stay safe out there. Life can change rather quickly.

Creek at the bottom of my development about to spill trash everywhere! Yuck.

8 random thoughts:

David Allen Waters said...

Ya know, you are the coolest lunch lady ever :)

have a great weekend friend :)

septembermom said...

I hope everyone is safe after all that flooding. I can just imagine your face when Mr. Inspector shows up during the craziness.

DeepBlue said...

God! The life of a lunch lady is way more fascinating than the one of a Hollywood star! (OK, let's not talk about the pay!)
Have a great weekend!

Pat said...

Holy Cow! Talk about a week from hell! Hope the flooding subsides and that you have a better, calmer week AND school year!

Kristie Maynard said...

Stay safe. We've been very lucky here in my area and haven't been hit with this horrible rain, but I know lots of people in NY state that have. I will keep you and yours in my thoughts and prayers. Hope the weather troubles have ended by now.

becca said...

wow you totally had and interesting week hope this week goes a little smoother but as a lunch lady you rock

Becca said...

Wow. I can't believe the inspector showed up during that time. Craziness! I hope the weather takes it easy on you guys and your school schedules!

Jenners said...

Yikes!! You are having one heck of a week. And if you can get a perfect inspection during a week like that, I think you should have the rest of the year off.

Don't float away!

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