We got a brief hailstorm on the way home from work today. I took this video from inside the shuttle van as we were driving past a small city park. Luckily for us in the van, we weren’t out in it. Other people weren’t so lucky. My bald head would not like to be hit by those big chunks of ice.
The hail stones were the size of large marbles. The storm didn’t last very long, it turned back to rain in just a few minutes.
Good morning, Washington, D.C.!
This is, I think, the fourth snow day since I started with the Foreign Service.
Snow days cause considerable interruption to the training schedule. There is no flexibility built into the schedule. There are classes scheduled to begin immediately after us, and there are other classes that are just a few weeks in front of us in the training program. If we had to delay classes, it would cause a cascading effect on all the training schedules.
After the previous snow day a few weeks ago, the course coordinators compressed the content so that it would fit into the same time period. That meant longer days, more homework, and shorter breaks. It was stressful for everyone.
Last week, I was just feeling that we were getting back on track, and then this storm hit us. I’m afraid that we are back to a more compressed and stressful schedule. 🙁