First of all, all apologies for the lack of posts this week. I had a family emergency Sunday morning and my mom ended up in the ICU for the week. While it was really scary on Sunday, all danger had passed by Monday evening, and she should be coming home tomorrow. In addition to the general chaos that comes with a medical emergency, I also ended up hosting my one older sister for the week when she flew up from Florida to be close to the hospital and our mother. Needless to say, I wasn’t able to find time to blog this week. With her coming home this weekend, hopefully I can return to the thrice weekly update schedule I was working on recently.
With that out of the way, I wanted to share the story of my trip home from the hospital today. Bad timing on my part meant that I was traveling past the Altoona Area High School right at dismissal time, which meant crossing guards, a 15 mph speed limit that is 10 mph overly optimistic for the actual driving conditions, and a metric ton of students trying to get the fuck away from the school, by any means necessary. Today however, my drive past the school had an extra special treat: (Come with me, pictures after the jump!)