It’s done. The Bar.
There are a couple of posts floating in my head related to the bar. First, let’s talk about snow.
I am in an area that gets snow, but only one or two hits per winter of the type that interferes with life.
The bar exam was Tuesday and Wednesday–one hour drive each way. I don’t mind driving. I like driving–but I don’t like loss of time. Also, for something so important, I was acutely aware of increasing my exposure-to-unforeseeable-hazards time. Add to that, I had my bar interview on Monday in the same city as the bar exam. That would be three consecutive days during the bar exam of that kind of a drive.
I got a hotel room for Monday and Tuesday. And that was my reasoning.
As the time got closer, sometimes the forecast would call for a little snow, but then it would waffle right back the other way. I didn’t worry too much because I knew I had the hotel reservation already anyway.
Monday night, the forecast said we “might get a little dusting from a system to the south in the morning.”
Tuesday morning, when I woke up, it was snowing steadily. When I came out for lunch in my car (isolation, review, rest), it was snowing steadily (and cold!), when I came out to my car to go back to the hotel for the night, it was snowing heavily and the roads were not good. I was so glad to get back to my room and just stay there and rest.
Day 1: Lunchtime view.
Wednesday morning, as I was checking out of my hotel and going to day two of the exam, my car was completely iced over and the parking lot was a glistening sheet of ice. My car slid twice during the 10-minute drive to the exam location. That parking lot was straight ice, too. I was impressed we all made it back.
By lunch, the snow/ice was melted off the roads. But, this time we were forecasting a heavy storm coming in, starting at 7:00 pm. The bar examiner proctor told us if we were all back in our seats early, we could start early. We were literally trying to beat the storm with our exam. One person did not get back from lunch early, so we started on time.
Sure enough, when we got out of the final session, the sky was a solid mass of low, heavy, gray clouds and there was a definite bite in the air. I just wanted to go home.
And, I got home, and the snow came, and the snow that dumped was heavy and wet and took out power to 100,000s–including in the general area where I had taken the exam. We did not lose power, for which I am so grateful.
This morning, but no bar, so no worries.
Olive The Lab loved the snow.
Did I mention the bar exam is over?