Friday, March 24, 2006

school's out for spring break!!


Friday, March 17, 2006


My grade school route has become a lesson in determination.  Seems the village has decided to tear down the old water tower and they are blocking my path.  Huge cranes and large trucks.  No worries I just re-route.  Then later on down the road I get to try and get around workers building a new house.  This while I turn around in a cul de sac, try and get through a parking lot filled with people going to work out, and then try and turn on to a highway across the street from a convient store at about the time people are buying their beer on the way home from work.  Fun stuff!

Monday, March 13, 2006

big wind

We are having huge winds today.  Makes for interesting driving.  All school buses have a crossover gate in the front of the bus.  It's a long stick that keeps the kids from getting too close to the front of the bus.  It was so windy that a couple of people had theirs blow off their bus.  I made sure I pushed the over ride button so mine stayed in. 

I did have a scary moment though.  I was heading down the highway on top of a hill and my hatch on top of the bus popped open.  Made a HUGE noise, made me jump.

A driver hit a mailbox, another one got stuck in the mud and a third had a parent run into her.  Hopefully tomorrow will be better!

Wednesday, March 8, 2006

At least the little darlings haven't thought of doing this yet!!


Actually been a nice week.  Grade schoolers are a bit nuts but that's spring fever for you!

Sunday, March 5, 2006

a note to kids

I'd LOVE to put this sign up in my school bus!!!!  Or better yet pass it out to some parents.

Things have gone from bad to worse with my 2 problem children on my PM route.  These girls are in fact foster kids who I have tried very hard to give them a break, listen to, and be understanding.  After getting cursed out by one, and having her try to jump out of the bus at a bus stop (on a highway).  I had enough.  She was written up for each offense and then suspended for 2 weeks.  After coming back last week she started up immediately.  She and her sister were given a warning and then written up again.  I blame the lack of discipline at home for this.  I truly feel that a household needs to have 2 parents or at least a parent that is willing to actually parent, which in this cause isn't!  As I went by their stop Friday the one girl raised her newly purchased Wendy's frosty (mom was standing right there) and said, " I am not off because of her!! (ME)"...

Hope she's off for good, I don't need the grief!

Thanks for listening!