I thought this was Washington

When you live in Washington State you will it to snow.? The Pacific Northwest is not known for large quantities of snow.? Hell… people around here can’t even drive when it rains.? Anything but 75 and sunny is a recipe for disasterous driving conditions.? You know how often we get 75 and sunny around here?? Approximately 3 days a year.? As you can imagine prolonged snow and ice cause a good majority of us to be trapped in our homes for fear of the other stupid people who actually think they can drive in it.

In any given year we usually get snow starting at 10:00 p.m. and it is gone by 6:00 a.m.? We sled and have snowball fights in the middle of the night.? Snow is usually an adult thing since most children are sleeping while it is snowing.

If you’ve turned on your TV you may (or may not) have noticed that Seattle has been the victim of a major snowstorm.? Ok, major for us.? As I look out the window I see roughly 4″of snow on my back table and patio.? Only problem, on top of that snow is 1/4″ of ice.? Lovely.

Yesterday I sent the trusty husband out for provisions.? He came back with wood, beer, wine, cookies, cheese, hot dogs and hot dog buns.? That was his idea of preparing for a storm.? The national weather service was predicting 3-8″ of snow and up to 1/2″ of ice and heavy winds.? We were spared the heavy winds so we still have power, but there is snow and ice.? Luckily we have hot dogs so we won’t be resorting to canibalism.? That and we can actually drive a car to get to the store just in case the wine runs out.

So here is a glimpse of our winter wonderland.

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Before

snowafterAfter

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11 Comment

  1. Lauri says: Reply

    That’s not snow… wussies.. That is just a typical day here in Ohio from Nov- April

  2. mom says: Reply

    It’s still snowing here. Power just came back on. Over two feet of snow and I’m reeeee….al tired of it!

  3. I agree that to those of us who grew up with snow that is nothing. However just having experienced snow in Nashville (you want to see freaking out? try the south when it snows) where they don’t have equipment or know-how to remove the snow from the roads and it is a whole new ball game. Hope you get out soon!

  4. Elle says: Reply

    Ah, yes Lauri, but if you had 8 months of solid rain you’d be bitching. Like I said, this is very much not normal for us here.

  5. Lauri says: Reply

    True…. so true.. don’t like the rain much

    I feel ya

  6. Enjoy your winter wonderland! We’ve got a nice little “blizzard” going on in Michigan right now too, but that is to be expected. Still, it’s really nice when you don’t have to go anywhere and you can just hole up in the warmth inside and look outside at the prettiness.

  7. Jenni says: Reply

    It may be a pain, but it looks beautiful. Wish we would get a bit of snow down here. Although, I bet Californians would be even worse driving in the show than Washingtonians.

  8. DebiP says: Reply

    Well your storm dumped about 14 inches of snow on us and many of us had about an inch of ice first…that makes for really bad driving but good playing…read what my neighborhood did with the snow at my blog…it is a fun time.

  9. Charlie says: Reply

    I just wanted to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas. I’ve really enjoyed reading your blog this year. We’re in the UK and just going through the process of becoming Special Guardians (like an open adoption) to our nephew, who we have only met once.

    We’re right in the middle of medical assessments, financial assessments (how many s’s in assesments anyway?!) etc…. and I’ve got loads of info from your blog about adoption and the trials and joys it brings. Thanks – it’s been very useful.

    Have a good one! Look forward to your aventures in 2009

    Charlie X

  10. Andrea says: Reply

    That link Lauri sent pretty accurately reflects what we just got here in the Maritimes; I expect you guys got the same storm BC did? BC is never sure what to do with snow, either! The infrastructure just isn’t equipped for it. Even in places like Calgary where it’s bitterly cold, they don’t actually get much SNOW.

    They say this is the first year since the 70s that Canada will have a White Christmas coast to coast . . . doubt that’s ever happened in the US, though, right? 😛

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