Our news media, apparently having very little else to report, has been running around-the-clock weather and traffic updates. They really get into it, calling a coming storm system by such dramatic names that we locals have started to make jokes about "Snowmageddon" and "Snowpocalypse."
Because we had a little warning about the snow, I bought a lot of food in case we got stuck at home. We always have a fire laid in our woodstove, as well as flashlights and a lot of candles around the house. The power often goes out in winter time here, due to trees and limbs falling on power lines, so we like to be prepared.
When it finally arrived, we got a total of about 4 inches of snow at our house, and we're at sea level. Some people had over a foot.
|Gregg was ready with his new hat from R.E.I.|
|The view from our bedroom|
|A side street in our neighborhood|
|A beloved neighbor's yard art|
Liger preferred to be indoors, but he did get a bit stir-crazy. He resumed his old pastime of finding Playmobil and Lego pieces and playing soccer with them all over the house. It sounded like a stampede, but it was harmless and quite funny.
|Caught with a Playmobil cup|