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Snow!

December 26, 2008

Seattle doesn’t get much snow.  It’s rare when it happens and it’s usually an inch or two that quickly melts away.  Here are my blog posts (here and here) from the past two snowy days in Seattle.

As you can imagine, most people were excited when the forecast called for snow last Thursday.  Even more exciting was the fact they that got the actual forcast right!  Just as predicted, the snow began falling early Thursday morning.

And it didn’t stop.

For days.

In fact, it was snowing when I woke up this morning.

A day or two of snow is great.  A week plus, especially at Christmas, is a nightmare.  Steep hills, narrow streets and a lack of snow removal infrastrucure combined to paralyze the region.  Our neighborhood is still buried and every trip out by car is an adventure until we get to one of the main roads.

With all the pain, it’s still been fun.  The city looks beautiful with a full overcoat of snow and we’ve spent some quality time with our neighbors.  The local pubs are open and most people seem to be in a good mood regardless of the trials and tribulations of getting around.  And as you can imagine, the kids are having a blast.  Christmas Break and snow!

Anyway, here are a couple of pictures.

Abbey and her ball

Abbey and her ball

Meridan Park

Meridian Park

A few minutes after I took this picture, a Mother and her 6 year oldish daughter destroyed the snowman. The Mom knocked it down with a stick and the little girl jumped on and down on the body parts until they were all smashed.  I am not making this up.

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Looking for a Hill

Looking for a Hill

Stuck in the Snowdrift

Stuck in the Snowdrift

And finally, my car stuck in a snow drift on Lake Washington Blvd.  It doesn’t look that bad but the drive wheel isn’t touching the ground.  Manny had to pull me out with his truck.

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4 comments

  1. It looks really pretty but it probably got old fast.


  2. Re the mother/daughter snowman massacre story… Without photo proof of the incident as it was happening, I have to think Michele was the “mother” and Joe was the “6 year oldish daughter”.


  3. Yes, I would have loved to see the massacre caught on film.


  4. Not that I am admitting to anything, but why did you jump to Michele being the mother and me being the child?



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