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Snow Day 2010 
Nov.23rd.2010 04:03 pm
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Snow Day 2010(View from our deck looking over the apartments across the street)

Well, long time, no see... :) I figure this post is a good way to break my blogging hiatus.

Snow is really rare in Seattle. We usually only get a day of two of it each year if at all. However, last night's snowfall, accompanied by Arctic winds in the teens, combined to make the roads extra icy and dangerous. People here aren't prepared for that type of weather (no snow tires or chains) and many left their cars abandoned on the side of the road because they were slipping and sliding around on the roads too much. It was insane!

Anyway, that happened to us too. The bad part of the storm came on suddenly when we were at the store. It was snowing when we drove there, but the roads were wet and not freezing. By the time we came out of the store only thirty minutes later, the roads had a coat of snow with freezing slush beneath. We made it most of the way home, bypassing what hills we could (witnessing four cars slide down a hill right in front of us; one even slid into a parked car and a stop sign...yikes!) but ended up leaving our car (and our groceries) at the library and walking the rest of the 2 miles home (in the dark, dressed only in our sweat shirts, jeans, and converses...OMG, so COLD!).

It's still icy today, but my husband was able to get the car home even though the roads are still horrible. So, our snow adventure is over. It's not one I want to revisit again. *knock on wood*
Nov.24th.2010 12:15 am (UTC)
haha my cousin is going to school in seattle now and she was saying on facebook that class was canceled and everything because of a little snow... meanwhile, our schools were canceled today because of an ice storm that left all the roads with like 4 inches of slush and a thick coating of sliiiiiiiiick ice! so funny hehehehehe
Nov.24th.2010 02:55 pm (UTC)
heehee It's crazy. This city just can't deal with any snowfall at all--the streets just can't be plowed and de-iced fast enough. When I lived in Colorado, it took a major amount of snow and ice to phase the plows and people (like Alaska, I'm sure). The amount we got in Seattle would have barely been a blip on the radar of Coloradans.
Nov.24th.2010 08:56 pm (UTC)
lol yep!
Nov.24th.2010 12:31 am (UTC)
What an incredible photo! And I know what you mean about the snow being a problem in a place like Seattle. It just is not a snow sort of place.

It is so fantastic to see something up here from you! I could hardly believe it when I saw it!!
Nov.24th.2010 02:57 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! Sometimes I need time to retreat and recharge my battery. I'm weird like that. :)
Nov.24th.2010 12:47 am (UTC)
I was just thinking about you today, wondering where you'd been.

Glad to hear you got home safe, there's been quite a few reports of the crazy snow in Seattle on my lj, yours is the scariest I think!
Nov.24th.2010 03:01 pm (UTC)
You know, the snow's not that bad when you don't have to be out traveling in it. haha It's kind of pretty actually. Sometimes I kind of miss snow, but it's really not fun to drive around when people don't know how to deal with it.
Nov.24th.2010 01:27 am (UTC)
Welcome back!=D
Yikes! That's crazy, but I'm glad you made it home safe and sound if not a bit cold. ^.^ It was nuts how fast it went from slushy to ice and white. I was at work all day yesterday and was able to drive in but there was no way I was making it home. It almost seemed like it was going to melt for a while there but when I came back from my break around 6-ish and everything was white. I managed to drive about a block over to my grannies house and that was incredibly frightening as it was pretty much a white out down here (I'm about an hour south of Seattle). But yeah, this is crazy weather for us pacific northwest folk who are prepared for wind and rain in November but not snow.XD Thankfully it's supposed to rain and be in the 40's tomorrow night.
Nov.24th.2010 03:02 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I was thinking about you and wondering how you faired during the storm. I'm glad you were okay. As pretty as I think the snow is now that I'm safe and sound at home, I'm ready for it to melt. I hate feeling trapped here when the roads are all icy.
Nov.24th.2010 02:26 am (UTC)
Yikes! Snow already...mercy! It was almost 68 degrees where I am today.
Glad you both made it home safe.
Nov.24th.2010 03:05 pm (UTC)
Wow, warm temps! Lucky you! :) Seattle is usually pretty temperate and doesn't dip below the mid-40s too much during the winter. But we got some sort of low, Arctic pressure sitting over the area right now. Fun times! ;)
Nov.24th.2010 03:09 am (UTC)
It is so good to hear from you! I think of you often and am so glad to see you back. Hoping we will see much more of you!!!

What an amazing shot! My husband lived in Alaska for a short time as a teen and he used to regale us with stories of wheelies in the iced over parking lot at the corner store...good times...NOT!

Nov.24th.2010 03:08 pm (UTC)
haha! And thanks for the welcome back! *big hugs* I've been in lurk-mode for the past several months; it's kind of hard getting back into the posting-, commenting-modes again. I feel like I have to warm up the engine, so to speak. ;)
Nov.24th.2010 07:15 pm (UTC)
Aww, you should never feel obligated to comment or post. I've been in lurk mode a lot myself. Sometimes you just need that.

Loved the shots of Wednesday!!
Nov.25th.2010 05:08 pm (UTC)
Thank you! Wednesday is one of my most photogenic dolls. I can just plop her down and "click, click, click"...done! I hardly ever get a bad shot of her (unless it's an error on my end, of course).

I feel bad when I'm in lurk-mode though. I don't know why. It's really easy for me to lapse into as it's my default setting. I'm a quiet person by nature. :)
Nov.24th.2010 03:21 am (UTC)
welcome back chiquita! brrrrrrr!

figures it would take a blizzard to wake you up. LOL j/k

glad the hubs n u survived the storm. stay warm and make some chili or somethin.

Nov.24th.2010 03:10 pm (UTC)
heehee! Tru dat! ;)

Pot pie and soup has kept us warm these last few days. I wish I had gotten some hot chocolate while I was at the store. That would have been perfect. But, we've made due with hot tea. (Oh, the hardship! j/k)
Nov.24th.2010 09:26 am (UTC)
I was just looking at your site today. What a coincidence. I can't imagine living somewhere where people are out of sorts by snow. But it makes these stories much more interesting.
Nov.24th.2010 03:14 pm (UTC)
We came to Seattle from Colorado (and I was born in Maine), so it was weird when we first moved here to see the city brought to a halt by mere inches of snow. It took major blizzards in Colorado and Maine to even momentarily slow things down there. But then Seattle is famous for its rain and not its snow. ;)
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Nov.24th.2010 07:14 pm (UTC)
*waves back* Thank you!

haha I know what you mean, sometimes people in Seattle seem to forget how to drive in the rain even though it rains here like 9 months out of the year. o_O
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Nov.25th.2010 05:10 pm (UTC)
We'll go with psychic. That sounds good! ;)

We had a little snow this morning but it's supposed to warm up today and rain, so I'm sure the snow will be gone soon. I'll kind of miss it (although I won't miss driving on it).
Nov.27th.2010 08:30 pm (UTC)
glad everyone is safe!
Nov.28th.2010 03:59 pm (UTC)
Thanks! Me too! :)
Nov.30th.2010 04:44 pm (UTC)
Ah, yes! I used the Kaidan skin for my Shepard this time and, I must say, I'm totally in love with my Shepard on this play through. XD heehee

I was inspired by two Shepards on ME2 Face Database. But then I made my own face (let me know if you want the code).
Dec.1st.2010 08:06 am (UTC)

I must try this... then maybe I'll finally finish a playthru with maleshep.
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