Archive for December, 2008

The Only Good Use For Snow

Tuesday, December 30th, 2008

Like much of the US, we got hit with a massive winter storm here in the Pacific Northwest. It put our plans to visit Portland “on ice,” as it were, and made the whole Christmas vacation somewhat unusual. Keep in mind that in the five years we’ve lived here, we’ve gotten a total accumulation of perhaps 3 inches of snow, in total. Here are some stats that describe our storm experience this year:

  • 9 continuous days of snow
  • 2 feet of total accumulation
  • 5 hours without power on Christmas day
  • 9 days without Internet access
  • 1 broken snow shovel

I posted a few photos of the snowpocalypse on my Flickr page.

Evan and Marin made good use of the snow. Just a few days into the storm, when we only had a few inches of snow, they piled the snow from shoveling the driveway into a makeshift sledding hill. The pile got about 4 feet high, which they carefully contoured and buttressed. They even created snow steps to climb up to the top.

It’s Days Like These

Thursday, December 18th, 2008


…that Muff probably regrets peeing all over our floor.

As an aside, I’m pretty sure this is the most snow I’ve ever seen here in the five years we’ve lived near Seattle. Reminds me of Colorado, almost.