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2nd snow day

January 19th, 2012 at 02:28 pm

Luckily, the office was not as nutty as they have been previously - the office has been closed and I'm on my second snow day. DH's office (IRS) tried opening but they closed at noon.

Walking is okay - still have my Yaktrax and they are the best 20$ I ever spent. The neighborhood businesses tend to be open when their employees are living nearby. I thanked the Safeway for being open. Saw two little girls looking under the Coinstar machine - one pulled out a quarter. Heh heh - good to see the habit being passed on.

Other than that, the usual soul searching - are we weenies in the snow, why are we weenies in the snow, could this be handled better, could this have been predicted better? Once upon a time I would have been among them. Now - yep I'm a weenie. I hated snow and ice when I lived in the midwest, and came to Seattle because I wouldn't get much of it. While I would prefer that Seattle wouldn't shut down in the snow, it does, and you can either b!tch about it or deal with it.

In other words, "go on board, dammit!"

So in that spirit - this is what I'm doing this afternoon...

8 Responses to “2nd snow day”

  1. PauletteGoddard Says:

    Currently I have cognitive dissonance to rival those of the most hypocritical high-profile politicians right now: I can simultaneously miss the high snowbanks and outdoor winter activity of my Quebec childhood AND long for the colour of spring.

    I was thinking of Yaktrax earlier today, as in "why didn't I buy them?"

  2. Petunia in an OP Says:

    Nice looking mosaic, baselle.

    I like our snow days. I also had a cold/snowy childhood which makes this look like small potatoes, but snow days here bring a break from routine. Of course, we have power, heat, food and no financial worries from missing a day of work or two. It's a good time to break out the jigsaw puzzles.

  3. Alliecat Says:

    In Chicago, we only get snow days when we get two feet or more of snow. Anything less is considered pithy. Last year, we didn't even let our kids go early. Many of my students ended up on the bus for two hours!

  4. Alliecat Says:

    I should note that this was the blizzard of the "century."

  5. baselle Says:

    Alliecat - I remember Chicago well - went to college there. (Go Maroons) Agreed that they never ever closed anything for snow. They closed for 40 below temps.

    However..., not very hilly. (Although the streets and buildings along them would channel the wind and shoot it right up your back like a knife!) And by the time the blizzard of the century happened, you probably got a series of smaller storms so you got your winter driving skills down. Most of the time, we get our one winter storm, it melts and that's it. No November dress rehearsal.

    The mystery with Seattle is that many drivers can drive perfectly well up to ski somewhere, drive safely up and out through one of several Cascade mountain passes (which can stay snowy until July) into eastern Washington and then manage to drive to Spokane and Idaho. In Seattle proper? Total driving menace.

  6. frugaltexan75 Says:

    Looks like you're finding ways to keep busy Smile

  7. Looking Forward Says:

    Your project looks like a great way to keep entertained on a winter day(s).

  8. dmontngrey Says:

    I'm in MA and we just got our "first" snowstorm TODAY! Just a couple inches. Weather is so screwy this year. We expect a little snow tomorrow, then temps in the 40s early next week. Odd. I had just told DH I was getting a little depressed at the lack of snow. It's so pretty watching it fall. Smile Technically we did get one storm before this - on Halloween??

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