You just can't believe the amount of snow we've received here in the past 24 hours. It started snowing Saturday at about 1pm and it literally hasn't stopped since. I took a yard stick out awhile ago and measured; we have 16 inches of snow on our back deck! This morning David and I took Moby and went for a walk. Our power had gone out as I was in the middle of making our morning lattes, so we bundled up and headed for the nearest Starbucks (which I don't usually support, but damn, I needed caffeine!). The snow was up to Moby's "armpits" and he had so much fun frolicking through the field. He had to leap into the air in order to make any headway at all, but he loved every minute of it. With the power out on much of the South Hill, people were out walking and it felt very neighborly to stop and chat and marvel at the snow. We helped several people get un-stuck; it is NOT a good day to try to drive anywhere. Our neighbors (who were also stuck) said they haven't seen this much snow in Spokane in 30 years. As David shoveled, I sat in the living room and entertained myself watching literally every single car that passed the house get stuck in the intersection out front. There have been at least 10-12 cars stuck out there so far today!
Now, as I sit here at my desk under the eves, I can hear, every now and then, huge amounts of snow falling from the Ponderosa Pines onto our roof...WUMP!! It's a good day to be inside, toasty and warm in front of the fire, reading a good book. Which is exactly what I'm going to go do now. If I make it to work tomorrow, I'll post photos.