Sunday, January 27, 2008

wow.

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.

Stay warm!

5 comments:

Dee said...

I hope your power came on soon. And it sounds as though you made the most of getting out and chatting with neighbors. Your day seems to have been a good winter day-----getting your lattes and then back to a cozy home. Make the most of Winter, the Summer heat will be too hot !

jpogue said...

Wow! Snow day! I wouldn't even think about going to work tomorrow! Hey, any idea the costs of our trip to Maui? I want to get a general idea so the kids can start saving - they're excited too!

Linda, aka "Lala" said...

Gee, I feel sort of guilty living over here in the banana belt,...

NOT!!!!!!

kate said...

Lala, I'll take 18 inches of snow over 18 inches of rain ANY DAY. At least snow is beautiful and soft and fun to play in. I had to really resist the urge to make snow angles today...the only thing that stopped me is all the dog-poop I know is lurking a few inches down!

Jodi, I don't know yet. I'm going to start doing some research. Like I told mom, when Eric and I went, we had a 3 bedroom house RIGHT ON THE BEACH for $125 a night. Then we bought groceries for breakfasts and lunch and even bbq'd a couple of times. It's really not that expensive. And we're going to make sure we chose a place that's as affordable as possible.

It will be the trip of their lives and they'll NEVER regret the money they spend. Besides, that's why god invented credit cards! snort!

jpogue said...

I think your storm is supposed to head our way. From watching the weather last night, our next storms are coming from the north and we're supposed to have snow for the next 7 days - but I never believe the weather...