Snow Day!

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That’s taken from my front porch in about three seconds because it’s 15 degrees and I was cold! Not a lot of snow but just beneath it is ice. About three inches thick.

I know that folks from parts of the country who routinely see snow laugh at Seattleites when it snows here and everything simply stops. But we have steep hills and essentially no infrastructure for big snow storms like we had last night. And oh did we!

The problem wasn’t so much the snow as the three inch thick sheet of ice beneath it. I am so glad my husband worked from home yesterday because it took some people up to seven hours to get home from work last night. There was also a Seahawks game and apparently there are people STILL on the freeway trying to get home! They’ve closed the freeways on and off, people abandoned their cars and some people just slept in them at rest stops and park and rides!

Anyway, pretty much all schools in Western Washington are closed today so we’re all here, tucked up and warm. The kids are watching Ice Age and the wee monster is tormenting them. All is right with the world, LOL.

I get to keep my title for Threat of Darkness! Yay! This makes me very happy, I love that title. I’m 28 thousand words into Chased and starting something else in between that’s been stewing in my head for three months. But of course Chased is my priority (I promise Angie!). I lurve me some Marc Chase!

Okay, off to get a refill on my coffee!

8 comments to “Snow Day!”

  1. Shelley
    November 28th, 2006 at 4:26 pm · Link

    Oh, pretty! I can say that since I’m basking in sunshine. I’m VERY glad it doesn’t snow in Auckland. Rain I can handle, but I’m not that keen on snow.

    Good news about keeping the title. I think it’s much harder trying to find a title afterward. Write on!

  2. maura
    November 28th, 2006 at 7:41 pm · Link

    At some point we’ll actually have to meet for coffee, Lauren, considering I live in Maltby and work in Redmond 🙂

    We stayed home today – the areas near us are too icy to travel safely and my work is on minimum staff anyway. There’s supposed to be a new storm tomorrom night as well.

    Great news on keeping the title!

  3. Lori
    November 28th, 2006 at 10:27 pm · Link

    Gosh, that looks so pretty! I’m very jealous! I want to live where it snows, darn it! It was in the 90s here in SoCal last week. Today it was about 60.

  4. Charlene
    November 29th, 2006 at 8:23 am · Link

    It’s insane on the Peninsula, Lauren. Port Angeles got two feet of snow and everything is shut down. We’re all ice under the snow here, too. Husband is not going to work today. I’m just glad the crews got power back on last night because it’s COLD! Stay warm and safe over there.

  5. Loribelle Hunt
    November 29th, 2006 at 1:54 pm · Link

    It’s pretty, but I’m so glad it doesn’t snow here lol. I can relate to everything shutting down though. I grew up in Atlanta. We’d get a storm like that every couple years and the city would grind to a halt. Fun when you’re a kid. Not so fun the last time I was there for one and pregnant lol.

  6. Lauren
    November 29th, 2006 at 7:17 pm · Link

    I keep forgetting that it’s summer for you just now, Shel!

    Maura – we really do need to meet for coffee or dinner. It’s silly that you live so close and we haven’t yet!

    Lori – it is pretty as long as you don’t have to drive in it, LOL!

    Charli – I’ve seen the news out your way! Woman, stay inside, away from trees and I hope your power stays on.

    Loribelle – yeah, it’s sort of a funny little story that Seattleites like to tell. We’re all calling it “Snowpocalypse!” with tongue firmly in cheek. Still, taking 7 hours to get 40 miles is pretty bad. I’m glad it wasn’t me. ANd hey, did I ever congratulate you on your Samhain sale?

  7. Loribelle Hunt
    November 30th, 2006 at 7:16 am · Link

    Snowpocalypse! That’s too funny! Seven hours for 40 miles is ridiculous, for sure.

    To tell you the truth I don’t who congratulated me on the Samhain sale. I was so giddy that week it’s like one big blur lol. :mrgreen:

  8. Mechele Armstrong
    November 30th, 2006 at 9:10 pm · Link

    Pretty snow. We get picked on here for our dealings with snow, too. But we get so little, so sporadically, we aren’t equipped to deal with it and everyone forgets how to drive in it.