Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Hunkering Down

Husband just went to the store to restock our pantry in preparation for the next storm. We are supposed to get snow again this afternoon/evening thru tomorrow morning. Sometime tomorrow it is supposed to warm up and turn to rain - but in the meantime we need to be prepared. I know it seems funny to people who get snow all the time, but the Puget Sound area is pretty much paralized when we get snow. We get so little snow that people don't know how to drive in it and it always seems to surprise the DOT, so that the roads are not ready and it always seems to hit during rush hour. My mother, who is in her 60s and a diabetic spent 4 hours on a bus in 20 degree weather on Monday evening. Her normal commute would be about 1 hour and 20 minutes. To further complicate things around here, there was also a Seahawks football game in Seattle on Monday and it let out at about 9pm. The freeways were gridlocked and it took some people 7 + hours to get home, there are stranded cars littering roads and now, as the roads are finally getting cleared off, we are supposed to get another snow. Our dear daughter had to commute to work today, about 40 minutes away from home - thankfully she has a place to stay down there should the snow hit before she comes home tonight. I am thankful that I don't have to go anywhere and can just stay home and enjoy the beautiful snow. I guess snow can be good or bad, depending on how you look at it.


Ladybug said...

I know what you mean about Puget Sound now knowing what to do when it snows. I think the biggest problem is that when it snows here, the road turns to ice. I must have drifted about seven times while driving in my van on those days!!! It was scary!

Javamom said...

We got hit in Texas, but since it was 80 degrees the day before, it did not accumulate, except on the bridges and overpasses. Ice is usually the problem at least once a season here (sometimes twice per season!) as it takes only the thinnest sheet of it to cause major problems on the roadways. We had one good "ice" day, since it hit during the day and progressively got worse throughout the afternoon. Hubby was sent home early from school, and we got to enjoy a nice candelight and homemade soup dinner as a family.

I hope your Christmas season is going well!!