Thursday, December 18, 2008


It took us a while, but we finally go some serious snow. It hit North Tacoma at about 11:15 p.m. on Wednesday and the streets were covered within half an hour.

I went to bed relatively sure there wouldn't be school the next day. Apparently, the snow held off in a lot of other locations until right before the morning commute. Yuck. I wish when it snowed, people would just stay home. For those of you who don't know, snow in the Seattle area causes commuter havoc. We have crazy hills and roads, weird snow patterns and a general lack of experience with driving in snow. Here are my top three tips for Seattlites on the road today:

1.  STAY HOME! Unless you are a police officer/ambulance driver/DOT employee, do you really need to be at work today? Really? Couldn't it wait until tomorrow?
2.  If you drive around, and find yourself stuck/sliding/clueless, do NOT (and I repeat DO NOT) leave your car sitting in the middle of a major freeway. I saw this for the first time last year. It happened again this morning. People give up, or don't want to sit anymore, and just walk away from their car. While it is in the middle of the road. COME ON! At least TRY to move it to the side! If not, I don't envy you the tow truck bill/police fine coming your way.
3.  SLOW. DOWN. I don't care what kind of "wheel drive" you have or how big and heavy your truck is. You CANNOT go the normal speed. And stop trying to run over those of us who ARE going slow.

Okay, enough ranting. I am thankful to be a teacher who gets to sit home and write Christmas cards today.

Once it started snowing again this morning, it hasn't stopped. Thank goodness I am close enough to walk to local stores in case I run out of milk or something. (Unless the store owners listen to me and stay home!) So the below pics show that we got THIS MUCH SNOW today, minus the stuff that blew away in the wind.

My windowsill from inside my house.


  1. Wow! That is a lot of snow. Shows you how much I know because I thought it doesn't snow that much near Seattle... Seattle is our top choice of where we want to move this summer (crossing my fingers), so it's a good thing I am aware of the amount of snow. I better stock up on some warm sweaters.

  2. Seattle is a rockin' town. I hope you get to make the move.

    Since we've started seeing the effects of Global-Climate-Warming-Change, our winters are pretty unpredictable. Sometimes we have snow and wind storms like this week, and sometimes it's super rainy and 45 degrees all winter long. So bring sweaters AND tank tops.

  3. Thats amazing...we're in the middle of a heatwave here... to hot for even the beach....


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