Snowed In

It’s been a very long time since I’ve seen so much snow fall in the course of a weekend. Seattle was hit with so much snow it crippled the city and the outlying towns like where we live. In fact, we’ve still got snow on the ground and I’m (very impatiently) waiting for it to melt.

I grew up in the snow in Spokane and even I decided to stay home during Snowmaggedon. This area is not equipped to handle this amount of snow for a number of reasons.

This sort of weather event doesn’t occur often enough to warrant there being many snow plows around. It takes days to get things plowed around here. Some of the streets in Seattle proper are too treacherous for a plow anyway and get closed down to traffic.

Second, there are hills everywhere. Coupled with a heavy wet snow that turns to ice, the roads become extremely dangerous, experienced snow driver or not. A few years ago a bus went down a hill and wound up hanging over the edge of the highway.

If you’re able to work from home and don’t need to drive, you work from home. Microsoft’s campus was running on limited services for a few days so most people stayed home. I wouldn’t have even been able to get out of my driveway if I had wanted to leave. There was a foot and a half of snow and I’m in a BMW sports car which means low clearance. It took hours to dig out of my extremely long driveway when the snow finally stopped.

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So, fully prepared for a few work from home days, I got cozy and kept warm and tried to enjoy how pretty and quiet the snow makes everything. That included me running outside to take outfit photos because why not! I do miss snowy winters (November/December) in Eastern Washington but snow in February in Seattle….no thank you. I am so ready for spring to be here.

There is a garden that needs digging and so many trees around our yard that now need to be cut down because the weight of the snow broke them. We have a busy few months ahead, and I’m glad the days are getting longer but it doesn’t look like winter will be ending soon if my weather app is anything to go by (and here’s to hoping it isn’t.)


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