Tuesday, December 16, 2008

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It snowed on Sunday.

Whoopie, right? Half of the eastern seaboard was without power last week, so what do you care about a couple of flakes out here? Portland gets snow once or twice a season, and it invariably wrecks havoc. People abandon cars in the middle of the street because driving is too stressful. Stores close if the owner sees more than three flakes. Everything grinds to a standstill.

That was fine with us on Sunday, it is not as if we had anywhere to go. Looks like Wednesday will be another snow day (Portland Public Schools, and thus Ada's nursery school as well, are already shuttered at the mere thought of snow). As I was planning on working from home, I can't really call in sick. With help from Chris and our friends, I think Ada and Monkey Boy will get some childcare, and some of us will get some work done. And in a few days, after the temperatures rise back out of the low 30s, things will go back to normal.

For now, a picture of Chris' snowball tutorial:

How to make a snowball


  1. Even in Chicago, where we get snow plenty, people's brains kind of flit away with the flakes. It's strange.

    The kids love snow, though, don't they?

  2. What a blessed photo! I love being a dad . . .

    Just wanted to drop in and wish you and yours happy holidays, and may the new year bring you many wondrous surprises . . .