2008-12-21 07:36 pm (UTC)
Hee hee. Nice.
We got about three inches here. Pretty serious for this area, but not anywhere near enough to prevent travel by car in a flat area like the Green River Valley. (The presence of other drivers with dubious winter driving skills is plenty to keep me at home, though.) Seven inches is definitely getting to the point of being impassable for passenger cars without the aid of snowplows, though!
6+ inches here in Vancouver, WA, with 1/4" of ice on top of the snow (and everything else). I came over to Thumper's place last night in anticipation, and we're keeping warm. Starting to get hungry though. Thumper's house is notoriously un-stocked foodwise.
So you went where there were fursuits to snuggle but where there was no food... I see where your survival priorities lie... ;)
Hehe. I got a bunny hug, but that's it so far ;-)
I was implying nothing more than staying warm with huggable fuzziness. :D
That's a very good idea. I wonder if I could convince Thumper to put a suit on for me to snuggle ;-)
Would need a movie or something as an excuse.
Too bad I don't have a Remy to keep me warm!
In the cold weather, keeping warm is a matter of survival! Were Remy there, he'd readily volunteer. :)
Heh. Very cute. I too converted raw ingredients last night to portable patties that don't need further cooking or warming, got up those curtains I've been meaning to put up, etc.
But the degree to which the city becomes paralyzed by snow really isn't trivial. We're not prepared for it. I grew up where we do get real snow on a regular basis, and this would be *yawn* there. But in NY and Michigan, people have winter clothes and snow tires and know how to drive in snow; house are insulated; people don't become isolated and housebound because of snow. And fact that this city is a series of slopes doesn't help.
West Seattle is pretty much snow-bound. Pretty but paralyzed. Damn, I wish I lived within walking distance of the restaurants but 3 miles in this weather is too much.
It's true that the city area isn't able to handle much snow, with many hills and few snowplows. And I think the weather has varied a lot; I hear that the eastside also got a healthy dose but out here on Bainbridge we've just had this sedate, still blanket of powder despite local pandemonium at the stores.
(Being from prime earthquake country, I'm also used to having a minimum of 3 days' supplies on hand at all times.)
Yes, we also keep food and emergency supplies at all times. We aimed for three months' worth--not for just natural disasters, but epidemics or even just periods of low income. Or being sick; IHG and I can trade off illness for many weeks at a time. (That's much less of an issue these days as we can get food delivered.) It bugs us that this place is too small to keep much in the way of a food stockpile.
Oh, and the winter gods reminded me that they don't like being mocked and gave me another hour-long power outage as a warning. :)
It's not nice to fool Mother Nature.
Indeed. There's just some times where I have to laugh in order to cope. But Mother Nature is not as amused by it as I am, it appears.
Too funny. :)
We've got a couple of feet here in Portland by now. No kidding. Again, the folks from the East Coast are laughing their derrieres off at us who are stressed about the snow, but same problem as you guys have - we aren't set up for it, we haven't got the infrastructure, the clothes, the driving skills... Also, by now the snow is significantly higher than the undercarriage of my car. Which makes backing out of my parking spot in our unplowed parking lot... not gonna happen.
And I'm supposed to feed my friend's cats while she's gone. Riiiiight.