This is me posting gladly that I was not parked at my apartment last night, or I could easily have been parked right there…
On Tuesday there were light flurries, which was enough to freak most Washington natives out for some reason:
That didn’t make much sense to me. So I went to work, and again on Wednesday.
Then I woke up this morning (Thursday) to the following:
You’ll note that the truck in red is stuck. Blocking half the exit to my parking lot. Of course, there was only one thing to do:
Build a snowman! And then, of course, listen for interesting sounds of stranded vehicles. Who would have thought to catch this one so early?
That’s right. “Neither rain, nor hail, nor sleet, nor snow…” Not to fear, a rescue operation soon ensued, involving a special courier delivery of a spiffy set of tire chains and two grunts to shove the truck out of the rut after wrestling the chains on:
Don’t worry, he made it. Oh, and the snowman? He was buried by 3:30PM…
Yeah. I think I’ll work from home today. Did I mention that the entire King County only owns 27 snow plows and 15 dump trucks for over 2100 miles of road? Compare that to Dane County, WI, which employs 58 plows for county and state highways alone. Oh, and that’s not counting the “170 pieces of equipment” used by the city of Madison…
Obviously very different in terms of yearly snowfall, but still. Can you blame me for staying home?
Snow in Seattle, December 2008
Jeni and I almost got our new house today:
If only the landlord hadn’t accidentally given out her only key for our house to the previous people she talked to…
Also, fyi, it is snowing. Finally. People here are freaking out… this is apparently even more traumatic than the light mist we had in Santa Clara last July.
Alex [5:55 PM]: