It's been almost two days since snow last fell and the Seattle region now has a nice, slow thaw going. It warmed up slowly and only slightly, and the rain came down softly instead of in a flood-producing torrential downpour, so we're well on our way to normalcy (normal/icy?) again.
Everyone in the Puget Sound is on their way back to normal, that is, except for us in this same little rural pocket that had to wait nine days to have the power turned on after the huge windstorm two years ago, while we were in Hawaii.
Streets in Seattle are now clear and the little snow that's left is melting quickly. Redmond still has some snow piled on sidewalks, but basically it's back to normal too.
And then there's us, way out here in Woo'ville. This was the scene in front of our house this afternoon as we were headed out (or attempting to head out) for a quick shopping trip in town. If we hadn't been wanting to get out of our driveway, seeing this plow would have been a sight for sore eyes!
No worries, though. A big virile man with a shovel lives here!
No sooner had Tom dug us out that we saw this coming around the corner again:
And then we were contending with this:
And I'm supposed to go to work tomorrow for the first time since all this weather hullabaloo started on December 16th! The thing is, with snow only still really being an issue in a few small pockets around the Puget Sound, will my boss really believe him if I tell him I'm still snowed in?
And really, after two weeks stuck at home, cabin fever has begun to sink in and even a trip to the office is sounding quite adventurous right now.
...so I think I'll ask that big virile man to drive this helpless maiden to work tomorrow. By New Years Eve, this should all be behind us. Unless there's another storm on the way.
There's not, is there?
Because that really wouldn't be funny at all!