A Snow Day for Adults.

Remember snow days?  When I was a kid, and we woke up to snow, the first thought was “I wonder if school was cancelled?  Is it a snow day???”

One thing you have to remember, is I grew up in the Puget Sound region of Puget sound. Snow is, especially when I was a kid, a rarity. So if there is even an inch that sticks, the region shuts down. Too many hills, not enough plows, few cars have snow tires and there are a plethora of steep hills! So anytime there was white on the road, there was a chance!

One must also remember this was LONG before the interwebs!!  Or robocalls from schools for that matter. To learn if you had a snow day, you hunkered around the radio at the top and bottom of the hour to see it the news guy read your school district as closed before it was time for you to get to the bus. The excitement of hearing Clover Park School district closed rivaled that of Ralphie getting the Red Ryder BB gun!

A surprise day off to go have fun with that which nature brought us!  They were rare and well remembered.

Sadly, as a adult, most of the time when the snow flies, like last week here,

we still have to work, especially when your only commute is walking into the home office.

One would start to wonder, will there ever be a snow day again??  Then today happened! Continue reading “A Snow Day for Adults.”

Yes we want you to believe it rains here all the time!

Today is one of those days that fits the stereotype people believe is true for Seattle.  Yep, here it is May, supposedly closing in on Summer, and as you might expect, it is raining outside.  However, as a true north westerner, (even though I wasn’t born here) I was still wearing shorts and sandals while running around.

After we got home though, I was sitting and reading in the comfy chair when I noticed Norbert flitting around outside the window.  Norbert is the name we have given to all the hummingbirds that visit our feeder and flowers.

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As he buzzed away, it made me think how much I like living up here Washington.  Continue reading “Yes we want you to believe it rains here all the time!”