Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Sorry, We're Closed

Here in the Pacific Northwest we pride ourselves on the fact that life continues whether it’s raining or not. We play baseball, ride our bikes, mow our lawns, go for walks, and even wash our cars in the rain here. If it can be done in good weather we also do it in the rain. I guess you could say that we are hearty rain goers.

If there is one thing we are totally scared of around here though. SNOW!!!! On Saturday night it snowed a couple of inches and the kids had a blast playing in it. By the next morning the snow was pretty well trampled down everywhere and the roads were bare and dry. Just to be on the safe side Church was cancelled for the day. What?

Last night it snowed another couple of inches and now school has been cancelled for the day. You would think a blizzard had hit our fair city or something because when it snows everyone stays at home until it melts.

I’ve been watching the news this morning and they have sent news anchors out all over the place to find some snow to talk about. The best they could find was a couple of inches of build up on some bushes next to the wet roadway. There’s some great entertainment value to watching the “Winter Storm Watch of 08” coverage on TV. It’s cracking me up.

I haven’t seen it yet this storm but every time it snows there are people who insist on putting chains on their tires just to be on the safe side. So they end up driving on the bare roads throwing sparks everywhere behind them. It’s quite the sight.

Normally, a person would have to pay for entertainment like this but today it’s free.

On the positive side, I’m sure the kids will love the day off to play in the snow. I also get a free pass to work from home because it’s way too dangerous to drive into work. Any time I get a free pass to work from home I’m taking it whether I can make it in to work or not.

So, if you’re planning on traveling to the Pacific Northwest today don’t bother. We’re closed for the day.

3 comments:

Lizzylou said...

Jealous! We had snow and freezing rain last night. 2 hour delay, no cancelations.

Jeff said...

Chains on dry roads? THAT, I have to see!

Denise said...

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That is sooo WEIRD.