Monday, December 22, 2008

Snowy Armageddon

Ok, so that's a slight exaggeration.

But it does just keep snowing and snowing...And since the temperatures remain below freezing, the fallen snow isn't going away.

As it turns out, there are only two snowplows in all of Portland. This is because it snows here so rarely.

It took two hours of driving today to run my basic errands. Normally that would have taken 15 minutes, tops. Hopefully I am now well stocked, and will not have to drive anywhere until next week. One of the advantages of living next door to work.

Those ruts in the road are 4 inches deep. Changing lanes is like trying to jump tracks. Difficult and dangerous.

On Saturday, a group of us went out to watch the snow monkeys frolic. Instead, the few who were outside of their huts and shelter looked pretty well fed up with the situation. Upon their bright red faces was an expression that summed up their mood:

"This is exactly why we left Japan. To get away from this snow crap."

Oh well.

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