Monday, November 28, 2005


There's a snow advisory in the Seattle area, pretty much all over King County. I'm not sure I really believe we'll get any, but I'm usually wrong when it has to do with the weather. And also, Eric has been having nosebleeds lately, which I usually associate with a change in the weather... so maybe there is something to these snow warnings.

In any case, we don't know what the snow system is at Eric's new school, so I hope he finds out today just in case.

Why am I worried? Well, see, in Seattle we have these things we call "hills" that, if you go to the East Coast the folks there call "mountains". An Aside: For people in the Pacific Northwest, it isn't a "mountain" unless it has snow on it year 'round. And down in the "flat" areas where most of the people live around Seattle, we have hills that are steep enough to scare out-of-towners on a clear and dry day. When you cover such hills with ice and snow, then toss in a populace that really isn't used to driving in snow at all (much less on hills), you get a situation that tends to shut down the entire area completely. And if you are one of the few who does have a clue about driving in the snow, it isn't going to help you much. You are likely to get sideswiped by one of the folks who doesn't know anything about snow driving. Better to stay at home than risk an accident.

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