Snowpocalypse! Snowlocaust! It’s still snowing! Or maybe I should save a couple of those for tomorrow, since we are supposed to get another four inches by then. We have about three inches here, which is unheard of in the downtown area. And the snow at Sea-Tac airport broke a record set in 1951. Geez, that record is only a year younger than I am. It’s pretty, but it’s a real pain. I took Friday out when I got up, and got Epona stuck in the snow. I was able to rock her out, but that put paid to my plans to go to the Rite-Aid and get some things. Good thing probably because I forgot my wallet.
Greyhound bus service and Amtrak are shut down, a lot of flights are delayed or canceled, and they are running out of de-icer. Shipments of which are stuck in Montana.
Even more of Metro service is suspended today than yesterday. There is no
hope of getting to the library, even though I have even more books due today. The Boyo went to his building to pick up more things (half of which her forgot), but he would play hell getting there today, as the bus he took is suspended. I’m glad he’s staying for a few days over the holidays, because it is really difficult for me to get around now. Friday duty is the least of it.
For those who are concerned, yes we have plenty of food. The one thing we are low on is dog food, but Ican send The Boyo to the grocery store for that. Well, if I could get to the bank that is. I don’t have any cash, and he doesn’t have any money, period, since he hasn’t been paid for several weeks. With the credit crunch, I suspect the guy he’s been doing the work for is avoiding him. It will all shake out. He is the only person in the world I would trust with my debit card and pin number. Well, OK, there is one sister I would trust. But she’s in Colorado.
At least we didn’t get the high winds that were forcast for this storm. Well, except at Snoqualimie Pass, which had blizzard conditions this morning and was shut down. That would have brought power outages. It doesn’t usually affect downtown because we have underground utilities, but 100mph winds might affect something somewhere else that would put us in the dark. I have candles and an oil lamp, flashlights and at least all the residual heat is not going out the windows. Makes me wish I’d invested in some of those self-cooking wilderness meals or MRE’s though. I do have an emergency kit with some concentrated food energy bars in it, and water in gallon jugs.
One thing at Metro that didn’t shut down is the shuttles for the Seahawks game. Although why anyone would go to a game in this weather is beyond me. But they did win today.
Yesterday I made bread and soup, today I will probably make zucchini bread and banana bread. Even though I don’t have enough room in the freezer. Hey, I can just set it out on the ledge outside the windows. Tomorrow is cookies and chili, I think. Pray the power stays on.
The Boyo gave me one of my Solstice presents yesterday. It is a small marble statue of KuanYin, the Goddess of Mercy. Kuan Yin, along with Brigid is one of my patronesses. Or is that matroness? I was surprised! As for his gift, he has asked for baked goods, and to work on his computer, so that’s what he’s getting since I didn’t get the GPS unit yet. And maybe a couple of more ephemeral gifts, too.
Speaking of gifts, I’ve decided to send those weather chaps to my dad, who is in a wheelchair. They won’t fit me, but I think they’ll fit him. He won’t get them by Christmas, but the family is coming to him rather than him going out to their houses.
Well, I just shoved The Boyo out the door with a grocery list, and the means to pay for it. Guess I’ll go wash the dishes so I can cook some more. Maybe have a bite of soup.