The Puget Sound is finally having a Snow Event today and tomorrow - fairly unusual for February, I hear. I stuck close to home today and watched the weather posts, hoping. Finally, at 5 p.m., the famous Convergence Zone formed up, and within 15 minutes it was snowing all over Seattle and environs.
We have less than an inch on the ground, but already I can hear the silence that descends in this weather, when you can't hear the freeway sounds from three miles away, and when most people pull into their driveways and spend the time at home, either enjoying the break or outside scraping a snowman together. I hear we may get three to six inches of snow tonight. I love that! It will be followed by a hard freeze, so we'll have multiple accidents tomorrow and Friday during the commute. We just don't get a lot of practice driving in these conditions, and we've got lots of hills and banked turns.
I think I'd like to spend a winter someplace where it snows. We have the possibility of a home exchange in Fairfield, Iowa. Or we can take up the invitation of friends who have a condo in Ogunquit, Maine, who say we can spend the winter there if we pay the utilities. I'm not a skiier - the first time on skis, back when I was 23, I broke my leg, and I haven't done much more of it, because I'm afraid to turn and I'm afraid to fall. But I tried snowshoeing in Idaho, and it was peaceful and fun and aerobic, so that's what I'd probably want to do.
For those of you who are sick of winter, I hope spring comes to your area soon and melts all the snow. For me, I'd like some more of it before the end of winter.