Okay, everyone in the Midwest or in Upstate New York or wherever is going to laugh or roll their eyes, but seriously, this is a metric buttload of snow for Seattle. O_O Jim usually volunteers to the Aquarium on Monday afternoons, but they've cancelled at least five busses already off the route he usually takes downtown, and he doesn't get off shift until after dark, so he's not going in today.
Last time we had snow like this was a day or two before Thanksgiving, a few years ago before he retired. He worked downtown and it usually took like half an hour, maybe forty minutes to get home on the bus. It took him over seven hours that day. He really doesn't want that to happen again, and I don't blame him.
We're supposed to get about a foot of it today, and it's got quite a lot to go. It's pretty, though.
This is out the front door, on the opposite side of the building, looking in either direction:
Yes, our neighbors across the driveway still have Christmas decorations up. I like it, actually -- it's cheerful. :D
And this is the view off our balcony. That's on the second floor, off the living room. (Yes, I know. Seattle's weird that way. It's hilly, like San Francisco, so there's not a lot of flat land left in the city. Newer construction tends to be tall and narrow. Our place is three stories, with the main living area on the second. When we were house hunting, we looked at one townhouse that was four stories. Kinda crazy, but it's what they do up here.)
This is what our little yard looks like, taken through the screen door because I was feeling calorically timid when I shot this pic:
I'm here in the living room with my laptop, bundled up under a blanket and with the heater going. I think I'll be staying here most of the day.
Keep warm, everyone!
ETA: a neighbor's kids built a snowman. :) It's pretty rare that there's enough snow here to do that.