Snowpocolypse 2014

A heavy snowstorm hit Portland in early February, and we got something like six inches of snow. To you midwesterners and mountain-zoners, that probably doesn’t sound like much, but Portland owns a total of maybe three snowplows, so the city came to a screeching halt.

The kids’ school closed on Friday, and we didn’t want to drive anywhere, but we needed groceries. So we walked a mile in the snow, uphill both ways.

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We made sure to do all the usual things, like making snowmen…

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(this one’s lying down)

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…having snowball fights…

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…posing for portraits…

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…making snow angels…

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…both ways…

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By Sunday, the major roads were barely passable, so we packed a very nervous Becky into the Subaru and sent her to the beach for her retreat. Her weather was much better than ours.

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Back at home, the kids’ school closed for Monday also, so I spent some quality time with them…

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…then sent them upstairs to play. I found them like this two hours later.

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Scout and Jackson are not amused.

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One thought on “Snowpocolypse 2014

  1. That “desperate” time was also referred to as “Snowlandia”! 🙂 Interesting to think that we have a good week of WINTER (with snow) and that’s probably all we get for the year. No wonder we have to enjoy it while we can.

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