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  1. #1
    Cindy Fuller Guest

    Default Snow days

    It started snowing yesterday, and the forecast is for snow through
    Wednesday. Seattle does not do snow or ice well. The hills are steep
    and many streets are too narrow to accommodate plows. Until 2009, the
    city did not use salt on the roads; now they spray a briny mixture on
    main streets. Since we live on a dead end street, we will never see a
    plow, sander, or salter go past our house. So a snowfall is as good an
    excuse as any to cook and bake. Tonight the SO made shrimp étouffée out
    of John Besh's My New Orleans. (The original recipe used crawfish, but
    we had shrimp on hand.) Tomorrow I'm making chili with a packet of
    seasoning a friend sent us. I'm also going to make some bolillos
    (Mexican rolls).

    Cindy

    --
    C.J. Fuller

    Delete the obvious to email me

  2. #2
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: Snow days

    Cindy Fuller wrote:
    > It started snowing yesterday, and the forecast is for snow through
    > Wednesday. Seattle does not do snow or ice well. The hills are steep
    > and many streets are too narrow to accommodate plows. Until 2009, the
    > city did not use salt on the roads; now they spray a briny mixture on
    > main streets. Since we live on a dead end street, we will never see a
    > plow, sander, or salter go past our house. So a snowfall is as good
    > an excuse as any to cook and bake. Tonight the SO made shrimp
    > étouffée out of John Besh's My New Orleans. (The original recipe
    > used crawfish, but we had shrimp on hand.) Tomorrow I'm making chili
    > with a packet of seasoning a friend sent us. I'm also going to make
    > some bolillos (Mexican rolls).


    Yep! I got all stocked up on food and then realized that I am going to run
    out of one of my prescription meds. Although Bartell's is just around the
    corner, it involves going around a corner and up a steep hill. Then down
    into the parking lot. My daughter's dance studio used to be in that same
    parking lot and it gets so bad that they used to close at the first hint of
    snow. We've watched vehicle after vehicle lose control on our street alone.
    And just yesterday before things even got all that bad, we were headed from
    Edmonds back to Bothell. Saw a very bad accident 2 miles from here. Looked
    like the car lost control going around the corner and slammed into the
    sidewalk, causing a tire to come loose. Either that or the car just had
    like...an axle problem and the timing was bad.

    We're not going out. Tuna melts tonight and they were pretty good but
    Veganaise leaves a little something to be desired. Not sure what we'll have
    tomorrow. I'll let my daughter decide. But we do need to eat some pasta at
    some point this week.



  3. #3
    [email protected] Guest

    Default Re: Snow days

    We live on a street that now gets plowing service and that brine
    spray, though it doesn't seem to work very well. Years ago, they just
    closed our street and called it good.
    The street is an artery from west kent hill into kent, so it has a
    hair pin turn and a steep grade hill. Our driveway is steep, so if we
    can get out the driveway, we can get up the last part of the hill
    (we're near the top, so we don't have to deal with the steep grade
    part or the hairpin turn).

    Hopefully, we won't get any local kids this year who think it is a
    great place for sledding. They don't seem to grasp that even with the
    road closed sign, there will be vehicles, and they come around the
    corner at the top without knowing there are sledders in the street.
    And they can't always stop. One time, the kids stood in the street
    and yelled at us to tell us the road was closed. We had to explain to
    them that we live on the street and they are blocking us from getting
    home. There are 6 or 7 houses before the hair pin turn, and then
    further down, there is a whole new housing development.

    Overall, not too bad here. I walk to work normally anyway. And if I
    have to, I can walk home. I also have ice walkers that attach to my
    shoes and work very well. They don't help with mild snow, but they are
    great for ice. I can walk normally with them and not worry about
    slipping.


  4. #4
    Jean B. Guest

    Default Re: Snow days

    Cindy Fuller wrote:
    > It started snowing yesterday, and the forecast is for snow through
    > Wednesday. Seattle does not do snow or ice well. The hills are steep
    > and many streets are too narrow to accommodate plows. Until 2009, the
    > city did not use salt on the roads; now they spray a briny mixture on
    > main streets. Since we live on a dead end street, we will never see a
    > plow, sander, or salter go past our house. So a snowfall is as good an
    > excuse as any to cook and bake. Tonight the SO made shrimp étouffée out
    > of John Besh's My New Orleans. (The original recipe used crawfish, but
    > we had shrimp on hand.) Tomorrow I'm making chili with a packet of
    > seasoning a friend sent us. I'm also going to make some bolillos
    > (Mexican rolls).
    >
    > Cindy
    >

    Enjoy your cooking, at any rate. And thank your lucky stars that
    you are not in Valdez, Alaska (which I heard had gotten 27 FEET of
    snow).

    --
    Jean B.

  5. #5
    [email protected] Guest

    Default Re: Snow days

    On Jan 16, 8:45*pm, "Jean B." <jb...@rcn.com> wrote:
    > Cindy Fuller wrote:
    > > It started snowing yesterday, and the forecast is for snow through
    > > Wednesday. *Seattle does not do snow or ice well. *The hills are steep
    > > and many streets are too narrow to accommodate plows. *Until 2009, the
    > > city did not use salt on the roads; now they spray a briny mixture on
    > > main streets. *Since we live on a dead end street, we will never see a
    > > plow, sander, or salter go past our house. *So a snowfall is as good an
    > > excuse as any to cook and bake. *Tonight the SO made shrimp étouffée out
    > > of John Besh's My New Orleans. *(The original recipe used crawfish, but
    > > we had shrimp on hand.) *Tomorrow I'm making chili with a packet of
    > > seasoning a friend sent us. *I'm also going to make some bolillos
    > > (Mexican rolls).

    >
    > > Cindy

    >
    > Enjoy your cooking, at any rate. *And thank your lucky stars that
    > you are not in Valdez, Alaska (which I heard had gotten 27 FEET of
    > snow).
    >


    I just saw that on the news. Yikes.

    We are expecting a bunch more snow in Tuesday and Wednesday. Even the
    Seattle area is expecting 4"+. The amounts vary by new station, some
    saying 4-10" for lowlands. But they all say at least 4 inches, which
    is unusual for us here. I lived in Iowa for 4 years a long time ago,
    so I know it isn't much compared to many areas. But for Seattle, it is
    a big deal. Lots of hills. Not many snow tires, chains, or experienced
    drivers. Even if you can drive in it, you still have to worry about
    other people hitting you.

    I do wish the timing had been better. It looked beautiful on Sunday,
    but I was working. Off Monday, but the snow was melting, so the yard
    looked horrible. I really like to photograph the dogs playing in the
    snow, and we have a new dog this year. The snow will be great
    Wednesday and thursday, but I have to work. Hopefully, if I get up
    early, there will be enough to get a few pics before leaving for work.
    I have to leave early too to allow a little extra time to get there.



  6. #6
    sf Guest

    Default Re: Snow days

    On Mon, 16 Jan 2012 23:45:27 -0500, "Jean B." <[email protected]> wrote:

    > thank your lucky stars that
    > you are not in Valdez, Alaska (which I heard had gotten 27 FEET of
    > snow).


    Does this mean the polar bears will be safe after all?
    --

    Ham and eggs.
    A day's work for a chicken, a lifetime commitment for a pig.

  7. #7
    Chemo the Clown Guest

    Default Re: Snow days

    On Jan 15, 8:43*pm, Cindy Fuller <cindySPAMOR...@cindyjfuller.com>
    wrote:
    > It started snowing yesterday, and the forecast is for snow through
    > Wednesday. *Seattle does not do snow or ice well. *The hills are steep
    > and many streets are too narrow to accommodate plows. *Until 2009, the
    > city did not use salt on the roads; now they spray a briny mixture on
    > main streets. *Since we live on a dead end street, we will never see a
    > plow, sander, or salter go past our house. *So a snowfall is as good an
    > excuse as any to cook and bake. *Tonight the SO made shrimp étouffée out
    > of John Besh's My New Orleans. *(The original recipe used crawfish, but
    > we had shrimp on hand.) *Tomorrow I'm making chili with a packet of
    > seasoning a friend sent us. *I'm also going to make some bolillos
    > (Mexican rolls).
    >
    > Cindy
    >
    > --
    > C.J. Fuller
    >
    > Delete the obvious to email me


    Here's a vid of just how icy the streets can be in Seattle.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5ft097tgr0

  8. #8
    John Kuthe Guest

    Default Re: Snow days

    On Jan 17, 12:09*pm, Chemo the Clown <bhansen1...@yahoo.com> wrote:
    > On Jan 15, 8:43*pm, Cindy Fuller <cindySPAMOR...@cindyjfuller.com>
    > wrote:
    >
    >
    >
    > > It started snowing yesterday, and the forecast is for snow through
    > > Wednesday. *Seattle does not do snow or ice well. *The hills are steep
    > > and many streets are too narrow to accommodate plows. *Until 2009, the
    > > city did not use salt on the roads; now they spray a briny mixture on
    > > main streets. *Since we live on a dead end street, we will never see a
    > > plow, sander, or salter go past our house. *So a snowfall is as good an
    > > excuse as any to cook and bake. *Tonight the SO made shrimp étouffée out
    > > of John Besh's My New Orleans. *(The original recipe used crawfish, but
    > > we had shrimp on hand.) *Tomorrow I'm making chili with a packet of
    > > seasoning a friend sent us. *I'm also going to make some bolillos
    > > (Mexican rolls).

    >
    > > Cindy

    >
    > > --
    > > C.J. Fuller

    >
    > > Delete the obvious to email me

    >
    > Here's a vid of just how icy the streets can be in Seattle.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5ft097tgr0


    That is amazing! Amazing that people can be that STUPID!! It's ICE
    people!! Frictional coefficient near zero! Nothing's gonna stop your
    big heavy vehicle except an immovable object! CRASH!! Duh!

    John Kuthe...

  9. #9
    Brooklyn1 Guest

    Default Re: Snow days

    On Tue, 17 Jan 2012 10:09:43 -0800 (PST), Chemo the Clown
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On Jan 15, 8:43*pm, Cindy Fuller <cindySPAMOR...@cindyjfuller.com>
    >wrote:
    >> It started snowing yesterday, and the forecast is for snow through
    >> Wednesday. *Seattle does not do snow or ice well. *The hills are steep
    >> and many streets are too narrow to accommodate plows. *Until 2009, the
    >> city did not use salt on the roads; now they spray a briny mixture on
    >> main streets. *Since we live on a dead end street, we will never see a
    >> plow, sander, or salter go past our house. *So a snowfall is as good an
    >> excuse as any to cook and bake. *Tonight the SO made shrimp étouffée out
    >> of John Besh's My New Orleans. *(The original recipe used crawfish, but
    >> we had shrimp on hand.) *Tomorrow I'm making chili with a packet of
    >> seasoning a friend sent us. *I'm also going to make some bolillos
    >> (Mexican rolls).
    >>
    >> Cindy
    >>
    >> --
    >> C.J. Fuller
    >>
    >> Delete the obvious to email me

    >
    >Here's a vid of just how incompetant the drivers can be in Seattle.
    >http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5ft097tgr0


    Ahahahaha. . . .

  10. #10
    merryb Guest

    Default Re: Snow days

    On Jan 16, 11:26*pm, "fries...@zoocrewphoto.com"
    <fries...@zoocrewphoto.com> wrote:
    > On Jan 16, 8:45*pm, "Jean B." <jb...@rcn.com> wrote:
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > > Cindy Fuller wrote:
    > > > It started snowing yesterday, and the forecast is for snow through
    > > > Wednesday. *Seattle does not do snow or ice well. *The hills are steep
    > > > and many streets are too narrow to accommodate plows. *Until 2009, the
    > > > city did not use salt on the roads; now they spray a briny mixture on
    > > > main streets. *Since we live on a dead end street, we will never see a
    > > > plow, sander, or salter go past our house. *So a snowfall is as good an
    > > > excuse as any to cook and bake. *Tonight the SO made shrimp étouffée out
    > > > of John Besh's My New Orleans. *(The original recipe used crawfish,but
    > > > we had shrimp on hand.) *Tomorrow I'm making chili with a packet of
    > > > seasoning a friend sent us. *I'm also going to make some bolillos
    > > > (Mexican rolls).

    >
    > > > Cindy

    >
    > > Enjoy your cooking, at any rate. *And thank your lucky stars that
    > > you are not in Valdez, Alaska (which I heard had gotten 27 FEET of
    > > snow).

    >
    > I just saw that on the news. Yikes.
    >
    > We are expecting a bunch more snow in Tuesday and Wednesday. Even the
    > Seattle area is expecting 4"+. The amounts vary by new station, some
    > saying 4-10" for lowlands. But they all say at least 4 inches, which
    > is unusual for us here. I lived in Iowa for 4 years a long time ago,
    > so I know it isn't much compared to many areas. But for Seattle, it is
    > a big deal. Lots of hills. Not many snow tires, chains, or experienced
    > drivers. *Even if you can drive in it, you still have to worry about
    > other people hitting you.
    >
    > I do wish the timing had been better. It looked beautiful on Sunday,
    > but I was working. Off Monday, but the snow was melting, so the yard
    > looked horrible. I really like to photograph the dogs playing in the
    > snow, and we have a new dog this year. The snow will be great
    > Wednesday and thursday, but I have to work. Hopefully, if I get up
    > early, there will be enough to get a few pics before leaving for work.
    > I have to leave early too to allow a little extra time to get there.


    Drive carefully and try to avoid the idiots- hopefully you & Cindy
    have a short commute as it sounds like we are in for more than they
    thought, at least down here.

  11. #11
    George L Guest

    Default Re: Snow days

    On Tuesday, January 17, 2012 12:09:43 PM UTC-6, Andy Tillinghast wrote:

    > > Delete the obvious to email me

    >
    > Here's a vid of just how icy the streets can be in Seattle.
    > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5ft097tgr0


    Just another reason I'm glad I moved from PA to the South. 75 degrees right now, partly sunny.

    I'll never miss snow or the cold weather.

    George L


  12. #12
    ImStillMags Guest

    Default Re: Snow days

    On Jan 17, 1:03*pm, merryb <msg...@juno.com> wrote:
    > On Jan 16, 11:26*pm, "fries...@zoocrewphoto.com"
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > <fries...@zoocrewphoto.com> wrote:
    > > On Jan 16, 8:45*pm, "Jean B." <jb...@rcn.com> wrote:

    >
    > > > Cindy Fuller wrote:
    > > > > It started snowing yesterday, and the forecast is for snow through
    > > > > Wednesday. *Seattle does not do snow or ice well. *The hills are steep
    > > > > and many streets are too narrow to accommodate plows. *Until 2009, the
    > > > > city did not use salt on the roads; now they spray a briny mixture on
    > > > > main streets. *Since we live on a dead end street, we will never see a
    > > > > plow, sander, or salter go past our house. *So a snowfall is as good an
    > > > > excuse as any to cook and bake. *Tonight the SO made shrimp étouffée out
    > > > > of John Besh's My New Orleans. *(The original recipe used crawfish, but
    > > > > we had shrimp on hand.) *Tomorrow I'm making chili with a packet of
    > > > > seasoning a friend sent us. *I'm also going to make some bolillos
    > > > > (Mexican rolls).

    >
    > > > > Cindy

    >
    > > > Enjoy your cooking, at any rate. *And thank your lucky stars that
    > > > you are not in Valdez, Alaska (which I heard had gotten 27 FEET of
    > > > snow).

    >
    > > I just saw that on the news. Yikes.

    >
    > > We are expecting a bunch more snow in Tuesday and Wednesday. Even the
    > > Seattle area is expecting 4"+. The amounts vary by new station, some
    > > saying 4-10" for lowlands. But they all say at least 4 inches, which
    > > is unusual for us here. I lived in Iowa for 4 years a long time ago,
    > > so I know it isn't much compared to many areas. But for Seattle, it is
    > > a big deal. Lots of hills. Not many snow tires, chains, or experienced
    > > drivers. *Even if you can drive in it, you still have to worry about
    > > other people hitting you.

    >
    > > I do wish the timing had been better. It looked beautiful on Sunday,
    > > but I was working. Off Monday, but the snow was melting, so the yard
    > > looked horrible. I really like to photograph the dogs playing in the
    > > snow, and we have a new dog this year. The snow will be great
    > > Wednesday and thursday, but I have to work. Hopefully, if I get up
    > > early, there will be enough to get a few pics before leaving for work.
    > > I have to leave early too to allow a little extra time to get there.

    >
    > Drive carefully and try to avoid the idiots- hopefully you & Cindy
    > have a short commute as it sounds like we are in for more than they
    > thought, at least down here.- Hide quoted text -
    >
    > - Show quoted text -


    Here's what it looked like up on our hill this morning in
    Bellingham. And there's more coming.

    https://picasaweb.google.com/Sitara8...26517336103714

  13. #13
    merryb Guest

    Default Re: Snow days

    On Jan 17, 2:10*pm, ImStillMags <sitara8...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > On Jan 17, 1:03*pm, merryb <msg...@juno.com> wrote:
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > > On Jan 16, 11:26*pm, "fries...@zoocrewphoto.com"

    >
    > > <fries...@zoocrewphoto.com> wrote:
    > > > On Jan 16, 8:45*pm, "Jean B." <jb...@rcn.com> wrote:

    >
    > > > > Cindy Fuller wrote:
    > > > > > It started snowing yesterday, and the forecast is for snow through
    > > > > > Wednesday. *Seattle does not do snow or ice well. *The hills are steep
    > > > > > and many streets are too narrow to accommodate plows. *Until 2009, the
    > > > > > city did not use salt on the roads; now they spray a briny mixture on
    > > > > > main streets. *Since we live on a dead end street, we will never see a
    > > > > > plow, sander, or salter go past our house. *So a snowfall is asgood an
    > > > > > excuse as any to cook and bake. *Tonight the SO made shrimp étouffée out
    > > > > > of John Besh's My New Orleans. *(The original recipe used crawfish, but
    > > > > > we had shrimp on hand.) *Tomorrow I'm making chili with a packet of
    > > > > > seasoning a friend sent us. *I'm also going to make some bolillos
    > > > > > (Mexican rolls).

    >
    > > > > > Cindy

    >
    > > > > Enjoy your cooking, at any rate. *And thank your lucky stars that
    > > > > you are not in Valdez, Alaska (which I heard had gotten 27 FEET of
    > > > > snow).

    >
    > > > I just saw that on the news. Yikes.

    >
    > > > We are expecting a bunch more snow in Tuesday and Wednesday. Even the
    > > > Seattle area is expecting 4"+. The amounts vary by new station, some
    > > > saying 4-10" for lowlands. But they all say at least 4 inches, which
    > > > is unusual for us here. I lived in Iowa for 4 years a long time ago,
    > > > so I know it isn't much compared to many areas. But for Seattle, it is
    > > > a big deal. Lots of hills. Not many snow tires, chains, or experienced
    > > > drivers. *Even if you can drive in it, you still have to worry about
    > > > other people hitting you.

    >
    > > > I do wish the timing had been better. It looked beautiful on Sunday,
    > > > but I was working. Off Monday, but the snow was melting, so the yard
    > > > looked horrible. I really like to photograph the dogs playing in the
    > > > snow, and we have a new dog this year. The snow will be great
    > > > Wednesday and thursday, but I have to work. Hopefully, if I get up
    > > > early, there will be enough to get a few pics before leaving for work..
    > > > I have to leave early too to allow a little extra time to get there.

    >
    > > Drive carefully and try to avoid the idiots- hopefully you & Cindy
    > > have a short commute as it sounds like we are in for more than they
    > > thought, at least down here.- Hide quoted text -

    >
    > > - Show quoted text -

    >
    > Here's what it looked like up on our hill this morning in
    > Bellingham. * *And there's more coming.
    >
    > https://picasaweb.google.com/Sitara8...uthkey=Gv1sRgC....


    Holy Crap- you be careful too! Ours is melted now, but they are saying
    the south is suppossed to get the next one. The kid was disappointed
    in having to go to school today, but they started 2 hours late.

  14. #14
    Chemo the Clown Guest

    Default Re: Snow days

    On Jan 17, 2:10*pm, ImStillMags <sitara8...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > On Jan 17, 1:03*pm, merryb <msg...@juno.com> wrote:
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > > On Jan 16, 11:26*pm, "fries...@zoocrewphoto.com"

    >
    > > <fries...@zoocrewphoto.com> wrote:
    > > > On Jan 16, 8:45*pm, "Jean B." <jb...@rcn.com> wrote:

    >
    > > > > Cindy Fuller wrote:
    > > > > > It started snowing yesterday, and the forecast is for snow through
    > > > > > Wednesday. *Seattle does not do snow or ice well. *The hills are steep
    > > > > > and many streets are too narrow to accommodate plows. *Until 2009, the
    > > > > > city did not use salt on the roads; now they spray a briny mixture on
    > > > > > main streets. *Since we live on a dead end street, we will never see a
    > > > > > plow, sander, or salter go past our house. *So a snowfall is asgood an
    > > > > > excuse as any to cook and bake. *Tonight the SO made shrimp étouffée out
    > > > > > of John Besh's My New Orleans. *(The original recipe used crawfish, but
    > > > > > we had shrimp on hand.) *Tomorrow I'm making chili with a packet of
    > > > > > seasoning a friend sent us. *I'm also going to make some bolillos
    > > > > > (Mexican rolls).

    >
    > > > > > Cindy

    >
    > > > > Enjoy your cooking, at any rate. *And thank your lucky stars that
    > > > > you are not in Valdez, Alaska (which I heard had gotten 27 FEET of
    > > > > snow).

    >
    > > > I just saw that on the news. Yikes.

    >
    > > > We are expecting a bunch more snow in Tuesday and Wednesday. Even the
    > > > Seattle area is expecting 4"+. The amounts vary by new station, some
    > > > saying 4-10" for lowlands. But they all say at least 4 inches, which
    > > > is unusual for us here. I lived in Iowa for 4 years a long time ago,
    > > > so I know it isn't much compared to many areas. But for Seattle, it is
    > > > a big deal. Lots of hills. Not many snow tires, chains, or experienced
    > > > drivers. *Even if you can drive in it, you still have to worry about
    > > > other people hitting you.

    >
    > > > I do wish the timing had been better. It looked beautiful on Sunday,
    > > > but I was working. Off Monday, but the snow was melting, so the yard
    > > > looked horrible. I really like to photograph the dogs playing in the
    > > > snow, and we have a new dog this year. The snow will be great
    > > > Wednesday and thursday, but I have to work. Hopefully, if I get up
    > > > early, there will be enough to get a few pics before leaving for work..
    > > > I have to leave early too to allow a little extra time to get there.

    >
    > > Drive carefully and try to avoid the idiots- hopefully you & Cindy
    > > have a short commute as it sounds like we are in for more than they
    > > thought, at least down here.- Hide quoted text -

    >
    > > - Show quoted text -

    >
    > Here's what it looked like up on our hill this morning in
    > Bellingham. * *And there's more coming.
    >
    > https://picasaweb.google.com/Sitara8...uthkey=Gv1sRgC....


    ah, but tis a mere light dusting.....this is snow!
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/ryuphotostudio/3493610210/

  15. #15
    merryb Guest

    Default Re: Snow days

    On Jan 17, 2:27*pm, Chemo the Clown <bhansen1...@yahoo.com> wrote:
    > On Jan 17, 2:10*pm, ImStillMags <sitara8...@gmail.com> wrote:
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > > On Jan 17, 1:03*pm, merryb <msg...@juno.com> wrote:

    >
    > > > On Jan 16, 11:26*pm, "fries...@zoocrewphoto.com"

    >
    > > > <fries...@zoocrewphoto.com> wrote:
    > > > > On Jan 16, 8:45*pm, "Jean B." <jb...@rcn.com> wrote:

    >
    > > > > > Cindy Fuller wrote:
    > > > > > > It started snowing yesterday, and the forecast is for snow through
    > > > > > > Wednesday. *Seattle does not do snow or ice well. *The hills are steep
    > > > > > > and many streets are too narrow to accommodate plows. *Until 2009, the
    > > > > > > city did not use salt on the roads; now they spray a briny mixture on
    > > > > > > main streets. *Since we live on a dead end street, we will never see a
    > > > > > > plow, sander, or salter go past our house. *So a snowfall is as good an
    > > > > > > excuse as any to cook and bake. *Tonight the SO made shrimp étouffée out
    > > > > > > of John Besh's My New Orleans. *(The original recipe used crawfish, but
    > > > > > > we had shrimp on hand.) *Tomorrow I'm making chili with a packet of
    > > > > > > seasoning a friend sent us. *I'm also going to make some bolillos
    > > > > > > (Mexican rolls).

    >
    > > > > > > Cindy

    >
    > > > > > Enjoy your cooking, at any rate. *And thank your lucky stars that
    > > > > > you are not in Valdez, Alaska (which I heard had gotten 27 FEET of
    > > > > > snow).

    >
    > > > > I just saw that on the news. Yikes.

    >
    > > > > We are expecting a bunch more snow in Tuesday and Wednesday. Even the
    > > > > Seattle area is expecting 4"+. The amounts vary by new station, some
    > > > > saying 4-10" for lowlands. But they all say at least 4 inches, which
    > > > > is unusual for us here. I lived in Iowa for 4 years a long time ago,
    > > > > so I know it isn't much compared to many areas. But for Seattle, itis
    > > > > a big deal. Lots of hills. Not many snow tires, chains, or experienced
    > > > > drivers. *Even if you can drive in it, you still have to worry about
    > > > > other people hitting you.

    >
    > > > > I do wish the timing had been better. It looked beautiful on Sunday,
    > > > > but I was working. Off Monday, but the snow was melting, so the yard
    > > > > looked horrible. I really like to photograph the dogs playing in the
    > > > > snow, and we have a new dog this year. The snow will be great
    > > > > Wednesday and thursday, but I have to work. Hopefully, if I get up
    > > > > early, there will be enough to get a few pics before leaving for work.
    > > > > I have to leave early too to allow a little extra time to get there..

    >
    > > > Drive carefully and try to avoid the idiots- hopefully you & Cindy
    > > > have a short commute as it sounds like we are in for more than they
    > > > thought, at least down here.- Hide quoted text -

    >
    > > > - Show quoted text -

    >
    > > Here's what it looked like up on our hill this morning in
    > > Bellingham. * *And there's more coming.

    >
    > >https://picasaweb.google.com/Sitara8...uthkey=Gv1sRgC....

    >
    > ah, but tis a mere light dusting.....this is snow!http://www.flickr.com/photos/ryuphotostudio/3493610210/


    That it is!! If that ever happened here, we'd be screwed.

  16. #16
    Gary Guest

    Default Re: Snow days

    sf wrote:
    >
    > On Mon, 16 Jan 2012 23:45:27 -0500, "Jean B." <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > > thank your lucky stars that
    > > you are not in Valdez, Alaska (which I heard had gotten 27 FEET of
    > > snow).

    >
    > Does this mean the polar bears will be safe after all?


    No polar bears living way down there.

  17. #17
    ImStillMags Guest

    Default Re: Snow days

    On Jan 17, 2:27*pm, Chemo the Clown <bhansen1...@yahoo.com> wrote:
    > On Jan 17, 2:10*pm, ImStillMags <sitara8...@gmail.com> wrote:
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > > On Jan 17, 1:03*pm, merryb <msg...@juno.com> wrote:

    >
    > > > On Jan 16, 11:26*pm, "fries...@zoocrewphoto.com"

    >
    > > > <fries...@zoocrewphoto.com> wrote:
    > > > > On Jan 16, 8:45*pm, "Jean B." <jb...@rcn.com> wrote:

    >
    > > > > > Cindy Fuller wrote:
    > > > > > > It started snowing yesterday, and the forecast is for snow through
    > > > > > > Wednesday. *Seattle does not do snow or ice well. *The hills are steep
    > > > > > > and many streets are too narrow to accommodate plows. *Until 2009, the
    > > > > > > city did not use salt on the roads; now they spray a briny mixture on
    > > > > > > main streets. *Since we live on a dead end street, we will never see a
    > > > > > > plow, sander, or salter go past our house. *So a snowfall is as good an
    > > > > > > excuse as any to cook and bake. *Tonight the SO made shrimp étouffée out
    > > > > > > of John Besh's My New Orleans. *(The original recipe used crawfish, but
    > > > > > > we had shrimp on hand.) *Tomorrow I'm making chili with a packet of
    > > > > > > seasoning a friend sent us. *I'm also going to make some bolillos
    > > > > > > (Mexican rolls).

    >
    > > > > > > Cindy

    >
    > > > > > Enjoy your cooking, at any rate. *And thank your lucky stars that
    > > > > > you are not in Valdez, Alaska (which I heard had gotten 27 FEET of
    > > > > > snow).

    >
    > > > > I just saw that on the news. Yikes.

    >
    > > > > We are expecting a bunch more snow in Tuesday and Wednesday. Even the
    > > > > Seattle area is expecting 4"+. The amounts vary by new station, some
    > > > > saying 4-10" for lowlands. But they all say at least 4 inches, which
    > > > > is unusual for us here. I lived in Iowa for 4 years a long time ago,
    > > > > so I know it isn't much compared to many areas. But for Seattle, itis
    > > > > a big deal. Lots of hills. Not many snow tires, chains, or experienced
    > > > > drivers. *Even if you can drive in it, you still have to worry about
    > > > > other people hitting you.

    >
    > > > > I do wish the timing had been better. It looked beautiful on Sunday,
    > > > > but I was working. Off Monday, but the snow was melting, so the yard
    > > > > looked horrible. I really like to photograph the dogs playing in the
    > > > > snow, and we have a new dog this year. The snow will be great
    > > > > Wednesday and thursday, but I have to work. Hopefully, if I get up
    > > > > early, there will be enough to get a few pics before leaving for work.
    > > > > I have to leave early too to allow a little extra time to get there..

    >
    > > > Drive carefully and try to avoid the idiots- hopefully you & Cindy
    > > > have a short commute as it sounds like we are in for more than they
    > > > thought, at least down here.- Hide quoted text -

    >
    > > > - Show quoted text -

    >
    > > Here's what it looked like up on our hill this morning in
    > > Bellingham. * *And there's more coming.

    >
    > >https://picasaweb.google.com/Sitara8...uthkey=Gv1sRgC....

    >
    > ah, but tis a mere light dusting.....this is snow!http://www.flickr.com/photos/ryuphot...o/3493610210/- Hide quoted text -
    >
    > - Show quoted text -


    That is what the road up to the Mt. Baker Ski area looks like usually.


  18. #18
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: Snow days


    "merryb" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    On Jan 17, 2:27 pm, Chemo the Clown <bhansen1...@yahoo.com> wrote:
    > On Jan 17, 2:10 pm, ImStillMags <sitara8...@gmail.com> wrote:
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > > On Jan 17, 1:03 pm, merryb <msg...@juno.com> wrote:

    >
    > > > On Jan 16, 11:26 pm, "fries...@zoocrewphoto.com"

    >
    > > > <fries...@zoocrewphoto.com> wrote:
    > > > > On Jan 16, 8:45 pm, "Jean B." <jb...@rcn.com> wrote:

    >
    > > > > > Cindy Fuller wrote:
    > > > > > > It started snowing yesterday, and the forecast is for snow
    > > > > > > through
    > > > > > > Wednesday. Seattle does not do snow or ice well. The hills are
    > > > > > > steep
    > > > > > > and many streets are too narrow to accommodate plows. Until
    > > > > > > 2009, the
    > > > > > > city did not use salt on the roads; now they spray a briny
    > > > > > > mixture on
    > > > > > > main streets. Since we live on a dead end street, we will never
    > > > > > > see a
    > > > > > > plow, sander, or salter go past our house. So a snowfall is as
    > > > > > > good an
    > > > > > > excuse as any to cook and bake. Tonight the SO made shrimp
    > > > > > > étouffée out
    > > > > > > of John Besh's My New Orleans. (The original recipe used
    > > > > > > crawfish, but
    > > > > > > we had shrimp on hand.) Tomorrow I'm making chili with a packet
    > > > > > > of
    > > > > > > seasoning a friend sent us. I'm also going to make some bolillos
    > > > > > > (Mexican rolls).

    >
    > > > > > > Cindy

    >
    > > > > > Enjoy your cooking, at any rate. And thank your lucky stars that
    > > > > > you are not in Valdez, Alaska (which I heard had gotten 27 FEET of
    > > > > > snow).

    >
    > > > > I just saw that on the news. Yikes.

    >
    > > > > We are expecting a bunch more snow in Tuesday and Wednesday. Even
    > > > > the
    > > > > Seattle area is expecting 4"+. The amounts vary by new station, some
    > > > > saying 4-10" for lowlands. But they all say at least 4 inches, which
    > > > > is unusual for us here. I lived in Iowa for 4 years a long time ago,
    > > > > so I know it isn't much compared to many areas. But for Seattle, it
    > > > > is
    > > > > a big deal. Lots of hills. Not many snow tires, chains, or
    > > > > experienced
    > > > > drivers. Even if you can drive in it, you still have to worry about
    > > > > other people hitting you.

    >
    > > > > I do wish the timing had been better. It looked beautiful on Sunday,
    > > > > but I was working. Off Monday, but the snow was melting, so the yard
    > > > > looked horrible. I really like to photograph the dogs playing in the
    > > > > snow, and we have a new dog this year. The snow will be great
    > > > > Wednesday and thursday, but I have to work. Hopefully, if I get up
    > > > > early, there will be enough to get a few pics before leaving for
    > > > > work.
    > > > > I have to leave early too to allow a little extra time to get there.

    >
    > > > Drive carefully and try to avoid the idiots- hopefully you & Cindy
    > > > have a short commute as it sounds like we are in for more than they
    > > > thought, at least down here.- Hide quoted text -

    >
    > > > - Show quoted text -

    >
    > > Here's what it looked like up on our hill this morning in
    > > Bellingham. And there's more coming.

    >
    > >https://picasaweb.google.com/Sitara8...uthkey=Gv1sRgC...

    >
    > ah, but tis a mere light dusting.....this is
    > snow!http://www.flickr.com/photos/ryuphotostudio/3493610210/


    That it is!! If that ever happened here, we'd be screwed.



  19. #19
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: Snow days


    "merryb" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    On Jan 17, 2:27 pm, Chemo the Clown <bhansen1...@yahoo.com> wrote:
    > On Jan 17, 2:10 pm, ImStillMags <sitara8...@gmail.com> wrote:
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > > On Jan 17, 1:03 pm, merryb <msg...@juno.com> wrote:

    >
    > > > On Jan 16, 11:26 pm, "fries...@zoocrewphoto.com"

    >
    > > > <fries...@zoocrewphoto.com> wrote:
    > > > > On Jan 16, 8:45 pm, "Jean B." <jb...@rcn.com> wrote:

    >
    > > > > > Cindy Fuller wrote:
    > > > > > > It started snowing yesterday, and the forecast is for snow
    > > > > > > through
    > > > > > > Wednesday. Seattle does not do snow or ice well. The hills are
    > > > > > > steep
    > > > > > > and many streets are too narrow to accommodate plows. Until
    > > > > > > 2009, the
    > > > > > > city did not use salt on the roads; now they spray a briny
    > > > > > > mixture on
    > > > > > > main streets. Since we live on a dead end street, we will never
    > > > > > > see a
    > > > > > > plow, sander, or salter go past our house. So a snowfall is as
    > > > > > > good an
    > > > > > > excuse as any to cook and bake. Tonight the SO made shrimp
    > > > > > > étouffée out
    > > > > > > of John Besh's My New Orleans. (The original recipe used
    > > > > > > crawfish, but
    > > > > > > we had shrimp on hand.) Tomorrow I'm making chili with a packet
    > > > > > > of
    > > > > > > seasoning a friend sent us. I'm also going to make some bolillos
    > > > > > > (Mexican rolls).

    >
    > > > > > > Cindy

    >
    > > > > > Enjoy your cooking, at any rate. And thank your lucky stars that
    > > > > > you are not in Valdez, Alaska (which I heard had gotten 27 FEET of
    > > > > > snow).

    >
    > > > > I just saw that on the news. Yikes.

    >
    > > > > We are expecting a bunch more snow in Tuesday and Wednesday. Even
    > > > > the
    > > > > Seattle area is expecting 4"+. The amounts vary by new station, some
    > > > > saying 4-10" for lowlands. But they all say at least 4 inches, which
    > > > > is unusual for us here. I lived in Iowa for 4 years a long time ago,
    > > > > so I know it isn't much compared to many areas. But for Seattle, it
    > > > > is
    > > > > a big deal. Lots of hills. Not many snow tires, chains, or
    > > > > experienced
    > > > > drivers. Even if you can drive in it, you still have to worry about
    > > > > other people hitting you.

    >
    > > > > I do wish the timing had been better. It looked beautiful on Sunday,
    > > > > but I was working. Off Monday, but the snow was melting, so the yard
    > > > > looked horrible. I really like to photograph the dogs playing in the
    > > > > snow, and we have a new dog this year. The snow will be great
    > > > > Wednesday and thursday, but I have to work. Hopefully, if I get up
    > > > > early, there will be enough to get a few pics before leaving for
    > > > > work.
    > > > > I have to leave early too to allow a little extra time to get there.

    >
    > > > Drive carefully and try to avoid the idiots- hopefully you & Cindy
    > > > have a short commute as it sounds like we are in for more than they
    > > > thought, at least down here.- Hide quoted text -

    >
    > > > - Show quoted text -

    >
    > > Here's what it looked like up on our hill this morning in
    > > Bellingham. And there's more coming.

    >
    > >https://picasaweb.google.com/Sitara8...uthkey=Gv1sRgC...

    >
    > ah, but tis a mere light dusting.....this is
    > snow!http://www.flickr.com/photos/ryuphotostudio/3493610210/


    That it is!! If that ever happened here, we'd be screwed.

    Oops! I think I sent a blank post. We have about a foot here in Bothell.
    At least at our house.



  20. #20
    Cindy Fuller Guest

    Default Re: Snow days

    In article
    <[email protected]>,
    John Kuthe <[email protected]> wrote:


    > That is amazing! Amazing that people can be that STUPID!! It's ICE
    > people!! Frictional coefficient near zero! Nothing's gonna stop your
    > big heavy vehicle except an immovable object! CRASH!! Duh!
    >

    This morning I walked up to the grocery store to make sure we had enough
    milk in the house. On the way back, it was snowing ~1/2 - 1"/hour. I
    passed an elementary school that was opening 2 hours late. WHAT A MESS!
    All of these soccer parents in SUV's were debating whether to let their
    kids go into school and blocking traffic. The school buses couldn't get
    up a small incline without chains, so they contributed to the blockage.
    The snow stopped in early afternoon, but we're supposed to get another
    blast in the wee hours of the morning. Fortunately, Seattle Schools
    decided to close tomorrow to avoid a repeat of today's chaos.

    Tonight's dinner will be brats. Tomorrow I'm roasting a chicken.

    Cindy

    --
    C.J. Fuller

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