Saturday, February 20, 2021

A Marshmallow World

Beth and I were sitting at the kitchen table last weekend looking out the front window and I told her it looked like a picture postcard.

She said, "A marshmallow world!"

 Last weekend we got about 10 inches of snow. This doesn't happen very often in Seattle, usually just a trace to 2 inches each year but this much snow? Not very often at all!

It snowed for 3 days straight and Beth and I were more than happy to hunker down at home and just look at it through the windows. I did venture out a little to take some pictures but Chuck still had to go to work.

After a few days the temps warmed up and Beth and I ventured out to the grocery store.

She was glad to finally wear her snow boots but even so, she was being very careful walking around in the snow but she did really good. She went slow and steady! When she got to the end of the car, she took my hand and we walked into the store. "Whew!" She was ready to shop!

Got our groceries and made our way home. This is quite exciting stuff around these parts!

 Here's a spring picture from almost the same angle

As I write this, it's completely melted and life is back to normal. And I can't help but think about everyone in Texas who is dealing with such extreme weather right now. We have friends who lost power and had to go stay with family members until things begin to improve there. We're praying for you Texas!

Have you been impacted by the weather in Texas? Do you have family or friends dealing with it?

Friday, February 12, 2021

Just Beginning

I decided I was going to sit down and write about our trip so I got my phone and uploaded a few photos. Hahahaha!! More than 250 pictures later... I figured I should probably just start writing! 😂

There were so many surprises.

So many beautiful moments.

The flight down... the views were spectacular. 

 Exploring the resort was so fun and sometimes took my breath away!

 We celebrated Chuck's birthday while we were there. Restaurants were open and we found one that served steak, his favorite! Plus Diana had some cheesecake delivered to our room.

 Sunset Cliffs! We hadn't been there in forever and while I was walking around I came across this arch. It was beautiful!

There's so much more but I'm going to stop for tonight. 

As I type this the snow is falling. We're expecting anywhere from 3-8 inches tonight, it all depends on if the storm stalls over us or if the winds pick up... so I'll be awake most of the night, getting out of bed every so often to look out the window. I absolutely love the snow! As long as I don't have to drive in it. Which unfortunately is exactly what Chuck is doing right now. Driving a large city bus. Until 12:30am. 😬 Every time I look outside I pray for him. And you can bet I'm looking outside a lot!

Have you flown anywhere lately?

Do you like to fly?

Are you getting snow this weekend?

Thursday, February 11, 2021

A Quick Post

 Chuck and I got to get away for a few days and we surprised my sister for her birthday! We had such a good time and I can't wait to tell you all about it but it's getting late already!

I'll write a real post later.

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Things Have Been Pretty Quiet

It hasn't been a very exciting week so far so there isn't a whole lot to write about. I decided to go through my phone and see what pictures I've taken.

Look at these 70's sleeves! Takes me right back to Jr. High


Our maintenance guy is out for a few days and wouldn't you know it, everything breaks!

A toilet kept gurgling like it was continuously flushing. I looked at it and fiddled with a few things but nothing worked. We turned the water off and will just wait for him to get back.

One of our trees lost a massive branch and was blocking the driveway. I called one of the custodians to help me drag it over to a corner of the lot. (Actually he dragged it, I took hold of a branch and just looked like I was helping.)  😁

The elevator fire service light came on so it shut itself off. I put out an email to the staff then called Thyssenkrupp. Thankfully they were able to send a tech out that afternoon and he fixed it right away.

We had a power outage a couple weeks ago. Beth hates the dark so she came upstairs, we brought out the flashlights and hung out for a while. It was out all night so we ended up sleeping in the living room. We were SO thankful for that fireplace! I heard some people didn't get their power restored for days! 😟

Diana survived another Nor'easter. This was their second big snowstorm this season and she's had enough. All done with snow, now it's time to move on to spring! I wish they'd share a little with us. Seattle is ready for a good snowfall!

We're celebrating Chuck's birthday tonight (it's actually on the 6th) so I should close and go buy some cake. Or pie. He hasn't decided yet which one he wants. Sharaya and Ally are coming over. Maybe I'll get both.

Have you had a lot of snow this year?

Do you want a lot of snow?

Have you had a power outage? 

What was the longest time you went without power?