Last week we were in Portland for the week looking at homes, while we were gone the Tacoma area got some unexpected snow! By the time we arrived back “home” it was pretty much melted. However, Friday night we got about 6” of snow and we woke up to a winter wonderland Saturday morning!
Friday we made a trip to the store where everyone was shopping as if to prepare for the end of the world! Bread aisles were empty and there was no water to be found. We were well stocked and the only worry was if the power went out. We have all electric in our little apartment. Our daughter and son-in-law have a two burner camp stove and a wood stove so we were told we could come next door if the power goes out. So far we have been lucky and no power outages.
It’s kind of funny, as a storm of six inches in Vermont would not slow down anyone! The kids would probably still have school and it would just be another storm. Here in the Pacific Northwest it’s another story! There are few plows so the side roads are pretty much snow covered. Even church was cancelled on Sunday!
The forecast for the week ahead is for more snow, at least for the next week! The temperatures are well below normal in fact it was 13 degrees when we woke up this morning. Our poor little wall heater unit can barely keep our apartment above 62 degrees!
The snow is beautiful. We’re thankful we’re in a warm home with food on hand and plenty of water. Not sure what the rest of the week will be like, but we know it’s unusual to have this much snow in this area of the country so we will enjoy the beauty and look forward to warmer days ahead.