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10+ YEARS


Over 10 years ago, I wrote my first blog post. Since then, I've authored books, had kids, traveled the world, found Trish and blogged about it all.

Snowed In!

We woke up to another foot of snow this morning. There's about two feet outside right now. It's still snowing and the forecast says we'll be getting another 2-5 inches today.

Blizzard of 2006 - Thursday Morning

Julie's sister, a nurse at Swedish, had to abandon her car while driving home this morning at 6. She turned down her street, discovered it wasn't plowed and quickly became stuck. Luckily, last night Julie talked her into taking snow clothes suitable for getting stranded. She scoffed at the time, thinking it was absurd that she might need them. This morning, she was very thankful. We plan on hiking over to her car (a Land Rover 4WD) and shoveling it out sometime today.

There's too much snow for us to drive our cars. If we're going anywhere - it's on foot. I have a few college buddies that live within walking distance, so it might be time to buy a keg and have a snow party. First things first though - I told the kids I'd take them sledding at Harvard Gulch (a park 3 blocks away). ;-)

Update: I knew I married Julie for more than just her good looks!

Julie loves the snow Julie shoveling snow Lots of snow for the Blizzard of 2006

Update 2: Little did I realize, Julie was building a kick-ass sledding hill!

Posted in General at Dec 21 2006, 10:45:28 AM MST 7 Comments
Comments:

Man, I am so jealous, I don't think we've had any measurable snow yet in Minnesota! I want a snow day!

Posted by Lance Lavandowska on December 21, 2006 at 12:12 PM MST #

keg party? and i'm going to miss it? wahhhhhhh ;)

Posted by stephen o'grady on December 21, 2006 at 02:26 PM MST #

It was 78F in Birmingham AL earlier this week. Still in the upper 60s today.

Posted by Brian Jordan on December 21, 2006 at 02:43 PM MST #

Julie changed the mind of a skeptical sibling, then was thoughtful enough to shovel the walk and build a sledding hill? That keg had better be full of her beverage of choice. Remember; always pamper the keepers.

Posted by anon on December 21, 2006 at 03:54 PM MST #

Funny to see something like this come through on my web-clips. I haven't seen snow that could stop a land-rover for about 25 years! It sounds like the perfect white Christmas!

Posted by Paul Gresham on December 21, 2006 at 08:09 PM MST #

Damn, last time we had snow in Belgium it didn't even come as high as my shoe's :(. I'm jealous.

I want a white christmas!!!!

Posted by Koen Vermeulen on December 22, 2006 at 02:56 AM MST #

I spoke too soon, we got some snow & rain mix yesterday.

Julie's sledding hill is just like what I used to do for my kids at our last house. I'd need a big snow like you guys got now, at our new house the deck is over 10 feet above the ground.

Posted by Lance Lavandowska on December 22, 2006 at 09:59 AM MST #

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