Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Getting Used to the Deep Freeze

Our high temperature today was well below freezing which is nothing to some of you, but to us wimps in the northwest, that's darn cold!  Monday we had the snow which messed up the traffic in the whole region and since then it has just gotten colder.  It's supposed to warm up and rain by tomorrow afternoon, which will be nice.  I've been trying to keep the bird feeders filled and thawed out.  I was worried about our Oldest Rabbit in the World, but he's fine.  He burrowed into all the straw I put into his cage and made a little nest for himself which seemed to insulate him a bit.  No wonder he's gotten so old - he's smart!

The Princess flew in from Vegas on Monday in the thick of all the traffic troubles; her plane was delayed until they were sure they could land here, so DH and I ended up leaving the house at 2:30 am to drive down I-405 which was frozen but mostly empty of traffic.  We came back north on I-5, which was clear going north but was still backed up in the southbound lanes with people trapped there since rush hour. We saw a few busses and trucks sprawled across the lanes, which was impressive.  We had a scary ride, but DH is a pro and got us home safely with our Princess about 4:30 am.  Now I have to keep putting her in scarves and mittens because she's freezing.

Our Collegeboy arrived from east of the mountains, so everyone who has to travel from out of town is here.  Cooking is started and I'm looking forward to a great day of food and family tomorrow.

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