"the nicest and the sweetest days are not those on which anything very splendid or wonderful or exciting happens, but just those that bring simple pleasure, following one another softly, like pearls slipping off a string." Lucy Maud Montgomery
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Recent National news reports....
have been unkind regarding our recent "Snowmagedden"
they seem to be implying that we Washingtonians
(I'm a native New Yorker but I will claim Washington as my home)...
are a "big bunch of sissies" when it comes to snow and ice.
I'll have to agree with them, but in my defense...this area is impossible when it snows and then we have an ice storm on top. There are many, many hills and overpasses...think San Francisco in an ice storm. Also, we are completely unprepared since the city only owns a few snow plows (Seattle) and the airport doesn't like to spend money on de-icers, well, neither does the city for that matter. They are too green to de-ice or pre-treat before an ice storm, no salt or sand either so you are just dumb out of luck....yeah, we're wimps!