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February 12, 2010



In D.C., we're finally back at work after an impromptu four+ days off. We live at a corner and the snow emergency route has been cleared, but not the cross street. We've done two digging-outs of our parallel-parked car and the berm next to it now reaches its roof. I'd say that's the biggest problem when a city gets hit with storms of this size -- there's just nowhere to put all the snow.

But, as a basement dweller, I hate to contemplate what's gonna happen when it all melts...


We finally were able to go back to work today. You look outside and it's like being on the moon - snow is OK but I like to see the evergreens and boxwood contrasting with it. Some stores have been having employees shovel the roofs off to take the snow load weight off the buildings. The plowing will probably continue to go on into next week but there isn't any place to put the snow. I do not like "Mr. Winter" this year :-(
It's a shame no one has come up with a way to use snow - like melt it and recycle the water for something. If you could spin it and knit with it - we'd all be clicking our heels...


I to live outside Washington DC in the suburbs of Virginia. Finally got back to work today after 4 days at home (but I was working from home), but it took me 2 1/2 hr. to get home tonight. Must be payback for not going in this week. The snow is everywhere, I have 5 ft drifts in my front yard, and the thought of more snow (oh'no)!


I live 5 miles from Dulles airport. I had to go to work on Monday, but not until noon (I work in a Doctor's office). I only work Monday and Friday, so I also went to work today. I too was glad to get out of the house. I did get a lot of knitting done. Diane is right about if snow could be knitted we would all be clicking our heels.

Erin Walsh

I miss that sense of community. Having moved from Indiana ten years ago to Chicago, I'm often homesick for that feeling of being part of something. My kids don't know the mailman, the grocery store clerk, the gas station guy...all of the people that were part of my "extended family" growing up in the country.


We (me, partner & one daughter) were supposed to take off from Midway airport at 12:35 on Tuesday for San Diego to meet my other daughter & her family for an extended family vacation. Because of the predicted snow storm, our flight was canceled. Fortunately, it happened just as I was online getting our boaarding passes so I found out right away & we were able to rebook to an earlier flight. Unfortunately, that earlier flight was at 7:30 which meant getting up at 3:30! Spending time with the grands at Legoland was worth it however. It rained Tuesday night here (Carlsbad) & rain was forecast for Wed (never happened). Temps have been in the 60's low 70's & mostly sunny (some overcast). We spent 2 days at Legoland, one day at the Fleet Science Museum in SD & one day just hanging out at the beach. Tomorrow it's Sea World & then Monday, the grands (& their parents too, of course) are headed back to Palo Alto & we head back to the cold & snow. I see now why people like to live here but it was spending almost a whole week with family that really meant a lot!


I'm so jealous of your Legoland fun! And good weather....

Virginia S Accurso

I too live in the country and love it. After living in Anchorage AK from 1995 to 2002....its definitely a change for the better. Now I live in NE MA in the country where its peaceful on 2.69 acres (one day maybe I'll have a sheep or goat). Its snowing here this morning and we're going to have to plow the driveway. Supposed to get 4 to 6 inches.

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