Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Snowing Sideways

 Neither my camera nor my phone could really capture the snow whipping around, at least not through the windows and I was staying inside, thank you very much.

Yesterday as quite stormy and from the 90 seconds I spent looking at weather.com com it seems it may have been part of the same system causing the Oregon Cascades to be forecast-ed for a foot or two of the white stuff.  We didn't get a lot more snow, but it did come down sideways and in swirly funnels.  It also made the road a mess.

We were assured by our Les Schwab associate that the chains for Bert would not require laying on the ground which is good, because I don't have any Carhartt overalls.

Bert (my trusty truck) couldn't quite make it all the way up to the house without chains even in 4 low.  We left her on the side of the road over night and went down with the ATV this morning to check it out.  No troubles.  So we chained up the E's unnamed, non-gendered Honda to deliver to a parking lot in town so we can have her available for our trip to Portland later this week.  The drag is that once you get down the road, it's time to take the chains off again.

It's been awhile since I've been into a Les Schwab now they have free wi-fi!

All that said, we couldn't think of a better time to head down the highway to the closest Les Schwab to get chains for Bert... except yesterday morning.  Yesterday morning would have been a better time.


  1. I can see the snow! Wow! you could build some serious snowmen this year!

    1. When we get snow that we can form into a ball, snowmen *will* be made! This stuff is just too dry most of the time :( Of course, that's probably what makes it pretty easy to drive in, so...


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