Tuesday, January 16, 2007
We woke up this morning to snow. We have 3 or
4 inches I'd guess. That's not much for places that
normally get snow, but it's a lot for Portland. When
I lived in MN and WI, 3 inches was nothing. Life
went on as usual. 3 inches in Portland and the city
shuts down. In MN the roads get plowed and salted,
and the sidewalks get shoveled. In Portland, I think
most homeowners do not even own a snow shovel.
I just looked up and down my street and not a single
person has shoveled their sidewalk.
Needless to say, getting through snow in a manual chair
isn't easy. And since people do not shovel the snow here,
it's harder to get around here when we get 3 inches than it
was there when we got 12 inches.
My daughter and I were at the store the other day and
we saw a cheap sled for $3.00. I bought it for her because
the last time it snowed the cardboard she tried didn't work
well. Plus I figured if I bought a sled, it wouldn't ever snow
in Portland again!
My daughter went out first thing this morning sliding down
the driveway. I actually had a desire to go out with her. If
I had my iBOT, I definitely would have been out there.
Probably not for long, but I'm sure we would have had
some fun. Instead, I watched her from the porch.
Then one of her friends called and they went to the park
together. I took a nap. :D
P.S. I can't go up to Seattle tomorrow as I had planned
because of the snow. Ordering the iBOT has been delayed
yet again because of the weather. :(