Tuesday, November 23, 2010

First snow of the year

Well, the first snow of the year came last night, and with it a massive arctic front that quickly turned that little dusting of snow to ice.

Much to my dismay, I discovered that the zipper on the screen room closest to the deck had frozen solid, making it a necessity to go around to the front to enter whenever I wanted to grab something out of one of the cabinets or the chest freezer on the deck.

Ended up driving the truck in to work today, unlike the main highways and city streets, the little two-laner roads on the island don't usually get plowed or de-iced, or even graveled when the snow shows up, and the big off-road M+S tires and four wheel drive on the truck is always a better option than playing slip-n-slide with the Ford on icy roads!


  1. No snow here yet in the valley of SW lower Michigan, but it is cold enough. In the 20's with windchills in the teens. Could see some snow Friday.

  2. We've not hand any more snow since what had fallen in that picture. We've had evening temps in the teens and highs in the low 30s.

    With luck, the cold weather will wrap up in another day and Oregon will once again be soggy and wet.