Ice Ice Baby and Daniel Day-Lewis

by Heligirl on January 19, 2012

in Daily Ramblings

So yesterday we had a big, old snow storm. Lots of snow everywhere. Most everyone stayed home. It was cold, and blowing.

The very beginning of the snow. We got about 4 inches in the end.

Today it turned into an ice storm. I’ve never seen a real ice storm here in Seattle before. It’s rather beautiful if you don’ t have anywhere to go. The icicles are 12 inches long all the way around the house. Great fun to photograph as long as you don’t fall and break your head open on the stairs on the way out the door.

Hubby was home with us yesterday and made it a fun experience, playing in the snow with the kids and keeping us giggling. We were getting a little cabin fever with the kids climbing the walls. They didn’t want to play outside because it was too cold and windy (they’re such pansies about wind). I was grateful for him keeping me laughing.

We’d witnessed a run on toilet paper the day before at Safeway. What is it about a snowstorm and fear of running out of toilet paper? I joked with him that he should go out and get more. That pallet of toilet paper from Costco he got last Sunday wouldn’t be enough to get us through two days. He offered to hold down the fort as I took the trek.

He reached for me dramaticly:

“I will find you. Just stay alive! I WILL find you!!!!” (a-la Last of the Mohicans)

I about peed myself. Thus, toilet paper…


Liz January 19, 2012 at 12:37 pm

I just adore significant others who make obscure movie references. 😀 Mine will do it and I’ll just kind of look at him and go, “I don’t know what that means.” And then we die laughing. 🙂
PS: You keep that dang ice storm. We’re already having “fun” playing around with freezing rain 🙁 The last time I saw weather like this (on the west side) it was 2004 and I was TRYING to get ready for Winter Formal (they postponed it 🙁 )

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January 19, 2012 at 12:49 pm

LOL. Yeah, there’s about a third of an inch of ice on the trees. I just planted a gorgeous new Sunset Red Maple in my backyard in November and I’m going to cry if a branch breaks because of this ice.

As for movie references, my all time favorite to quote is Princess Bride. “Bye kids, have fun storming the castle…”

Mrs Loquacious January 19, 2012 at 7:37 pm

My Hubbs likes to quote song lyrics, which were entirely lost on me even pre-baby brain but is now just a waste of his effort. But good news is that here in Vancouver (BC), our snow has pretty much melted already so there’s no weird rush of people trying to stock up on TP. I did notice, however, the absence of diners in most restaurants. When it snows, the city becomes like a ghost town and everyone holes up at home!
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January 20, 2012 at 7:58 am

LOL! Were Vancouverites a little more reserved in the great toilet paper hording adventure of 2012? I was one of those people holed up at home, but the news here said Seattle was a ghost town too. Luckily we never lost heat or power at our casa.

Mrs Loquacious January 20, 2012 at 11:12 am

Downtown Van didn’t have any problems. Van proper was a bit slick but again, manageable and slightly eerily quiet. I think the suburbs had it the worst though, and I did read of several power lines down and no heat, and all that other brutal stuff nobody wants to deal with on a cold and miserable winter day 😉
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James January 20, 2012 at 12:18 am

That looks like a great experience! That makes me miss those fun snow moments me and my sister had as kids.
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January 20, 2012 at 7:59 am

Thanks James. I was thinking the same thing when I watched the kids. My brother and I would play for HOURS in the snow. The little girl in me still gets excited to see it snowing, even though my stamina for numb fingers and toes is significantly reduced.

SharleneT January 21, 2012 at 9:05 am

We’re still waiting for our winter and just having rain, for now. Frankly, I don’t look forward to that much snow, anymore. But, there’s no question that it is great family fun and I love your snowman. Come visit when you can
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