Trudging through snow

Even though the roads and sidewalks have been slick, Melody and I have been walking around in the snow to go to the store, hang out at a coffee shop, etc. The snow we got during the week only went away a little bit and we got more last night, to the point where there's about 6" on the ground right now, and the snow has started back up.

There are several kids sledding on the hilly streets, as well as people going by on their skis. We'll see how long the snow will hang around. Hopefully things will be fine when we drive to Spokane on Wednesday.

Yesterday we wandered down to a bank to meet up with the owners of the property next door to sign a copy of the short plat plan which will be submitted to the city. There were apparently a couple of inquiries to the city before the comment period started, but it sounds as if there weren't any comments or appeals, which is why the neighbor's representative is ready to submit the plans. We needed to be there to sign the copies with a notary. It's funny that we were just thinking that we hadn't heard from our neighbor, and were wondering if the deal would fall through. The transaction will probably close next month.

One of the people we were meeting said he was following a car down a slight hill and saw it hit a patch of black ice, bounce against the curb, then continue on. He said that he then followed and proceeded to do the same thing.

Apparently today some golf courses are open. When Melody first read that out loud, I was thinking of my Uncle Easy who would golf through all but the most torrential rains. However, the courses are open today for sledding, not golfing.

I took a couple pictures this morning of how things looked in our back yard.

 Snow on our western hemlock and our birch trees

Snow on our western hemlock and our birch trees

 Snow on birdbath

Snow on birdbath