Thursday December 18th 2008, 6:28 pm
Filed under: Family

“They didn’t plow the highway this side of Point of the Mountain, Dad, I’m going to miss my flight!…

They delayed my flight!…


And she made it! Yay! Merry Christmas! Welcome home! To semi-sunny California, where it was cold enough it could have snowed here last night too.  Our heater huffed and it puffed, and it blew the front of the house to a balmy 61.4 degrees F in the living room.

Could y’all throw some snowballs for us out there, if you’ve got the makings?  Freezer scrapings just don’t have that certain oomph, and I think the Bay Area’s done as good a job as it can do.

(Ed. to add: My husband’s offer letter for the job here promised, in writing, “No home delivery of snow.”  We were shoveling snow higher than the top of our garage–sold!  Take it!  We did.  But our kids missed out on the whole build-a-snowman or make-a-snow-angel experience, which left me a little wistful at times.)

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Trade ya!We’re expecting six to twelve inches of snow during the day into evening tomorrow.And I can gaurantee that it will be no where near 60 degrees any time soon at all.Enjoy your family and your Christmas!!

Comment by Kim 12.18.08 @ 6:37 pm

I know exactly how you felt: DH brought me to Louisiana from NJ in a balmy February. He could have talked me into anyplace warm just then. VBG!

Comment by Barbara-Kay 12.18.08 @ 9:09 pm

The first February after we moved to Virginia, we got something like 6 feet of snow! I’m from Georgia and after the initial delight (meaning after I’d had to shovel the drive a couple of times), I’m pretty much over snow. I’ve put my foot down and said that I just can’t do any farther north than this.

Comment by Alison 12.19.08 @ 5:56 am

I await snow on Sunday. I love the stuff.

Comment by Channon 12.19.08 @ 7:09 am

Haha, if I could bring a few snowballs back to the bay area when I fly home on Sunday I certainly would. Southern Wisconsin got several inches last night and it’s supposed to keep snowing the entire weekend… gah!

Comment by Jenny 12.19.08 @ 7:27 am

Snowballs will be thrown in your honour! We are in the midst of a snow storm, although the weather people calling it “Snow-mageddon” are a little off. Come on people! we’re Canadain and it’s December! What do you expect?

Comment by Sandra 12.19.08 @ 8:43 am

“Snow-mageddon?” seriously. I thought it was a point of national pride for Canadians to show distain for snow. When I lived in upstate NY, it was that way. On the other hand, newscasters are always looking for ways to make their reports sound more interesting than they are. We lived in the bay area of CA for a while, near AlisonH, and it was funny to watch the many different ways the weather people came up with to describe “sunny and beautiful.”

Comment by Laura 12.19.08 @ 8:51 am

Good thing you have woolies to keep y’all warm!
Oh, I do pine for a bit of snow. Sigh.

Comment by Toni Smoky-Mountains 12.19.08 @ 10:53 am

if I could I would, we have plenty and enough to share here in Michigan today :-}

Comment by Diana Troldahl 12.19.08 @ 11:09 am

Snow is good. Snow in the mountains that can be visited and left behind and that doesn’t have to be shovelled in order to go to work seems like it might be even better 🙂

Comment by Jocelyn 12.19.08 @ 11:23 am

WE have plenty of snow, I wish you had it.

Comment by sherry in idaho 12.20.08 @ 10:51 am

I used to love our snowy Christmases when we lived in Cleveland! Here in the UK our Christmases just tend to be drizzley!

Comment by Anna 12.20.08 @ 2:25 pm

We had instant winter yesterday! 10 inches in as many hours.

Comment by karin 12.20.08 @ 3:38 pm

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