Seattle, Snow, and Walking down a Big Hill

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Yesterday, I channeled Scott of the Antarctic. Familiar with his last words, "I am stepping outside and I will be back in a moment" ?

Living on a hill is not conducive to a leisurely walk to work when a snow storm hits Seattle. Walking the 2 miles to work downhill is challenging, the uphill portion is worse! I felt pretty optimistic as I viewed Queen Anne Avenue North on my way home but I was pretty cranky when i got to the top!

I also discovered, much to my chagrin, that my so-called "weather-proof" gloves from REI must have been referring to tropical weather, as i had frozen digits when I arrived at work.

I was hoping for a hero's welcome when I walked into the ActiveRain office. No such luck!  A little mirth, and then back to work.

Seattle is not geared for snow.

1) people have no idea how to drive in snow

2) we don't salt the roads

3) We have a really hilly topography

4) we go to pieces when the the little, white flurries come down

We are much better suite for gray skies and rain! I am very happy today is the normal grizzle (a hybrid of gray and drizzle peculiar to the Seattle area).


Comments (5)

Sharon Lord
Maracay Homes - Peoria, AZ
New Home Advisor

Kate  - that is just CRAZY!!!  We were in Seattle the 1st weekend of December - it was too cold THEN for us, I can't imagine cold AND snowy!  Stay warm!!!

Jan 20, 2012 10:08 AM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Kate, you are right, my cousin lives in Seattle - and had no power for 3 should move to Boston and learn how to live in

Jan 20, 2012 10:50 AM
Kate Yackley
Seattle, WA

Praful-super no thanks! Went to seminar in Cambridge at the MIT Institute in the deep of winter of and my little old west coast coat was USELESS :)

Jan 23, 2012 04:58 AM
Lee & Pamela St. Peter
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices YSU Realty: (919) 645-2522 - Raleigh, NC
Making Connections to Success in Real Estate

Kate, I'm just dropping by to wish you a happy birthday today!  Was sweet seeing your lovely smile highlighted today in the Daily Drop!  Hope you have a fabulous day - ('snowless' too!)


Feb 23, 2012 11:22 PM
Kate Yackley
Seattle, WA

Awww thank you :)

Feb 24, 2012 01:07 AM