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Tue, Nov. 23rd, 2010, 04:08 pm
Seattle Snow and Ice

For my global friends, this is why snow in Seattle paralyzes the area, and why I've been staying at home (on paid snow days!) instead of at work the last couple of days :) Put simply, the problem is that Seattle isn't flat. You couldn't pay me to drive on these slopes! :)

(Notice that quite a few of these vehicles are four-wheel-drive, and/or have chains. Even the bus has chains. I didn't shoot the video, it's just one that was uploaded to youtube recently)

After my snow adventure, I thought it would be prudent to wash the car immediately even though it was midnight and the temperature was below freezing (which makes it a particularly unpleasant job. I actually had to start by washing the icicles off the wash-brush!) so that I could get the car under wraps and store it safely in case it snowed. Which it did - within hours of me finishing! The perfect timing vindicated the unpleasantness :)

Wed, Nov. 24th, 2010 03:00 am (UTC)

If I were the envious type I would sooo envy you right now :-)

It's also, as always, heartening to hear of a fine car being treated as it should be. Go you!