Thursday, December 21, 2006

Catch Up

I thought I'd put on some pictures that aren't about Hawaii and catch up with what's been going on in Washington...

First, the snow. As you probably know, it snowed quite a bit for here the week after Thanksgiving. These are the best pictures I have. It really only snowed maybe 4" here, but you are reminded how many hills there are when they are all icy. (The pictures are of our back deck)

This next picture is suppose to be of the snow. It was actual real snow, not the wet rain we normally get here. You can really see the snow flakes in the regular size picture, but I don't know if you can see them too well in this one. Sorry...

Now for the wind storm last week...The power was out for about 36 hours at our house. We really didn't have to throw that much away...all the milk products and stuff that was close to being dead anyway. We were lucky. There are still about 80,000 people without power right now. They are saying that some of them won't have power until after Christmas. Whole substations were destroyed in this storm. We really lucked out. Our house was protected...along with our friends. There are trees down all over the place, but - knock on wood - none on our street. Here's a picture of our branch on our roof that I was worried about. Nothing to worry about...

Now how to get it down without falling off the roof...

And, finally, I had to show you how nice our door looks with the Christmas wreath...


That's so cute!!

Hawaii pictures are coming...we're getting them organized and getting the ones from our friends who where there too. Keep checking back!

3 comments:

Julie said...

Very nice wreath Ashley!

Jess said...

I am loving the wreath against the red door. Very pretty!

You guys have had some crazy weather this year. I think we have had the same amount of snow. Who would have guessed?

Again, I am glad that you guys are okay and have power. That's sad that some do not have power and may not even for Christmas :( Hopefully a miracle will happen and they will work quicker than expected.

Stay warm!

Laura said...

I'm glad I have another blog to check in on! I loved catching up on your life for the past year!