Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Snow Day

I had originally planned to post this last week, but, as always, my life got away from me and here I am attempting to post it a week later.

Here are some photos of our huge storm last week.  Huge meaning church was cancelled on Sunday and work was cancelled on Monday.  I think it was actually the largest snow fall in one day in DC in recorded history.  Neat.

We were snowed in all weekend.  As an added bonus and a pre-Christmas (excuse me, ahem, pre-Holiday) gift, the government and Georgetown Law gave us yesterday off.

Not that we could have made it to work anyhow:

Our branch of the red line was closed.

The one snow plow in Montgomery county still has not made it to our street. 

We do not have an SUV.

Even if we had walked to where it's cleared, taxi cab drivers like to capitalize on such times and have temporarily raised their rates through the roof.

Thank goodness GULC follows the federal government inclement weather policy.  It wouldn't have been a true snow day without my Blake.

For those of you that are wondering, we did in fact have a Christmas tree.  I love it.  I think I'd want to keep it up year round if this darned humid climate hadn't already made it smell like mildew.
For those of you who want to see more Christmas pictures of our house, you can go to my other blog (private).

We thought this was ironic.  As if anyone could park here anytime.

Here is my Blake, all bundled up, braving the front walks for the THIRD TIME.

Our car.  Hello little side mirror.

Red Christmas House.

Our side yard.

More of the side yard at the beginning of the day.  By the end of the day the bench was completely covered and the snow reached halfway up that fence.

This is what it looked like when we opened our front door.  It took some finagling to get us out.

Looking down our street at all of the snow-swaddled (look at me, using my Christmas words!) cars.

This is what I look like when I haven't showered or changed out of my pajamas for two days.  Gimme a break...we were snowed in...

We had to spend quite a bit of time breaking icicles off of our bushes and plants so that they wouldn't snap in half.


  1. I remember those days. They just don't do snow days out here, it seems. I grew up with them and really miss them! What I do not miss is shoveling out 3 feet of snow. That is exhausting, especially when it is so dang HEAVY!