This is pure snow ! Do you know what the street value of this neighborhood is ?
Christina and I are experiencing our very first nor'easter and, boy, it's dumping quite a bit of snow. We're at over 2 feet and rising. And the howling wind [gusts of over 50 mph, apparently] makes me all the more grateful that I'm inside and don't need to leave the house for the next few days; I hope all the homeless people managed to make it into a shelter.
It looks like the pipes supplying water to our kitchen tap are frozen -- when you turn on the tap, you get a big fat lot of nothing. Doing some spelunking in the basement didn't reveal much other than a pipe next to a broken window that appeared to be steaming but we couldn't really investigate any further because it's in a locked section of the basement. At least the water is still running in the bathroom and we have power; let's hope that continues to be the case.
Pity the snow can't be put to better use, like snowboarding. It'd be perfect for it -- it's light, dry and fluffy, just the right sort of thing for throwing up roostertails. Meanwhile, my old stomping ground, the Mt. Baker Ski Area, is hurting for snow.