Thursday, February 11, 2010

Winter in Washington

This winter is certainly one for the record books.  In the past few days, we have had two record snowfalls and the USG has been off for four days.  The road conditions around here have been terrible.  Road crews have seldom been faced with this much snow at one time.  Our first snow storm brought us about 16 inches; the second one brought about 8 -- but this one had the bonus of high winds so we have drifts to deal with in addition to the snow.  This morning the sun is out bright -- but the temperature is only in the low teens.  With the wind, that means a minus number of some kind.  I guess we'll wait to go tackle the snow.

With nothing but time on my hands this week, I have been watching the old Robin Hood series starring Richard Greene.  For those of you old enough to remember the series, spending hours watching the 143 episodes was a lot of fun and brought back a lot of memories.  The old series really did pack quite a lot into the 30-minute timeframe.  The writing was very good -- and some of the lines are classic.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Washington in Winter

Every time it snows in Washington, I am reminded how beautiful this city is when covered with a pure white layer of snow.  Last night and early this morning, the snow fell and clung to all the trees and buildings.  It looked like frosting on a cake -- absolutely gorgeous.  And of course no camera in sight!  I'll have to work on that!

The roads were in very good shape this morning as I drove into the office, amidst the announcement of school closings and such.  I know that the main roads were good to go, but the neighborhood streets were a different story.  We had about 6 inches of the beautiful white stuff -- soft and billowy -- easy to sweep and a perfect texture for a snowman or snowball!  Too bad it was time to be off to work.