February 11th, 2019

new day... new storm

The next snow isn't scheduled for another 2 hours.

I wonder if the weather nerds in the northwest aren't just going to implode on themselves before this all plays out.

There appears to be a break towards the end of the week but then another snow storm coming behind that.

The traffic maps this morning show total green (free flowing) with lots of red dots (accidents). A semi of chickens toppled over on I5 and we had a definite free range situation according to Twitter. "Nasty travel around here for the next 24/36 hours and then some for the side roads."

Ok then.

I think I'll go take a shower and then maybe finish up the tiny and then make a bear. Or maybe go over to Uwajimaya. Oh and I need to clean up the kitchen. I'm not feeling very organized today.

THE best text reply ever

My friend, Frank, was set to go to the Virgin Islands on Friday. The snow kept him here until Sunday. He was fine with it because he's a snow lover. But Sunday night we got about twice as much snow as predicted. At 7:30 pm he was still a question mark.

I wondered wondered wondered. He's not a morning person and if he didn't make it out, he would really not me a morning person this morning. So I didn't want to bother him by asking and, possibly, adding insult to injury.

I held out til 9:45. And sent 'did you get out'.

This was the response.

Finally... I got it right

I saw on instagram that Salumi was open. So my Support Your Local Businesses effort got tweaked again. But this time it was perfect. They recently moved from not terribly far away to their currently must more convenient location. They are always packed at lunch. Lines out the door so not very inviting. Today, no line! So I gleefully walked in and was greeted by 3 people with:

Them: "WELCOME!!"
Me: "Thanks and thanks for being open!"
Them: "Well, your coming in tells us the effort was worth it!"

It was a love fest. I got a sandwich and a cookie ad friendly conversation. I had half the sandwich (it was gynormous) and the other half will be perfect for dinner.

I finished the latest tiny thing and I love it.

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I have my tiny 'make kit' now finally organized and perfected. Everything in one tray plus the cutting mat. It fits nicely in the closet and out of sight when not in use. It makes the doing so much more satisfying when it's tidy and I can put it all away so easily.

It's snowing again now. But the temperature is 34 so probably some rain in there, too.

Tonight there is a home owners board meeting and I think I'll go. The one in January was the big annual meeting so this one is really the first one of the year. I quit going because they pissed me off so much and because tonight's meeting will likely do the same it will also likely be my last of the year.

This association is fine financially and that's the really big thing but there are so many smaller, cheaper, easier things they should do and don't. And there are so many stupid things they do. And unless I want to get involved (which I do NOT), it's not very kosher of me to bitch out loud to them. So I just bitch here. I think they are are going to change presidents this year. I hope anyway. That's mainly what I want to go and find out.