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My goodness it has been a weekend!


Hello friends!


So it all sort of started Thursday. I live near Seattle. Seattle gets rain, but snow is generally rare. We might get an inch or two each winter. It lasts a day. Everyone stays home and when it melts we go about our business.
Because snow is rare, people don’t put snow tires on their cars in winter. Most people don’t own chains. Cities only have a few snow plows. Add this to a very hilly landscape and drivers inexperienced with snow driving.... well, it only takes a couple inches to shut down the city.
A few days ago a local weather celebrity, Cliff Mass predicted a BIG snow event was headed our way. Cliff isn’t a TV weather man. He is a well respected professor of atmospheric sciences at the University of Washington. His forecasts are often spot on. So when Cliff started saying expected snow accumulations would range from 6 inches to over a foot....

Seattlites started FREAKING out!


The “Market Friday” Bit

I left the office early on Thursday and finished my work day in the home cube. Around 6pm I popped down to the store to pick up supplies ahead of the snow. Apparently EVERYONE had the same idea!

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Lines of people at the grocery store like a hurricane coming for Christmas.

ALL THE FOOD WAS GONE!!!

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Dammit! No toasted sandwiches for me!

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The potato and onion rush of 2019

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I am not really sure why people bought all the water. Just melt the snow!

It was fairly unnerving seeing the store shelves bare. All over the city friends were sharing similar photos. It’s like people were preparing for weeks of being house bound.

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The important stuff

👆🏻I got the supplies I needed then went home to wait for the snow.


IT ARRIVED!!!

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This is NOT photoshopped.

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Things got serious quickly.

By Friday evening we had about 6 inches of snow. The city was closed. On Saturday people were skiing and snowshoeing on our street and kids were building snowmen and sledding.


We Marie Kondo’d our basement and built IKEA furniture. 😂🤣

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OMG, moving or cleaning?

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IKEA construction success!

OK, let’s see this snow.

The “Wednesday Walk” Bit.

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Porch snow.

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Street snow

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Tree snow

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Driveway snow

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Feet snow

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House snow

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Dog snow. (He is SUPER displeased.)

Sunday brought more snow!


The “Sublime Sunday” Bit

Today started clear, but the threat of more snowed loomed. In preparation, I walked to the grocery store for a few more supplies. Then I quickly shoveled a path from our house to the garbage and recycle bins (with all of Saturday’s cleaning some items needed to be taken out). About an hour after I finished the snow returned. We’ve probably gained another 4 inches since late this afternoon.

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Snow is meant to continue through the night.

Calling tomorrow a SNOW DAY!!!


The Steem Silver Gold Bit

To top off the fun filled weekend, today I purchased a gorgeous piece of silver. @raybrockman was selling pieces from his personal collection. I snagged a 3oz star created by @pit-bullion. I can’t wait to get this baby home. ☺️

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3oz, .999 Fine, number 5

All in all, a lovely and productive weekend!


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OMG!!! You outdid yourself!!! And so did your weather!! I have been away in the Caribbean, so I didn't know it snowed there! That is totally unheard of, isn't it?

Washington, DC had 24 inches of snow a couple of years back (unheard of!! We hardly get any snow!) and the shelves looked exactly like that! I was amazed that people acted as they would never eat again! LOL

I am always prepared with my own frozen concoctions, however, the snow melted in about two and a half days. LOL They we had too much water.

Just cannot win. I hope you have dug out by now and thank you for posting in the #MarketFriday tag! I loved it and you did it ever so awesomely!So thank you!!! For the time, effort and patience to put it all together.

Upped and Steemed

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Wow that's some crazy weather, i rather our storms. The store look like that here when a hurricane is coming.

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It did look like hurricane prepping. Lol so dumb! I walked to the store two days later in the snow and all the food was back though, so YAY! And working from home in my pajamas all day has been a delight!

hahaha that's hilarious. It happened in Portland, too. And you know what's funny? Portland ran out of KALE!!!

Keep Portland weird hahaha.

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Ahhhhh!!!!! I saw the kale thing!! Oh Portland. 😂☺️

One of Seattle’s more rich soccer mom neighborhoods had a kale shortage too. My hood just onions and potatoes.... add some rocks and we’ll have soup for days! 😂🤣🤣

It's been an adventure... and it's not over yet! I've watched kids sledding through the alley behind our place, cross country skiers down the middle of roads and snowmen with odd features like celery for noses... likely because the carrots were all sold out at the grocery store!

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😂🤣 I am totally home cubing today. Hoping that the next round comes in as snow too!

Yep total rampage. Its snowing here now, suppose to get 6-10" then an ice storm tomorrow. Yeah...... Not.

Nice Pit star, wish I was around i wouldve grabbed it.

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Ice storm! I have only seen an ice storm once. That it is super uncommon here. Stay safe over there. I know your job doesn’t have the luxury of just calling in.

Wow, what an event for your area! Love the night-time shot looking out your door! 😊
And an awesome 3-ounce star! Whoo hooo!

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Whoo hoo! Ray’s coin shop is always a good time.

The weather forecaster are saying another major snow storm is headed in. The skies look very ominous this morning. Maybe today is the day to build a snowman. ☺️

What no pile of "extra" pieces from IKEA build?!?! Haha!

Large amounts of snow are no joke. Stay safe and warm @dfinney.

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OMG, I think I can build a totally unique piece of furniture with all the ikea "extras" I have! 😭

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IKEA MacGyver.

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Summer took what I was gonna say! He’s right though! Our pile could be a whole other unit! 😂🤣

I howled when you showed all the sold-out water!
Now thaz some funny stuff! 🤣🤣🤣 Westcoast folks freak the fo when we get a little snow on the ground.

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Maybe they thought the snow would cause an earthquake? 😂🤣🤣 Seriously though... even if the power went out there would STILL BE WATER. And of course snow IS water.

People are too much. 😄

Snow is coming, everybody RUN (to the store for bread)!
That star is like you, a star! Also I was reading it wrong, I thought it was a 5oz #3. It is awesome though, nice score.

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Thanks. ☺️
And guess what store.... we can make our own bread!

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This loaf was not baked by me. 😂🤣😂

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Oh snap! I thought that was one of your loaves. :(

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It’s a Phil loaf. 😂

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Baaaahahahah, so you have to wait until just before it is stale to eat it all? 😂😂😂

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Bugger that! Eating a fresh slice now. 😂🤣
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You are the king of photoshop!
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Howdy from Texas dfinney! Wow you guys really got it this time..and it made such a fun and interesting post, great job!

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Howdy to you! I am suspecting no snow in Texas? ☺️ Thank you for popping past and for your kind comment.

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howdy again dfinney! Well in Texas it is about as rare as can be and I haven't seen a single snowflake for years. If it did snow it would be very light and not last a day I'm sure. I didn't know it was so rare near Seatle but it's nice not to have to fool with it all winter, it probably mostly has alot of rainy weather in the winter time right? Hopefully not much ice?
That poor little dog looked like he or she was too short legged to get through it easily!

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The little dog’s legs are way to short for the snow. That photo was under a tree so the snow wasn’t too deep, but the poor fellow had snow up to his face in other spots. It is tough being a dachshund. ☺️

We have only had an ice storm here once in my memory. Usually the winter is just one drizzling day after another with a few days of blue skies tossed in for fun. ☺️

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oh the poor guy! lol...well it's good exercise and it doesn't happen often. I like your take on the weather.."a few days of blue skies tossed in for fun" lol. Have you lived there a long time?

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I moved away for about 9 years, but grew up here and returned in 2007. I am super local. 😄

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super local! lol. that's a cool way of putting it. Where did you move to and why did you want to come back?

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Traveled a lot for work. Via my travels met an Australian. Married him. Moved to Australia. Convinced him eventually to come here. It just ended up being easiest to establish roots in a place I had already grown. ☺️

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That shelving looks really good with all that vinyl on it

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@gdwcoins.... not only is it vinyl, but much is SKA vinyl. 😄

Living only a few hundred North of you we got that dump of a few lovely inches of snow too. I have the next few days of anyway. Almost everything ground to a halt. Looks Pretty.

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How’s the conditions at your place? Our thaw has started but we are still house bound! Lol I need a sleigh.

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I'm in the process of getting another dump. I don't have to go anywhere tonight, just to get some recovery time and comment on some posts, darn I'm already down to 80% SP.

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Woah... No food at the supermarket, that must be a worrying sight! Time to start drawing straws to see who gets eaten first!

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Not me! Too much gristle. 😂🤣🤣

Funny I got 10-12 inches and we are almost no impact here.

And I gave you a full upvote - you are now tainted with my Drugwars money!!

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Ahhhh I got a 100% from both of your accounts I see. It’s like I am standing in a hot steeming shower of your drugwars money. 😂🤣😂

Thank you! ☺️

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That’s a lot of snow for a place that seldom gets snow no surprise it slowed everything down
Stay safe and warm

Thanks for joining Wednesday Walk !tip

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Thanks. Soon we will be basking under grey rainy skies again. 😄

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Ohh yes we just have to stay positive and wait for it :)

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Wow you really did get a good covering of snow! I know what you mean about panic buying though, in the UK we are masters of that - the slightest hint of bad weather and the supermarket shelves are stripped bare. I had to laugh just a few backs when we had a little snow forecast - and one supermarket was in the news - not because it was emptied of goods, but because the panic buyers left it a little too late and got caught in the market while the snow started - two to three hours it took some to get out of the supermarket car park! Oh, and the snow was so little the roads were not blocked at all.

Some lovely snowy views though, I really like when the snow settles on trees in that way - it makes for a wonderful view. I am surprised the dog was not enjoying the snow - most of the time they love playing around in it!

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People got trapped at the market during the snow? 🤣😂🤣🤣 That is exactly the type of thing that would happen here too! ☺️ We might get more snow this weekend. Folks are already panicking even though it is just a possibility.

Have a most lovely day @c0ff33a