Monday, November 22, 2010

It’s beginning to look a lot like…

…winter.

Dropped into Seattle last Saturday, and snow followed. It started this afternoon and has started snowing harder all evening.  We’ve had friends drop in who couldn’t get home with the ice and traffic snarls on the roads, get a bit of  warm drink and food, and then off  into the snow again.

The airport is a mess as well, a plane slid into the safety zone at the end of the runway.  Security was noticeably higher at the weekend, new notices that printer toner cartridges wouldn’t be permitted and additional agents at the gates doing checks.  Activists are calling for a National Opt-Out Day against the body scanners on Wednesday – the day I’m travelling back to the UK.  Should be lovely.

In the meantime, it’s a good time to chill out, stay warm, catch up on a bit of work, and brew some extra coffee. 

I talked with a friend back in Maastricht today – it sounds like the river rose remarkably earlier in the week.  Stayed in the banks through town, but threatened shoreline homes in Itteren and other outlying areas?  I remember considering an apartment there – would have been a real worry to be snowed in and get news that the place had flooded.

‘should be a wonderful winter.

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