Waking up this morning, we were all stunned to find nearly six inches of snow had fallen overnight here in the valley, and was still falling, with bone-chilling winds whipping up drifts throughout the day. Enough to make some of the windows frosty around the edges, and looking out, like a holiday picture postcard. By the end of the day the snowfall here had reached nearly a foot. Quite a surprise! The weather forcasters apparently never saw it coming either because no warnings had been issued, which might explain why the snowplows weren't running and the roads were so trecherous. (A few cars passing through our neighborhood ended up in the ditch). The Mister attempted to drive to work, but gave up after a truck jack-knifed on the highway backing up traffic for miles. It really was not safe to be driving and I was relieved when he turned back around and came home. Schools and roads were closed, and the company Christmas dinner we were planning to attend tonight was also cancelled, so we are just hunkering down here with our quilts and hot cocoa. Brrr... It is supposed to drop down to 9 degrees tomorrow night with predictions of staying fridgidly cold until Monday. We are keeping our fingers crossed that our pipes don't freeze. In the meantime, this storm is said to be moving north. Hopefully, our Portland and Seattle friends will fare better. Stay safe everyone!