Snow day

Anticipating a couple days without school and childcare, Edie (Fiona’s mom) organized an impromptu group of activities. All the kids went to one house and did crafts this morning, then they all came to our house for foosball, ping pong, trampoline, snow cone-making and a movie.

Fiona, Eva and Iris:

It continued to snow all afternoon, the view from my office:

We lost power for about 15 seconds which may be foreshadowing a longer outage if the coming rain turns into freezing rain.

By 4pm the snow seems to be about done. 13 inches/33cm. This is the most snow I’ve experienced in my 22 years in Seattle.

5:47pm: It’s official, Seattle Schools are closed tomorrow.

Snow Part 3 has begun

Schools have already been closed for tomorrow, the snow started right on time and we’re expecting 1-2 inches tonight then a bigger storm tomorrow night. Schools may be closed all week!

We invited a bunch of neighbors over so the 13 (!) kids could all watch a movie while the adults had cocktails.

Havana had Hanna sleepover and Eva had Fiona and Iris sleepover. Hudson spent the night at Bowie’s.

Snowpocalypse 2019

We woke up to 6+ inches of snow, the most snow in Seattle since December 1996 (a few months before I moved here).

Ohana spent the night with us and we had cinnamon rolls for breakfast. Hudson spent the night at Tobin’s last night and we didn’t see him all day while he went sledding, thanks to his new waterproof boots, and having snowball fights. Too much Fortnite too, I assume.

I drove Havana to Hanna’s house in the afternoon and the non-arterial roads were still slippery.

After a bit of discussion with our staff we decided to open the brewery at 4pm. There was a line of people outside before 4 waiting to get some beer! #beerculture

I decided to break out the sous vide machine and make steaks for dinner. The kids weren’t impressed but I thought they were great. I want to do more.

We’re expecting more snow tomorrow and I doubt schools will be open on Monday or Tuesday. Then more snow Thursday/Friday!

Gay’s Annual Hill Climb for Beer

Gay went with members of the WA Brewer’s Guild to Olympia today to talk to our representatives about beer. She got to see Nicole Macri who kicked off her campaign at Optimism and she met, Frank Chopp, the Speaker of the House, who has never met with the Guild before but did because he heard that “someone from Optimism would be here.”

The Washington Brewers Guild hosted its annual Legislative Hill Climb on Jan. 28, 2019 to spread the good word of Washington craft beer.
— Read on www.brewersassociation.org/activities/wbg-2018-hill-climb/