Another SNOW DAY!

No School again!  Yipeee!  (not that I don’t like school, of course)

  Whatever will I do?

The winds feel ferocious outside.  The drifts are bigger than I’ve ever seen them here in Haines–but nothing like the drifts in Barrow, or Unalakleet–which can get HUGE drifts over night.weather satellite03_06_2007

I need to buy a new shovel and uncover the tank in the back of the house before the snow gets hard to dig.

Holly has already started the laundry–yesterday we deep cleaned the kitchen and I worked on taxes.  Today I also want to take some shots around town of the various houses and buildings in the snow–maybe I’ll do some drive-by shootings.

It’s warmer than yesterday, but the visibility is lower.  Here’s a paste:

Detailed Local Forecast

How to Read This

  • Today: Windy. Snow this morning will mix with rain at times this afternoon. High 38F. Winds NNW at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of precip 70%. Snow accumulating 4 to 6 inches.
  • Tonight: Cloudy with rain and snow. Low 34F. Winds ESE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of precip 80%.
  • Tomorrow: Cloudy with rain and snow. High 39F. Winds E at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of precip 70%.
  • Tomorrow night: Rain and snow in the evening transitioning to snow showers late. Low 29F. NE winds shifting to NW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precip 60%.
  • Thursday: Rain mixed with snow. Highs in the low 30s and lows in the upper 20s.
  • Friday: Chance of a few snow showers. Highs in the upper 20s and lows in the low 20s.
  • Saturday: Snow showers possible. Highs in the upper 20s and lows in the mid 20s.

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Keep warm, and find something productive to do.

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We’re staying Busy!

Luke Painting Holly did some water painting with the boys (mostly with Mark, age 4).  Luke helped a bit too. 

They also listened to a Lenard Bernstein production of Peter and the Wolf with the full orchestra.  Mark instantly named all the characters when he heard their melodies, which is cool.  You can perhaps see the snow in the corner, which is about 5/8 up the window.

IMG_0092 I’m backing up about 150 gigs worth of photos for the year onto my new eSata 750 GB HD using a firewire 250GB Maxtor drive as the source.  I’m just about to head out to Lutak Lumber to get the new shovel I’ve needed for more than a week.  If ever there was a week in which I’d need a shovel, this is it!