We couldn't have planned it better. Here we were, coming off the MLK day holiday, groaning that we had to go to work. I figured my boss wouldn't let us see the inauguration, and we were expecting bad weather. Well, we woke up to ~3" of the white stuff, with work and schools cancelled! Above is snow on the holly trees, a snowman I made for Dommy, and a view of our patio furniture in the backyard.
Although three inches is nothing, they didn't plow the sideroads at all, and the high temp was only 26 degrees, so the black ice was an issue. I think another big part of the puzzle for us is that the roads are really narrow and everyone parks their fancy cars on the street. In the U.P., there are fewer Lexuses and BMWs on the roads, and they have to park in designated areas for the plows. Here they have more narrow, twisty streets, and they're full of expensive rigs, so the plows only hit the major roads (if they even get them). Because of the snow day, Dommy and I got to stay home and watch the inauguration from start to finish, making us proud Americans for sure (except all the nonsense about Michelle Obama's wardrobe).
Grant enjoyed the snow with his best friend Kylie, while we all took a "sled" ride around the neighborhood. I inventetd a sled from Dommy's carseat together with a nice cardboard box and some clothesline--just like downtown!