This was not my intended first post today. Michael had a doctor's appointment in North Bend, about 28 miles south of us, at 8:00 this morning. As you know, we live on the coast in the mild temperature zone since we are so far south. This morning was unlike anything we had seen here before. Needless to say, Michael was late for his appointment. A semi truck had stopped in the lane to put on tire chains and being a 2 lane highway there was constant traffic coming from the south. Winter had attacked with a fury overnight. Most drivers were not prepared for the road conditions. Thank goodness we drive a tank, a Chevrolet Malibu made of metal in the USA, with front wheel drive.
After living in Portland for 50 years, I can hear the weatherman saying "would you believe it is snowing at the beach?". Mother Nature struck us!!
Maybe this is when I should say Merry Christmas since there won't be any snow then.