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the blizzard of christmas ’08

Those of you who follow me on twitter will already know what I’m writing about, but I thought it needed a little expansion.

I’m not sure why it was even turned on, but this morning at 8 AM, the alarm clock woke me up. We had put a sign on our door telling the kids to wait until at least 7 AM before going downstairs or waking us up, because ordinarily they are up at the crack of 4 AM wanting to get Christmas underway. This morning, I got downstairs and I was the only one awake in the whole house, including my in-laws who stayed the night with us.

When I got downstairs, I raised the blinds to look out, because I knew those silly meteorologists had cooked up a snowstorm for us, and I wanted to see where the clouds were. It turns out that the snowstorm was well underway, blowing sideways and already accumulating quickly.

Christmas went well, the kids got some awesome stuff this year that they’ll actually truly enjoy. I got my first ever MP3 player, a 4GB Sansa e260 that I bought in triplicate from woot.com. The other two went to one of the boys and Kathy.

Four hours after waking up, I took a picture of the blizzard, which you’ll find linked to the thumbnail below:

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That picture was taken about noon, it’s about 12:30 as I write this. I’ve been told by people insane enough to go outside that there’s over 2 feet of snow drifted up next to the house. The storm doesn’t look like it’s going to let up anytime soon, either.

We’ve got Christmas dinner planned with much of the family. I hope they can all make it.

By elyograg

Faced with the choice between changing one's mind and proving that there is no need to do so, almost everyone gets busy with the proof.
-- J.K. Galbraith

One reply on “the blizzard of christmas ’08”

We have had light snow all day. Now it is blowing out of the north and snowing huge flakes. But yours is more impressive

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