And then it was over

Posted: Monday, January 23, 2012 by Travis Cody in

So the snow event is over.  Last Wednesday the first layer came down.  We got about 4 inches by the time it was over.  During a lull, I took some pictures.

Then it hit again and put down another 2-3 inches.  And then came the big freeze overnight.  On Thursday, more snow mixed in with freezing rain all day.  Check out the way the trees sag with the weight of the ice. 

The big thaw came on Friday.  Temperatures got up into the 40s and the rain came.  By the afternoon, the trees were nearly bare of snow and the branches were bouncing back.

Too bad the snow and ice on the ground didn't clear up as fast.  It takes a bit longer for that top snow layer to clear down to the ice shell.  Once that melts, then the snow layer closer to the ground can melt off.  It takes awhile.

We were finally able to get out on Saturday, so we both went to work.  I missed three days because I can't do my job from home, so I spent a full day getting caught up.  Pam only went in to check the office and collect whatever mail had piled up.

We did not get hit as badly as some areas.  We never lost power.  Although some branches fell from some of the taller pines, nothing hit any structures.  Tacoma and Olympia were measuring their snowfall in feet.  

Sunday morning we had this slushy mess.

But it didn't keep us from heading out for groceries and then running over to Target before the championship games started at noon.

New England beat Baltimore in the AFC Championship game.  San Francisco lost to New York in the NFC Championship.  Even though they beat my 49ers, I'll be rooting for the Giants in the Super Bowl.


  1. Marsha says:

    I like snow but I hate having to travel around in it. :)

  1. I'll be rooting for the giants too, and that's not easy to do for me. :)

  1. Ivanhoe says:

    The big melt started in our neck of the woods yesterday. So we are just a couple of days behind you :)
    I hate that muddy backyard and cleaning those 8 paws over and over again. I quite enjoyed a few days with snow on the ground :)

  1. Ivanhoe says:

    Oh I forgot: Go Paaaaaaaaats! ;)

  1. Cherie says:

    It's so pretty ... at first. lol

  1. Akelamalu says:

    I dread it when you get snow over there because invariable we get it 6 weeks later. :(

  1. Jean says:

    It felt good to get out. yes, even if it was work... You guys were lucky the carports didn't fail. I saw where one failed on TV. bummer...

    The good thing about snows like these is that they melt.

    Hope catching up wasn't too bad. Try to get out in the sunshine today!

  1. A slushy mess from a beautiful mess makes a mess just the same. But I'll bet it was wonderful to hunker down in wonderland for awhile.

    I would like to see some snow soon in Bloggingham.

  1. Anonymous says:

    I wish I could stay home when we get four inches of snow. We just keep on going. I'm jealous of your getting to hunker down. But glad you were safe and didn't lose power!

  1. we never get snow.

    I love the first one, where your steps out the door stand out on the new snow.

    Sad about the Niners...but I'll be rooting for the Giants as well. Depending on where my numbers shake out on the pool. smile.

  1. Anonymous says:

    Travis: I saw your comment on my blog. As long as you are going to play "spot GGG's scarves" then you might want to play "spot GGG" too. ;-) I'm going to Indy. And it you are going to watch any of the hours and hours of the pre-game stuff, watch Bob Costas. I'm just saying . . .

  1. I'm glad you and Pam stayed safe throughout "Snowmaggedon." Our cousins were homebound with school-aged kids who were out of school a lot longer for the MLK weekend than planned.

    In the meantime, our weather couldn't be more sublime. Sorry to gloat. :-D