Well, our snow & ice remains. Yesterday we didn't have snow but the temperature didn't get much over freezing. Maybe 35* at the highest. Some of the stuff melted and then last night when the temps dropped again it all froze. We tried going to the grocery store yesterday afternoon~what a nightmare ! The parking lots are all such a mess, no one has had them scooped. Cars were stuck, others were slipping & sliding and spinning out. Bob finally maneuvered my car out of there & we left. We decided to go back last night about 7pm. Meanwhile I'd talked to my son-in-law and he needed to go to the store too. He wasn't able to get their car out yesterday morning to go to work, so we went by & picked him up. Thankfully most people were home by this time so we were able to find a parking spot (at least we think it was a spot~no lines were visible). Then I was in for another shock once I got inside the store......in some cases the shelves were bare. I was able to find everything I needed but I'm sure others were disappointed. For instance there were no eggs....not even a broken one. The gal that checked us out said they hadn't had any deliveries for days. Fred Meyer's warehouse is in Chehalis, WA which is south of us on Interstate 5 and that area has been hit hard by the weather too.
Our plans for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day include traveling to Enumclaw, WA which is about 35 miles north east of here. Our plans are to take the truck & camper and camp out there at the home of one of his daughter's (he has 4 so it's hard to keep them straight sometimes). We're invited to the home of daughter #2 on Christmas Eve and daughter #4 on Christmas Day. Of course his daughter #3 & her family ( from Pasadena, CA)are already up there with her mom and grandma. And we are hearing that his daughter #1 and her daughter will be at daughter #4's house on Christmas Day too. BUT.....now we're hearing that the snow is supposed to start again tonight or Wednesday morning and continue for several days. The weather is always worse in Enumclaw than here and it's up hill all the way to get there. So, we will take a wait and see attitude on these plans. I have made arrangements for Princess Gabi to spend Christmas with my grand daughter in case we are able to go.
Yesterday I made a batch of peanut butter fudge and today I'm going to make a batch of the fantasy fudge with chocolate chips & marshmallow creme. I'm going to be dividing it up between some neighbors & some to my daughter and family. Well, I might eat a piece or two.....
Ok, I'm out of here for now ~ I need to get busy around here. Hope you are all having a good day, completing those last minute details. Until next time..linda