And we are the lucky ones.
It's spitting snow, the local news talking heads are loving it and have several idiots out in it all over the place going on and on.
Same shit, different year.
Just a bit East of here they are really getting slammed though.
The fucking wind has been howling around here for three days now and my back yard looks like a Hurricane blew through.
Fir tree branches and debris every where,probably two pickup loads waiting to be cleaned up and hauled off and its not a big yard.
I hope everyone reading this is toasty warm and doesn't need to go out in this crap.
I am going to have to go to work here in a bit and will be driving closer to that damn gorge.
The Columbia River Gorge is a national scenic area and is very beautiful, it is also a natural funnel for wind and weather between the Eastern parts of Oregon and Washington and the Western parts.
All this freezing bullshit gets blow right down that gorge at a high rate of speed and anything over there is over here very quickly.
Right now that gorge is a blizzard factory. It gets bad enough they close that whole thing off and it is the major East West highway around here.
I texted my mom yesterday when I heard this mess was coming and told her to make sure the outside faucets had covers on them, to make sure she had emergency lighting, bottled water on hand and to make a run to the store.
I told my wife the same thing.
The cable chains are in my rig if I need them and the insulated coveralls are going in right before I leave.
I am going to make sure my Get Home bag is in order too.
Stay warm my friends and stay home if you don't have to be out in this mess, it will blow over pretty quick.
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