It's difficult to tell how much snow we got at home because it was so fluffy that it kept compacting while it was still falling. It appears to be 6 inches in Paw Paw WV, which looks to be about the same as it was here in Reston VA.
I had no real issues getting to work, but was amazed that the traffic volume was less than half of what you'd normally see that time of morning. Even though it was a little slower going, playing it safe where some of the roads weren't as nicely plowed as others, I still made it to work with time to spare because I had so much less traffic to deal with.
And we won't know this Christmas if Kiki would have decimated the tree or not. The day we were going to get a real one, it rained pretty good, making it all a little more of a hastle than we were willing to endure.
So we thought no problem, we'll just bring our artificial one up from the basement and see how she does with that one, then if she does well, we'll try a real one next year. Well, one thing led to another and it's still in the box in the living room. And we're going to be away for Christmas beginning tomorrow (the 24th) and not returning again until Wednesday morning. So putting it up today, we would have had less than 24 hours to observe her with it, before we'd have to leave. We don't know it she'd try to eat it necessarily, but knowing her, she might try to climb it. We didn't want her to be get hurt and then us not returning until later.
But hey, hope you all have a wonderful Holiday with however you observe the season. Be safe.
Had a cool thing happen this morning I wanted to share with you.
Renee had to get blood work and since she was fasting for that, we stopped off at Roy Rodger's for a little breakfast, before running Renee home, and then me onto work.
And at the table across from us, I looked over and saw a face I hadn't seen in almost 10 years. It was Paul Bevan. He was one of the employees of Purcellville Copy when I was manager there, and when the MyRainbowArk website was brand new, he's the one who put together the very first pages that were displayed and chose the purple font color which is still used throughout the site. he also created the navigation code for the homepage which was used for many years after.
He's gained some weight. We both have :D He seems to be doing well. It was good to see him again.