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Posted by Hal Neumann (+7853) 5 months ago
From what I see & hear online Miles has been getting snow this winter. We had a decent snow cover up until Christmas. Then it warmed up enough to rain and then it cooled down. Then a warm up, freezing rain, and cool down. Repeat, repeat, repeat.

A couple Sundays ago I took this picture of driveway leading up to our garage.

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Posted by David Schott (+10299) 5 months ago
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We've got icy conditions in Seattle this morning. Schools are starting 2 hours late and school buses are on snow routes. I drove my son down to the bottom of the hill where his snow-route bus stop is. On the way he asked me if it was icy. I hit the brakes hard and we just slid. I crawled down the hill at about 2 mph. The high schoolers' two-hour-late bus was an additional 20 minutes late and still hadn't arrived. I half expect to see my son come walking back up the hill.

I have to take my daughter down to the elementary school bus in an hour... maybe the high school and middle school kids will still be waiting for their bus.
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Posted by Bridgier (+7429) 5 months ago
We're on our fifth snowday in a row here in Boise. It's crazy.
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Posted by David Schott (+10299) 5 months ago
"Snowday" as in no school? If so, ouch. My kids are out of school too much as it is without snowdays. Last week was a 4-day week, next week is a 4-day week, the week after is "conference week" so the elementary kids have 3 "half days" (along with the usual early out Wednesday) and shortly after that is mid-winter break. It's rare that they go two weeks in a row without some sort of time off.
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Posted by Bridgier (+7429) 5 months ago
They had one or two days back after christmas break, and it's been snowdays since. Not enough snow-moving equipment in town - this is the most snow that Boise's seen in 30+ years.

Luckily I'm an empty-nester now (and we homeschooled before that), so it's been years since I had to bow to the the socialistic mandates from the faceless autocrats of the Boise School District.
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Posted by Wayne White (+191) 5 months ago
Hal, did you do any ice skating on the driveway? Everyone from Miles skates right?
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Posted by Hal Neumann (+7853) 5 months ago
It's hard to skate while wearing ice cleats and I pretty much wear the cleats full time right now.
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Posted by Edward Clements (+10) 4 months ago
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