Hardly had I finished writing about how fall usually ends the week of Thanksgiving, when, sure enough, this arrived:
It's astonishing how quiet the Puget Sound region becomes when it snows. Lots of people don't drive, and those who do, generally speaking, drive far more cautiously. There's little in the way of snow removal equipment here. What there is exists mostly at the airports, I suspect.
This is all part of that longstanding taxpayer philosophy of "if it doesn't benefit me right now, it's a waste of money", which you can see evidence for every time there's a new anti-tax initiative. So, even though the economic cost is considerable when we have a storm like this, governments don't prepare.
You really do get what you pay for...
P.S., Oh, yes, and the wind picked up last night and the DSL went away. Good old Qwest - this is the second time this year a momentary power interruption during a windstorm has caused an outage.