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Thursday, December 25, 2008

So it is Christmas Morning!

Here are a couple of pictures of Christmas morning. We will have more to follow and perhaps a

video for you to watch.
This is a picture of our tree,........ Duh!
Picture from above, like you couldn't figure it out.?
Sam and Kenny playing with one of the many excellent gifts.
And of course they deserve a kiss for figuring out how to escape from the dreaded finger torture holder thing-a-ma-jig!
This will be the last living room tree picture, I figure you have it down now and pretty much know what the tree looks like. Should you have additional questions let me know and I will send more pictures to you.
This is how I spent my Christmas, out on the deck with shovel clearing the deck of snow. Everyone else was inside with food, drink and enjoying each other's company while I was outside working by myself until the deck was clear. It's ok with me though I got to wear my new Christmas socks!

An update for you

Well I made it home on Christmas Eve. I was trapped in Hillsboro for several days and we weren't sure if we would be able to get togetherfor Christmas. As it turned out a local store got a

supply of snow chains and I was able to dig my car out of the snow (with a small piece of wood and a sheet tray from the restaurant) and make my way carefully to that store and purchase the chains. I then made it home.

The house across the street looks cool!

So as it turned out everyone was able to get here.
Looking out from the front door of our house!

By the way Natalie also was stranded and after her dad shoveled for two hours they were able to move her car into the curb where it sits to this very minute waiting for the thaw.

One of the shots Rosy took looking out of the dining room window. Although cold and snowy it is pretty, don't you think?

Sam is a snow shoveling expert now. She actually shoveled snow. Actually for about ten minutes. Can you believe it?

So the reason I show these pictures for you to see is, as you know, I am a Southern California kind of guy. This Oregon snow storm is unusual but I didn't like it too much. I prefer the beach in Jamaica, or Hawaii, or Cabo. Just so you know.

Merry Christmas to all.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Today 12-21-08

I am stranded in Hillsboro Oregon and staying at the Holiday Inn Express. I had a nice breakfast of bacon, cereal and two cups of coffee (1/2 & 12, and sugar added)
I took these pictures with my Phone Camera from the window of the room and have posted them here for your viewing enjoyment. Feel free to click on any of the pictures to get the Big Picture!

I couldn't get home because of the storm that kept the roads covered with snow and ice.

I had some difficulty walking to the hotel and finally opted to walk in the road in the tire tracks to make the trek to the hotel easier.

I am gathering up my "stuff" and will head to the restaurant where the car is buried and survey the situation to see if I can get out of here. It doesn't look like it will happen now but it is early and perhaps the Sun will come out and melt the snow. "right"!
These last two images are actually two separate pictures but the look remarkably similar? Hmmmmmmm!
This might not be as exciting a blog as dancing elves but it has some of the elements to be a "made for TV movie", don't you think?