Lon gets very serious with his work
Now on to decorating. Lon is doing great work!
I took Mark's car and braved the icy roads looking for a new kit. No luck. I got some graham crackers and white chocolate, and we used some of the left over candies from the other kit and made these. One box of graham crackers makes 3 houses.
Mommy got the brilliant idea of using hot glue. Since it was a smashing house anyway, what the heck. Hot glue fixes everything!
We put together neighbor trays of cookies. We delivered to all the neighbors we can walk to. The neighbors I have to drive to will be delivered as soon as I can drive!
Tonight's view of the luminarios. Almost all under snow! Tomorrow they will probably be all under the snow.
Someone was asking me why people are so freaked out by the snow here. Yep, people are weirded out by this much snow. There is no preparations for this much snow, this long. When I lived in Alaska, I put snow tires on my car in November (or earlier). I had chains in the trunk, along with bags of sand. There were people in my neighborhood who had personal snow plows that kept the side street/driveways clear. I do not have snow tires for my car. I no longer own chains as I loaned them to someone and they never came back. No great loss, until this storm. I do not know a soul in my neighborhood who owns a snowplow. The news was making a big deal of the wind that never came. They told everyone to prepare for massive power outages, I am prepared as I can be for that, but it did scare some people I know. This is why it is different here. There is no need for the city to own snow plows for an event like this. If this happens once every 50 years or so, people will cope as best they can. If this happens next year too, then we should start looking into getting the city better equipped. Our neighborhood will not get plowed out. We have compact snow and ice on the street. It is not safe for me to drive on. Lon is staying home. Tomorrow, I promise LOTS of pictures of Lon!