Thursday, January 08, 2009

Seattle Boxed In

We can now chalk up one more extreme weather phenomenon to our life experiences: flooding. At the moment, Seattle is completely isolated from the rest of the country. I don't know if that is a good thing or not to the rest of the country, but on this side of the mountains, it is a strange feeling. I-5 to the south is closed due to floodwater flowing over it, and I-90 to the east is closed due to avalanche hazards. Every route east over the cascades is closed, as is the coastal route. In the meantime, Jeanne drove up to drop Andy and Joanne off at the Seattle airport a couple of days ago, and now she's stuck at our place. We're trying to make her stay as enjoyable as possible, but I'm sure she's homesick. It's a good thing Rachel and I don't need to go anywhere, because it isn't an option! This whole situation reminds me of "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers" where everyone gets snowed in until the passes clear...

1 comment:

Ratzlaff Reflections said...

I love that movie!

Well, Jeannie can get to some sewing, eh? I'd love to have her snowed/flooded in at my house!!