Ratbane was out and in the tree line before I knew it, Sparrowbane was a little more tentative about it. OTOH, Ratbane was also inside before I could steady the camera to get a pic of him, so I guess he's getting a little more reconciled to this whole domestic life thing. Sparrowbane, as you can see, was checking to see if snow is as cold and wet at the treeline as it is on the porch. Then he sort of teleported inside... (I know what it looks like. No, he was not marking the tree, he was bracing himself for the mad dash to come...)
The Princess has not gone near a door since I got home.
The Seattle Times, which I rarely tire of teasing, has several potentially useful items on their site today:
- The Weather Beat | How to prevent frozen pipes | Seattle Times Newspaper
- The Weather Beat | How to get through a power outage | Seattle Times Newspaper
- which includes a link to a .pdf titled "If you don't have electricity." Obviously, you should print this out in advance. Or from the library, I suppose...
- Local News | Heading over the mountains? Take extra precautions (Ordinarily, a trip from Seattle to Spokane is a two to three hour drive. Except in winter...)
Most, if not all, of the local municipalities have reduced services--schools, parks--due to the weather, but have also opened shelters. If you can read this, check the city's web site.