Like most people in Western Washington, we received a good dumping of snow this morning, along with frigid temperatures. School was cancelled today and tomorrow, giving us an extended start to the break. However, the road conditions are keeping us from working on Santa's sleigh load. Markus and I even got our 4x4 truck stuck in a ditch nearby. I am ashamed to admit it, but it took a friend with a chained up Chevy truck to pull our Toyota out. I was able to rip off some sheetrock in the rental basement. I think I fixed the leak, but things need to dry out before I patch it all up again. Esther is enjoying the extra time to spiff up the house for Christmas.