The snow came just as predicted. When I went to bed at about 1:00, there wasn’t a flake to be seen. By the time I got up at 7:45, a good 3 inches had fallen and it was coming down hard. True Mac geek that I am, I had planned to go down to the U Village Apple store to watch Steve Job’s MacWorld Expo keynote. Despite the words of near terror of the local news people, we braved the storm and had no problem getting down there. Starbucks was even open!

I joined a hearty band of Mac folk to watch the keynote (biggest news: iPod mini and GarageBand) while Kathy and Henry wandered off to enjoy the snow and kill some time in U Village. By the time we left around 11:30, there was about 5 inches of snow on the ground and a few of the stores were starting to close.

We didn’t have any difficulty getting home, but we did have to take a circuitous route to avoid cars stuck on each big hill. Seattle drivers aren’t exactly the best in the snow. You think that being so close to the snowfall capital of the US would have some positive effect, but no.

After a little lunch, we went out to play…

The snow tapered off in the afternoon and the expected freezing rain didn’t come until evening. I’d guess we had about 6 inches total here at our house. In Maine, we would shrug it off and go about our business, but here it’s a Big Thing.