On Christmas Eve morning, as Martin is getting ready for work, he took this picture of the snow coming down just outside our front door.
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We had about a foot of snow on the ground, which is a lot for our town.
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This is the building where Martin has his office, on Christmas Eve day.
After work, I went to the grocery store. It was packed with shoppers. The shelves were nearly empty because supply trucks could not get through the snow.
A nearly empty parking lot with snow covered evergreens at the office.
In the afternoon of Christmas Eve, it began to rain. At the grocery, the rain and slush collected to ankle deep. The parking lot was a swamp.
On Christmas morning, it was snowing again. Christmas was the 13th day that we had snow on the ground. Prior to this snowfall, the longest that we had ever had snow was 1 week in the 30 years that we have lived in Edmonds.
By the 13th day of snow, many people in our area were tired of it. The dream of a white Christmas had turned into a nightmare.
Yet, in spite of the troubles caused by the snow, it was beautiful on Christmas morning.
Our neighbor, who was driving a brand new, four wheel drive SUV, had trouble getting to his house at the top of the cul-de-sac.
I was happy that I did not have to drive through the snow to work on Christmas day.
Our town was calm and quiet under a blanket of snow on Christmas. We had a delightful day.