There are a lot of hills here in Portland, and when it gets snowy and slick, cars and people do slide about. We live on a pretty steep hill, and that presents a problem for us, and sometimes we have to stay at home for a day or two. This time since Wednesday.
It started snowing Wednesday mid-day. We were out running errands and got home just fine at 1:30, but by 3:00 there was enough snow to get things slick, and by 5:00 people had to park at the bottom of the hill and walk up. Also by that time, all the major freeways and streets were clogged and the hilly areas were difficult to drive, up or down. Only neighbors with chains or studded snow tires could get up our hill. Our 4-wheel drive Subaru was a maybe.
But that was Wednesday. This is Saturday. We went out to the library, no problem. Our other neighbors have been up and down the hill, we saw UPS and FedEx trucks come up the hill today. However, we haven’t had Postal mail delivery since Tuesday, so we’ve missed four days. We saw Postal trucks out, with chains, on our trip to the library, but up our street? Nada.
So all the cards and exquisite gifts we’ve undoubtedly been sent are out there in limbo. Guess we’ll get them Monday, when it’s supposed to rain.