Snow is a hot topic around here and has been since Sunday when the first snowflakes made their appearance. It is a big deal since there are many years we do not get any snow. We have to enjoy it when it comes because it won’t be around for long. Every hour we listen to the radio, check online or watch the news on TV so we know the latest. Our most popular source of information is looking out the window. It is always amazing to me that a two-minute snow update on radio or TV can be stretched into two hours and then repeated after that—the same information, the same pictures. It is beautiful unless you have to get somewhere by car and don’t have four-wheel drive. And that was us. Yesterday the five of us piled in the car to head south 25 miles to a memorial for a very good friend. It was snowing with icy road conditions. We watched with wide eyes and comments as cars slid and some stalled but we would not be deterred. The snow curtain seemed to part as we got on the freeway going south and by the time we got to downtown Seattle there was little indication that there was a snow storm going on in the area. By the time we got to Burien the sun was out and the roads were mostly clear. Amazing! This morning we awoke to more snow so in keeping with tradition four of us went out into it to play and to go for a long walk. Snowballs flew almost the entire hour we were out. When Clark wasn’t throwing a snowball he was making a snowman while I was drawing hearts in the snow with messages of love.