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A brief interruption

October 27, 2011

I’m taking a brief break from my longwinded Australian posts to talk about something exciting that’s happening around here – SNOW!!

Yesterday (10/26) we had our first measurable snow of the season! We’ve had little flurries a couple of times this month, but nothing that stuck until yesterday. Last year the first snowfall was November 1st, while Howdy and I were staying the weekend at Alyeska, so it’s only slightly earlier this year. Most of the snow in Anchorage (at least near the base), melted by late afternoon, but it’s still holding on here at our house.

And of course, nothing like snowfall to remind me that I hadn’t put the snow tires on my car yet! I had been waiting for Howdy to do it since he’s out and about a lot more than I am, but he’s been busy and also gone for the last 2 weeks, so it just kept getting delayed. Well, no longer! I took advantage of Costco’s current coupon for tires, and went and picked them up on my lunch break. Originally the tire shop at Costco was all booked up for the day, but right when I bought my tires they opened up 3 more spots. So I happily booked the last one of the day (7:30pm) and went on my merry way.

After work I had just enough time to get to the gym for a lower body workout (Legs/Abs/Cardio – my favorite day!), run home and change, and then get back to Costco for the tire appointment. The tire swap took about an hour, so I took the opportunity to wander around and see what goodies I could find. Of course I picked up a few things. 😉

I cannot tell you how excited I am for winter! Last winter was fine, but I felt like we were still adjusting to it all and figuring out what we needed/wanted. This year, I feel much more prepared. I’m in the process of swapping out my wardrobe and getting back into the mentality of bundling up, but jeans/sweater/jacket/scarf weather is always my favorite. Basically right now I’m a happy, happy girl! 🙂

2 Comments leave one →
  1. October 28, 2011 9:06 am

    i am stil wanting (and hoping!) for a “what you need to purchase to live in alaska during the winter” post. :o) xo

  2. November 6, 2011 9:03 pm

    Ahhhh so jealous! We never get snow here and I miss it so much!

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