After what was starting to seem like an endless winter, the heavy snowfall in Seattle that’s lasted nearly two weeks turned into slush and then rain by Tuesday. Unfortunately, now that snow just won’t go away. Even worse, early Tuesday morning, we lost power, as the weight of snow began to cause trees to start shedding limbs as if they were dropping leaves. After work - what little work I was able to do with no electricity and no internet that is - I spent a few hours knitting by candlelight until Andy got home and we decided to venture out into town for a hot dinner and some outlets to recharge our phones. Wednesday morning, with the power still out, I packed up my laptop and ventured out onto the sludgy sidewalks to work find a coffee shop with free wifi where I’d be able to work more effectively. After being cooped up in the apartment for so long, it was refreshing to work outside my home, especially with an almond milk latte and gruyere & thyme croissant for breakfast!
Over the weekend, Andy and I headed to Vashon for our annual apple tree pruning. We wound up with a much bigger group than usual - a good thing too, since we had some major cleanup to do. The snowstorm had scattered limbs and branches all over the property, blocking the main trail we use to get from one part of the property to another. Armed with chainsaws, half the group tackled the mess while I stayed with Andy to prune the apple trees. Thankfully, those were mostly unharmed by the snow, so fingers crossed that we’ll still have plenty of apples for cider in the fall!