Riverside Snowman

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January 18, 2012

If I get a snow day then Brenna does too. Roads too slippery for commuting give us a day to see the neighborhood recast in white.

Snow sissy
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Snow sissy
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My little commuter car doesn’t get around very well in the snow but the challenge is fun. It reminds me of the silver Celica I had in high school which I also enjoyed taking out in the snow.

Investment strategy
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Investment strategy
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Since I can’t make it into work, I’ve extracted Brenna from daycare for some snow fun. Adventure loves company. We’ve stopped first for hot drinks at nearby Bown Crossing.

California stop
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California stop
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Now that our bellies are warm, we’re taking the sidewalk over to the river.

Best part of waking up
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Best part of waking up
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The most exciting thing about snow, to Brenna, is that she can throw it at me.

Dead and buried
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Dead and buried
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The Wood Duck creek along the East Parkcenter Bridge was re-aligned as the bridge was being built. I guess it’ll be another few years before it looks natural again.

An inconvenient wind
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An inconvenient wind
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Welfare state
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Welfare state
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Amazing snow-tree-man
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Amazing snow-tree-man
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I hefted and she hewed. What better place for a snowman than in a tree?

Don't you look at me that way
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Don’t you look at me that way
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Brenna outfitted the snowman with its hair and appendages.

If you could see me now
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If you could see me now
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Brenna has begun to whimper about cold toes. I guess that signals the end of the snow adventure.

Moment of refuge
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Moment of refuge
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Ph.D.
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Ph.D.
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We trudge a block back to the car, chilled but pleased to have reveled in fresh fallen snow.