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Snow Job

It's snowing! It shouldn't snow this early in Washington ... maybe by the end of the month, or in January or February. But not in the first week of December. Some of the trees still have leaves on them!

Our snow-sprinkled house and front yard. The round thing is the end of the huge log that's all that's left of the poor chestnut oak that died on us (well, except for the pile of sawdust, which is also visible):

Snow-capped red oak leaves on the remaining tree out front:

These were taken with The New Camera, but they're posted to my Earthlink account. Gotta do that Flickr thing - I ran out of space uploading these, and had to delete some old stuff to fit them.

I'm home because I have 3 doctor's appointments today - I'm between appointments now ... .

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ipperne
Dec. 5th, 2007 06:07 pm (UTC)
aww! That's a cute house!
3 appointments on one day? thats a lot of time in waiting rooms, isn't it?
chomiji
Dec. 6th, 2007 03:47 am (UTC)

Yeah ... actually, the first one was the worst, because the doctor got stuck in the traffic slowdowns caused by the snow! The other two, I hardly had to wait at all, which was just as well: one was at 1:45 and the next at 3:00 pm. But they were only a couple of miles apart. Still, I got really tired of clearing he now off the car over and over again.

The house looks deceptively little in this picture ... straight back from the left side, there's another whole wing (you can see it, a little bit, beyond the glassed-in porch on that side), two stories and a basement, like the rest of the house, and because the lot slopes down on that side, the basement is all above ground. But this is the 3rd place we've owned ... we "traded up" each time because of the way the tax laws work here.

ipperne
Dec. 6th, 2007 09:54 pm (UTC)
Snow is evil. I'm glad it was only for one day over here. so far anyway. hopefully we won't get much this year...

wow, that is a pretty big house then. but it's still cute to look at. It's kinda surprising how easy it is to trick the human eye
redbrunja
Dec. 5th, 2007 10:47 pm (UTC)
Oh, pretty! And I'm so jealous.

So you live in washington too?
chomiji
Dec. 6th, 2007 03:51 am (UTC)

Oooh, no snow in Paris, huh? Actually, I'm getting old and curmudgeonly about snow: it's OK for one day, but then I wish it would all vanish. At this point, I would send it to you if I could!

Yes, I do (well, just over the border into Maryland, but the DC metro area, anyway), and I really have to get together with smilla-san sometime - it's criminal to be in the same city and not take advantage of it. We do live on opposite sides of it, though.

smillaraaq
Dec. 6th, 2007 12:33 pm (UTC)
Yeah, DC proper is sort of a big diamond shape on the map, she's just over the border at the top point and I'm just over the border on the bottom point.

(Splitting the difference and meeting somewhere Metroable downtown seems like the simplest solution, of course! Especially since you work so near Union Station and I'm generally on the Red Line to hit shops there or in Dupont Circle every couple of weeks anyway.)
chomiji
Dec. 10th, 2007 03:50 pm (UTC)

(I've got Xmas week off ... do you have to work then? We could get together ... .)

smillaraaq
Dec. 11th, 2007 01:44 am (UTC)
Hrm, and you're another see-movies-in-theaters type like me -- got any of the current crop of flicks on your to-be-seen list? I haven't seen anything since 300 -- it's just not as much fun hitting the theaters alone.
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redbrunja
Dec. 6th, 2007 03:31 pm (UTC)
*blushes*

Wrong Washington. I like in Washington STATE, not the city. (Why don't people just call it DC? There is ALREADY a washington and I get so tired of saying I like in washington and having people go, 'what's it like living in the capital?' Sorry, that's a longheld rant of mine.)

Paris is getting no snow. Not only that, but it is shockingly warm - there are days when I don't even need gloves, and I'm still wearing my leather jacket, not my nice warm wool one.
chomiji
Dec. 7th, 2007 05:54 pm (UTC)

>> There is ALREADY a washington <<

"ALREADY," huh? red-chan, we were "Washington" before the state was even a gleam in the tax collectors' eyes!   XD   And when people are from a large city, and you ask them where they're from, they give the city name, not the state: "I'm from Atlanta," for example, or "I'm from Los Angeles." And "Washington" is our city, here. It's not just us, either - my cousins in New York used to introduce us as "our cousins from Washington."

That's OK, I get the flack on the other side: my actual town here is Takoma Park, and people frequently assume I mean Tacoma, WA ... .

(And when you said "too," I assumed you meant "like smillaraaq"!")

smillaraaq
Dec. 7th, 2007 09:30 pm (UTC)
Heh, I usually call it "D.C." just to cut down on that sort of confusion. And since I actually lived downtown for many years, when I've been in the NoVa 'burbs I've always taken pains to make clear that I was in the DC area but not living in the city proper -- it was always a pet peeve of mine to hear folks who never set foot downtown if they could help it talking like they were residents.

(But then again I've moved around so much and with that whole TCK confusion about "what really counts as home?" that DC and NoVa just feel like the latest additions to the I'm not from here, I just live here list...)
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b3nitora
Dec. 6th, 2007 09:54 am (UTC)
We got quite a bit of snow last night. I even got back on a sled, first time in 8 years. But, afterall, this is Ohio...it could very well be gone by tomorrow. The day could very well start as winter and end as summer..its happened (to some degree...get the joke..)...yay for Ohio!
chomiji
Dec. 7th, 2007 05:48 pm (UTC)

Heyla, b3n-chan! How have you been? We were worrying about you just the other day ... don't hurt your back sledding, OK?

blue_hobbit
Dec. 6th, 2007 11:09 pm (UTC)
Your house is so cute, it looks like out of a fairytale! And I love the snow on the Fall leaves, so nice... thanks a lot for sharing the pictures :)
chomiji
Dec. 7th, 2007 06:07 pm (UTC)

Yup, a fairy-tale Dutch Colonial Revival with fairy-tale vinyl siding! LOL! I'm sorry, I love our house (it's got some lovely "Craftsman" interior details - dark wood posts and lintels around the doorways, for example, instead of the white-painted Colonial-style moldings that would be expected), but I have a hard time thinking of the outside as very special! The snow must be making it look better.

XD

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