I was bored yesterday sitting around watching the snow fall for yet another day!

I was looking at my blog stats and found it interesting where some of the people who have found my blog are located. I have a ClustrMap as one of my widgets. On that map there are markers from China, Japan, New Zealand, Australia, Sweden, Korea, Finland, Norway and Indonesia as well as many from the USA, Canada and Mexico.

Fellow bloggers, where are are your farthest viewers from?

Below are screenshots from yesterday afternoon of the four most current pages of  viewer’s locations from the Sitemeter stats. (I love SnagIt)

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OK, remember that I started this out by saying I was bored? And here was why…

I was on vacation Monday and today, Wednesday is a holiday and I can’t leave my house. It continued to snow for a good part of the day leaving another inch or more on the ground

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Here are some of the stories local TV station KATU covered yesterday.

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Late breaking news!!!

OMG!!! If you look at this photo over in the top right hand corner there is a little piece of Heaven blue sky. There was even a bit of pink reflecting on the clouds from “dare I say a sunset?” I couldn’t get the pink in the photo because that would have meant taking a few steps into the snow. Hey Trauma: The Drama did you see this over on the west side? Oh dear God! A little later I could see a star!

Sometimes it’s just the little things that make me happy. A bit of blue sky and the fact that after having my power flicker on and off about 2:00PM I did not lose it. I did see a Portland General Electric truck drive by a few times.

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SNOW! A rare site in PDX

Yesterday I wrote about my daughter’s snowmen Christmas decorations. Today she could go outside and build a snowman. The weather forecast was for snow yesterday but it did not start snowing until about 7:30 AM today. The snow has been coming down pretty steady since then. In just a few hours I have about 1 1/2 inches in my yard.

Portland only gets snow once a year if that. So it is big news for the local news stations. Storm coverage gets pretty ridiculous with reporters standing on the side of the roads and sliding down hills to show how slippery the streets are.

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Soon I will be sitting on my favorite beach on Isla Mujeres. I can’t wait!

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