When the weather folks say we are getting one to two inches of weather and we end up in the neighborhood of one to two feet, things are bound to get interesting. I did not expect to be using mountain gear to get around the neighborhood, but living in the Northwest has taught me flexibility if nothing else. Kids like the first day or so of snow days. Then they miss their friends and routines. Then cabin fever sets in, but melting usually happens first. Good news for me, bad news for Frosty.