Monday, February 13, 2006


The storm that left record amounts of snow in New York City this weekend passed through DC on Saturday night. It actually started raining while I was moving out of my old place, and the snow began (very lightly) as we began carrying items into my new place. Fun! Accumulation was very light when I went to bed, but the big stuff came overnight. My place has about 6 inches on the ground. Sunday morning was beautiful; clear skies, temperatures in the 30's, and unspoilt snow everywhere. I spent most of the morning unpacking, and at lunchtime I shoveled the walk and freed Stella (my car) from her frozen cocoon. I am glad the snow was easily cleared - I had to go out and get groceries, since I didn't have a bite eat in the place. Thanks to Whole Foods and Trader Joe's, I will not starve this week. Plus, chocolate milk in glass bottles - cool.

Most of the weekend, clearly, was taken up with packing, moving, and unpacking. I'll take a moment to shill for the folks who literally did the heavy lifting, Gulliver's Movers, who did an outstanding job. They packed everything safely and quickly, moved it out expertly, and were friendly and personable. My thanks to Rocky, Jose, and Edwin. Once I unpack my camera and get my internets hooked up at home I will post shots of my new place with everything set up and nice, as well as snow photos of my own.

Also, a big Happy Birthday to Kim Yong-Nam, or Kelly Pellegrini, or whatever you want to call Chris's beautiful and talented wife. Go see pictures of their trip to Kamakura in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan (posted on the 12th and 13th).

[photo of capitol from, a great local weather site]

1 comment:

Christopher said...

Yong-nam sends a big "Thank-you!", and a hug to boot.