I read that weather conditions in the Seattle area have been atrocious and that the power is off for about 1.5 million people living in the area. Apparently the number without power has decreased to about 950,000, but that’s still a large number of homes. It reminds me of the Winter of 2003, when the power went out in our Seattle metro neighborhood no less than three times, once for about two days. Life was miserable. Life is bearable in Seattle during the winter when the power is on; without it, life is untenable. While arguably better than living in areas that deal with large snowfalls, the cold, damp conditions that seep into Seattle-area homes during a blackout are miserable for people not accustomed to such wretched, sustained weather conditions.
Well, I’m thankful we’re here in Seoul now! We could be in Seattle–we’ll be there in about two months. Although the weather in Seoul is not known for being kind, it has been unseasonably mild here, for the most part almost enjoyable. Yes, it is true, in spite of what my wife wrote earlier this month. I’m glad we’re here in Korea enjoying the crisp, mild winter weather conditions.