Finally got a break in the snow. Road clear, just a bit slushy out there, and it's all melting from the trees, so put on a hat or hood. Friends that got turned back at Truckee last night heading west said road clear and no chains needed this am to get over Donner. Noticed little green blooms on the dogwoods today. Legend has it the 3rd snow after dogwoods bloom is the last. . . . .
My friend Jill called today from Yuma, Arizona to report it is 90 degrees, and oh yes, sunny again. The Mexicali earthquake of yesterday emptied a foot of water out of their swimming pool. She said her house was rockin' for 45 seconds. That's a looooong time. What is it with all these earthquakes. If the earth getting ready to throw up? That was a big one, over 7 on the scale. I was working in downtown on the 12th floor in San Fran when we had a few 4.5ers. That was scary enough. Good thing most buildings in Yuma aren't over 2 stories.