It snowed. I really didn't think it would. In Portland, there is often threat of snow in the winter. "Be prepared for Northwest Weather," the news might say. But it never comes. Maybe a dusting in the hills surrounding the city but never here, near the river where we live. I can't say never. It has. From time to time even a considerable amount, that being three inches maybe. Not that we even got that this time around. But it's cold, cold and now icy over the snow. A girl abandoned her car across the street from my house today. We live on this little hill. Her tires were spinning and she couldn't make it up. She parked, made a call and then got her backpack, checked the trunk and left. Not really parked, straight though. Not in the middle of the street but not not near the curb. I point being that you should be prepared, enough as possible and not think that it won't happen to you.