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It finally warmed up quite a bit this week. We even hit 40 degrees one day. This is an almost 60 degree difference from our lows last weekend. In fact, this put us on record for the fourth coldest January since they've kept records here in Anchorage. However, we paid the price for the warmth on Thursday. Yep, on Friday we got nearly a foot of snow downtown. This puts us over 8 and a half feet of snow for the year! Greg was able to leave work early due to deteriorating road conditions. He used all of his survival skills to safely walk those two blocks home. Whatever. I spent nearly 10 minutes sweeping the 8+ inches of snow off my car before I could leave work. The roads had not been plowed but I plowed right on through. It took me twice as long to get home but I arrived safe and sound. Greg got out yesterday and was amazed at the amount of snow everywhere. He swears these were the worst road conditions he's seen. Today we got out during the Super Bowl time and grabbed a few items at Wal-Mart. For those of you who think we joke about the crazy prices on some things, check out the price on this box of Little Debbie snacks. Yes, the sticker says "In Alaska $3.49"! And this is at Wal-Mart. Wow.
Yeah, I hear the plows and dump trucks running right now at 10 pm on Sunday night. Hopefully tomorrow the roads will be back to near normal.