Thursday, April 28, 2011

Spring Forward!

Yesterday (april 27) was the day the glacier died. A few days of warm rain was all it took. Levi gets up bright and early lately and then refuses to change out of his pajamas so this is the pic you get. Vivian and I were debating whether the leftover ice back in the corner still counts but by the afternoon it was 80 degrees outside and it was gone. All gone.

April 27 is right in between Beth's guess of 4/26 and Claire's at 4/28. Maybe you two should fight over who gets the global warming juice. The question is what kind of fight? Arm wrestling? Spelling bee? Left-handed, one-footed beer pong? I'm open to suggestions.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Glacier update #3

As you can see the northern hemispheric warming is taking its toll on the recalcitrant glaciers. But as of this morning they have still not fully receded. Maybe this week?

Although Easter this year was very late, New England apparently still didn't want to play along. On Saturday we awoke to inane snain which doesn't really mix well with kids, joy, easter eggs, or frolicking in fields.

 Instead the party was moved indoors, and the kids didn't seem to notice. It's almost like all they really care about is the candy. Who knew?

Monday, April 18, 2011

Like watching paint dry

Here is the update on the glacier as of yesterday (one week later). Feel free to edit your guesses. And if you're as good at predicting this as I am at predicting college basketball winners you'll probably still be wrong.

And here is another bonus pic. Just don't bug him, because he is currently "plugged in" writing code. At least that is what it looks like to me when I see what he has typed.

If you gave a thousand Levis a thousand typewriters and a thousand years what would he type?

Sunday, April 10, 2011

When will the snow go?

This is a question I ask every day. Sadly, the only thing I can say with certainty is that the snow is not gone yet.

Right in front of our apartment doesn't get much sun and in the picture you can see the glacier that has formed on our walkway. I took this picture in disgust on April Fools' Day during yet another snow storm (that is two Aprils in a row that we've been snowed on... some sort of punishment for leaving Santa Barbara I presume).

While we wait impatiently for spring to actually arrive maybe we can play a little game. Does anybody out there have a good guess for when the snow will melt completely?

If you can guess the day right maybe we could send you some melted snow as a reward. 

Here are some clues to help your guesses. First, it has rained a bit this evening, and below is one additional picture of the same glacier from this morning (9 days later). What do you think? Gone tomorrow?

And as a bonus for getting to the end of the post, here is one more picture from this morning of them both looking awesome.