Ben and I have been discussing this part of the countries lack of snow and the decision is unanimous - As beautiful as it is, winter without snow is AWESOME. I haven't really enjoyed snow since I was about 14 so going without it is all perks. So the moral of the snow story is, it's already tempting us to stay longer than the 4 years of school we are required for.
I also think that the "cloud situation" is a little better this year than most (or just not as bad as people say it is) because we are getting about a weeks worth of sun (or maybe even more) every month. Which is plenty for me if that means we are getting low 50, high 40 degree temperatures.
The only thing I have had a REALLY hard time adjusting to is how early it gets dark here. I mean, when I was going to school at BYU I had days where I would be in Class at 8am and then I would have class and work until about 6 and it would be dark when I got outside. But here, it's a whole different world. At 6 o'clock it feels like the dead of night. As proof of this I will tell you about a night about a month ago:
We were sitting on the couch when I mentioned to Ben I was ready to go to bed (thinking it was maybe 9:30-10:00). When Ben acted shocked at my statement I looked at the clock to see what all the fuss was about and it was only 6:00pm. My internal clock was off by over 3 hours!
Yeah, it's that bad!
Since the winter solstice is over things are getting better but still, it's dark dark by 4:45 - The sunsets tomorrow at 4:26pm, 40 minutes before it would be setting in SLC and it makes a world of difference. That is just not enough day. (Can't wait until Summer when the days are forever long and it stays light outside until 10 or 10:30.)
Anyway, that's all I have to say for now on the weather and daylight of the Seattle area but I'm sure I'll talk about it again before this blog is null and void.