We have had the first real snowfall of the year. Yes, its pathetic compared to the avalanche of snow that has buried the Midwest and East coast. But, for Portland, this is a natural disaster;
The children are heartsick that Portland Public Schools has already called off classes for tomorrow.
You'll note, however, the Boy's costume includes nothing but shorts and knee socks. Pants? Yeah, right.
The Girl, child of the sunny south of China that she is, claims that she "is never cold".
Where-ever the recent snowfall rates on the overall scale of winter adventures, for Portland this is a Big One. We're effectively snowed in and reduced to eating lasagna and watching bad cartoons and the post-Soviet Olympics on the television.