…on the fritz

flabbergasting and befuddling since 1973

Bake me a cake as fast as you can

Snowmageddon still continuing here.  Most December snow in 40 years AND IT IS STILL SNOWING.  Contemplating hiking 3/4 mile to bus stop with backpack if I have to make my plane Thursday.  No one may get any presents, but they’ll get me!


Gresham and Vernonia have just declared “Emergency Status” and help from the National Guard.  Too much snow, too many power outages, etc.

My car is in this picture.  It’s like Where’s Waldo!

Front Yard

It’s also my birthday today.  Ick.  I decided I was going to make a cake.  We’re down to 3 eggs and a little over a cup of milk. The mixes take 3 eggs.  I found a “One Bowl Chocolate Cake” recipe in the Better Homes and Garndes New Cook Book that takes 1 egg.  I had to substitute butter for shortening (woo!).

Here’s my sad little chocolate cake iced up…


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  • Snowmageddon

    Bah. The whole Portland metro area is stuck indoors. I’m supposed to be in Texas. Crazy week that ended with a sprained ankle, ER visit, broken car, snowstorm and no way to get to the airport (I called two cab companies for 15 minutes and all I got was busy signal). That’s all I have to say about that :) I now have a Continental flight scheduled for Christmas Day. Will I make it? Who knows.

    View out the front door… there’s more today! Plus a nice hard layer of ice.
    Snowmageddon 2008

    Huddling under blankets….Buried #2


    Buried #3

    Has it melted yet?????Buried #1

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