December 12, 2010

Minnesota Blizzard 2010 --- Shortarmguy Diary Entry for December 12, 2010

Minnesota Blizzard 2010
Shortarmguy Diary Entry for December 12, 2010

On Wednesday, I had the opportunity to get out of the Arctic North and head to Washington state for a couple of days.  When I arrived, it was cloudy and rainy and 50 degrees outside.  I think I was the only person in Seattle that was raving about what great weather they were having!

I headed to downtown Bellevue to join with several other representatives from different Technology Distributors and Computer Manufacturers to meet with Microsoft executives and discuss the state of the technology industry.  For some reason, Microsoft is all worked up about Apple and Google Android, but I'm not sure why.

There's a new man in charge of the US OEM team at Microsoft and his name is Peter Han.  He's a fascinating individual and literally knows more about the computer industry than most anyone on the planet!  It was fun spending some time with him and trying to use his knowledge to figure out where this silly business is going.

I was nervous flying back on Friday night because I heard we had a massive blizzard coming to Minnesota.  Luckily I arrived before it hit because it was a doozy!  More than 20 inches hit Prior Lake in the following 24 hours which was awfully heavy!!  At least Miss Sheri tells me it was awfully heavy.  Unfortunately, I didn't get a chance to lift any.

At first Sunny had no desire to go out in the snow to go to the bathroom, but Miss Sheri kindly carved him his own personal pee tunnel which he really seems to like.  We're happy with it as well because now he isn't going to the bathroom on our back porch any more!

The boys loved all the new snow and the opportunity to create new snow tunnels in the yard.  Here's a video of them breaking through the top of their latest creation:

On Sunday, the snow stopped, the plows came out, and we made our first venture to the Outback Steakhouse to celebrate Grandma Linda's birthday.

You know, she doesn't look too bad for just turning 93 years old!  Happy Birthday, Mom!!!

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