This picture is a few days old (it was taken on the 25th), but this is what the architecture school parking lot looks like at midnight on a snowy night. This snow is all gone now, it felt like 80 degrees on Saturday, but it was nice while it lasted. This is a good indication that there is some good snow happening in the mountains.
Terri and I were thinking about getting another dog this weekend (me more than her). We found these really cool dogs up for adoption. They were both Redbone Coonhounds. Beautiful dogs, you should look them up. It's a good thing we didn't get one, because later in the night we found out we already have a good coonhound. I let Denali out and before I could think Denali already had this raccoon in the tree. It was incredible. The coon was on our deck and Denali had no problem following it down the steps, across the driveway and up the tree. Just like a coonhound. (For those that don't know, Denali is our blind Jack Russell Terrier.) At first I thought it was the cat that used to hang around our house when we first moved in, but then I finally got a glimpse of it in the tree. We had to coax Denali back inside, because while she had surprise on her side at first, the raccoon, if it decided to come down from the tree, would probably have the upperhand. Terri, meanwhile, had barracaded herself in the computer room, afraid that the raccoon would blow past me in the doorway and go after her. I later found her looking up "raccoon danger" on the internet.
I don't know if you've seen the Petsmart commercials with the dog who won't let their toy out of their sight, but Terri and I couldn't resist getting Denali the toy in the commercial. She loves it, and as expected, always knows where it is. She can't resist the fact that it has two different squeakers in it.
In the spirit of Halloween, Terri's surgeon dyed her toes orange after her ankle surgery today. (Really though it's just blood and iodine, which makes it a little more gross Halloween than cute pumpkin toes halloween.) She's doing really well. The surgery only took about an hour and a half. She has to wear this boot for a few weeks, but she is able to walk on it already without crutches which is pretty amazing. Thanks for all the get well wishes.
Ashley, these are about a block from our house. These units in the photo are across the street from a park and are within walking distance to the light-rail line and the baseball field. The weather here is nice right now. It's been pretty warm, in about the 70's and low 80's.