The snow is finally showing signs of major melting today. I can see much of my lawn and plants. I can also see black asphalt on the streets outside my house instead of slush. The main thing I learned from the snow storm is that Safeway is fairly dependable in terms of staying open through bad weather. And the other lesson is that when Starbucks are not getting its supply of milk and the garbage haulers cannot pick up garbage, beer delivery is the only thing you can count on.