-THEY KNOW HOW TO DRIVE IN SNOW.
-So many friendly people!
-Sane street signage!
-AN ACTUAL BAGEL SHOP two miles from our house (Srsly - Seattle doesn't seem to know what fresh bagels are.)
-a Borders and two craft stores in the three miles between the house and daycare, and a Whole Foods between our house and Andrei's work
-beautiful, easy, freeway-free commutes between house, daycare, and A's office
-our house is TWO DOORS from a huge park!
Okay, so the weather's being a little schizophrenic right now - but from what I read, it's being schizophrenic *everywhere* right now. And at least the snow held off until we were unloaded.