the city has been anxiously awaiting the prediction of snow in the forecast for the last week. first they said sunday, and on sunday they said monday. this morning they said this afternoon, and this evening it has been lowered from 1-3 inches to a ‘trace’ overnight. what is sad for me is fortunate for Portland, which does a poor job handling snow. nonetheless the chains were on the bus this morning, clinking away down the rainy street. at least we have a bit of winter beginning to pop up around the apartment.