There was a photo in the Seattle Times this morning that showed a happy family playing in snow in their front yard. Problem for the rest of us is that we haven't had snow come through yet. How to solve this sticky situation when the temps are below freezing? Make your own snow machine at home, or, if you are well-heeled and can see uses for a high pressure washer around the house the rest of the year invest in a well machined and dandy looking snow set up. I think that Bill Waterson's cartoon boy would have completely grooved on this set up and would have driven his folks mad for oned. Why beseech God for snow when you can now blow your own?