Western Washington got quite a lot of snow yesterday, and by "a lot," I mean five to ten inches. I grew up in the Northeast where it was common to have a foot of snow in late October and it took several feet and whiteout conditions to cause a snow day, so I am definitely no wimp when it comes to snow. But here in Washington, there are so few plows and salt/sand trucks, not to mention a lot of hills and fluctuating temperatures (leading to melting and re-freezing), that a few inches of snow is enough to shut down the whole region.
On the plus side, I am fortunate enough to be able to work from home occasionally, so that is exactly what I did yesterday.
The cats were not sure what to make of the white stuff so they kept an eye on it until it stopped falling from the sky.