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BS: Here Comes the Snow - US Northeast

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Subject: RE: BS: Here Comes the Snow - US Northeast
From: wysiwyg
Date: 01 Mar 07 - 09:10 AM

We'll try to squeeze as much of it out as possible (as rain) as it passes over us on the way up to y'all. Right now it's sunny and just under freezing.

~Susan


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Subject: RE: BS: Here Comes the Snow - US Northeast
From: Midchuck
Date: 01 Mar 07 - 09:02 AM

Here we go again!

P.


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Subject: RE: BS: Here Comes the Snow - US Northeast
From: wysiwyg
Date: 21 Feb 07 - 12:11 PM

Enough melted yesterday to clear some more walking spaces, but didn't leave the usual slick of ice in the driveway that collects pooled water and makes it a bumpy rink you can't turn around in without losing traction needed to make it up and out (till we spread the cinders we have ready). The snowplow banks are still there, but have receded enough that the anticipated Thursday snow should be handleable with the Deere. The path to the shed to re-park the good ol' Deere is open enough to put it away, and keep it open. The front walking access is open for the first winter since we got the Deere-- the van having been parked there to catch a lot of the snowfall is a strategy we will repeat and incorporate for the back walk, with the Deere, from now on.

These mountains have seen lots of February and March snows, sometimes still problematic into April, so I'm happy we have a clean slate in case the pileup continues before it melts. I VERY happy with how much of it I called in outside plowing help with, and how much I left for us to handle in our usual way-- you never know till it all comes to pass.

~Susan


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Subject: RE: BS: Here Comes the Snow - US Northeast
From: mmm1a
Date: 21 Feb 07 - 12:02 PM

Here in north east indiana it's foggy with ice. Another school day that has to be made up at the end of the year. Visability is pretty much 0.
This is the kind of fog I love to go walking in esp out in the woods or by the river, unfortunately I there is also ice patches that make it kind of tricky to walk in. I like foggy days like this when it is warmer.

            mmm


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Subject: RE: BS: Here Comes the Snow - US Northeast
From: MMario
Date: 21 Feb 07 - 11:58 AM

It got above freezing yesterday. This weekend I'm gonna be in Tampa - and the prediction is for 78 degrees and sunny. I'm probably going to swelter....


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Subject: RE: BS: Here Comes the Snow - US Northeast
From: Bill D
Date: 21 Feb 07 - 11:54 AM

48-50°F here, with rain last night. My weather program gave an 'alert' this morning - "Watch for falling ice from roofs" The ice is indeed melting. I hacked loose some more of the driveway yesterday afternoon so the melting could proceed on the edges.

I DO hope I never have to clean walks with a pickaxe again!


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Subject: RE: BS: Here Comes the Snow - US Northeast
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 21 Feb 07 - 11:36 AM

WHooo hoo! 80 degrees is the high today! (Unseasonably warm, it's usually in the 60s). I'll take it! Turn me over when I'm cooked on one side, I need the vitamin D. . .

SRS


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Subject: RE: BS: Here Comes the Snow - US Northeast
From: LilyFestre
Date: 21 Feb 07 - 10:08 AM

What a strange winter it's been. Yesterday there were reports of a possible snow/rain mix, many fearing ice. Thankfully, nothing came of it, it was warm outside, 40 degrees! I just hear on the radio that January was the warmest winter on record (here in Pennsylvania) and the coldest February on record. Weird, weird, weird. Next week, the powers that be are reporting temperatures in the 50s!!!!

LQF


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Subject: RE: BS: Here Comes the Snow - US Northeast
From: Barry Finn
Date: 19 Feb 07 - 11:41 PM

100!


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Subject: RE: BS: Here Comes the Snow - US Northeast
From: wysiwyg
Date: 19 Feb 07 - 11:21 PM

:~)


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Subject: RE: BS: Here Comes the Snow - US Northeast
From: Bill D
Date: 19 Feb 07 - 11:18 PM

now, now, Susan....you don't think I'd dress up like that, do you? I'd probably be struck down by righteous lightning!


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Subject: RE: BS: Here Comes the Snow - US Northeast
From: Greg B
Date: 19 Feb 07 - 11:14 PM

Hey, this was fun!

I have a new Toyota FJ Cruiser and g/f has a new (to her) F150
off-road 4x4. We have to travel in the snow because of the
horses, which is just an excuse to goof around.

During the ice, my AUDI S4 with snow/ice tires is the tool
of choice.

But it got deep and we got to test out the off-road machines
first in snow, then in snow over ice, then in solid ice.

Did bunches of 'donuts' out in front of the barn in the snow
field. 'Professional Driver on Closed Course' disclaimer stuff.

I've decided that next-year, in spite of how good these off-road
'Revos' are, I'm going for dedicate snow/ice tires on the FJ.

I hate ice. Scares me. Blizzaks rule, at least for the California
transplant.

Alas, twill all be gone this week with the warm-up.

No more donuts.


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Subject: RE: BS: Here Comes the Snow - US Northeast
From: wysiwyg
Date: 19 Feb 07 - 04:40 PM

Bill, is that YOU in the video???


Now we're waiting for the ice storm that might be all snow. DAMN drifts!

~S~


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Subject: RE: BS: Here Comes the Snow - US Northeast
From: Charley Noble
Date: 19 Feb 07 - 02:26 PM

New heating system is now just humming along and everyone is much happier in this houehold. The installer is assured by the manufacturer that he will be reimbursed the extra $3000 of parts and labor that it took to make it function. Gosh, it seems among other things that the oil needs to be 40 degrees F to ignite properly in the burner. That requirement may be fine in Georgia but not in Maine. We now have a nifty little in-line heater (with thermocouple) that heats up the cold oil before it reaches the burner. The installer can't wait until the scheduled spring workshops on furnace installation. I'll give the installer credit; he was there when we needed him and he tried out about a dozen different things to get things running smoothly. One would think that the regional dealers would know more about installing these furnaces, rather than just selling them.

But we're all happier now, and much more cozy than we were before.

Last night we got a nice dusting of snow. It looked lovely floating down.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: BS: Here Comes the Snow - US Northeast
From: Bill D
Date: 18 Feb 07 - 07:14 PM

and here's your shirt

it's entirely too obvious an idea...*grin*


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Subject: RE: BS: Here Comes the Snow - US Northeast
From: Bill D
Date: 18 Feb 07 - 07:11 PM

I KNEW it!

I just KNEW it (YouTube)


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Subject: RE: BS: Here Comes the Snow - US Northeast
From: wysiwyg
Date: 18 Feb 07 - 04:33 PM

Yeah!

Or maybe a power forward. No reason He couldn't have been the whole team, and/or the coach. In fact, it would make a great re-write of the Bible for present day culture.

Thanks, Bill!

I'll have to have a special go-to-games t-shirt made up, "Jesus is My Goalie."

~S~


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Subject: RE: BS: Here Comes the Snow - US Northeast
From: Bill D
Date: 18 Feb 07 - 03:08 PM

So,,,Jesus was a goalie, not a carpenter?


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Subject: RE: BS: Here Comes the Snow - US Northeast
From: Alec
Date: 18 Feb 07 - 02:46 PM

"Hockey saves!" For many are cold but few are frozen?


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Subject: RE: BS: Here Comes the Snow - US Northeast
From: wysiwyg
Date: 18 Feb 07 - 02:29 PM

Hockey Saves! :~) "How I got Bill to pray."

Choking now, I'm LOLling so deeply.

Aw, jes' funnin' witcha.

~S~


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Subject: RE: BS: Here Comes the Snow - US Northeast
From: Bill D
Date: 18 Feb 07 - 01:51 PM

made 3 ft! Wow..only another 6ft till we can walk 'safely' to the car.
Then, maybe a path for the postman...maybe...(40 ft, uphill and slippery,)
(The little hatchet works almost was well as the pick, and is a lot easier to swing...just have to stay 2-3" from the edge of the path.)


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Subject: RE: BS: Here Comes the Snow - US Northeast
From: Bill D
Date: 18 Feb 07 - 01:20 PM

At the church! Hey...great. I can pray for an end to violent sports on TV. (yeah, yeah..."under the bed"...metaphor for "out of range")

(still chipping and chopping...lunch over, time for another 2 ft.)


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Subject: RE: BS: Here Comes the Snow - US Northeast
From: wysiwyg
Date: 18 Feb 07 - 11:56 AM

Laughing so hard I have to go pee now-- ALL our beds are mattresses on box springs SET ON THE FLOOR! Except the unheated Mudcat Attic Dorm with Pee Bucket. But I can put you up at the church!

~Susan


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Subject: RE: BS: Here Comes the Snow - US Northeast
From: Bill D
Date: 18 Feb 07 - 11:49 AM

I'd be there, but I can't GET there! *grin* Besides, I just discovered how out of shape I am...using a pick is something one does regularly, or not at all.

Save me a place for the next game...like...ummmmm...upstairs under the bed.


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Subject: RE: BS: Here Comes the Snow - US Northeast
From: wysiwyg
Date: 18 Feb 07 - 11:39 AM

(hi Bill)

Never in 50 years of clearing snow have I had to go that far.

Giggling madly-- now you are trained for OUR area's idea of snow cleanup! Come on up, we can use the help! :~) Still loaded with the right food, too, but you'll have to =watch the game with us this afternoon! Couch, or recliner?

~Susan


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Subject: RE: BS: Here Comes the Snow - US Northeast
From: Bill D
Date: 18 Feb 07 - 11:33 AM

They say it will begin warming up here in Tuesday...but I have this yard....and walks & driveway....covered with 3-4" of white, slippery concrete. (The Fed-Ex guy came by when we weren't watching, and refused to try to get up to the door)

So, in order to be able to get to the car and the newspaper without breaking my neck, I have been cleaning my walks. It's even colder and harder in the shadows by the back door.




yes...those are hatchets & pickaxes. Never in 50 years of clearing snow have I had to go that far. I have a couple of chippers for light ice...(a 'straight' hoe, and an even heavier tile remover) but this is something! Maybe 3-4 more trips out today, and I can have channels made so that the warmer weather can melt the edges and allow the melt to run off.

Lots of fun!


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Subject: RE: BS: Here Comes the Snow - US Northeast
From: TRUBRIT
Date: 16 Feb 07 - 08:19 PM

Gentle sideways cough and mini smirk -- I was in Vegas -- we saw it on the news and we thought of you all, we really did.

Jacqui, not surprised your flight was cancelled - the airport at LV was a madhouse--flights delayed, furious people, exhausted airline staff -- really awful. I counted myself lucky to be delayed a mere half hour and got out at 12.35 am instead of the planned 11.55 pm departure. Flights ghastly both ways -- on the outbound, we changed planes in Milwaukee -- the pilot was coming down and was, I swear, THAT far from the runway (call it 20') when he zoomed back into the air and circled the airport before coming in to land again. I now have a new definition of absolute total terror!!!!! The pilot's comment, when he deigned to come on and speak to us, was 'congestion on the ground...... oh yeah, sure, don't they notice that before you actually hit the runway??????

Returning Logan was a new definition of hell with unclaimed bags taking over the world -- so many people were redirected etc. I heard one gentleman ask the airline staff in LV, could they guarantee the flight he was waiting for would take off. They looked at him and muttered -- guarantee, who does he think he is kidding????

Kendall, if you get lonely while Jacqui is gone, and if she leaves you the key to the cellar, you know there is always a good meal at our house.......

XXXXX


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Subject: RE: BS: Here Comes the Snow - US Northeast
From: LilyFestre
Date: 16 Feb 07 - 07:09 PM

Backroads are still messy but that is to be expected. Some of the "main roads" were RIDICULOUS this morning! Just as I left a back road to enter the land of black-topped road, I spotted a red van in a large ditch. Other passer-bys had stopped and no one was injured. I stopped and asked if they needed help. Only a wrecker. Ok. I drove into cell range, stopped and called 911. It seems that there have been many calls to 911 for help in getting pulled out of a ditch. What has happened is that people get stuck, call 911, a wrecker is dispatched and in most cases, by the time the wrecker got to the scene, the cars had been towed out by folks willing to help. That's nice but it has resulted in 911 refusing to call for towing assistance because the tow trucks have been getting stiffed. I can see their point but also wonder about those folks who haven't received the aid of a kind stranger (or friend).

My rather L-O-N-G driveway is still full of snow except for the pathways created by our driving up and down the driveway. It's not perfect but it will do. :) It serves to keep out pesky folks who don't have brains enough to have 4-wheel drive in this part of the country! *GRIN*

Seriously though, the snow is nothing new. It snows, we dig and plow ourselves out or we just sit tight. I'd rather have snowstorms like this than hurricanes, tornados (which they do have around here occassionaly), earthquakes, etc. I wouldn't want to be out driving on the road during one but feel good in knowing that both myself and RidgePlucker know when it's not safe to be out and we are both smart enough to stay home when necessary. We are very lucky in that we CAN do that.

LQF


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Subject: RE: BS: Here Comes the Snow - US Northeast
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 16 Feb 07 - 12:57 PM

Did you tell us about the trees? I didn't see that story. Was it limbs or did she log entire trees?

SRS


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Subject: RE: BS: Here Comes the Snow - US Northeast
From: Donuel
Date: 16 Feb 07 - 12:51 PM

After all the shoveling of ice and snow blower wrestleing I feel like I have done 1,000 sit ups. My abs are so sore I can hardly cough.

My neighbor who removed several tons of trees from my yard last year without permission had her own version of the property line when it came to shoveling the sidewalk. She left a 4 foot wall of ice where I left off and her new shifting property line began.

Sometimes you really understand why some people are divorced.


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Subject: RE: BS: Here Comes the Snow - US Northeast
From: wysiwyg
Date: 16 Feb 07 - 12:23 PM

Hardi got home yesterday afternoon from his storm-extended trip to the clergy conference, pleased with my stewardship of the place in his absence and the measures taken against the snow. After watching the re-run of the last period, overtime, and shootout from the Valentine's Day hockey game he'd missed, we went out and started trying to free the John Deere from its snowy tomb.

Because I had been out in the snow as it fell, I knew where the shallow spots were.... Despite his grave doubts, Hardi was able to run the Deere out of its shed and into the open driveway. Deere progress continued until past dark, when it got itself stuck and I made Hardi leave it till morning. Overnight was forecast to be so cold that I filled up the washer with water, in case we awoke to frozen laundry pipes again.

The moring came, beautifully clear and sparkly. After a substantial Hardi-Special (breakfast), and my requistie half-hour in the Sun Chair, we suited up, took the dog, and went back out to resume Elemental Siege.

Egress out the back, last night, had required a trip through hip-deep drifts. So this morning I went out the shallower front-- it's usually left completely snowbound once the serious weather arrives, for various reasons. But again, having been out in it as it fell, I knew where the shallows were and thus I got out quite easily.

Hardi braved the deeper back path to get to the snowbound Deere, and I soon brought the van's hitch around, to line up with it. In about 4 seconds the Deere had been pulled through the deeply drifted mess, with no strain at all to the van, using Hardi's handy tow strap per the paln we hatched over brekky.

Faulkner had come out with us and again helped us confirm snow depths by leaping through the playland. (He also will pull against the long lead in case I need to be steadied, if I ask him to go ahead. He really does help and I think he knows it.)

F and I remained out, on standby, while Hardi tackled some usually-intractable challenges with the little Deere. With my guidance on snow depths and paths to try plowing, he was able to get quite a nice, wide path open through snow. The path is deep enough now to prevent loose snow from drifting back into the cart-wide "hallways." He did get stuck once more, but I spotted the need for help before he even asked, and was correctly lined up to pull in the right direction; we had the Deere back on good traction in a trice.

The vacation-trailering experience really paid off in this; I'm the driver when we hitch up, and he's the spotter. I'm really good at hitting the spot, first try.

We have just an hour's cleanup of Deere-plowing left and a trip planned later to get gas and groceries, with a stop at our usual Friday fish-fry to boot. Then we'll be cozily provisioned and caught up on chores in time for another GREAT hockey game tonight-- pork for BBQ is already thawing; a pot of beans is already hot in the crodckpot for chore-doers' snacking; milky coffee on a warmer is ready-to-pour.... this being-married thing is GOOOOOOOD.

Faulkenr agrees, and is doing a good job of making sure people out in the cold do get back in safely. If one of us is late getting back in, and the one inside gets nervous, F goes to the window and can hear that everything is fine, or he yips to call the overdoing-outside- chore-doer back in for a spell in the recliner to warm back up.

~Susan


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Subject: RE: BS: Here Comes the Snow - US Northeast
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 16 Feb 07 - 12:10 PM

Cats on the bed is the normal state of things here, and they stay put so you don't have to fight for the covers. Cats and dogs in the same room would result in pandemonium, so they had to find a different venue last night. Now that the sun is out I think the garage will warm quickly, but I notice the dogs weren't in the yard last time I looked out. They're still in their indoor dog houses filled with hay near the oil radiator heater.

SRS

Next summer when it is 105o in July I'm going to think fondly back to this cold weather. . .


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Subject: RE: BS: Here Comes the Snow - US Northeast
From: MMario
Date: 16 Feb 07 - 11:59 AM

Our cats have started asking for the fireplace to be lit!


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Subject: RE: BS: Here Comes the Snow - US Northeast
From: Bill D
Date: 16 Feb 07 - 11:53 AM

Went out to get the paper and shoveled chipped another 2 feet of tire paths into the 3" of white, slippery concrete this 'interesting' storm left us. It's not really a big deal, but having a track allows the edges to melt easier when it warms up a bit. It will not be a problem to drive on when I have to go to the post office and pharmacy later....I just don't want the overnight refreezing to leave pure ice.

Todays papers says there are still 40,000 without power in my area today. Guess I have little to complain about.


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Subject: RE: BS: Here Comes the Snow - US Northeast
From: Midchuck
Date: 16 Feb 07 - 11:23 AM

It was so cold here last night that I let the dogs sleep in the house instead of their usual stall in the garage.

It was so cold here last night that the cats let us sleep in the bed with them.

Peter.


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Subject: RE: BS: Here Comes the Snow - US Northeast
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 16 Feb 07 - 11:06 AM

It was so cold here last night that I let the dogs sleep in the house instead of their usual stall in the garage. They're yard dogs so this was quite a novelty. I shut them in my bedroom suite and the cats stayed in the other part of the house. They loved it, but were ready to go back outside as soon as my alarm went off this morning. I think we're past our coldest day. I'm glad we didn't have any precipitation with it.

I hear they've closed the state of Pennsylvania until further notice.

SRS


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Subject: RE: BS: Here Comes the Snow - US Northeast
From: MMario
Date: 16 Feb 07 - 09:04 AM

I almost had a six day weekend - but w*rk is open today.


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Subject: RE: BS: Here Comes the Snow - US Northeast
From: jacqui.c
Date: 16 Feb 07 - 07:29 AM

Wish it was here. My flight was cancelled and, after spending a solid two and a half hours on the phone, I'm flying out on Sunday afternoon.

I think I'm going off for some retail therapy today!


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Subject: RE: BS: Here Comes the Snow - US Northeast
From: Ebbie
Date: 16 Feb 07 - 02:58 AM

Let me echo what KT said. Come on up to the North. It's raining.


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Subject: RE: BS: Here Comes the Snow - US Northeast
From: Partridge
Date: 16 Feb 07 - 01:41 AM

Warm thoughts to you all. May your heating systems never fail.

Pat x


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Subject: RE: BS: Here Comes the Snow - US Northeast
From: wysiwyg
Date: 15 Feb 07 - 09:50 AM

Lovely bright sun this AM lighting up all the snow crystals.

Air still very dry so at least the fallen snow is not getting heavier yet. I have to kick open the path Faulkner and I wore open yesterday between house and driveway, and I'm glad it will be light. Hardi will mini-plow it really open later today, piling it to the side that will block the prevailing wind a bit and reduce the drifting-over in it. Then we'll have a cart-wide hallway through the drifts.

~Susan


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Subject: RE: BS: Here Comes the Snow - US Northeast
From: Jeri
Date: 15 Feb 07 - 09:30 AM

Barry, be careful - I know where you live. Just one question: did you have your hooded sweatshirt on over your bathrobe or under it?

I don't know how much snow landed here because of the wind. I HAVE discovered that if birds can see the seed through a centimeter of light snow, they'll likely starve. They don't scratch like chickens, and I don't think they can either smell the seed or hear it. Bird seed typically doesn't make a lot of noise, and so is adept at hiding. Anyway, I think the most likely reason birds can'd dig through a tiny bit of fluffy snow to where the seeds were last time they ate there is that they are stupid. It's OK. They're pretty and they fly and they're usually pretty nice when they aren't eating the eyeballs out of road kill.

I'm plowed out, the bird feeder is accessible, my power's still on and I'm not dead. Not too bad.


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Subject: RE: BS: Here Comes the Snow - US Northeast
From: Midchuck
Date: 15 Feb 07 - 08:59 AM

I officially declare the snow here (Pittsford, VT) today, to be deeper than the BS in Mudcat.

Peter.


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Subject: RE: BS: Here Comes the Snow - US Northeast
From: jacqui.c
Date: 15 Feb 07 - 07:42 AM

No more precipitation and the sun is out. There's probably about a foot of new snow and Kendall will be out with the snow blower to finish the job that the snowplough started. It all looks very pretty out there now.

I've checked the airline - my flight still shows as leaving on time but the flights up to 11.00am have all been cancelled so I'm keeping in mind that I may not get away today. We shall see.....


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Subject: RE: BS: Here Comes the Snow - US Northeast
From: Barry Finn
Date: 15 Feb 07 - 02:59 AM

Geeze, I thought this was a joke thread. First snow storm of the year & it's almost gone. It was snowing & blowing a bit but come on, I just went out side to see what you all are fussing about & had to put on my bath robe, it was a little cold, but by next Wenesday it'll be above freezing & it'll al be gone by the next weekend. I had to go to the drug store eariler I ran out of meds so I took the dog (for a walk stupid, I'don't swallow dogs), she had a blast with me power walking all the way. I had on sneakers but my socks were wooly thick & I had my hooded sweat shirt up over my ears & had my old work jeans, it was a little chilly at the holes though. Anyway, I blew out the oldtimers drive & walkway across the street & then did ours & now there's hardly any snow. So all you seacoasters & Downeasters if you can get over to my place there's lots of sun, well it's gone down now but if you hurry you can get some more in the morning & you won't have to worry about getting stuck coming up the driveway. There's a good size porch were we can get a lot of fresh air & do some singing, I'll put on the grill & get some ice for the drinks, I think I got some hot dogs & fish laying around somewhere. I've got insect repellant & tanning lotion. If it gets dark we can go inside I'll toast up the fire & if that's to much I never put up the storm windows this year (after all, why?) so it'll be comfie cause the screens are still in & not torn yet. Well I gotta go & take my meds' now & get ready for spring. Look at the time, I gotta go. Good nite & sleep tight, dream summer, now where'd I put those meds'?

Barry


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Subject: RE: BS: Here Comes the Snow - US Northeast
From: KT
Date: 14 Feb 07 - 11:38 PM

y'all oughta move up here where it's warm.


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Subject: RE: BS: Here Comes the Snow - US Northeast
From: Donuel
Date: 14 Feb 07 - 08:59 PM

The 3 inches of frozen rain and sleet made for HEAVY shoveling.
It has now turned to concrete in the 19 degree night.
Hoo Boy tommorrow is going to be the EVERYONE BACK TO WORK despite the ice slicked roads and half the drivers around here only used to driving in Mexico City.

Every fender bender I came across yesterday were Hispanic or Asian women. The ones I talked to couldn't speak English. They apparently thought it was their duty to park their slightly dented cars across all four lanes of the parkway until the authorities arrived. I tried to tell them they would be safer not standing in the road but alas "NO anglaisi"


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Subject: RE: BS: Here Comes the Snow - US Northeast
From: Charley Noble
Date: 14 Feb 07 - 08:50 PM

Bee-

Thanks also from Maine for your vivid description of your black cat in the snow.

Our cat gang is well seasoned. They won't leave the back porch. They just glare at the snow, and wait for it to be plowed or shoveled away.

Well, we're about halfway through with this storm and we already have about a foot of fluffy white stuff. We had the driveway plowed once earlier this evening and are expecting to have it plowed again tomorrow morning. My wife went off to work at her job with the State early this morning and fortunately they let her go about noon time. It must have been pretty miserable driving with the wind and the whiteouts. I was too busy working with our new furnace installer trying to get the furnace to more than hic-cup. It's going again but it's really tempermental. And it's hard to focus on doing anything else when your basic faith in your heating system is being challenged. But it all looks very pretty!

It's really cold today, about 10 F with a blustery wind, as it's been for the last month. We sure got spoiled in December and early January when temperatures were still in the 60's (F).

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: BS: Here Comes the Snow - US Northeast
From: catspaw49
Date: 14 Feb 07 - 08:24 PM

Proud to say its outta' hee! Now we're just back in the deep freeze with the sub-zero wind chills keeping that fat layer of ice on everything.................nasty ass storm it was!

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: Here Comes the Snow - US Northeast
From: wysiwyg
Date: 14 Feb 07 - 08:19 PM

If the cold keeps y'all up all night, you can always take over the Tavern thread and make it The Only Place Open in the Snow Tavern. :~)

~Susan


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