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Message 1293411 - Posted: 10 Oct 2012, 7:21:20 UTC
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Do like I did 40 years ago,snow was 4 feet to a motor block. Tie a snow shovel to the front of your car and start driving south until someone asks you what that thing is doing on your car. Lay claim your far enough.

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Message 1293504 - Posted: 10 Oct 2012, 16:27:49 UTC

I liked that idea. Ten years ago my son inlaw asked me to bring him a snow shovel. He lives in Missouri. Last I talked to him hes still the only one in his nieghbor hood who has one. But he does let it be borrowed at times.
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Message 1293533 - Posted: 10 Oct 2012, 17:37:31 UTC

We just don't get enough snow here to be needing that. Good idea though!
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Message 1293548 - Posted: 10 Oct 2012, 18:28:32 UTC

I can't wait for it to snow! I hope we get another blizzard like we did last February. 8' of snow in 10 hours was fun!

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Message 1293552 - Posted: 10 Oct 2012, 18:45:42 UTC

I keep a tub of grit in my shed for use on my garden path at winter time.
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Message 1293554 - Posted: 10 Oct 2012, 18:48:24 UTC - in response to Message 1293548.

I can't wait for it to snow! I hope we get another blizzard like we did last February. 8' of snow in 10 hours was fun!

Snow Flurries were predicted above 7000' elevation only in the last day or two...
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Message 1293594 - Posted: 10 Oct 2012, 20:30:33 UTC

We are more than over due another 1962/63 Christmas here, or indeed another 1947 winter. It would be good, and ....
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Message 1293598 - Posted: 10 Oct 2012, 20:33:49 UTC

We got first snow to-day, 14 flakes.

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Message 1293616 - Posted: 10 Oct 2012, 21:23:06 UTC - in response to Message 1293594.

We are more than over due another 1962/63 Christmas here, or indeed another 1947 winter. It would be good, and ....

Be glad You have the Gulf stream ocean current to keep the UK warm, or snow would become an English nightmare that won't go away...
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Message 1293618 - Posted: 10 Oct 2012, 21:25:36 UTC

Just like the Canadian frozen North
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Message 1293622 - Posted: 10 Oct 2012, 21:28:21 UTC - in response to Message 1293618.

Just like the Canadian frozen North

More like Greenland, snow that doesn't melt, becomes ice, ice then gets more snow, that becomes more ice, soon enough the beginnings of a glacier or an ice sheet...
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Message 1293673 - Posted: 11 Oct 2012, 1:28:55 UTC - in response to Message 1293618.

Just like the Canadian frozen North

Here we have the frozen north, south, and middle.
We have seven months of winter, and five months
of bad skiing.

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Message 1293681 - Posted: 11 Oct 2012, 1:53:27 UTC

Snow doesn't bug me. Extreme cold yes but snow nope.
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Message 1293683 - Posted: 11 Oct 2012, 1:59:44 UTC

I could not resist this:

Diary of a Snow Shoveler --- Funniest Thing You Will Read This Season
I was sent this two Christmas' ago by an old buddy. I laughed so hard I couldn't get rid of it so I saved it to share every Christmas Season with everyone! Enjoy!

Diary of a snow shoveler, probable location - North East

December 8 - 6:00 PM
It started to snow.
The first snow of the season and the wife and I took our cocktails and sat for hours by the window watching the huge soft flakes drift down from heaven.
It looked like a Grandma Moses Print.
So romantic we felt like newlyweds again.
I love snow!

December 9
We woke to a beautiful blanket of crystal white snow covering every inch of the landscape.
What a fantastic sight!
Can there be a lovelier place in the whole world?
Moving here was the best idea I've ever had!
Shoveled for the first time in years and felt like a boy again.
I did both our driveway and the sidewalks.
This afternoon the snowplow came along and covered up the sidewalks and closed in the driveway, so I got to shovel again.
What a perfect life!

December 12
The sun has melted all our lovely snow.
Such a disappointment!
My neighbor tells me not to worry- we'll definitely have a white Christmas.
No snow on Christmas would be awful!
Bob says we'll have so much snow by the end of winter, that I'll never want to see snow again
I don't think that's possible.
Bob is such a nice man, I'm glad he's our neighbor.

December 14
Snow, lovely snow! 8 inches last night.
The temperature dropped to -20.
The cold makes everything sparkle so.
The wind took my breath away, but I warmed up by shoveling the driveway and sidewalks.
This is the life!
The snowplow came back this afternoon and buried everything again.
I didn't realize I would have to do quite this much shoveling, but I'll certainly get back in shape this way.
I wish l wouldn't huff and puff so.

December 15
20 inches forecast.
Sold my van and bought a 4x4 Blazer.
Bought snow tires for the wife's car and 2 extra shovels.
Stocked the freezer.
The wife wants a wood stove in case the electricity goes out.
I think that's silly.
We aren't in Alaska, after all.

December 16
Ice storm this morning.
Fell on my ass on the ice in the driveway putting down salt.
Hurt like hell.
The wife laughed for an hour, which I think was very cruel.

December 17
Still way below freezing.
Roads are too icy to go anywhere.
Electricity was off for 5 hours.
I had to pile the blankets on to stay warm.
Nothing to do but stare at the wife and try not to irritate her.
Guess I should've bought a wood stove, but won't admit it to her.
God I hate it when she's right.
I can't believe I'm freezing to death in my own living room.

December 20
Electricity's back on, but had another 14 inches of the damn stuff last night.
More shoveling!
Took all day.
The damn snowplow came by twice.
Tried to find a neighbor kid to shovel, but they said they're too busy playing hockey.
I think they're lying.
Called the only hardware store around to see about buying a snow blower and they're out.
Might have another shipment in March.
I think they're lying.
Bob says I have to shovel or the city will have it done and bill me.
I think he's lying.

December 22
Bob was right about a white Christmas because 13 more inches of the white shit fell today, and it's so cold, it probably won't melt till August.
Took me 45 minutes to get all dressed up to go out to shovel and then I had to piss.
By the time I got undressed, pissed and dressed again. I was too tired to shovel.
Tried to hire Bob who has a plow on his truck for the rest of the winter, but he says he's too busy. I think the asshole is lying.

December 23
Only 2 inches of snow today
And it warmed up to 0.
The wife wanted me to decorate the front of the house this morning.
What is she, nuts?!!
Why didn't she tell me to do that a month ago?
She says she did but I think she's lying.

December 24
6 inches - Snow packed so hard by snowplow, l broke the shovel.
Thought I was having a heart attack.
If I ever catch the son of a bitch who drives that snow plow, I'll drag him through the snow by his balls and beat him to death with my broken shovel.
I know he hides around the corner and waits for me to finish shoveling and then he comes down the street at a 100 miles an hour and throws snow all over where I've just been!
Tonight the wife wanted me to sing Christmas carols with her and open our presents, but I was too busy watching for the damn snowplow.

December 25
Merry freaking Christmas!
20 more inches of the damn slop tonight -Snowed in.
The idea of shoveling makes my blood boil.
God, I hate the snow!
Then the snowplow driver came by asking for a donation and I hit him over the head with my shovel.
The wife says I have a bad attitude.
I think she's an idiot.
If I have to watch "It's A Wonderful Life" one more time, I'm going to stuff her into the microwave.

December 26
Still snowed in.
Why the hell did I ever move here?
It was all HER idea.
She's really getting on my nerves.

December 27
Temperature dropped to -30 and the pipes froze; plumber came after 14 hours of waiting for him, he only charged me $1,400 to replace all my pipes.

December 28
Warmed up to above -20.
Still snowed in.
The BITCH is driving me crazy!!!

December 29
10 more inches.
Bob says I have to shovel the roof or it could cave in.
That's the silliest thing I ever heard. How dumb does he think I am?

December 30
Roof caved in.
I beat up the snow plow driver, and now he is suing me for a million dollars, not only the beating I gave him, but also for trying to shove the broken snow shovel up his ass.
The wife went home to her mother.
Nine more inches predicted.

December 31
I set fire to what's left of the house.
No more shoveling.

January 8
Feel so good.
I just love those little white pills they keep giving me.
Why am I tied to the bed?


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Message 1293690 - Posted: 11 Oct 2012, 3:18:13 UTC

Thank you for reposting this John. I loved it the first time and a good reread.
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Message 1293694 - Posted: 11 Oct 2012, 3:43:19 UTC - in response to Message 1293683.
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I could not resist this:

I like that one

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Message 1293698 - Posted: 11 Oct 2012, 4:23:45 UTC

As a native of Southern California, I love the snow. I drive to it each year. Then drive home to the beach :)

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Message 1293699 - Posted: 11 Oct 2012, 4:25:18 UTC

Snow is one of the main reasons that I moved to Vancouver. It snows here lots, and it generally stays up on the mountains where it belongs. ;)
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Message 1293700 - Posted: 11 Oct 2012, 4:25:44 UTC - in response to Message 1293411.

Do like I did 40 years ago,snow was 4 feet to a motor block. Tie a snow shovel to the front of your car and start driving south until someone asks you what that thing is doing on your car. Lay claim your far enough.


In 1992 a young doctoral student transplanted here from the great state of Wisconsin (Eric), drove up to a condo complex in sunny Oakland, California, to pick up his hot date for the evening (me). I got into Eric's car and this strange tool-like device was on the dashboard. "What's this?" I queried, picking up the odd implement and turning in over a few times.

It was an ice scraper. I had lived in California all of my life and I had never seen one.

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Message 1293706 - Posted: 11 Oct 2012, 4:32:40 UTC - in response to Message 1293700.

Do like I did 40 years ago,snow was 4 feet to a motor block. Tie a snow shovel to the front of your car and start driving south until someone asks you what that thing is doing on your car. Lay claim your far enough.


In 1992 a young doctoral student transplanted here from the great state of Wisconsin (Eric), drove up to a condo complex in sunny Oakland, California, to pick up his hot date for the evening (me). I got into Eric's car and this strange tool-like device was on the dashboard. "What's this?" I queried, picking up the odd implement and turning in over a few times.

It was an ice scraper. I had lived in California all of my life and I had never seen one.

Yeah I have one, I picked it from some where, and it's around here some where too.
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