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Old 02-04-2010, 10:09 PM   #1
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I HAD to go to the grocery tonight to prep for Superbowl Sunday. My mistake.

there was no bread left on the shelf, about six dozen broken eggs, the soup aisle was empty, there was no ground beef, and I bought the last containers of sour cream. The manager of the store said they are not expecting more bread until Saturday and because of the storm he doesn't know if that one will arrive.

Right now they are calling for 1-2 feet of snow on the eastern shore of Maryland. And people are going coo-coo.

Members from north of the Mason-Dixon, feel free to taunt us for our foolish ways.

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Ah, I heard of blizzard conditions on the news
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Been stuck in enough storms this time of year not to taunt. It has been almost mild for a Chicago February so far. I guess we have a few real inches and some lake effect snow expected. Elections are won and lost on how it is dealt with here so it usually gets moved out of the way quickly and efficiently; their are sidewalk ordinances that apply to homeowners too with substantial fines attached. People still go nuts when storms hit though and buy up more groceries than they can eat in a year once they see everybody else doing it. Insane. I often wonder how much they end up throwing away.

Hope you can put something together for the party or that you call it off if it gets to treacherous people should not be driving around. Good luck!
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Most of by Super-Snow-Bowl-Sunday guest are walking distance. DH is planning on smoking ribs in the snow on Sat, so they better show up or 10 racks of ribs are going to be hard to eat, just the two of us.
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Guess you got dumped on, hopefully you still have power
Guess you were on early this am...out shoveling ?
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I shoveled same areas 3 times over last 2 days. easier to do three7" lifts than one big one. still works out to real slow movements this morning
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That happens here when the "s" word is even thought.
Don't forget the packages of firewood either.
I made a mistake of going into a store the last time they thought snow was coming.
It look like a ransacked building and the lines looked like the day before Thanksgiving.
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You're too close to D.C. You know there's no common sense around there. I have to laugh when people empty the stores out for something like this. I can't believe people don't have enough food lying around their house for a few days worth. Good luck, don't shovel too much at once.
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Still over 8,000 households without power down there
Hopefully just the Internet connection is down
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We never lost power (and RARELY do) we're within .25 miles of the public utility and most of our lines are underground.

We got 20+ inches - the 4th biggest snowfall on record. In parts of my yard it has drifted to more than 36 inches! We prepared by parking our Kubota BX24 at the head of our driveway and covering it with the biggest tarp we have. After the snow stopped and we dug out the tarp. We (and by we, I mean my dear husband) could easily use the tractor to clear the driveway - and my friend's driveway - and the old lady who lives down the street...

Thankfully, the fire chief of our volunteer fire department lives in the neighborhood so all of our secondary streets are very clear.

The dogs have tramped down some trails in the yard - but the depth/density of the snow is enough that it interferes with our dog's electric fence. Our lab goes 'snow crazy' and has had more than one excursion out to visit the neighbors. Hopefully jacking the field size up to Max will help.

Sounds like DC is a mess. As of last night only one lane of 495 was open!
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Used to have an office in DC and remember what a mess it was when it snowed much. Even NYC can be a pain. They better about moving snow than DC and surrounds but can run out of anyplace but both rivers to put it if there is a lot!

It has been sunny here up until an hour or so ago. It is still just hazy but I guess we have the biggest storm of the season hitting us starting this evening and continuing non-stop until Wednesday morning. Winds are to pick up tomorrow. 8-14" predicted so far but apparently two systems, one bringing arctic temps down from Canada and another bringing moisture up from the Gulf are joining forces. If the new front stagnates we could easily get more than 14"!
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The saddest part of the storm for us was this:


I am afraid that every major limb of this 200 year old cedar tree broke under the weight of the snow. I had to have a little cry about the thought of having to take this gem down.
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The saddest part of the storm for us was this:

I am afraid that every major limb of this 200 year old cedar tree broke under the weight of the snow. I had to have a little cry about the thought of having to take this gem down.

we had some very similar issues last year here with 2 big windstorms and a big ice storm. a lot of the trees in the area of town i live in are 75 - 100+ years old... i guess the only benefit to 3 storms is the clean-up was spread out over quite some time instead of one giant mess of a storm.

good luck with the snow! go build a fort and have a snowball fight!! =p
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Good luck with all those storms.

Sorry for sending you all the cold air, but it's your turn.

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