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Old 02-08-2010, 07:50 PM   #16
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10-20 more inches between Tuesday and Wednesday. And another storm this weekend.....

Spent an hour today mending our dog's fence. Turns out it wasn't the snow, it was my not so Dear Husband who tore up the fence hotdogging with the tractor.

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I'm ready for the storm
Wife went food shopping....
I cut up a bunch of wood yesterday & brought it in
Some is stacked on the front porch, some in the sunroom, & some in the main room

I'm going to fill up the truck & get some spare gas for the generator just in case
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Here's a video I took today during the blizzard. Here's my FB update:

Report from The Place on the Shore: 13:19 hours. Snow falling sideways in more than one direction at the same time. Wind Howling. Drifts exceed both Milhouse and Crackie height. Burin remains undaunted. Food remains at ridiculous levels. Justin home safely from work. Neighborhood based community building activities and alcoholic consumption to begin at 19:00. Transportation to be provided by Kubota. Over and Out.

Milhouse is my Dachshund mix, Crackie is my shepherd mix.
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That is one long driveway
You are supposed to keep the cars IN the garage
That would really suck to hit one

It's just starting here, went & filled the truck up with gas & another (3) 6g containers
It's 37 out, so its just melting right now, same in Boston
House humidity is back up to 50%, one humidifier is off
That will change tomorrow when I start a fire
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Yeah, gas in the cars - plus several 50lb bags of dog food and chicken feed, extra diesel for the tractor. Plenty of oil in the tank for the house.

At 6:30 am this morning we had only had rain all night. Went back to sleep thinking that Winder Blast: Round Two was going to be a dud. By 8:20am we had 4-5 inches of snow!

Tuck in up North. This one's a doozy. Just heard that DC now holds the National record for snow fall inches in 2010. So there, Vancouver BC. We should have held the olympics here.
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I guess I never understood the "mad rush" now-a-days. I can remember growing up in New Jersey years ago, and when a snow storm was to hit, it was a mad rush. Still is to this day. I now live in the Midwest, and that sort of activity really doesn't happen, that I see, at least. I am not sure if out here it is a different mindset, or we are just used to the snow, that it does not phase us. I also see that the schools don't shut down or delay openings as much due to snow. It has to be a real doozie to close the schools. Out East, 2 inches of snow was enough to close the schools.
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The snow in MD will not be around that long because the ground is so warm even if you have a lot of clouds.

We just had 11" ending Tuesday morning and today (Wednesday) the freeways are clear and dry now. City streets are plowed but still have a little snow, but will be clear in a day or two - temps are low of 0F and highs of 20F.

That is probably not a national record since places like the upper UP of MI get over 400" (33') each year.

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Here's a video I took today during the blizzard. Here's my FB update:

Report from The Place on the Shore: 13:19 hours. Snow falling sideways in more than one direction at the same time. Wind Howling. Drifts exceed both Milhouse and Crackie height. Burin remains undaunted. Food remains at ridiculous levels. Justin home safely from work.
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Neighborhood based community building activities and alcoholic consumption to begin at 19:00. Transportation to be provided by Kubota. Over and Out.
Milhouse is my Dachshund mix, Crackie is my shepherd mix.
If I understand you correctly, you served ten racks of smoked ribs for a recent party, currently you are providing transportation in a blizzard for another event. Do you have any homes for sale in your neighborhood? Would you consider renting out your garage for someone willing to work for food and drink? .

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BTW....... If smoked ribs are being served, I'll rent a dog sled and be there, don't worry about left overs.LOL!!!
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I just shoveled another 8" off my deck and the snow on the outside of the rail is now 1.5' higher than my deck and the deck is 5.5' off the ground. back inside now for strong coffee and sweets. and 40mph winds
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I lived for four years in the midwest. And the primary difference is equipment and experience. There are just simply not enough snow plows in this part of the mid-atlantic to keep the roads clear.
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and i dont have the kids anymore to send outside instead of me
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I was surprised to see one of my hens debating coming out of her roost box.

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Oh, and Kevin M. The ribs are gone. Sorry.
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I guess I never understood the "mad rush" now-a-days. I can remember growing up in New Jersey years ago, and when a snow storm was to hit, it was a mad rush. Still is to this day. I now live in the Midwest, and that sort of activity really doesn't happen, that I see, at least. I am not sure if out here it is a different mindset, or we are just used to the snow, that it does not phase us. I also see that the schools don't shut down or delay openings as much due to snow. It has to be a real doozie to close the schools. Out East, 2 inches of snow was enough to close the schools.
depends on where you are i think. we got about 6" here in louisville and it shut down just about everything. roads were not terrible yesterday and the streets were pretty much deserted.

when i was in high school north of dallas just the chance of snow would make people all googly eyed and have them running to the store for food and water bottles...
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