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Old 03-14-2013, 05:12 PM   #46
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Despite our frequency of snow here in CT and the assumption that people SHOULD know how to drive in it by now, there sure are a lot of ripped-off bumpers lying in the median now that the snow has thawed.....saw at least a dozen in the 15 mile stretch I commute.
I find that with the first snow of the season its as though people completely forget how to drive in it. Doesn't take long though to realize that any idiot can drive at 100k through a storm. Its the stopping thats the hard part.

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Old 03-14-2013, 10:03 PM   #47
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It is not as bad as a lot of people make it out to be. We plow and treat the roads around here pretty well. Actually, snow on warm surfaces can be worse than what we normaly get around here. A snow fall in your area wants to start melting as soon as it hits the ground. When you drive over it it gets packed down pretty tight. When that happens the water from the melt gets squeezed into the packed snow and freezes somewhat. That is what makes it slippery. We just had a 2" snowfall over night and I was able to drive to work this morning with no problems. Twisty two lane road and I could maintain speed with no problem. By the drive home tonight the road will be bare and mostly dry.
That had to be what it was. If I touched the gas too much, the truck would try to turn itself around on me. Then, there were big chunks on the road, and when you hit them, you didn't know which way it was going to send you.
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Old 03-14-2013, 10:18 PM   #48
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I think it finally stopped snowing! I even saw the sun out for a bit later today! Spring is in the air! Ok, I just jinxed it. Going to get another storm overnight, watch. :P

I still have about half a foot to shovel, after shovelling 1 foot twice in the span of 2 days I said screw it. :P It's not going to shovel itself though... maybe I can do it tomorrow. :P

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Old 03-14-2013, 11:33 PM   #49
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Better just do it...below seasonal 7 day forecast. It felt like late January today. windchill, blustery brrr.

Besides you said you could use the excerise
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Better just do it...below seasonal 7 day forecast. It felt like late January today. windchill, blustery brrr.

Besides you said you could use the excerise
Saw my first lady bug today so I summerized my snow blower
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Old 03-14-2013, 11:45 PM   #51
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....,, lol Why don't you just go ahead and tell me the tulips are blooming.
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70f here yesterday, close to 80 today.
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70f here yesterday, close to 80 today.
If you insist on being cruel, don't come crying to me when it's too hot for you in July and we are a refreshing 90f
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If you insist on being cruel, don't come crying to me when it's too hot for you in July and we are a refreshing 90f
Refreshing 90F? Try 100+. I love it.
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That's brutal, I hate walking outside and immediately start to drip with sweat. Not refreshing at all! 20C (68F) is more like it. 25C is my max, then after that it just starts to get too muggy and sweaty.
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Thats why you live in Northern Ontario. For two weeks in July you can go without a jacket at night.

I love every sweaty minute of those rare heat waves. Both next door neighbours turn on the a/c from May to Oct. I laugh when I hear the compressors kick in but the cool night breezes bring in cool fresh air.

Some years I don't even take the cover off.
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Anything below 70F and I am too cold.
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Finally shoveled today. I'm seriously starting to run out of room to push the snow. Debating on renting a bobcat or something so I can make the driveway wider and add an area to put more snow by piling some higher. I have maybe 2 feet to spare on both sides of the car until the door hits a wall of snow.

I might be able to tough it for the rest though. Only a few months to go.
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Finally shoveled today. I'm seriously starting to run out of room to push the snow. Debating on renting a bobcat or something so I can make the driveway wider and add an area to put more snow by piling some higher. I have maybe 2 feet to spare on both sides of the car until the door hits a wall of snow.

I might be able to tough it for the rest though. Only a few months to go.
If you had of broken down and gotten the Toro all that stuff would be piled over at your neighbours instead

You likely won't find any left at the local HD to go on clearance, but if you order on line you can get it shipped.

Then you can cut a path to the backyard bbq.
I cut one across my lawn to the neighbours door so the kids and dogs that are constantly going back and forth don't track in a bucket full everytime.
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Yeah I really need to invest in a snow blower. Problem is I have no room for one now. I always offer to let my dad store his summer car in my garage, so I lose my garage for most of the year. I think I will have to say no next time.

We have another storm that just started too.



Hard to tell in the pic, but there's lot of blowing snow going on. At least it's nice out though! Been in the -20's lately.

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