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Old 11-20-2008, 07:00 PM
 
Location: Yellow Brick Road
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Ani...

kitty litter? for the steps?? Probably won't do anything except make you dirtier when you falll..

Rock salt is what you need...or, some of that new chemical that they have out now that doesn't hurt your grass OR your concrete. (you can get it at Lowe's)
Yeah, that was a lame suggestion, LOL!!! I should have put . . . get your salt and after things melt, spread some kitty litter . . . for added traction.

But nevertheless, it was still kinda lame.

Thanks for giving better info on the salt, CHIcubs!!!
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Old 11-20-2008, 07:08 PM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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Ani...

kitty litter? for the steps?? Probably won't do anything except make you dirtier when you falll..

Rock salt is what you need...or, some of that new chemical that they have out now that doesn't hurt your grass OR your concrete. (you can get it at Lowe's)
Sure, I always kept kitty litter by the front steps. Kitty litter provides traction when you don't want to waste the ice melt on a minor event.
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Old 11-20-2008, 10:54 PM
 
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I take the easy way out. Peppermint schnapps. Get the unit doses. Keep in your pocket. Smells like you have been eating peppermint candy. Neighbors will have no clue as to why you are so happy while raking the leaves.

So that is the trick to enjoying yard work, thank you!!!!!
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Old 11-21-2008, 05:40 AM
 
Location: Living near our Nation's Capitol since 2010
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This time of the year, I put what I call my "winter pack" in my car. I never know what weather I will come in to when I fly back home. I make sure I have a snow brush, scraper, boots, gloves, hat, scarf, and a blanket. Since moving to Charlotte, i doubt I will need these items very often, but better safe than sorry. (I had to commute from Philly to Baltimore before moving here, so it was far more risky than driving here in winter!!)

Just a suggestion, you might want to be sure you have at least a snow brush and scraper in the car just in case.
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Old 11-21-2008, 09:24 AM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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This time of the year, I put what I call my "winter pack" in my car. I never know what weather I will come in to when I fly back home. I make sure I have a snow brush, scraper, boots, gloves, hat, scarf, and a blanket. Since moving to Charlotte, i doubt I will need these items very often, but better safe than sorry. (I had to commute from Philly to Baltimore before moving here, so it was far more risky than driving here in winter!!)

Just a suggestion, you might want to be sure you have at least a snow brush and scraper in the car just in case.
LOL, I know that commute & agree, totally. I did it years ago & it was amazing how often I drove out of miserable snowy weather in the middle of Delaware, going back to South Jersey. I made up an emergency pack, also, that included a collapable shovel.

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Old 11-21-2008, 09:28 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Ladies - A nice pair of tights, worn under pants, is a great extra layer without the bulk of long underwear.

(Men do it too, in the construction field, I have heard! )
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Old 11-21-2008, 09:40 AM
 
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Time to get the furs out of storage. Its a time honored tradition here to wear your mink to Harris Teeter or the mall.
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Old 11-21-2008, 11:06 AM
 
Location: Indian Trail
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1 cup of hot chocolate with 1 shot of rumpleminze, sometimes called a peppermint patty. really good winter drink, used to by my drink of choice when snowboarding.
Haha... I'll have to try that one! I used to drink Glogg, While I was in Scandinavia on a exchange program.
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Old 11-21-2008, 11:23 AM
 
Location: Yellow Brick Road
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So that is the trick to enjoying yard work, thank you!!!!!
I do highly recommend it. As long as you are not operating equipment w/ moving parts, of course!!!!
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Old 11-21-2008, 11:25 AM
 
Location: Yellow Brick Road
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Time to get the furs out of storage. Its a time honored tradition here to wear your mink to Harris Teeter or the mall.
That is the truth. I wear both my blue norwegian fox and my sable. Regularly. Really spiffs up the velours running suits and reeboks.
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