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Old 01-02-2018, 01:54 PM
 
Location: Rochester, NY
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Yes, that sunk Mayor McNichols! And the reason for it was that the street maintenance people were caught flat footed as two low pressure systems converged in Denver at the same time. Only one tv weather guy (I'm thinking Stormy Rottman on Channel 9) said that this storm has the potential to be ugly. Well, it was that-and more, much more. 4 feet of snow, indeed, though I think the official count was 28 inches. It varied around the metro area, IIRC it averaged 3 feet in the metro area but it drifted at 4 to 6 feet in areas.

I did some volunteer work in my area as the only people who could get out were people in 4 wheel drives. And what made the real mess was the fact that for pretty much all of January the temperature did not get over 32 degrees. The roads to say the least were a mess, the side streets could not be plowed for weeks after the storm. The one guy who made a mint was the guy who was selling bumper stickers that said "I survived the Blizzard of '82!"
We lived in the DU neighborhood during the blizzard and our roommate and next door neighbor were nurses, but they were able to get into work in our next door neighbor's VW Beetle, which was pretty good in the snow. I remember cars being buried in the snow blocking lanes and turning 4 lane roadways into 1 1/2 lanes. Yes, I remember those bumper stickers!
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Old 02-07-2018, 06:46 AM
 
Location: Rochester, NY
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Default Moved into the Elbert homestead!

My son, daughter in law and grandson moved into their house in Elbert this past Saturday! As can be expected, they're still settling in. I asked my son how long it takes him to get into work in Lone Tree and it's taking him around 48 minutes each way. He told me that it's a nice drive. He saw a huge buck with a massive rack yesterday when driving in!
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Old 02-12-2018, 03:10 PM
 
Location: Western USA
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So very sorry for your untimely loss. The pictures you shared are fantastic, you two were classic Colorado all the way.

I remember listening to Ken Hamblin on KOA the night of the blizzard and wondering just what we'd wake up to. Wish I'd thought of the garbage bags.

All I recall from 2 days of digging out was high centering our Subie and having get help pushing it to a clear enough spot to get some bite from the tires.

Hope your son is still enjoying Elbert in a far less snowy winter season.
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Old 02-22-2018, 10:14 AM
 
Location: Rochester, NY
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Thanks for your kind words, wycoyote! My son, daughter in law and grandson are loving it so far in Elbert and getting their house in order. It's a cozy little place!
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Old 02-22-2018, 10:17 AM
 
Location: Rochester, NY
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39 miles. Ouch. Hopefully he can negotiate some work-at-home days.
It's taking him 50 minutes to drive each way to work and back. He told me it's a nice drive. So far, so good!
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Old 02-23-2018, 06:47 PM
 
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It's taking him 50 minutes to drive each way to work and back. He told me it's a nice drive. So far, so good!
That's not bad - it took longer than that for my husband to commute across the city.
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