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Old 08-06-2009, 06:48 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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Where in Ohio are you moving to? I was born/raised there. Different parts of Ohio get varying temperatures and amounts of snow.
columbus and I have lived there before and also dont know when the transfer will come through just know it is coming could be anywhere btwn 6-13 months and I did keep all my winter clothes. I had a feeling I would be going back north just did not know it would be so soon . LOL !!!
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Old 08-06-2009, 06:55 AM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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Some people like '4 season' weather----------others will do damn near anything to avoid it (Yours Truly).

Although in all fairness; for me at least, where is is drier in the winter in part cancels out the hassle of dealing with what little snow may fall-----------Kingman or Globe, both here in Arizona I would be OK with. Never mind their average winter night time lows are only 5 degrees warmer than Wash DC's (24F vs. 31F)--------the difference being the January daytime highs are a good 10-15 degrees warmer (56F vs. 41F).
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Old 08-06-2009, 08:18 AM
 
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Yea, I would have just moved up North here in AZ if there was work. But these towns have little if no employment for us so it's a nocando. lol
I do miss the beach town as well, something about being close to water for me.
I will stock up on some good hats and gloves, also buy some boots, etc. I am excited for the first snow, it's been a long, long time.
Right now I'm wondering the best way to plow the driveway? lol Shovel, blower, or mini snow plow.
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Old 08-06-2009, 07:20 PM
 
Location: SoCal desert
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Right now I'm wondering the best way to plow the driveway? lol Shovel, blower, or mini snow plow.
Handyman
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Old 08-07-2009, 02:20 PM
 
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Born and raised in San Diego. Long time resident of Austin, TX, now living in the Midwest. I've been here nine years and I am still like a little kid everytime it snows. I always want to be the first to go out and play in it.
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Old 08-08-2009, 01:42 AM
 
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Born and raised in San Diego. Long time resident of Austin, TX, now living in the Midwest. I've been here nine years and I am still like a little kid everytime it snows. I always want to be the first to go out and play in it.
Ah, yes, thank goodness someone likes it! I feel the same way, I'm already excited for the first snow fall. I want to slide down a hill in a inner tube and make a snow man. lol
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Old 08-08-2009, 01:43 AM
 
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lol, good idea!
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Old 08-08-2009, 08:45 AM
 
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Right now I'm wondering the best way to plow the driveway? lol Shovel, blower, or mini snow plow.
Depends on how fit you are and how big the driveway I guess! If you're fit and it's not too long a driveway, I'd go with shovel for two reasons. One, it's exercise, which Americans don't get enough of. Two, snowblowers pollute like nobody's business. They spew out LOADS of pollution, way more than you'd think for their size, even just doing a driveway. Of course if you can't physically shovel or are 75 or the driveway is 1/2 mi. long you wouldn't want to shovel all the time. Especially "wet snow".
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Old 08-08-2009, 09:43 AM
 
Location: MI
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I moved from FL to MI and the only time the snow is okay is during the holidays, it really feels like Christmas. Other than that I just refer to it as the "frozen white hell". Everything you do in winter is a big PITA, gotta spend a 1/2 hour getting dressed with all the layers, gloves, boots just to go out and scrape your windshield and warm up the car, shovel the sidewalk, etc.

The snow is only pretty right after it falls and then it gets plowed up mixed with dirt and gravel and looks like a bunch of trash all over town. It'll kill your vehicle, it got 20 below here one night and it caused my car thermostat to malfunction so I had no heat. You have to drive terrified most of the time because of the black ice and if they don't keep up with plowing the roads,(which is always) every trip is a major PITA.

If you can afford all the winter toys, (like snowmobiles, ski trips, etc.) and good winter clothing I guess it wouldn't be so bad. Another positive is you can really come to appreciate stuff like hot showers, coffee, hot cocoa, stuff one might take for granted living in a warmer climate.
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Old 08-08-2009, 09:56 AM
 
Location: MI
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Right now I'm wondering the best way to plow the driveway? lol Shovel, blower, or mini snow plow.
A lot of people up here in MI just hire someone to do it but at $20-$30 a pop it can get pricey. You gotta watch some of these guys because say you get 5" in the morning, he comes and plows and later that afternoon an 1 1/2" falls, he does it again even though you really didn't need it.

You can get small plows that attach to front of a riding lawnmower, I see a lot of people doing that here.
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