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Old 10-29-2009, 05:37 PM
 
Location: where my heart is
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The kids of the wiser Chicagoans and Michiganders don't have time to argue about stuff like that......they're too busy shoveling snow.
DAD was too busy going around with the plow on his truck making a a few extra bucks (like $40 a driveway). Or people just arranged for their landscapers to come and do the plowing added to their contracts.

That is when, and IF, there even was enough snow to even shovel or plow.
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Old 10-29-2009, 05:50 PM
 
Location: 30-40N 90-100W
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Indeed! I'm afraid it was too intelligent for the average standards of this forum.
Oh I don't know about that, but I enjoyed writing it. I did actually try to be a writer for a time. Some of my stuff can be found at the following.

Thomas R. bibliography
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Old 10-29-2009, 05:51 PM
 
Location: Hernando County, FL
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The kids of the wiser Chicagoans and Michiganders don't have time to argue about stuff like that......they're too busy shoveling snow.
I guess you missed the point.
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Old 10-29-2009, 09:13 PM
 
Location: Happy wherever I am - Florida now
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I'm not saying it's anything to brag about either (having tons of snow).

The only reason I mention the amount is that most people can't conceive of what's involved, even those who live in places where it snows. It does make you tough without a doubt.
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Old 10-30-2009, 06:23 PM
 
Location: IN
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I'm not saying it's anything to brag about either (having tons of snow).

The only reason I mention the amount is that most people can't conceive of what's involved, even those who live in places where it snows. It does make you tough without a doubt.

Living in a snow globe world everyday is far different than visiting every so often! Yes, snow plowing can get old by the time March rolls around. You learn quickly to be self-sufficient and plow your own driveway or road. One can make some money on the side as well. I am a big snow fan, though.
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Old 10-30-2009, 06:43 PM
 
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Southerners don't brag about toughness in handling heat.
Because we deal with heat, too.
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Old 10-30-2009, 06:45 PM
 
Location: Chicago- Lawrence and Kedzie/Maywood
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Because we deal with heat, too.
Treated.
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Old 10-30-2009, 09:27 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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Tell when you can handle months and months of high temperatures and high humidity than we can talk.

At this point; no one is impressed with this snow talk and how tough it makes you all. It's almost sad that y'all continuously brag about stuff like this lol
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Old 10-30-2009, 09:31 PM
 
Location: Houston
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Jeez. There are definitely environmental elements of Houston that make yard work here difficult (especially during the summer) but I'm not going to brag about it. I've shoveled snow out of a driveway before (in Colorado). Not a big deal.
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Old 10-30-2009, 10:36 PM
 
Location: 30-40N 90-100W
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Because we deal with heat, too.
Much of the North does get hot, but I think parts of the South do get hotter with more humid than much/most of the North.

Columbia, Missouri and a few parts of Iowa and Illinois are maybe comparable to Jackson, Mississippi for hot and humid summers.

http://www.city-data.com/city/Columbia-Missouri.html
http://www.city-data.com/city/Jackson-Mississippi.html

Although there are towns in Texas, like Corpus Christi, they may not compare to.

http://www.city-data.com/city/Corpus-Christi-Texas.html

Outside the Midwest or Plains I'm not sure many places in the North get as hot as the Gulf States. At least not with the same humidity.
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