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Old 01-28-2019, 05:05 PM
 
Location: Not the end of the Earth, but I can see it from here
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I do.

I was in high school. My Dad was stuck out of town on a business trip and my Mom was following me around the house, babbling incessantly because there was no one else to talk to.

I tossed in the towel, bundled up and walked about three miles to a friends' apartment where there was a multi-day party going on, where I stayed until the roads were clear and someone could give me a ride home.

My Dad gave me a hard time about leaving my Mom alone, while giving me a wink and grin when she looked away...

RM
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Old 01-30-2019, 06:03 PM
 
Location: Indianapolis, East Side
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I remember the blizzard of aught-three (in Denver). The roof on Floyd's Barbershop caved in, the weight of three feet of wet snow on my kitchen roof made my cupboard doors touch the ceiling...and I missed four days' pay. The building where I was temping closed for almost a week. People were stuck at home, milling around outside in the snow just to get out of the house.

I remember the Siberian Express of eighty-nine, too. I was stationed at the Air Force Academy (worst place I ever worked) when the heater motor in my car went out. It was forty below with the wind chill. A friend and I replaced the heater motor in the parking lot. It was so cold the wire connectors wouldn't crimp; we had to attach the wires with duct tape.

Once again, I have to repair my car in bad weather. At least I have a garage this time.
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Old 02-01-2019, 09:51 AM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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I do.

I was in high school. My Dad was stuck out of town on a business trip and my Mom was following me around the house, babbling incessantly because there was no one else to talk to.

I tossed in the towel, bundled up and walked about three miles to a friends' apartment where there was a multi-day party going on, where I stayed until the roads were clear and someone could give me a ride home.

My Dad gave me a hard time about leaving my Mom alone, while giving me a wink and grin when she looked away...

RM
Thats funny.... I do remember it. I did a similar thing, a couple of buddies and I went on a cross country jaunt to a friends house for the night. I remember getting lost for a while in the zero vis and big drifts.
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Old Today, 02:42 PM
 
Location: Herndon, VA
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I'll never forget it. We literally had to dig out of our house due to the drifts that collected at the front. In the back yard, we had a field day digging tunnels through the drifts at all the fence lines. I mostly remember it being fun, but of course I was a 15 year old kid too. I'm sure I had to help my Dad shovel the driveway to, but I remember mostly the fun. This picture is exactly how I remember it:

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