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Old 01-18-2008, 05:37 PM
 
Location: Down East Maine
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I am becomming a cold weather "Gourmand"-I check the conditions very often, watch as storms come in on the satelitte radar, and even peek out the windows in the middle of the night!
I was never like this in Austin, Tx
Here in Downeast Maine, it is like the lottery...will I win some more white fluffy flakes or be left with slush?
I love the adventure (yes heating bills are high, electricy is crazy, and so on...) but the SNOW, and more Snow is so fresh, lovely, and inspiring!
I am either crazy or living in the perfect place for me!
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Old 01-18-2008, 05:43 PM
 
Location: Maine
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I check three differant pages for weather every day. I cheer on the weather fronts hoping that if we are going to get snow then we get SNOW. I know it doesn't make sense but, I too love the snow. I guess if I had to drive in it I wouldn't enjoy it as much. Come the few weeks of summer I'll melt. It's so nice to be home and cozy, watching the snow swirl and dance before settling into a crisp blanket that wraps the countryside. I'm glad I'm not the only one!!
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Old 01-18-2008, 06:31 PM
 
Location: Corinth, ME
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I am either crazy or living in the perfect place for me!
Maybe it is both?? LOL I am watching the weather in Bangor.. it is one of my saved places in WeatherUnderground.. and I cross my fingers that y'all don't USE UP all the winter before next year!..

Just because our dominant culture worships summer does not mean that it is not ok to enjoy winter.. I do too! I think it is a wonderful -- and necessary -- part of the year, and I cannot wait to be able to try to learn to cross country sky and such.

It is looking more and more that the Universe At Large is contributing mightily to my desire to move North and that I will be in Maine this spring! WOO HOO!!

Maybe I will host a City-Data-MaineWinterfest next year!
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Old 01-18-2008, 06:36 PM
 
Location: Teton Valley Idaho
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I LOVE snow! and I drive in it, I shovel it--and I still want more! It's wonderful
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Old 01-18-2008, 06:42 PM
 
Location: Corinth, ME
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I LOVE snow! and I drive in it, I shovel it--and I still want more! It's wonderful
me too!! when I visited my kids in Utah a couple of years ago, I was VOLUNTEERING to shovel their walks...

they thought I was nuts.. but then that was par for the course I guess. them kids, me parent.. LOL
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Old 01-18-2008, 06:42 PM
 
Location: Maine
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I can't wait for you to get here and settled Star,... we'll save some snow.

Last edited by msina; 01-18-2008 at 06:43 PM.. Reason: typo
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Old 01-18-2008, 07:32 PM
 
Location: Northern Maine
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It stopped snowing and went to rain here about 1 PM. Then it went back to snow at 2 PM and ended all together at 3 PM. If I had gone out and cleared my driveway then it would be a skating rink right now. Instead I waited until there was a good crust on top and the base was not quite completely frozen. When I blew out the driveway it left a gritty surface like brushed concrete. It will be frozen hard that way in the morning. When clearing a driveway and you want a gritty surface to drive on, timing is everything.
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Old 01-18-2008, 07:41 PM
 
Location: Corinth, ME
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I can't wait for you to get here and settled Star,... we'll save some snow.
GREAT!! I have been doing legwork today, looking for a car for my friend K.. we have a "list" and the guys at the lots keep trying to sell me other stuff, of course.. But I have been telling them it is going to Maine and they think I am nuts. all that SNOW!! and I tell them I hope that you don't use it all up this year! LOL

(they still think I am nuts but that is ok... they won't want to move to ME and change it!)
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Old 01-18-2008, 07:43 PM
 
Location: Corinth, ME
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timing is everything.
In more things than just snow removal, too!
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Old 01-18-2008, 07:47 PM
 
Location: Maine
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GREAT!! I have been doing legwork today, looking for a car for my friend K.. we have a "list" and the guys at the lots keep trying to sell me other stuff, of course.. But I have been telling them it is going to Maine and they think I am nuts. all that SNOW!! and I tell them I hope that you don't use it all up this year! LOL

(they still think I am nuts but that is ok... they won't want to move to ME and change it!)
OMG, I can't even count how many times we've been asked by wide-eyed Texans, "Do you know how COLD it is up there???" I think I'm going to start responding with, "Are you kidding?! How cold is it?"
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