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Old 12-06-2008, 06:20 PM
 
Location: Sittin' on the rocks at the bay...
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So.........how much extra time do we need to plan for each morning to dig ourelves out?
El, it completely depends on how much snow there is and how long the driveway is! .....and how fast you can shovel without having heart failure!

 
Old 12-06-2008, 06:21 PM
 
Location: 43.55N 69.58W
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So.........how much extra time do we need to plan for each morning to dig ourelves out?
Not long.... 3 to 4 hours ought to do it depending on the temp.
 
Old 12-06-2008, 06:22 PM
 
Location: Maine
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How much are snowblowers?
 
Old 12-06-2008, 06:22 PM
 
Location: Glendive, MT
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Star that must be a wonderful feeling!

El, that depends on if someone drives by when you're shoveling and drops the plow for you! We ARE NOT shoveling this year... I don't think. Last year I had decided to shovel and with all the snow we got by March I was not a happy camper. And because I'm home, I'm the one shoveling! Thank goodness for the plow guys.... but, I'm thinking we'll have it plowed--it's a huge driveway... wide enough for three maybe, and 4-5 long. Not fun!
 
Old 12-06-2008, 06:23 PM
 
Location: 43.55N 69.58W
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Ours was in the garage when I left home a few days ago. Before that it was in the bathtub, after K shoveled off the deck and steps. I am thinking of getting one of those rubber mats with ridges and a raised edge to put by the door, for boots and to hold the shovel.

K told me it was snowing in Corinth this AM, and I am down in NC...

Totally off the off-topic topic, I have decided that "home is where they hold you in their hearts". It feels strange, as I no longer have roots here, but feel in many ways still at home. Eveyone has welcomed me "home" with open arms and hugs, my hands still remember every bend in the road as it winds through the marsh (bog in NC speak) and I will doubtless cry when I leave Harkers Island tomorrow to head home. Having more than one "home" is an interesting experience for this formerly rolling stone.
I hear ya babe. Welcome to my world.
 
Old 12-06-2008, 06:26 PM
 
Location: Sittin' on the rocks at the bay...
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Ours was in the garage when I left home a few days ago. Before that it was in the bathtub, after K shoveled off the deck and steps. I am thinking of getting one of those rubber mats with ridges and a raised edge to put by the door, for boots and to hold the shovel.

K told me it was snowing in Corinth this AM, and I am down in NC...

Totally off the off-topic topic, I have decided that "home is where they hold you in their hearts". It feels strange, as I no longer have roots here, but feel in many ways still at home. Eveyone has welcomed me "home" with open arms and hugs, my hands still remember every bend in the road as it winds through the marsh (bog in NC speak) and I will doubtless cry when I leave Harkers Island tomorrow to head home. Having more than one "home" is an interesting experience for this formerly rolling stone.
Pretty good description of what happens to me between Maine, the Cape, and the Florida house. I tend to bloom wherever I'm planted. It becomes my home, but this has been home for 30 years... your hands knowing the bends in the road with the steering wheel... felt that after moving back home full time after the army moves... even the dogs knew!

Enjoy your last evening and have a safe drive home.
 
Old 12-06-2008, 06:27 PM
 
Location: 43.55N 69.58W
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How much are snowblowers?
check out Uncle Henrys for a decent used one or new.... maybe a couple to three hundred bucks depending on the size (width and size of the motor). You're going to need a decent ergonomic shovel anyway for the steps/stairs/ porch/deck.

Introduce your kids to the shovel first thing, they'll love it!
 
Old 12-06-2008, 06:28 PM
 
Location: Maine
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"Drops the plow".......Greek! I'm thinking there has to be an easier way than a shovel for the big jobs. We'll have to see about a snowblower or having a "plow boy". Do you have Plow Boys there?
 
Old 12-06-2008, 06:29 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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WOO HOO!!! (x2) Can't wait to know what that sounds like!
Then by April it sounds like "OMG not again." At least it did last winter in the County.

This is the neighbors car across the street. He didn't clear it off this morning. All from last night, about 12" and it should be headed your way Mollysmiles! Hopefully the wind dies off the storm before it gets to you. It was blowing semi-decent today with gusts up in the mid to high 30's
 
Old 12-06-2008, 06:32 PM
 
Location: Maine
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Yep,B! That's a bunch of snow.
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