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Old 12-24-2008, 01:52 PM
 
Location: 3.5 sq mile island ant nest next to Canada
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yup sun shine in a can.you spray it on a snow bank and it turns in to a beach in the bahamas with beach chairs and drinks.
I'm gonna buy me a case. Pretty women serving the drinks?
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Old 12-24-2008, 02:26 PM
 
Location: Maine
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I'm gonna buy me a case. Pretty women serving the drinks?
Cabana boys!
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Old 12-24-2008, 02:28 PM
 
Location: Maine
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Cabana boys!
...in Speedos! Now you're talkin'!!!
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Old 12-24-2008, 02:35 PM
 
Location: Emerald Coast
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I've been pretty spoiled living in the south for 25 years. One of my earliest childhood memories was sitting in my dad's WWII Jeep with him plowing our 300 foot driveway. As I grew older, my brother and I became quite skilled with aluminum snow shovels, E.S. Cole snow scoop, and steel coal shovel, depending on conditions.

Worked for a builder/developer who owned alot of rental properties. Had to keep them plowed out as well as job sites. Several winters we had a contract with the city of Nashua, N.H. to plow, load and truck out snow from all city parking lots. It got real crazy during a big storm. If someone did not move their vehicle during a snow emergency, we'd bury it with a few scoops of the Cat 966 loader.

One time, after about 18 hrs. straight plowing, I hit a parking meter. Just like Las Vegas, jackpot! All the money spilled out in the snow. What was I to do? The thought of that Cool Hand Luke scene ran through my mind, but there was an all night Pizza place open nearby so I "treated" the whole crew. That meter was really full.
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Old 12-24-2008, 02:42 PM
 
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We've done the shovel & the big scoop; we've done the 2-stage snow blower (too much power for me to use it); our personal favorite is to sign a contract with a company that will just take care of it for us. So much easier and you never have to think about it again. While you sleep, the snow just disappears. It's quite lovely and at $30 per storm, a very good value if you have a driveway that will hold 4-6 cars. The price goes up considerably, of course, for really big driveways.
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Old 12-24-2008, 02:47 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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I'm gonna buy me a case. Pretty women serving the drinks?
I got my own drinks, dont need the beach either, just send the women.

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Old 12-24-2008, 03:05 PM
 
Location: Maine
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We've done the shovel & the big scoop; we've done the 2-stage snow blower (too much power for me to use it); our personal favorite is to sign a contract with a company that will just take care of it for us. So much easier and you never have to think about it again. While you sleep, the snow just disappears. It's quite lovely and at $30 per storm, a very good value if you have a driveway that will hold 4-6 cars. The price goes up considerably, of course, for really big driveways.
Ah! That sounds like my kind of magic!!
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Old 12-24-2008, 04:33 PM
 
Location: Metro-West / Taxachusettes
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After driving a really Big plow for the last 11 yrs. , I think this year I will just sit at home and watch it melt .
But I am sure My Wife and Daughter have " Other " ideas .
Bob
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Old 12-24-2008, 04:39 PM
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For you who don't know...I didn't when I moved here...the door yard, is the front yard.
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Old 12-24-2008, 05:23 PM
 
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We used to have our driveway plowed by a good friend of ours. If the snow got too high, hubby would borrow a loader from another friend and move it out of the way.
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