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Old 12-19-2009, 04:27 PM
 
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I know it's now dark out, and my DH is still out with our snowblower attempting to do our neighbor's pipestem driveway (she's a widow), but here's one reminder. Please make sure you clear at least a shovel width path at all your outside doors of your house, just in case of an emergency and you need to get out. That includes the back deck if that's the way out of the back of your house. I couldn't open the screen door on our back door off the sunroom due to the snow and the front steps had their own drift thanks to facing west. You may even want to shovel a path from the back to the side or where ever you can go. I hope no one ever needs to use it, but I was outside listening to the fire trucks on the Fairfax Co. Parkway and knew they were responding to something. Just be careful!
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Old 12-19-2009, 04:46 PM
 
Location: Loudoun County, VA
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Thanks for the tip!
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Old 12-19-2009, 04:51 PM
 
Location: Northern Virginia
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yep we shovelled all out today, driveway, front walk and back deck and I was thinking the same thing because no one else in our neighborhood was out shovelling. Gotta have a way out! There's another couple of inches down on top of what we shovelled, but that will be a whole heck of alot easier to do tomorrow than 2 ft of snow
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Old 12-19-2009, 04:53 PM
 
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One more thing I just thought of, be sure to check your evergreen type of bushes. I found mine bent over and buried under the snow. The snow was so light it wasn't hard to shake it off and get them upright but I hate to think what they would be looking like if I hadn't.

OK, enough of the PSA's, I'm back to baking (white chocolate chip/macademia nut cookies)!
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Old 12-19-2009, 07:10 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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Also please undig your neighborhood fire hydrants! You don't want firefighters spending a half-hour trying to track down the nearest source of water buried under 2 feet of snow should your home catch on fire!
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