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Old 02-05-2014, 05:22 PM
 
Location: Edina, MN, USA
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It will be paper plates & plastic forks for you.

 
Old 02-05-2014, 06:56 PM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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ROFLMAO you guys are killin' it. I'be been busy plowing and shoveling the eighteen freaking inches today to wash anything well, Dh did the plowing....
 
Old 02-05-2014, 07:14 PM
 
Location: Edina, MN, USA
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Default 18 inches!!!!!!!!!

OMG - did I mention - OMG! That is a lot of snow - watch your back and remember that there is always tomorrow to get the rest.
 
Old 02-05-2014, 07:19 PM
 
Location: Nebraska
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ROFLMAO you guys are killin' it. I'be been busy plowing and shoveling the eighteen freaking inches today to wash anything well, Dh did the plowing....
Perhaps time to invest in a snowblower?
 
Old 02-06-2014, 05:43 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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Default Retirement quote of the day:

"Absence of occupation is not rest;
A mind quite vacant is a mind distress'd."

William Cowper
 
Old 02-06-2014, 07:45 AM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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OMG - did I mention - OMG! That is a lot of snow - watch your back and remember that there is always tomorrow to get the rest.
Yep, considering plan of attack now. It's -2F out so waiting for the sun to warm it up a bit.

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Perhaps time to invest in a snowblower?
Nah, we had one years ago, I kept blowing shear pins in it. Shoveling is good excersize. Snowblowers are for one acre lots and twenty foot driveways, not ten acres and hundred foot driveways.
 
Old 02-07-2014, 11:38 AM
 
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Yep, considering plan of attack now. It's -2F out so waiting for the sun to warm it up a bit.



Nah, we had one years ago, I kept blowing shear pins in it. Shoveling is good excersize. Snowblowers are for one acre lots and twenty foot driveways, not ten acres and hundred foot driveways.
most people who live in town in MN have a walk behind snow blower.

With a heavy snowfall, I seriously doubt you shovel a ...hundred foot driveway.
 
Old 02-07-2014, 01:26 PM
 
Location: Edina, MN, USA
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most people who live in town in MN have a walk behind snow blower.

With a heavy snowfall, I seriously doubt you shovel a ...hundred foot driveway.

She has a plow but my guess is some areas must be shoveled.

BTW - Teddy - you are so lucky to be out of this frozen tundra - it's been probably over a decade since we've had a winter like this.
 
Old 02-07-2014, 01:55 PM
 
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I agree Umbria.

My son is on the family dairy farm in MN and I keep telling him I am glad I am retired and gone.

The type of winter MN is having would have overwhelmed me both physically and mentally.
Enough stress operating a dairy farm and outside work in an average winter.
 
Old 02-07-2014, 05:52 PM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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most people who live in town in MN have a walk behind snow blower.

With a heavy snowfall, I seriously doubt you shovel a ...hundred foot driveway.
Yeah, we're not townies, folks in town with one acre use them a lot. And it might only be fifty or seventy five feet. Yes I so do shovel it, from the back bumper of my truck to past that big pine tree to the mail box.

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She has a plow but my guess is some areas must be shoveled.

BTW - Teddy - you are so lucky to be out of this frozen tundra - it's been probably over a decade since we've had a winter like this.
Nah, I just do it for the excersize and to keep him out of that plow truck as much as possible.
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