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Old 02-13-2014, 09:31 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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Time for some light reading to take the minds of the snow-bound off their troubles.

Old age is when a woman buys a sheer nightie and doesn't know anyone who can see through it!

The best time for men to have babies is when they're eighty. That's when they have to get up ten times a night anyway!

An old maid was complaining to the police about an obscene phone call. "For an hour and a half he kept saying the filthiest things he wanted to do with me!"

 
Old 02-13-2014, 10:09 PM
 
Location: Edina, MN, USA
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Time for some light reading to take the minds of the snow-bound off their troubles.

Old age is when a woman buys a sheer nightie and doesn't know anyone who can see through it!

The best time for men to have babies is when they're eighty. That's when they have to get up ten times a night anyway!

An old maid was complaining to the police about an obscene phone call. "For an hour and a half he kept saying the filthiest things he wanted to do with me!"

 
Old 02-14-2014, 12:58 PM
 
Location: Floyd Co, VA
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The sun is shining and so i spent some time shoveling more of a path from the back deck to the yard. The Problem is that when you come down the steps you are then on a 21 x 21 concrete patio and so I need to move the snow past that in order for it to melt into the ground so I wasn't able to clear a large are but made some progress.

Tim, a guy who pastures half a dozen of his horses here plowed the driveway so that he could get back to drop some hay for them. He also hand shoveled a narrow bit of the porch and walkway, which I then continued with and enlarged the snow free area but tossing the snow over the railing means lifting it quite high and so I tired quickly doing that.

We might get an inch of so of snow tonight and then temps are going to drop below freezing overnight so what is on the deck and steps will be icey for a couple of days since it is on the north side of the house and in shadow almost all day long.

Friends who opted to buy land and build in the back of beyond when they retired and moved here are really snowed in. It's three miles of narrow, badly rutted dirt roads, uphill and down before they even get to the first pavement. Much of the dirt road runs along side a small creek and it's only a short drop to the creek but if you do go sliding there are no guardrails and it is a tough go even in the best of conditions. At times like this I'm glad I opted for a place that is on a well traveled, paved road. I don't have as much privacy but access is so much easier. They are actually considering buying a place right in town if they can find one that fits their budget.

OK, breaks over, time to go do a bit more shoveling.
 
Old 02-14-2014, 01:38 PM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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No sun here, the wind is howling. But,it is warm so horses are staying out.

Got up early to shovel up to the barn, clear off the rig and shovel the driveway down front. We made it into town with minutes to spare at the chiropractor.

I hope to keep DH on the bench and out of the plow truck until Tursday. It's going to be mid thirties to near forty on Tuesday and Wednesday, and I can't see the point of plowing if Mother Nature is going to reduce the snowpack for us.
(fingers crossed!)

LOL Zug, no guardrails here and the creek across the road is a fifty foot drop!
 
Old 02-14-2014, 03:45 PM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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Wow, Zugor and cc, what a lot of work you did. Good for you!

I only cleaned the car off and went back inside. Cooking something good and hot in the crockpot. Now there is a new blizzard warning for tomorrow afternoon.
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Old 02-14-2014, 03:50 PM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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in_ne, I honestly thought of giving up on the driveway, but DH knows I am adamant about the chiro and since he skipped last week he went right in the shower to get ready.

That's a long driveway and they plow us right in every time, we're right on the road.
 
Old 02-14-2014, 11:15 PM
 
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Is that really Henny Youngman at #3201 performing in the lounges of the Catskills and Poconos using jokes exemplifying the culture of some of a century ago? It has to be Henny Youngman or someone similar.
 
Old 02-15-2014, 09:07 AM
 
Location: Floyd Co, VA
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Forecasters had called for the snow to fall in the hours just after midnight and so I expected to get up and find it a done deal with less than an inch of new stuff.

Sadly that was not the case and the updated number is now 1 to 3 inches. What's come down so far is nasty, sleety, icy and I am not a happy camper.

Looking forward tot he warm up next week with temps climbing in to the 50's most days. That should get rid of most of the snow, creeks will be swollen as a result. What melts on my (western) side of the county will eventually make it's way to the Mississippi river and the Gulf, while on the eastern side it will end up in the Atlantic Ocean because the eastern continental divide runs through the county.

Another interesting little tidbit of local geography is that no water flows into or through the county, it all originates here and the creek that runs through my property starts just a mile or so away. There are several spots at my place where the water seeps up from below ground and heads down and adds to the creek.

I hope all my snowbound C-D friends are coping OK and that cabin fever is not too bad if you're stuck or limited in your travels.
 
Old 02-15-2014, 10:29 AM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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Zug, and all with winter weather please be extra careful in these conditions.

The high winds filled up every dang spot I shoveled out for walkways, so had to do over this morning. By the time I got up to the barn and fed the boys and came back down to get the paper I was so warm I went out for the paper in my tee shirt (long sleeved.)

It's a balmy 32F

I remember one Christmas day it was 34F out and it felt so warm I washed my truck. In cold water.

We have two more cooler days and then by the weekend into the high forties we go. Please, Lord, no flooding!

Spring cleaning fever is slowly kicking in. I decluttered (yeah, hid stuff) the buffet and wiped it down and also the dining room table.

Next, the bathroom...... (we might have company tomorrow)
 
Old 02-15-2014, 11:19 AM
 
Location: Near a river
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I hope all my snowbound C-D friends are coping OK and that cabin fever is not too bad if you're stuck or limited in your travels.
I'm fortunate to have a "best-vote" yoga studio 5 min. away and a library, movie theater and bookshop right in town about a 3 min. drive. If it weren't for these I don't know how I'd cope. I really should be doing my photo archiving, genealogy, and family memento organizing. I promised myself that on winter shut-in days I'd do this. I'm just not doing it. I've grown lazy with stupor and dull. I need to get out of the house before they have to cart me away. Not kidding. More snow forecast.
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