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Old 02-22-2014, 11:40 AM
 
Location: Near a river
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Well it isn't 40 here - aaarrrrrgggghhhhh~~~

I'll leave mid March through ???????? I will eventually come back but not until I know this white shat is nearly gone - mid April. I'll head to Asheville for a few days on my way back.

It's tax time so I am gathering all my tax stuff so I can do them at night in the hotel when all the boogey men are out.

I'm going to borrow the biggest pit bull I can find to go with me.
A sunny 54 degrees~!!! Everyone and their brother and sister were at Home Depot just now, with the fragrance of hot dogs from the vendor wafting through the lot. The snow is melting so fast my roof is nearly clear, the water is dripping like mad through the gutters, and the sump pump came on. I can see the blacktop of my driveway.

Escort, loved the sound of your long trip. We may head to the Virginia Blue Ridge Mtns this spring, where we once thought we'd move. Nothing like that mountain air in springtime.
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Old 02-22-2014, 12:06 PM
 
Location: Florida
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A sunny 54 degrees~!!! Everyone and their brother and sister were at Home Depot just now, with the fragrance of hot dogs from the vendor wafting through the lot. The snow is melting so fast my roof is nearly clear, the water is dripping like mad through the gutters, and the sump pump came on. I can see the blacktop of my driveway.

Escort, loved the sound of your long trip. We may head to the Virginia Blue Ridge Mtns this spring, where we once thought we'd move. Nothing like that mountain air in springtime.
Now I know I'm going to stop reading this thread!
Did you have to mention the sump pump? (While I'm 1500 miles away with crossed fingers)
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Old 02-22-2014, 12:17 PM
 
Location: Edina, MN, USA
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A sunny 54 degrees~!!! Everyone and their brother and sister were at Home Depot just now, with the fragrance of hot dogs from the vendor wafting through the lot. The snow is melting so fast my roof is nearly clear, the water is dripping like mad through the gutters, and the sump pump came on. I can see the blacktop of my driveway.

Escort, loved the sound of your long trip. We may head to the Virginia Blue Ridge Mtns this spring, where we once thought we'd move. Nothing like that mountain air in springtime.
I~~~can't~~~take~~~it~~~anymore!

That sounds wonderful and it should be that way when I come back.

When I was a Home Depot there was no one there but me, the workers and the meece.

"Hello lo lo lo lo lo" (that's an echo)
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Old 02-22-2014, 03:29 PM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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melting like mad, the corral and back of the barn is a sheet of ice, and there was no ice melt in any of the stores! I bought five bags of sand and am hoping for the best.
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Old 02-22-2014, 03:43 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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I~~~can't~~~take~~~it~~~anymore!

That sounds wonderful and it should be that way when I come back.

When I was a Home Depot there was no one there but me, the workers and the meece.

"Hello lo lo lo lo lo" (that's an echo)
Home Depot and everywhere I checked is completely out of bags of salt. That means winter is over.
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Old 02-22-2014, 04:46 PM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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Home Depot and everywhere I checked is completely out of bags of salt. That means winter is over.
Oh, how I wish. Every time I say--Stop the snow!!! it snows again.

I think everyone in the entire state was out today in the "warmth." People were in good moods too. Doesn't it make you feel better when people hold doors for you and smile and say hello. Today I was sitting in traffic--with the car window DOWN--and saw an older couple walking a dog just like my (late) doggie and I called out to them about what a cute dog it was. They came right over, I reached my arm out and patted the dog--if the traffic hadn't started moving I'd probably still be there chatting with them. C'mon, spring.
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Old 02-22-2014, 05:20 PM
 
Location: Edina, MN, USA
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Home Depot and everywhere I checked is completely out of bags of salt. That means winter is over.
Winter is over when spring cleaning is done - I'm done cleaning - afraid to look out the window - peak - dang

I really need salt for my front steps so I hope they sent all your salt to us

Some use kitty litter but it gets real gross when it's wet - plus it attracts all the neighborhood cats
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Old 02-22-2014, 05:29 PM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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It's been sunny and nice here but howling cold winds. I HATE the wind!
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Old 02-22-2014, 07:56 PM
 
Location: University City, Philadelphia
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A sunny 54 degrees~!!! Everyone and their brother and sister were at Home Depot just now, with the fragrance of hot dogs from the vendor wafting through the lot. The snow is melting so fast my roof is nearly clear, the water is dripping like mad through the gutters, and the sump pump came on. I can see the blacktop of my driveway.
It was a bright sunny day ... 59 F ... here in Philly. It was like the first day of spring. The college students (I live in a part of town dominated by 3 universities and 1 college) were all out strolling and jogging in shorts and T-shirts.

I actually saw my first harbinger of spring over a week ago: about a block from my house is a small botanical garden of medicinal plants and the Witch Hazels were in bloom. Small, not showy at all, spider like yellowish blossoms on shrubby trees. Before the Snow Drops and the Crocuses (Croci?), the Witch Hazels are always the first to bloom. I don't count Camellias because they are winter blooming flowers and I spotted the Camellias back in late November (they were gone by New Year's Day.)
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Old 02-22-2014, 08:16 PM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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It was a bright sunny day ... 59 F ... here in Philly. It was like the first day of spring. The college students (I live in a part of town dominated by 3 universities and 1 college) were all out strolling and jogging in shorts and T-shirts.

I actually saw my first harbinger of spring over a week ago: about a block from my house is a small botanical garden of medicinal plants and the Witch Hazels were in bloom. Small, not showy at all, spider like yellowish blossoms on shrubby trees. Before the Snow Drops and the Crocuses (Croci?), the Witch Hazels are always the first to bloom. I don't count Camellias because they are winter blooming flowers and I spotted the Camellias back in late November (they were gone by New Year's Day.)
Camellias grow in Philly? I only saw them once and it was in Florida so all these years I've been thinking they were practically tropical. The Witch Hazels must have been a welcome sight after this long winter.
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