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Old 02-12-2015, 05:34 PM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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In my neck of the woods what is needed is SnowBLOWERS. There is no place left to "roll" anything. And that bent-over rolling looks like it could land me in traction for a week.
Another 18" of snow predicted here for this weekend on top of the 80". The Fire Dept. cleared the snow off the closest hydrant--it was covered up even though it has one of those wire extension things with the little metal flag on top so that you can still find it in the snow. Then the Town Plow covered it up completely again.

Then there's another storm coming around Wednesday? We can't go north because they're getting 24" instead of just 18". We can't go south for similar reasons. East would be in the ocean. West---->>

I was thinking of evacuating to CT and staying in a motel, probably just getting an ice storm instead of so much more snow. Nothing makes sense anymore. People are stealing snow blowers. People are shooting other people for putting snow on their driveways. Roofs are caving in. What is a sidewalk?? Haven't seen one in a long time now. Big trucks have come in from out of state to take some of the snow away and dump it in the ocean. It's no use to keep plowing it around from place to place.
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Old 02-13-2015, 04:59 AM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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^^^ OMG, is this true? Shootings? I have heard none of this on the news. Wow, just wow.


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That it is. And, one reason that I need someone smarter than me to recommend which direction to go. Let's see, take the money out of the 403(b) and pay taxes to the big, bad government or pay interest on a mortgage to a big, bad megabank. Hmmm . . . not much of a choice.


The fellow did say that when I make a withdrawal, they will keep back 20% and send me a 1099 at the end of the year. For example, if I ask them for a hundred bucks, they'll keep twenty bucks and use that to pay federal income taxes. Have no idea how it works if I'm in a lower tax bracket, or a higher one. I assume I'm on the hook for state taxes, if appropriate.
Volo, DH was in a rush to pay off our equity line of credit using his 401K. I told him that was insane, the investment is returning 10 percent and the credit line interest is 2.5. Cheap money. Maybe refinance?

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In addition to using the Electric Bulb Trick.........Before you let the hood down, Drape an old Horse Blanket or rug or Blanket over the engine compartment, it will help trap the heat rather than let it go up and get cooled down by contacting the metal portions of the hood.
Our mail carrier used to fo the blanket over the windshield, too, no frost on it in the morning.

It was only -4F at 6 this morning but has since dropped to about -9F now. Lots of schools closed. I don't see the big winds out there that they forecast, none of the trees are moving here.

We're going to make a late dash to town for lotto and cat food, then hunker down for the rest of the cold blast. Might get 5 inches of snow over Saturday night. How the heck is Boston getting 18 inches when we're only getting 5 is beyond me......

Stay warm and safe, all.
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Old 02-13-2015, 09:32 AM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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Sunshine and forecast high today 68 degrees. In western Colorado. On February 13th. I'm going fishing.
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Old 02-13-2015, 09:36 AM
 
Location: Prescott AZ
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I gave up throwing money away at lotto tickets. I know they say " You can't win if you don't play". I say you can only win, if you don't play.
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Old 02-13-2015, 11:50 AM
 
Location: Near a river
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I'll probably get kicked off CD for this...but get it while you can, before it's deleted. (nod to mod )

This either gives us ladies hope...or not! (I'm not supplying the link! view at your own risk)

google: Burlesque legends still got it

click on: Show captions
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Old 02-13-2015, 12:40 PM
 
Location: State of Being
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I'll probably get kicked off CD for this...but get it while you can, before it's deleted. (nod to mod )

This either gives us ladies hope...or not! (I'm not supplying the link! view at your own risk)

google: Burlesque legends still got it

click on: Show captions
So . .. this isn't something posted elsewhere on CD?
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Old 02-13-2015, 12:43 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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So . .. this isn't something posted elsewhere on CD?
I don't know. My chuckle for the week as I try to get this old bod in some kind of acceptable shape.
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Old 02-13-2015, 01:31 PM
 
Location: Prescott AZ
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Hey NEG: Some of those old ladies have darn good bods (compared to mine) and they deserve a kudos for keeping up their image. Thanks for the link. I had a good time !
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Old 02-13-2015, 03:25 PM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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I'm saving that link for later. Due to the deep snow, sub freezing temps and now another blizzard warning, I have hardly been out of the house in two weeks. I hate to think what kind of shape I'm in. When I start trotting off to the gym like NEG, maybe I'll get up the courage to look.
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Old 02-13-2015, 09:31 PM
 
Location: Cochise county, AZ
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Another 18" of snow predicted here for this weekend on top of the 80". The Fire Dept. cleared the snow off the closest hydrant--it was covered up even though it has one of those wire extension things with the little metal flag on top so that you can still find it in the snow. Then the Town Plow covered it up completely again.

Then there's another storm coming around Wednesday? We can't go north because they're getting 24" instead of just 18". We can't go south for similar reasons. East would be in the ocean. West---->>

I was thinking of evacuating to CT and staying in a motel, probably just getting an ice storm instead of so much more snow. Nothing makes sense anymore. People are stealing snow blowers. People are shooting other people for putting snow on their driveways. Roofs are caving in. What is a sidewalk?? Haven't seen one in a long time now. Big trucks have come in from out of state to take some of the snow away and dump it in the ocean. It's no use to keep plowing it around from place to place.
Hang in there. Last year was bad for us too. Made it through but our neighbors snowplow broke trying to clear everone out, we are the last on the line for plowing so couldn't get out. Folksmissed work, etc. No one was stealing things or shooting folks(couldn't leave the house to do it) but we all survived & spring finally, finally came. I was worried because my brother was coming in May to vacation & fish & the lake was still frozen the middle of April. It finally did warm up but, oh what a year!
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