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Old 02-22-2015, 05:27 PM
 
Location: East Coast
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I am exhausted from shoveling and I haven't touched the sidewalk, front walk or porch steps. Our high temp today was 44 degrees. Tomorrow morning much of the melted snow will be sheets of ice. I'm leaving the sidewalks as they are. IMO, it is easier for the school children to maneuver through a few (?) inches of frozen snow than sheets of ice. I am SO over this weather.
I'm so over it too! Had theater tickets for last night and had to cancel due to snow that would be changing over to sleet/freezing rain. Woke up this morning to the driveway and walks covered in ice. To add to the indignity, a snowplow took out my mailbox and the one across the street. Had plans to go to the movies with a friend this afternoon...cancelled due to the ice. I am not a happy camper this weekend.

 
Old 02-22-2015, 06:25 PM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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We face fines here for not clearing our sidewalks completely. Everyone and his brother and sister were out there today snowblowing, shoveling, chopping ice, and up on roofs sending huge chunks down.

44 degrees? That's pretty neat. We get rain tonight too and tomorrow I doubt anyone wants to even get up. So many heartfelt good wishes to Bostonian folk. Dress warm, you may be forced to walk a long ways from a disabled sub, as has happened last week.
We face fines, too. I just don't give a rip.

I forgot to add that my one remaining shovel broke after I finished clearing the snow and ice from the street and curb. Too bad, so sad.
 
Old 02-22-2015, 06:44 PM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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I'm so over it too! Had theater tickets for last night and had to cancel due to snow that would be changing over to sleet/freezing rain. Woke up this morning to the driveway and walks covered in ice. To add to the indignity, a snowplow took out my mailbox and the one across the street. Had plans to go to the movies with a friend this afternoon...cancelled due to the ice. I am not a happy camper this weekend.
I honestly do not want to look outside tomorrow morning. The ice is going to be horrendous. I TRIED to remove the excess snow and ice to clear a path for the melted snow to reach a drainage hole, but when I quit, the water was barely trickling down the street. It will be in the 20s tomorrow and hitting zero Tuesday morning. I'm afraid it's going to get downright ugly.

I'll be thinking about you!
 
Old 02-22-2015, 07:14 PM
 
Location: Edina, MN, USA
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Maybe if you can get some sand or salt or both. That would give people traction - the salt would melt some of the snow/ice. Ugly situation - glad I don't have a sidewalk. I do have to have it walkable for the postman - I use salt.
 
Old 02-22-2015, 08:22 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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Killjoy

He started it~~~~~~~~~~~
Both to the time-out stool!
 
Old 02-22-2015, 08:26 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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We face fines, too. I just don't give a rip.

I forgot to add that my one remaining shovel broke after I finished clearing the snow and ice from the street and curb. Too bad, so sad.
I'll never forget the tag sale I went to last summer or the summer before. A couple around my age was selling out completely and every blessed thing that has to do with snowóa dozen shovels, ice picks, roof rake, snowblowerówas out on their front lawn for sale. They looked like two cheshire cats sitting happily on their lawn chairs as people forked over cash for these items. I didn't need to ask where they were headed. They gave me a little wooden table for free and smiled as I lugged it to my car. Maybe that will be me? some day.
 
Old 02-22-2015, 08:29 PM
 
Location: Edina, MN, USA
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Both to the time-out stool!
Timeout with ESCORT
Can I bring my dogs
 
Old 02-22-2015, 09:08 PM
 
Location: Nebraska
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Going to take some classes to be trained as a storm spotter. Living in Tornado Alley my entire life, I've been fascinated by severe weather
 
Old 02-22-2015, 09:18 PM
 
Location: Verde Valley AZ
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Maybe if you can get some sand or salt or both. That would give people traction - the salt would melt some of the snow/ice. Ugly situation - glad I don't have a sidewalk. I do have to have it walkable for the postman - I use salt.
When I lived in Detroit I worked for a janitorial supply company. One of our biggest winter sellers was Ice Melt in 100 lb. drums. Small but heavy! I always carried a couple in my trunk...just in case. We used it at home too.

According to the weatherman we have a 90% chance of rain tomorrow. Not sure where it's coming from but won't complain since we can use it here. BUT I had to park on the street tonight, my umbrella is IN the car and I just hope it's not pouring when I have to leave in the morning. It was cloudy, windy and chilly all day today.
 
Old 02-23-2015, 07:08 AM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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So, I looked outside this morning and saw a sheet of ice where my driveway meets the street. Ugh. I suppose I will have to try and back out of the driveway slowly and pray I won't slam any of the cars parked on the street or the one parked in the driveway directly across from mine. Maybe if I try to inch my car out slowly I won't totally freak out. If my neighbor had graciously moved his Beemer I could have parked in front of my house. No such luck.

I saw a woman walking her dog along my unshoveled sidewalk. It was not a pretty sight.
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