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Old 02-11-2010, 01:52 PM
 
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Despite being thankfull I'm retired and commuting to work is no longer a necessity, I also will be moving.

I will be moving to an area that if it snows, I grab the camera to caprure the rarity.

After living in Minnesota all my life, I am sick of seeing the snow that falls in November still on the ground til April.

Snow should be like visiting relatives------stay no more than 3 days ,then be gone.
That way you don't wear out your welcome.
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Old 02-11-2010, 06:49 PM
 
Location: DC Area, for now
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Despite being thankfull I'm retired and commuting to work is no longer a necessity, I also will be moving.

I will be moving to an area that if it snows, I grab the camera to caprure the rarity.

After living in Minnesota all my life, I am sick of seeing the snow that falls in November still on the ground til April.

Snow should be like visiting relatives------stay no more than 3 days ,then be gone.
That way you don't wear out your welcome.
3 days is the usual life span of our snows here in the mid-Atlantic. Instead we get a MN winter.
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Old 02-12-2010, 05:09 AM
 
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Well, my trip/relocation to Las Vegas has been postponed once again. We were originally scheduled to leave Thursday morning and that was rescheduled to this afternoon. Now, that flight has been cancelled. Ironically, the flight I was worried about today - from DCA to ATL - is still a go; however, our flight from ATL to LAS was cancelled. It took me three hours to get through to Delta (2 hrs. of busy signals + 1 hr. on hold), and when I did, I was informed that there were no flights available until Sunday.

Oh well. I'll get there eventually.
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Old 02-12-2010, 05:36 AM
 
Location: Baltimore
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Well, my trip/relocation to Las Vegas has been postponed once again. We were originally scheduled to leave Thursday morning and that was rescheduled to this afternoon. Now, that flight has been cancelled. Ironically, the flight I was worried about today - from DCA to ATL - is still a go; however, our flight from ATL to LAS was cancelled. It took me three hours to get through to Delta (2 hrs. of busy signals + 1 hr. on hold), and when I did, I was informed that there were no flights available until Sunday.

Oh well. I'll get there eventually.
Sorry about the delay MadMan. Hope you are able to get there safely and before the next round of snow hits us!
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Old 02-12-2010, 09:44 AM
 
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Well, my trip/relocation to Las Vegas has been postponed once again. We were originally scheduled to leave Thursday morning and that was rescheduled to this afternoon. Now, that flight has been cancelled. Ironically, the flight I was worried about today - from DCA to ATL - is still a go; however, our flight from ATL to LAS was cancelled. It took me three hours to get through to Delta (2 hrs. of busy signals + 1 hr. on hold), and when I did, I was informed that there were no flights available until Sunday.

Oh well. I'll get there eventually.
I have a client who has been trying to get back from DC since Monday. She is staying the weekend (she owns a condo there - does a lot of work in DC) and coming home (maybe?) next Thursday.

DC has now had more snow than we have and we are 16 or so inches above normal. We, at least, have the proper equipment to deal with it.
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Old 02-12-2010, 11:57 PM
 
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I agree with marmac and others who posted they like NOT having to get out in inclement weather. I'm retiring this year and I cant wait until I can lie in bed, listening to the pounding rain and knowing I dont have to get out in it to get to work. It doesnt snow much here but I'd really hate to HAVE to drive on snow or ice to get to work.
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Old 02-13-2010, 05:59 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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I live in the Baltimore area and currently am buried under the record-breaking snowfalls from the unprecedented back-to-back blizzards we just experienced. I have discovered one more thing about being retired - that it was much more fun being snowed in when the snow kept me from going to work than being snowed in while retired. I only go out now for fun stuff and feel like I'm going a little stir-crazy. If I needed another incentive to get off my butt and jump-start my plans to move to the gulf coast of Florida this was it.
I used to live in Crofton, MD and when you got the first big snow you got this year I was thanking God that I still didn't live there because we always lost power (BGE) even when it was just windy and raining. Sometime it was for days. I remember one winter I thought I might freeze to death in my apartment. The power was out for 3 days. Plus, it was impossible to get out of the neighborhood when all of the traffic lights were out surrounding our apartment complex. I just wouldn't attempt Rt 3 without traffic signals.

It's funny. I live in a town now where there are a lot more trees and we don't lose power even a third of the number of times I lost power in Crofton. And when it is out, it comes back on quickly. The longest amount of time was maybe 4 - 6 hours and that was a one-time deal.
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Old 02-13-2010, 06:40 AM
 
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I used to live in Crofton, MD and when you got the first big snow you got this year I was thanking God that I still didn't live there because we always lost power (BGE) even when it was just windy and raining. Sometime it was for days. I remember one winter I thought I might freeze to death in my apartment. The power was out for 3 days. Plus, it was impossible to get out of the neighborhood when all of the traffic lights were out surrounding our apartment complex. I just wouldn't attempt Rt 3 without traffic signals.

It's funny. I live in a town now where there are a lot more trees and we don't lose power even a third of the number of times I lost power in Crofton. And when it is out, it comes back on quickly. The longest amount of time was maybe 4 - 6 hours and that was a one-time deal.
I am very grateful I lost power only briefly during these storms. Having power means I have heat and water which makes weathering the storms much easier.

I got out yesterday to resupply. It wasn't easy as the road to the freeway had several spots of a 1 lane channel cut with no visibility for opposing traffic. But people just cooperated and dealt with it.
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Old 02-13-2010, 06:48 AM
 
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I am also grateful that I haven't lost power. I attempted to get out yesterday but in clearing the last of the snow off my car I slipped on ice and went face first into the street. I banged up both knees and busted my lip but other than looking like a poor imitation of Lisa Rinna I'm none the worse for wear. So we begin the cycle of melting and freezing and melting and freezing so that the Winter Olympics speed skating competition could probably take place on my street.

I'm going to crawl back in my burrow with Punxsutawney Phil. Somebody wake me up in April.
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Old 02-13-2010, 11:57 AM
 
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If I needed another incentive to get off my butt and jump-start my plans to move to the gulf coast of Florida this was it.
We are currently on the Gulf Coast of FL and although we don't have any of the snow it has been a very cold and gloomy winter. Will head home at end of the month, but upstate NY (home) hasn't had but 8" of snow all winter.
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