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Old 12-16-2008, 09:55 AM
 
Location: Vancouver, WA
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We are moving to Vancouver in January from Salt Lake and my snow shovel is done. I am wondering if buying a new one for the next week is a waste of money... So will I need a snow shovel in Vancouver?? Thanks
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Old 12-16-2008, 02:11 PM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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You will probably need one 2x / yr in Vancouver, for ~ 3" removals, thus you can 'improvise' (flat shovel, back side of rake, your kids beach shovel... ) It often rains and washes the snow away, you want to find a house with a south facing garage to let the sun (?) melt the big areas.

You probably don't have room to bring one + it might get broken or lost
for next couple weeks, ... borrow your neighbor's, or pay the kid next door to shovel. You should be PACKING
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Old 12-16-2008, 02:30 PM
 
Location: Cosmic Consciousness
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Never buy, and move, anything you can purchase at your destination. That way you avoid paying not only for the item but also the costs of moving it -- and also the cost of having bought the wrong thing that's appropriate somewhere else but not at your destination.

Janb said it well -- you're not likely to need it here anyway. Wait until you get to your new life to find out what your new life actually requires. Never assume!
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Old 12-20-2008, 08:58 PM
 
Location: Mayacama Mtns in CA
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Ummm, here's a little update

Heh, a shovel would definitely come in handy about now as we have about 5-7 inches and it's still snowin'

I'm stayin' in, and am very thankful for not having to go out in this mess.

All this mid-western type weather is due, no doubt, to GLOBAL WARMING!

/snark off
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Old 12-21-2008, 01:10 AM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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Hopefully you can get one at a garage sale next summer. There will probably be a bunch of folks heading south after this winter ! The rental trucks do the loop... when there is a quake in Cali, they run north, when folks get sick or our winters they run south.

You might be able to pick my shovel up cheap, as we have to leave WA, cuz we can no longer pay our property taxes. ($33/day). We will probably end up in WY, but I will get a shovel there, not the most important thing to move.

Be careful If you end up too fr east of Vancouver...
Had to shovel a 3' snow drift away from front door when folks decided to leave tonight. I have a 2' drift INSIDE one east facing garage door. The air compressor is completely buried!
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Old 12-21-2008, 01:28 PM
 
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Well, we had 10 inches yesterday, and freezing rain too. While it doesn't snow like this frequently, it's nice to get places if you need to. You can get snow shovels easily at the hardware stores in town. They were flying off the shelf at our local store...Chains might not be a bad idea either. I'm glad I have plenty of food in the house for this week. It's pretty nasty out there (!) it will be... through Christamas day and beyond.
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