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Old 03-02-2009, 01:15 PM
 
Location: Coventry
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I live In Rhode Island,
I woke up this morning to 15" of snow today. So, before I could go to work, I shoveled a 2 car driveway 40ft long to the street.

So here is the test:
Fill your driveway with 15" of dirt.
Shovel before work.
Repeat 3-4 times yearly
To get the full effect, do it wet and cold, and when your done
have someone with a bulldozer fill in the end of the driveway with the sand you moved to simulate a northern plow truck driver.

Any questions?
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Old 03-02-2009, 02:12 PM
 
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RhodeIslander>

I hear ya, but the argument won't fly with most on here. While the weather here is very moderate/nice during the winter months, we get brutal, brutal heat and humidity about 6 months out of the year where you cannot walk outside of your house for 2 seconds without breaking a sweat. The heat takes a toll on most here, so its really a trade-off between snow in the winter where you are and heat in the summer/most of the year here. Also, we get hurricane scares at least once per year which causes schools and businesses to close, and people to have to panic, scramble to board up their houses and pick up supplies waiting in long lines for batteries, water, money, and canned foods. We also have flash flooding, tornadoes, lightning, and power-outages multiple times per year. Would you rather have 15 inches of snow or 15 inches of storm water to contend with? I think you'd take snow. So its not like life is so much easier here.
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Old 03-02-2009, 02:15 PM
 
Location: VA
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I can't top that, but in VA I had 10 inches of snow and shoveled for an hour to get the sidewalk clear for my elderly neighbors. I cleared about 3 more parking spaces to the right of this pic, the sidewalk out to the street and a flight of stairs. This time next year I plan to live in FTL and will leave behind my shovel and ice scraper to those less fortunate.

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Old 03-02-2009, 02:20 PM
 
Location: S.E. Florida
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Originally Posted by Rhodeislander View Post
I live In Rhode Island,
I woke up this morning to 15" of snow today. So, before I could go to work, I shoveled a 2 car driveway 40ft long to the street.

So here is the test:
Fill your driveway with 15" of dirt.
Shovel before work.
Repeat 3-4 times yearly
To get the full effect, do it wet and cold, and when your done
have someone with a bulldozer fill in the end of the driveway with the sand you moved to simulate a northern plow truck driver.

Any questions?

Where is your snow blower ???
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Old 03-02-2009, 02:49 PM
 
Location: Boston MA, by way of NYC
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ha - if you are lucky enough to own the snow blower, you are even luckier if you have the space to store it. To all those who say the heat is unbearable in Florida - it gets hot up here too - hellish - I mean hot is hot - 90 with 80% humidity is just hot, I'm not sure if there is a difference between hot and hotter? When my skin feels like it is melting off because of the heat, it is all the same to me and I'd much rather have a pool, whether in my back yard or in my complex to jump into in that heat. Whether those of you who live in florida choose to do that or not is a whole other story! At least you have the choice!
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Old 03-02-2009, 03:08 PM
 
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Chelsa>

It does get hot in most of the eastern seaboard states in the summer months, but it only lasts for a few months and you guys don't get anywhere near the humidity that we get. Trust me, I spent much time in the DC area in the summers growing up. It got equally hot there during the daytime as it did in South Florida. The thing that separated S. Fla is that the heat/humidity here is bad at 2am. In DC, and other states further north including Georgia, the humidity subsides a great deal once it gets dark outside. Also, we get harsh heat/humidity most months out of he year as opposed to only a few months. The length of the heat/humidity, the fact that its 24/7 8-9 months out of the year, and is unrelenting really wears people down throughout the coarse of the year to the point where you are sick of it. Its fine to have heat/humidity when you are spending your days at the beach or at a pool, but most people work and cannot go to the beach or the pool. Unless its on the weekends, but the beaches are packed on the weekends and the traffic/parking is enough to deter locals from going.
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Old 03-02-2009, 03:12 PM
 
Location: Boca Raton, FL
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Smile The snow

There are those of us who love living in South Florida however. I love the pictures! My husband is a native and has NEVER seen or felt snow! Ever!

That Virginia pic was awesome!
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Old 03-02-2009, 03:18 PM
 
Location: VA
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Thanks Bette. I'm proud of my hard work even though I couldn't feel my toes or cheeks after. haha. Someone posted beautiful snow pics of Richmond, VA on this thread: The Great Blizzard of March 2009
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Old 03-02-2009, 03:23 PM
 
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I love how Northerners try to make us feel sorry for them because of all of the snow. If it is so bad, then why would you live there? Why not move down to South Florida if it is so bad? I'm sure there are many who live down here who would trade places with you.
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Old 03-02-2009, 04:21 PM
 
Location: VA
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Who's trying to make you feel sorry and how? Not me, I'm just showing off pics. Anyway, I do plan to move south for this very reason, now that I am finally free to do so.
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