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Old 01-08-2009, 02:04 PM   #21
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Where she lives, and also where I live (Wisconsin). Rich in Tampa will attest that Milwaukee gets no press, but winter is brutal here......
I define winter by first possible snowfall to last possible snowfall.
Now for me, that is November thru April. So end of January is the midpoint.
April here is very nice, but it still can snow.
Now, for snow that stays on the ground for more than a day, winter is more like mid December thru early March.
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I have a monster Ariens 10HP 28" blower and it sure gives me a workout! Much easier than shoveling, that is for sure. I can tell the next day that I used it, usually sore biceps/shoulders. But, it saves my back muscles, which shoveling destroys (being 6'6" has its disadvantages).
Since we are comparing the size of our blowers. . . .

Monster Honda 11HP 32"

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Isn't April halfway through the winter where you live
Pretty darn close.
Did I forget to mention it is still snowing?
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Since we are comparing the size of our blowers. . . .

Monster Honda 11HP 32"

I love Honda snowblowers, they are ALL 4-stroke......
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This is what lake effect snow looks like - classic NW wind pattern coming off a Great Lake, in this case Lake Ontario.
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yellow color represents major snowfall rates.
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This is what lake effect snow looks like - classic NW wind pattern coming off a Great Lake, in this case Lake Ontario.
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yellow color represents major snowfall rates.
Which only proves ones should live on the WEST end of any Great Lake............
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Since we are comparing the size of our blowers. . . .

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Hmmmm....

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Oh, don't tempt me like that!
In return, I will cook for you and SO for a week. Deal?
Half kidding ya here...
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I enjoy cooking but how about vacuuming the pool . I hate that job .
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I enjoy cooking but how about vacuuming the pool . I hate that job .
So.......look slike you need a cabana boy.........
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I enjoy cooking but how about vacuuming the pool . I hate that job .
Yeah, vacuuming the pool is a pain. I actually have to put my drink down for up to 5 minutes when I do that. And when I'm done, I often have to take a quick dip just to cool off. As if that weren't bad enough, I have to do it like once every single week.



P.S. Don't you have one of those creepy-crawlies? I haven't vacuumed my pool for years.
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It its wet and heavy every 1-3" is recomended

If it is fluffy and ligbt, 3" or 36" is less of an issue.

If the fluffy stuff falls on the heavy stuff, get a plow (shovel might hurt your back)
If the heavy stuff falls on the fluffy stuff, it can melt the fluffy stuff

snows kills fewer people than tornados or hurricanes, I'll take my chances with the white stuff.
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Which only proves ones should live on the WEST end of any Great Lake............
The people of wisconsin might beg to differ
and it could be worse in Michigan- they are east of one lake, south of another and west of another.

If on the UP they are even NORTH of another. Avg snowfall in UP I have heard approaches 120" per year.
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P.S. Don't you have one of those creepy-crawlies? I haven't vacuumed my pool for years.

I do have one but because my pool is not caged ( too close to the water ) I sometimes get odd things like the remnants of some birds lunch , duck feathers and once I found a large fish in my pool . So not only do I have to put my drink down but sometimes Happy Hour is delayed while I get SO to tend to the pool . It's a hard life but somebody has to do it !
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It's a little early in the season for me to do a snow rant, but what the heck.
I was going to go out this AM and take care of the 3" of sleet and freezing rain and snow we got yesterday. The plan was to get a little exercise, burn off some calories and build some muscle tone...looks good on paper, right?
Right now it is snowing to beat the band - getting lake effect snow from Lake Ontario.
Is this a snow job?
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The snow & cold is getting easier to tolerate now......only 5 weeks until I leave for Florida!!! I'm counting the days, and getting prepared for the trip! One bag is about 1/2 packed.....in a pinch I could be all packed in about an hour, and that's counting washing some clothes that I'm taking!
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Go to the nearest airport and board a plane for Sarasota . Flights are cheap now and I still have Margarita mix from the holidays . We can sit on my deck until the snow melts .To further entice you this is the view from my deck .
That looks so lovely! The view of my deck:
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That looks so lovely! The view of my deck:

Okay , You are also invited but you have to bunk with Freebird ( luckily it is twin beds ) and if you do not like Margaritas I always have wine .
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The snow & cold is getting easier to tolerate now......only 5 weeks until I leave for Florida!!! I'm counting the days, and getting prepared for the trip! One bag is about 1/2 packed.....in a pinch I could be all packed in about an hour, and that's counting washing some clothes that I'm taking!
Maybe pack your igloo with some of that snow. So to remind you of the good things while in FL!
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If on the UP they are even NORTH of another. Avg snowfall in UP I have heard approaches 120" per year.
A buddy of me got a great job in Marquette Michigan. The average snowfall is 200 inches. The TWO years he was there, they got 300 inches of snow each winter. He now lives in Atlanta.........
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snows kills fewer people than tornados or hurricanes, I'll take my chances with the white stuff.
You might want to pack your bags and head to the sunny South.
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While there have been some unusual years, like 2005 or 1900, the numbers of people killed by hurricanes in the US is much smaller. As low as zero in several years, and generally in the range of 20-40 in most years. III - Hurricanes

Tornadoes?
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The victims are among at least 110 people killed in the United States by tornadoes this year, putting 2008 on track to be one of the deadliest years in recent history. The average for recent years is 62 tornado fatalities for an entire year.
I couldn't find an exact breakdown, but did find these statistics elsewhere. Hypothermia (700), improperly functioning heating systems (200), snow blower related injuries (1,000 amputations each year), auto accidents that occur in snow or ice conditions:
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. Plus all the folks who keel over with heart attacks shoveling snow.

I'm taking my chances with the hurricanes - if God had meant for Texans to enjoy snow he would have made Bullsh*t white!
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