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Old 02-03-2011, 12:47 PM   #2021
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Old 02-03-2011, 01:07 PM   #2022
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Yankees or THE Yankees ?
We got the Cubs, worst team in history in any sport, I think. Enough said.
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Not so. That Tinkers to Evans to Chance combo was pretty good. And Ernie Banks. And Three Fingers Brown.
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Our Hawaii-born-and-raised daughter commented the other day:
Looks like Houston has ice today too! That might be fun - for her! Be sure to remind her that the stuff is very slick.

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Old 02-03-2011, 01:26 PM   #2025
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The water lines to the house are frozen. We only don't bury our utilities very deep around here.

I think my well head is frozen. I let a faucet run last night, and when I got up there was water splashed all over the sink.

I think the pressure tank drained and when it emptied, the pressure blew water over everything.

The well pump power is off for now.

We have a 300 gal drinking water tank, to hold us over until the thaw. Of course I had to thaw out the valve on the tank before I could get water.

12 in the afternoon and still not above freezing. It was 0.1 degree on the digital, I don't know if it shows minus. Never thought I would need that feature.
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The poor things are probably learning to eat nectar in popsicle form as we speak.
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I looked up your location in your profile. Were these pics taken in ND?
Yes, at Mayville State University
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We got the Cubs, worst team in history in any sport, I think. Enough said.
Not true! And, they'll all set to win the World Series this year, no doubt! I'm already saving up for tickets.

Think I'll go dig out a Steve Goodman album and listen to "Go Cubs Go" a couple dozen times!
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The following song recorded by Elsa Lunghini was a hit in 1988 and reached #2 on the hit chart. I guess it appealed to younger people, but I still like its rhythm.

Jour de Neige / Snowy Day

Tout doux tout doux/ Softly softly
Comme un rêve un peu flou / Like a dream a little fuzzy
Froid dehors et chaud dedans / Cold outside and warm inside
Descendre en courant l'escalier / Coming down the stairs by running

Quand tout même le ciel est blanc / Even when all the sky is white
Comme le papier plié / As the folded paper
D'un secret / With a secret
Pressée sans savoir pourquoi / Rushing without knowing why
Filer déjà sur mon vélo / Already spinning on my bike
La longue écharpe après moi / The long scarf behind me
Le coeur en plein galop / Heart in full gallop

Jour de neige / Snow Day
Dans un grand pull qui me protège / In a large sweater that protects me
Première neige / First snow
Vertige en moi comme un manège / Vertigo in me like a carousel
Jour bien tendre / Very tender day
Comme ce quelqu'un qui vient m'attendre / Just as someone who comes waiting for me
Au bout du chemin / Down the trail
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Not true! And, they'll all set to win the World Series this year, no doubt! I'm already saving up for tickets.

Think I'll go dig out a Steve Goodman album and listen to "Go Cubs Go" a couple dozen times!
I do love the Cubs, but I do hope past performance is no guarantee of future.... (the last Cubs game we went to was also attended by Mr. Bartman.)
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It hasn't gone below freezing yet here, but the humidity sure makes it feel cold outside! I wore a sweater AND a jacket when we went out earlier. We are expecting some rain later today and tomorrow night's low is predicted at 32F.

I'm sure glad that I don't have to cover my plants for freezing temperatures like I had to do several times in January. They only get that protection from overnight freezing when it isn't raining, because I am such a princess. .
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Sudden flash of someone trying to thaw the regulator with a torch...
An uncle managed to burn down a burn while trying to thaw pipes ('60s).
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This is the one I remember as an 8 year old. I was living downstate near NYC, not upstate. We got the nor'easter that started the entire mess. Our small town only had 3 medium size plow trucks at the time.

North American blizzard of 1966 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

And then there was this one...I was upstate (east of Syracuse) for this doozy.
1993 Storm of the Century - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
I recall both of those.
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I was in college in Oneonta NY (out of reach of the worst of this TG) when this happened. My Mom saved the letters I wrote to her about feeling like I was trapped near the Arctic Circle.

Welcome to H*ll in western NY and parts of Canada.

Blizzard of 1977 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
I drove through that blizzard, from Detroit to D.C.; in an MG; took a week & AAA & getting the car towed & repaired.
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Looks like Houston has ice today too! That might be fun - for her! Be sure to remind her that the stuff is very slick.
Yeah, sure, just like she pays attention to all the other things I used to remind her of. I'm outta that business.

She's been through the "raised-in-Hawaii" ritual of taking speed-skating lessons at the Ice Palace, so hopefully she has enough survival skills to get through the winter.

Heh-- Rice just canceled Thursday afternoon classes so that all the local staff can hurry home and bunker up for... what, a snow flurry? Their website says they "might" open for Friday classes.

I bet she's glad she's not going to college in Pittsburgh, South Bend, Annapolis, or Troy (NY)...
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Heh-- Rice just canceled Thursday afternoon classes so that all the local staff can hurry home and bunker up for... what, a snow flurry? Their website says they "might" open for Friday classes.
Well looks like Houston got another ice storm this early AM so I would think no classes. Yep, canceling for a snow flurry is silly, but ice? That stuff is awful.

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I drove through that blizzard, from Detroit to D.C.; in an MG; took a week & AAA & getting the car towed & repaired.
You Win I cannot conceive of driving a MG through that storm. Here is alink to a book written by one person who lived through the storm called White Death The Blizzard of 77,

What Happened? :: “White Death — The Blizzard of ’77” by Erno Rossi
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Our blizzard in 1966 happened on 2 March. Here are some pics of the digging out process. The one of the guys standing on the snow was taken from the third story dorm window. As you can see there is bare ground visible in the distance the wind piled up the 22 foot deep drift on the north side of the building.
Yowzzzzir! Like I said, this last 'blizzard' is just a little dustin' !

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I am so sorry for everybody locked inside during this awful weather but I also want to thank them for the incredible uptick in ebay sales that happened on Wednesday & Thursday !
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