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Old 02-09-2013, 07:34 AM   #2861
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Looks like this storm is turning out to be as bad as predicted. Hope those of you that are snowed in are safe and well stocked.
38 inches of snow on the ground this morning. I'm going to start digging out as soon as it stops snowing, which should be within the next hour.
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Old 02-09-2013, 08:29 AM   #2862
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38 inches of snow on the ground this morning. I'm going to start digging out as soon as it stops snowing, which should be within the next hour.
Photos, please. And shovel with care...
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Old 02-09-2013, 08:31 AM   #2863
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38 inches of snow on the ground this morning. I'm going to start digging out as soon as it stops snowing, which should be within the next hour.
Geez Louise! Is that a record? I can't even imagine. Yes, shovel carefully!
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38 inches of snow on the ground this morning. I'm going to start digging out as soon as it stops snowing, which should be within the next hour.
And stay off the roof. Be careful out there.
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Old 02-09-2013, 09:52 AM   #2865
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Out here on the left coast we have a huge HIGH stuck off the coast that is causing very dry weather. It's been a very lame winter. I hope we don't have water shortages this summer.
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Out here on the left coast we have a huge HIGH stuck off the coast that is causing very dry weather. It's been a very lame winter. I hope we don't have water shortages this summer.
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Old 02-09-2013, 10:42 AM   #2867
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38 inches of snow on the ground this morning. I'm going to start digging out as soon as it stops snowing, which should be within the next hour.
Glad you still have electricity! That's a huge amount of snow. Since this is the weekend, maybe you can take your time in digging out - - shovel a little, go inside to warm up and rest a little, then repeat later on in the day? No reason to become a statistic. Sounds like a good day to stay home and do as little as possible.
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38 inches of snow on the ground this morning. I'm going to start digging out as soon as it stops snowing, which should be within the next hour.


I would lend you my snow removal tool, but I don't think my hair dryer would do much good.

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38 inches of snow on the ground this morning. I'm going to start digging out as soon as it stops snowing, which should be within the next hour.
IIRC you are in Milford? DWs 87 yo aunt is in Derby, so we have been worried about her losing electricity and not being able to get out for several days. Wish we were there to help.
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My town has the dubious distinction of having the highest snowfall in the state for this storm. My 16 year old assistant and I just finished three hours of shoveling about 100 feet of my 130 foot long, 12 foot wide driveway. The neighbor did my sidewalk with his snow blower, but we did the driveway by hand. Who knows when a snowplow might show up on my street?

Photos to come, once I figure out why they won't load.
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Glad I am in Texas! Good luck to all of you in the snow!
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Gumby! Good job! Please do be careful.
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Wow! My back hurts just looking at those photos...
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Looks like the work of a snow blower!
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Wow! My back hurts just looking at those photos...
Mine too but I have to say the snow does look beautiful. A February blizzard is easier to enjoy than a November snowfall.
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It is that kind of snowfall that justifies the expense of a snow thrower. I kind of choked writing check for it but when we get a foot or more I'm so glad I spent the money on it.
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The snow was so deep that the regular plows would not work. The city had to use front end loaders to clear the roads. They came through my street at 4 this morning. As you might imagine, it was difficult to sleep through all the beeping when they backed up.
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Mine too but I have to say the snow does look beautiful. A February blizzard is easier to enjoy than a November snowfall.
Both are much more enjoyable as photos than real life.

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The snow was so deep that the regular plows would not work. The city had to use front end loaders to clear the roads. They came through my street at 4 this morning. As you might imagine, it was difficult to sleep through all the beeping when they backed up.
I could live with snow, and w*rk was usually tolerable, but when those two things came together the thought of retirement was most compelling. Waking up to the sound of snow plows, followed by the need to get up early to shovel, then drive in treacherous conditions, just to get into work...

Stay safe shoveling out there, y'all.
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One of the benefits of the storm is that I got a chance to speak with most of my neighbors as we were out there this morning dealing with the hard-packed plow mountain at the foot of our driveways. We also worked together to locate and clear the fire hydrant on our street. One amusing sight was watching the four year old across the street helping her dad. For a few minutes her little miniature snow shovel was flying, but then she got distracted and wandered off. There is something quite pleasant about watching kids play in the snow.
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