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Old 12-10-2009, 10:39 AM   #941
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It was 5 below this morning when my spouse went out to snow blow and then to the unheated garage to finish packing what is in there. He still isn't done several hours later and the temp now is up to zero. But it isn't windy and the sun is shining so it isn't that bad. Especially when someone else is doing it.
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Old 12-10-2009, 03:01 PM   #942
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Conan joked on the Tonight Show yesterday that people in L.A. saw their breathe for the first time. They thought it was their soul leaving their body.
So that's what that was. People in L.A. had souls?

It was soooo cold here yesterday, I wore the warmest socks, scarf, gloves, and hat; will add the ear pops when it gets really cold. We bring out the scarves, hats and gloves so often that they still look new after only three years. It's inexplicably warm today, had to work hard to open some windows and have moved the office back to the bay window.
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Old 12-11-2009, 05:28 AM   #943
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16F and in the third day of high winds here on Erie's North shore. Windchill -6 F. Dodged the snow bullet though. Must feed Chickens and walk dog. Procrastinating going outdoors.
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My street was plowed at 3:00 this afternoon. YEA!! I was easily entertained by watching the dump truck-plow, the road grader and the little back hoe thingy work on my street. Of course that was the same time the mail guy showed up on the street to fill the neighborhood mail slots as well as some of the neighbors bringing their kids home from school. So, there was quite a traffic snarl on my little cul de sac. I went out to shovel all that rock hard snow away from my driveway and there was a lot of it. I gave my biggest smile to the dump truck guy as he passed by (I really was happy to finally see them). He came back and gave that hard snow a big push away from my driveway. It pays to flirt with the plow guys.

Now all my neighbors are getting home from work to these big heaps of rock hard snow covering the entrances to their drives. Another reason I'm happy 2bretired.
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Cold here in western PA(20's) but no snow accumulations this year on the roads so far. I am keeping my fingers crossed that this lasts through the 22nd when I fly to FL for Christmas and New Years. I plan to get out of the cold again in Feb. when I visit old Army friends in Houston for a week. The wife plans to drag me from pillar to post as I have never been in TX before except to change planes in Dallas a couple of times when we lived in CA.
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Fairly good snow storm here. Checked my pantry/frig/etc and goofed off for two days. Since I'm on a hill - went and tested my fwd Equinox just to see if I could make it - one side yes, the steeper side no.

Looked at my snow shovel on the front porch - and left it alone. The snow will melt in a few days and it's not hurting anyone, I have high snow boots.

Yep - being retired is good.

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Fairly good snow storm here. Checked my pantry/frig/etc and goofed off for two days. Since I'm on a hill - went and tested my fwd Equinox just to see if I could make it - one side yes, the steeper side no.

Looked at my snow shovel on the front porch - and left it alone. The snow will melt in a few days and it's not hurting anyone, I have high snow boots.

Yep - being retired is good.

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What about the mailman? I know that is a stupid question but I haven't (yet) lived in snow country. I'd think that the mailman could sue, if he slipped while trying to get to your mailbox on the front porch. Or maybe that is out on the street.
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What about the mailman? I know that is a stupid question but I haven't (yet) lived in snow country. I'd think that the mailman could sue, if he slipped while trying to get to your mailbox on the front porch. Or maybe that is out on the street.
Never thought of that - I'll have to tell him to slip out in the street and sue the city. The regular guy even gets along with my rowdy dogs.

As for the subs - I can wait a day or so to get my junk mail.

heh heh heh - It's when my internet connection goes down( about an hour this storm) that I get testy. .
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It's much colder than usual here. I won't say how cold, or you midwesterners might laugh. But this morning it was 50 degrees in the bedroom when we woke up. We like it that cold -- we sleep better, but it makes it hard to get out of bed in the morning.
Definitely hard to get out of bed (flannel sheets, comforter) when the bedroom is 45F.
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What about the mailman? I know that is a stupid question but I haven't (yet) lived in snow country. I'd think that the mailman could sue, if he slipped while trying to get to your mailbox on the front porch. Or maybe that is out on the street.
Mailman here stays in truck. Neighbor shovels away snow from mailbox approach.
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Ok, kids, top THIS one.

Warnings for Oswego, New York : Weather Underground

1-3 inches PER HOUR snowfall rates are expected today.

I do not live in Oswego. I am SE at the tail end of the lake effect snow band off Lake Ontario.
Redfield NY got 2 feet yesterday. We got 6 inches overnight.
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Warnings for Oswego, New York : Weather Underground

1-3 inches PER HOUR snowfall rates are expected today.

I do not live in Oswego. I am SE at the tail end of the lake effect snow band off Lake Ontario.
Redfield NY got 2 feet yesterday. We got 6 inches overnight.
I'm not sure if I can top that but we got 13 inches tuesday night into wednesday morning. Then the wind picked up to 30mph sustained winds for several hours causing blizzard conditions and forming drifts 3 feet high.
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I am quite content with no snow. Clear and cold this morning. 14F Wind is much lower. This area was really lucky with the last storm.
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...got 6 inches overnight.
We're still talking snow, right?
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We got 6 inches overnight.
Was this as measured by the male or female weather prognosticator?
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What about the mailman? I know that is a stupid question but I haven't (yet) lived in snow country. I'd think that the mailman could sue, if he slipped while trying to get to your mailbox on the front porch. Or maybe that is out on the street.
I know a mail carrier. They are not required to deliver if they can not reach your mailbox from their truck if they drive a truck or if there's not a clear path to your mailbox if they have a walking route.
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I know a mail carrier. They are not required to deliver if they can not reach your mailbox from their truck if they drive a truck or if there's not a clear path to your mailbox if they have a walking route.
That's good. Still, I would really hate to be sued if one tried to reach my mailbox anyway, and then slipped and fell.
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Frank and I are over at his house, and it has been pouring all afternoon. We have a flash flood warning, and our suburb is getting the worst of it. The streets are flooded. His back yard has become "Lake Frank", and water is probably a half foot to a foot deep on the street in front of the house but apparently it is bad or worse all over. According to the news, Christmas shoppers are stranded at the big mall about 3 blocks away because of the street flooding, and many homes are threatened.

We don't plan to go anywhere and his house will stay safe and dry. I like rain, but gee! No need for such an extreme.
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What about the mailman? I know that is a stupid question but I haven't (yet) lived in snow country. I'd think that the mailman could sue, if he slipped while trying to get to your mailbox on the front porch. Or maybe that is out on the street.
The mailman isn't obligated to deliver mail if s/he considers access to the house unsafe (snow, ice, snarling dogs, etc.)

My mailbox is out on the road. A few years ago, a snowplow smashed it to the point that it was unusable. So the mailman stopped delivering and I had to go to the PO to pick up my mail until I could replace the box in the spring.
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