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Old 02-10-2010, 09:54 AM   #1161
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Old 02-10-2010, 11:52 AM   #1162
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We're getting hammered this time, a good six inches on top of the almost three feet already there. It is so bad that we have a bird seeking refuge in the garage and refusing to leave. He flew in when I opened the door to clear snow. I put some bread pieces in there, hopefully he will not reward the generosity by pooping on the car.

It is a sad day when the snow thrower takes over the motorcycle's parking space in the garage.
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Suffering from snowenfreude, giving my sisters and friends grief for living in places where precipitation isn't liquid. Still no rain yet.
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It is so bad that we have a bird seeking refuge in the garage and refusing to leave.
Great picture! Since DH is considered "essential", he had to go into work this morning. The usual trip in traffic is an hour. He made it in 30 minutes and only saw a couple of snow plows out there.

He's home now napping on the couch. I worried him all the way in and back. I'm planning a nice steak dinner for him. He deserves it.
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Snow House was taken on Tuesday, during Snowpocalypse's brief intermission.
The view from my den window was taken earlier today. The weird shapes belong to various hedges. The blizzard has covered up even those shapes. We are seriously worried about our roof.
Anyway, after all the winter show-and-tell, I thought some relief was in order - hence the Door into Summer, which is my current screen saver. The deck is now under 3 feet of snow.
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...It is so bad that we have a bird seeking refuge in the garage and refusing to leave. He flew in when I opened the door to clear snow. I put some bread pieces in there, hopefully he will not reward the generosity by pooping on the car.

It is a sad day when the snow thrower takes over the motorcycle's parking space in the garage.
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Great pictures Amethyst....especially that last one!
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Oh Amethyst...those pics are beautiful! But yeah, I know......it sure is a lot of snow...
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Great picture! Since DH is considered "essential", he had to go into work this morning. The usual trip in traffic is an hour. He made it in 30 minutes and only saw a couple of snow plows out there.

He's home now napping on the couch. I worried him all the way in and back. I'm planning a nice steak dinner for him. He deserves it.
Glad he made it in and back OK - obviously you are an effective worrier. I remember when I used to be "essential" (Now called "emergency"). We didn't live at the end of a 700-foot driveway back then They would have to send out a doggone half-track to get me to work now.

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Snow House was taken on Tuesday, during Snowpocalypse's brief intermission.
Beautiful photos, Amethyst, but I'd get that roof shovelled if I were you.
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Beautiful photos, Amethyst, but I'd get that roof shovelled if I were you.
Yup, worried about my roof too. Both here and at the rental house. Thing is, the thought getting up on an icy/snowy roof with 50 mph wind gusts just doesn't seem real safe. There's no one to hire for the task - they're all making good cash money on much safer jobs.

DH actually thought about it and I freaked out. No way am I gonna lose the man I love to save insured property. Keeping all fingers and paws crossed hoping nothing caves in
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Beautiful photos, Amethyst, but I'd get that roof shovelled if I were you.
H-E-Double hockey sticks, Meadie, we can't even get the driveway plowed till Saturday! (We tried shoveling it the first time around, and it is beyond our might). (and the fuzzy cat, too!)

Maybe we will have to move to Florida, after all.

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An inch or two of snow is one thing, but 3 feet with another foot on the way is just insane! Moderation in all things, as my dear departed mother used to recommend... but apparently Mother Nature isn't listening.

Since there isn't anything you can do about the roof, no sense in worrying.
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An inch or two of snow is one thing, but 3 feet with another foot on the way is just insane! Moderation in all things, as my dear departed mother used to recommend... but apparently Mother Nature isn't listening.

Since there isn't anything you can do about the roof, no sense in worrying.
Love your new avi DH and I went to NO years ago for our anniversary. We stayed in a place called the Royal something or another right on Bourbon Street. It was our first and only time there. I remember checking in and going out on the balcony. We were blown away. The city is so beautiful. You live in a very special place W2R.

Yeah, we're worried about the roof. Every little creak is ominous. Just keepin' on. Very much like the folks in your city who also know a thing or two about Mother Nature.
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Probably the Royal Sonesta. Thanks - - like you, I have known and loved this city for years. Until about four and a half years ago I planned to stay here for the rest of my life, but you never know what will happen. The building in my avatar with the beautiful ironwork belongs to the Teamsters and is located on Elysian Fields. And, I took the photo after Katrina, just last year, since the building was essentially undamaged.

Hope that snow decides to just sort of slip off the roof and disappear pretty soon...
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I thought this was pretty interesting - by far the most, and biggest, icicles we've ever had.
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I've only ever read about this, but aren't those icicles a symptom of heat leaking up into the attic or blocked soffit vents that could eventually form an ice dam?

And just how strong are those gutter spikes?!?
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Probably the Royal Sonesta.
That was it! Such a lovely place.
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That was it! Such a lovely place.
Yes, it is! I have never actually seen a room there, but my agency had conferences scheduled there from time to time so I have been in the lobby and conference facilities.
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And everyone hates on California. Hell we got snow its up in the mountains. Something you can choose to drive to in 1.5 hrs. Maybe 2.5 if you need to put on chains to go up the summit. If you want the ocean and beaches you got about the same drive.

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