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BS: Iz Startin' to Hate Snow

Bobert 11 Feb 03 - 08:20 PM
Jeri 11 Feb 03 - 08:32 PM
GUEST 11 Feb 03 - 08:49 PM
SINSULL 11 Feb 03 - 09:15 PM
Steve Latimer 11 Feb 03 - 09:24 PM
Jeri 11 Feb 03 - 10:29 PM
Sorcha 11 Feb 03 - 11:37 PM
Amos 12 Feb 03 - 12:28 AM
GUEST,Richard H 12 Feb 03 - 12:33 AM
GUEST,BarryT 12 Feb 03 - 01:07 AM
DougR 12 Feb 03 - 01:09 AM
GUEST,alinact 12 Feb 03 - 01:16 AM
Bee-dubya-ell 12 Feb 03 - 02:00 AM
Beccy 12 Feb 03 - 09:07 AM
Jeri 12 Feb 03 - 09:36 AM
Bobert 12 Feb 03 - 12:03 PM
Lepus Rex 12 Feb 03 - 12:08 PM
curmudgeon 12 Feb 03 - 12:17 PM
katlaughing 12 Feb 03 - 12:19 PM
allanwill 12 Feb 03 - 12:31 PM
DougR 12 Feb 03 - 02:20 PM
Steve-o 12 Feb 03 - 05:25 PM
Celtic Soul 12 Feb 03 - 10:34 PM
Bobert 12 Feb 03 - 10:44 PM
Amos 12 Feb 03 - 11:14 PM
curmudgeon 13 Feb 03 - 06:54 AM
Steve Latimer 13 Feb 03 - 08:00 AM
MMario 13 Feb 03 - 08:04 AM
curmudgeon 13 Feb 03 - 08:16 AM
VoxFox 13 Feb 03 - 08:20 AM
Jeri 13 Feb 03 - 08:40 AM
Morticia 13 Feb 03 - 08:46 AM
*daylia* 13 Feb 03 - 08:49 AM
Naemanson 13 Feb 03 - 10:05 AM
Midchuck 13 Feb 03 - 10:50 AM
Amos 13 Feb 03 - 11:42 AM
NicoleC 13 Feb 03 - 12:09 PM
gnu 13 Feb 03 - 12:24 PM
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Rustic Rebel 13 Feb 03 - 02:04 PM
GUEST,Richard H 14 Feb 03 - 12:05 AM
GUEST,.gargoyle 14 Feb 03 - 01:19 AM
DougR 14 Feb 03 - 01:49 AM
gnu 14 Feb 03 - 05:26 AM
catspaw49 14 Feb 03 - 07:23 AM
gnu 14 Feb 03 - 07:33 AM
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Subject: BS: Iz Startin' to Hate Snow
From: Bobert
Date: 11 Feb 03 - 08:20 PM

Well, danged, I remmeber when I was a kid and would wake up to the wonder of a fresh snow, no school and a day of sledding down Rosemary Lane. And I remember driving down to Richmond with Marky Johnson (oh, what a hottie.... whew...) and having it start snowing on the way home to Falls Church and pulling up in my folks driveway with about 6 inches on the ground and her parents and mine worried out of their minds.

But, now this winter around Harpers Ferry, Wes Ginny has turned me into a major snow hater. It just never stops. Every time I look out the windown it's snow, snow and more snow. Hey, I'm sure it's fine for retired folks who don't have to go out in it but I ain't there yet.

So for now, just pencil me as a *snow hater*, thank you...

The poor snowed in bobert


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Subject: RE: BS: Iz Startin' to Hate Snow
From: Jeri
Date: 11 Feb 03 - 08:32 PM

Now, now, Bobert. Spring is coming and the snow will be all gone. Probably sometime in mid-June. The good thing is I don't have to mow the grass. I went out one morning last week and found little bird tracks all over my porch. The next day, I found cat tracks. I also found meter-reader tracks through the 2 or more feet built up in my front yard. Guy must love me.

What I really hate is the enormous amount of the stuff on my roof which for some reason is still over my head. There are some pretty heavy-duty ice dams up there too.


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Subject: RE: BS: Iz Startin' to Hate Snow
From: GUEST
Date: 11 Feb 03 - 08:49 PM

Bobert,I'm with you man.

I am a pure Canadian dude with many years of living in the sunny warm parts of this wonderful continent and I'm now back in Toronto.

It hasn't been above our zero mark since before Christmas and all it does is snow.Day in and day out with more forcasted for another three days.

What the heck did we do to deserve this.

Snow hater Buck.


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Subject: RE: BS: Iz Startin' to Hate Snow
From: SINSULL
Date: 11 Feb 03 - 09:15 PM

My first real Maine winter and I have not been disappointed. I too see strange tracks in the snow. Today there were a pair through the deepest part of the snow in the back of my house. Can't imagine who or why. Then there are the little kittie tracks from Fred and huge dog tracks from a visitor lloking for Fred.

I will not be sad to see the first snowdrops and crocus. There is still ice on the roof.


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Subject: RE: BS: Iz Startin' to Hate Snow
From: Steve Latimer
Date: 11 Feb 03 - 09:24 PM

Well, I went from Toronto to San Anatonio, Texas last week. It snowed there on Friday morning. I came home to more and more snow, I'm starting to feel like an arctic Joe Btfsplk. I have had enough.


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Subject: RE: BS: Iz Startin' to Hate Snow
From: Jeri
Date: 11 Feb 03 - 10:29 PM

You know, Mark Cohen once invited everybody over to his place. I say we all get on a plane and show up. Hawaii sounds mighty nice right now.


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Subject: RE: BS: Iz Startin' to Hate Snow
From: Sorcha
Date: 11 Feb 03 - 11:37 PM

I really wish all you folk could send your extra snow out West. We need it in the worst way. I admit to hating the stuff, but we still need it. Summer is not going to be fun out here...............fires and more fires.


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Subject: RE: BS: Iz Startin' to Hate Snow
From: Amos
Date: 12 Feb 03 - 12:28 AM

"What IS snow? Discuss...."

Amos in San Diego


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Subject: RE: BS: Iz Startin' to Hate Snow
From: GUEST,Richard H
Date: 12 Feb 03 - 12:33 AM

I'z never seen snow. An' if you play I's Dreaming Of A White Christmas in these parts, people suspect you're making some kind of racist comment. So we got to change it to a Sunshine Christmas which don't work nearly as well. And sing about Santa Got A Sunburn.

Vive la difference. Enjoy your snow.


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Subject: RE: BS: Iz Startin' to Hate Snow
From: GUEST,BarryT
Date: 12 Feb 03 - 01:07 AM

Just a note of sympathy from a west coaster to you east coasters:

Flowers are coming up! Darn bugs are flying around my patio light, too!

Winter is hell in Victoria, British Columbia! (LOL)


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Subject: RE: BS: Iz Startin' to Hate Snow
From: DougR
Date: 12 Feb 03 - 01:09 AM

Snow? What's snow?

DougR


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Subject: RE: BS: Iz Startin' to Hate Snow
From: GUEST,alinact
Date: 12 Feb 03 - 01:16 AM

Ohhhh Bobert.

Nigh on 60 days of around 30 Degrees Celsius (average) temperatures, with one day of rain.

I would give my left buttock to see some sort of precipitation falling from above.

As we say in Oz - Send her down, Hughie!

Allan


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Subject: RE: BS: Iz Startin' to Hate Snow
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 12 Feb 03 - 02:00 AM

I don't give a damn how much it snows where you are!

DON'T EVEN THINK ABOUT MOVING TO FLORIDA!

We've got enough people (and one too many overgrown mice) already!

Please visit, leave money, and go back home!

Bruce


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Subject: RE: BS: Iz Startin' to Hate Snow
From: Beccy
Date: 12 Feb 03 - 09:07 AM

You can keep FL, Bruce. It's too warm for my blood.
As someone who has ALWAYS preferred winter to summer, these below zero days are even starting to get to me. How many of you have to bundle up 3 squirming little boys each time you have to buy a gallon of milk? (I'm sure there are quite few of you- I'm just shootin' for sympathy, here...)

It's been too cold to make even snowmen because the snow's too cold to pack. Grrrrrr.... or should I say brrrrrrrrr....

Bobert- All you have to do is get some window markers and color a summer scene on each of your windows. If you have a good sense of humour and a well developed imagination that should hold you over for the next couple months.


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Subject: RE: BS: Iz Startin' to Hate Snow
From: Jeri
Date: 12 Feb 03 - 09:36 AM

Barry...SYMPATHY??!!

It's falling again here. Looks like powdered sugar being shaken out of some great sifter up there.

Beccy, I'll bet it wouldn't be too difficult to paint a summer scene on pull-down shades, or just use some sort of flexible glue and slap a poster on one or more. Maybe all of these gloaters could send pictures of themselves frolicing on a beach or...Doug, what exactly is there to frolic in/on in Arizona? We could make a very pretty dart board.


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Subject: RE: BS: Iz Startin' to Hate Snow
From: Bobert
Date: 12 Feb 03 - 12:03 PM

Well, danged! I think I jinxed myself by starting this thread. For the first time in 19 years I had to have my car wenched out this morning. Danged, I was coming down my hill which is very steep and there was a woman in a minvan who was isdeways in the road and standing next to the minivan and there is no stopping on that hill so I put the drivers side in the ditch and and used the ditch to stop me. My car ended up about 30 feet from hers. Thank you ditch.

First thing I said to the lady was, "Ahhh, ya' might not want to satnd in the middle of road".

Tow bill: $75.00! Ouch! But it beats the heck out of hitting that poor woman. Whew!

Thank you, Lord.

Bobert

ps: Yep, snowed again last night, and sposed to snow Saturday and Sunday.


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Subject: RE: BS: Iz Startin' to Hate Snow
From: Lepus Rex
Date: 12 Feb 03 - 12:08 PM

We don't have much snow in my part of Minnesota right now, but what there is is brittle and crunchy, and makes this awful nails-on-chalkboard sound when you walk on it. Drives me nuts. It's a little chilly (around 0F right now), but I still haven't had to put on my winter coat yet this year. :)

---Lepus Rex


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Subject: RE: BS: Iz Startin' to Hate Snow
From: curmudgeon
Date: 12 Feb 03 - 12:17 PM

The snow is pretty awful here. So bad last Friday as to keep a lot of musicians away from the session. Another inch or two this morning. And next week, the long range forecast has the "S" word for five days straight. What's worse though is the cold. It was 3 below when I got up and it's now only 18 out of a possible 22. Tomorrow will see a high of 10 and a low 0f -12.

Have to go haul in more firewood -- Tom


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Subject: RE: BS: Iz Startin' to Hate Snow
From: katlaughing
Date: 12 Feb 03 - 12:19 PM

Whew! Glad to hear you are okay, Bobert!

Here in the Banana Belt of Colorado we've had above average temps, in the 40's and 50's and very little moisture. They are predicting worse fires than last year, the year in which our governer set off all kinds of alarms with his "The whole state's ablaze!" Even over on the Eastern slope, in Denver, they've had some 60 degree days. It is weird, not for the Banana Belt, but for elsewhere.

The past few nights it has gotten down in the 20s and stayed pretty cold all day. Rog and I are enjoying the warmer climate, lack of wind, and no snow after putting in so many years in Wyoming. Though, like Sorcha, we always were grateful to have the moisture up there.

For the Northern Hemishpere:

Think Spring!! Think Spring!! Think Spring!! Think Spring!! Think Spring!! Think Spring!! Think Spring!! Think Spring!! Think Spring!! Think Spring!! Think Spring!! Think Spring!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Iz Startin' to Hate Snow
From: allanwill
Date: 12 Feb 03 - 12:31 PM

Hey Bobert - I'm glad you explained that accident in a bit of detail.
I was getting worried when I got to the "I had to have my car wenched out..." part.

Allan


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Subject: RE: BS: Iz Startin' to Hate Snow
From: DougR
Date: 12 Feb 03 - 02:20 PM

Jeri: well, we have a lot of green grass and pretty desert to cavort on. No snow, though, unless we want to travel about two hundred miles north.

DougR


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Subject: RE: BS: Iz Startin' to Hate Snow
From: Steve-o
Date: 12 Feb 03 - 05:25 PM

I feel so bad for all of ya....in fact, I think I'll put the top down on the MGB, put on my sunglasses, toss the mandolin in the trunk, and cruise down to Malibu just to get your problems off my mind.


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Subject: RE: BS: Iz Startin' to Hate Snow
From: Celtic Soul
Date: 12 Feb 03 - 10:34 PM

Spring canna come soon enough. Like, maybe Friday night/Saturday morning. I planned a wedding months ago for this coming weekend. Why? Because it was not in the center of "gig season", *and* was outside of the usual "weather could be crap" window for this area...but noooooOOOOOOoooooo! We have to have not only one weather event after another out here, we have to have the worst prediction thus far for when? This Saturday. After the food has been purchased, the musicians hired, the invitations sent, yadda yadda yadda.

I have had enough of snow to last me a lifetime. Really...it need never snow again as far as I am concerned. Rain? No problems...make it like Seattle, I couldn't care, but NO more snow! Might just *be* taking that ride down to F.L.A., and sorry for the overcrowding, Bruce, but I am small...you'll likely not notice me much.


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Subject: RE: BS: Iz Startin' to Hate Snow
From: Bobert
Date: 12 Feb 03 - 10:44 PM

Celtic Soul:

That's exactly what I mean. Like, enough is enough and we're way past that. I wanted to go to New York this weekend for the demonstartions but Mr Snow says "No". I'm so sick of it that I have just read the entire dictionary trying to find the right word and there ain't one.

I'm sorry about the wedding. I hope the happy couple don't get too unhappy over it. Bummer.

Well, if there is one bright thing that we can say about all this snow and slop: Bush had nothing to do with it... I think... Hey, maybe he did? Hmmmmm?

Nevermind this man's anti-snow rantings but...

Iz hatin' snow....

Bobert


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Subject: RE: BS: Iz Startin' to Hate Snow
From: Amos
Date: 12 Feb 03 - 11:14 PM

Yeah, sure, I talked to an engineer in Minneapolis today from work. Well, he was talking awful slow, ya know? Sure. So I find out it's about 3 degrees above zero, and offer him some sympathy and I'm telling him some of my friends really like having winters and such, ya know -- they say its like the only way to go because it gives you this seasons sense of time and you get to best the elements and so on. And he agreed with that point of view, that he feels that way too, ya know.

Then he thought for a minute and said, "...For about one week!".


A


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Subject: RE: BS: Iz Startin' to Hate Snow
From: curmudgeon
Date: 13 Feb 03 - 06:54 AM

Bobert, in case you haven't noticed, the weather started going berserk right after inauguration day. 2002 was a two season year, winter and summer, no spring, no mud season, no fall, last and first snowfalls during daylight savings. Nature abhors a vacuum -- Tom


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Subject: RE: BS: Iz Startin' to Hate Snow
From: Steve Latimer
Date: 13 Feb 03 - 08:00 AM

It's the cold that's getting to me, been minus twenty to minus thirty for so long, I really can't take it much longer.


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Subject: RE: BS: Iz Startin' to Hate Snow
From: MMario
Date: 13 Feb 03 - 08:04 AM

dagnabit! I don' care HOW much snow is predicted - I'm getting to that wedding! (Hey! I was even invited!) (though I will admit that I am VERY glad I have already *planned* on driving down the day before!)


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Subject: RE: BS: Iz Startin' to Hate Snow
From: curmudgeon
Date: 13 Feb 03 - 08:16 AM

Its 0 here right now, with a forecast of -3 tonight, -30 in northern NH. Good bed of coals in the stove this morning, but will take till early afternoon for the whole house to warm up. Its supposed to get up to 40 one day next week before going back to the 20s. It will end sometime; May?


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Subject: RE: BS: Iz Startin' to Hate Snow
From: VoxFox
Date: 13 Feb 03 - 08:20 AM

Yup, the cold is worse than the snow. This morning it was -19 celsius with a wind chill factor of -30.   Tonight it is going down to -42 . Bloody cold without your muff as my mum would say. Good old New Brunswick. *BG*    Staying in today where it's a little warmer. VF


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Subject: RE: BS: Iz Startin' to Hate Snow
From: Jeri
Date: 13 Feb 03 - 08:40 AM

Tom, thanks. I don't have to turn on the radio - I can get my weather reports here at Mudcat. This is February. It's just not right. Oh well - sun's out and I have pretty little snow dunes in the back yard.

Movin' day, movin' day
Throw out yer boots, yer mittens and coat
We're goin' down south to live on a boat
It's movin' day, scrape off the car and get away
Just say no shovelin' snow, let's hit the road and go
It's moo-oo-oovin' day


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Subject: RE: BS: Iz Startin' to Hate Snow
From: Morticia
Date: 13 Feb 03 - 08:46 AM

Why don't you all come and take a vacation here? Admittedly I can only offer rain and zero temperatures but at least it wouldn't be snow.And if everyone comes at once, it might be a little 'cosy' but, hell, we'd be warm!


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Subject: RE: BS: Iz Startin' to Hate Snow
From: *daylia*
Date: 13 Feb 03 - 08:49 AM

Here near Barrie Ontario it's -25 this morning, supposed to go up to -16 by this afternoon. Just balmy, from the -35's we've had a couple times this week (-45 with the wind chill).! The kids just love it - they've had 2 days off school just because of the cold in the last week.

Spent an hour or so yesterday shovelling the drive, and it looks like we'll hafta do it all over this morning. YIPPEEEEE ;-)! Oh well, at least the exercise is productive, not like a standard 'work-out' which sometimes makes me feel like a hamster on a running wheel.

It's beautiful out there this morning, the fresh blanket of snow sparkling brilliantly in the bright sunlight, the frosty white branches of the trees tracing intricate lacy patterns against the clear blue sky. If it weren't so gorgeous, I'd start to hate it too! But I'd take the snow any day over the muddy dark "yukkies" of early spring, or late fall ...

And I can always call our friendly neighbourhood 'plow guy' if the work gets too intense. Last week, after the ice-storm/heavy snowfall we had on Tues, he came and did it - for *FREE*! (Well, he had a coffee and bummed a couple smokes). Took him 5 minutes to do what would have taken us a couple hours. Sometimes the snow brings out the best in people ...

Stay warm out there!

daylia


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Subject: RE: BS: Iz Startin' to Hate Snow
From: Naemanson
Date: 13 Feb 03 - 10:05 AM

It's cold here on the coast of Maine. The snow crunches under the feet and the car takes forever to warm up. The cold bites through the clothing and numbs the nose. Snow, once thought pretty and wonderful is now seen as white feces.

But I remember my youth in Houlton, Maine, and smile to think that I moved south for the warmer winter. I remember days where the cold reduced the volume of air in the tires leaving a flat spot on the bottom. You had to drive a few hundred feet before they warmed up enough to smooth out. I remember winters that ran from October to April. I remember six foot snow drifts and weeks where the high temperatures nover broke -10 below zero Fahrenheit.

And then I decide I'VE HAD ENOUGH OF WINTER! NO MORE SNOW! NO MORE COLD!

I hope that job in Sicily comes through.


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Subject: RE: BS: Iz Startin' to Hate Snow
From: Midchuck
Date: 13 Feb 03 - 10:50 AM

The good thing about real cold weather is, it eliminates confusion between U. S. and Canada/Europe. -40 is the same temperature in Farenheit and Celsius, so you don't have to convert. Isn't that great?

Peter.


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Subject: RE: BS: Iz Startin' to Hate Snow
From: Amos
Date: 13 Feb 03 - 11:42 AM

Trust Midchuck to come up with that! Is that the only place the scales converge? Must be. Fancy that! :>)

Naemanson, if Sicily falls through, you have an opportunity to try San Diego -- a big Navy center AND a high-tech town, and when we want snow we can drive up to Alpine to get it!! :>)

A


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Subject: RE: BS: Iz Startin' to Hate Snow
From: NicoleC
Date: 13 Feb 03 - 12:09 PM

Yes, -40 is "damn cold" in any unit of measurement!


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Subject: RE: BS: Iz Startin' to Hate Snow
From: gnu
Date: 13 Feb 03 - 12:24 PM

Yup. -40C = -40F... and I have a new meaning for the "F". Snow at the end of the drive is over 7 feet deep and it's -34C wndchill with snow drifting on the 50kph winds. But it's SUNNY.

Jeri... ice dams... calcium chloride in panty hose about every five feet or so will create a water runoff. Do not try to chip any ice away. Only put a ladder up on a calm day and make sure you have two assistants "holding" the ladder by rope from each side. Do not assume jamming the ladder in the snow will be adequate shoring. If you don't know anyone locally who can check your attic ventilation, insufficient ventlation being the major cause of ice dams, PM me and I'll walk you through it. As for now, the panty hose trick may prevent water from backing up under the shigles and getting onto your walls and ceilings.


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Subject: RE: BS: Iz Startin' to Hate Snow
From: Naemanson
Date: 13 Feb 03 - 12:43 PM

I just got word that the Sicily job did fall through. The *!@#!* guy who was supposed to be leaving extended for another year!

However, I found out that there will be jobs opening up in Spain and other places in Southern Italy.

I'm not yet desperate enough for the jobs that are now open in the Middle East. My mom didn't raise a fool.


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Subject: RE: BS: Iz Startin' to Hate Snow
From: Rustic Rebel
Date: 13 Feb 03 - 02:04 PM

We are having a heat wave today at 14 degrees F. Last Sat. I was in Fargo and it got to 20 below. But no snow here. I want snow, I need snow. I didn't cover my gardens last fall, because I was recovering from that surgery, so now I am afraid, without the snow cover I might lose a lot of plants. The frost is about 6 ft. deep (or more)
A lot of businesses are doing bad here too. No snow for snowmobilers,and a lot of folks rely on that business up here.
I suppose we are due for that foot of snow though, usually comes in March if nothing else.
Hang in there Bobert, not much longer, but since you are semi-retired and have snow, grab a sled and find a hill and go out and enjoy!
Peace. Rustic
ps. Ever play horseshoes in the snow? You have to be real accurate or you lose them easy when they sink in the snow!


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Subject: RE: BS: Iz Startin' to Hate Snow
From: GUEST,Richard H
Date: 14 Feb 03 - 12:05 AM

Guy phoned me from Montreal about two weeks ago - he couldn't take the cold. "Looking through my window right now," he said, "I can see five dogs frozen to the same fire hydrant."

Same guy phoned me today. He's in Barbados and can't take the heat.

Oh well, he's going to a beach party tomorrow. That should cool him down.


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Subject: RE: BS: Iz Startin' to Hate Snow
From: GUEST,.gargoyle
Date: 14 Feb 03 - 01:19 AM

Me mother always said..."Cats yeowling at Valentine's means kittens in Spring."

Sincerely,
Gargoyle

Spose we can all expect a bountiful harvest!


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Subject: RE: BS: Iz Startin' to Hate Snow
From: DougR
Date: 14 Feb 03 - 01:49 AM

Way to go, Garg! It's about time somebody introduced sex into this thread! After all, what have all these snow bound folks got to do but ...oh, you know. :>)

DougR


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Subject: RE: BS: Iz Startin' to Hate Snow
From: gnu
Date: 14 Feb 03 - 05:26 AM

hmmmm... always prof red eh ? "... shiNgles and getting Into your walls and ceilings." As well, the best book on houses I have ever seen is The Home Reference Book. It's a 400 page binder with 160 illustrations that covers just about everything you'd ever want to know as a home owner. You can see and order it at

www.carsondunlop.com


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Subject: RE: BS: Iz Startin' to Hate Snow
From: catspaw49
Date: 14 Feb 03 - 07:23 AM

I'm about worn out with it this year. More snow and colder temps for a longer period of time than usual.....Much like the blizzard years in '77 & '78. Making it even more like that is the fact we are now waiting on the arrival of a major storm bringing first up to an inch of ice, followed by 6-8 inches of snow and then changing back to ice....all this between 3 PM today and 8 PM Saturday. That's one of the worst combinations for roads, power, etc. I grew up here and left for warmer climes after the '78 blizzard. Why the hell did I move back here?

Spaw.....just another stupid Buckeye


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Subject: RE: BS: Iz Startin' to Hate Snow
From: gnu
Date: 14 Feb 03 - 07:33 AM

When we had our ice storms nearly two weeks ago, the most important piece of equipment, besides the wood stove of course, was a Coleman stove. Starting the day without a hot cup of tea would have been just awful.


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Subject: RE: BS: Iz Startin' to Hate Snow
From: Jeri
Date: 14 Feb 03 - 08:26 AM

Got a Coleman stove - just don't got no fuel. Got a fireplace that doesn't really heat the house up. Got 2 wood stove hook-ups and no wood stove. If my power goes out for more than a day, I'm screwed.

Gnu, thanks. It doesn't seem like anything's actually coming in, but it hasn't been warm enough to melt anything recently. I had a look yesterday and it seems the ice is on top of a layer of snow (I figure the sun just melted the surface - it's on the south side of the house) with more snow on top of that. A bunch of it has come off. I figure it get's warmish, breaks and slides off the snow. It doesn't seem like the ice is caused by the stuff freezing as it tries to run off. So maybe it's not a proper ice dam.

I believe the ventilation is good. I bought calcium chloride, I'm pretty sure there's some panty hose around here, but there's no way I'm getting a ladder up to the roof on that side of the house (there's a wicked slope down from the house), and I'm not walking around up there at the present time. Thought about opening a window and swinging stuff up on a cord.

I believe they made February with only 28 days because that's about all we could take... and even that's stretching it.


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Subject: RE: BS: Iz Startin' to Hate Snow
From: Naemanson
Date: 14 Feb 03 - 08:29 AM

Ah yes, the winters of 1977 and 1978. In 1977 we were flooded out of our home by an ocean storm that put three feet of salt water in the road and floated a cake of ice 20 feet long and 1 1/2 feet thick down into our front yard. In 1978 we were snowed in. The storm started around midnight and by the time we left the house at 4:00 AM we knew itwas gonna be bad. I drove my wife to work and stayed there until she was ready to go home. It took us two hours to drive the three miles back to the house in a 4 wheel drive Jeep pickup. We had to park and struggle the last 100 yards on foot.

And now I'm back living in the same area after living in Florida, Georgia, and Rhode Island. Spaw, you don't have to be a Buckeye to be stupid. Sign me up for that list.


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Subject: RE: BS: Iz Startin' to Hate Snow
From: gnu
Date: 14 Feb 03 - 09:03 AM

Jeri... sounds like you're okay. Just keep an eye on the soffit return (the flat underneath of the eave) and the exterior walls and ceilings near the top of the walls. If you see water or staining, get that pantyhose out there and then check the eave ventilation. As well, if you get a water stain on the ceiling, poke a hole at the stain and let the water drain to help prevent further staining and damage. Just don'y use anything too sharp and don't go any deeper than necessary to get the water running - you don't want to hit any wiring.


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Subject: RE: BS: Iz Startin' to Hate Snow
From: curmudgeon
Date: 14 Feb 03 - 09:23 AM

Its -6 degress outside and probably not much over 40 in this room. i am wearing a coat and would put on gloves if I could type with them on. One school system north of here had to delay opening because at -28 the busses wouldn't start.


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