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Old 02-14-2015, 09:18 PM   #71
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This occurred to me when I was coming home from a few, last-minute, pre-storm errands: It's snowing, the roads are covered, the piles of snow at the sides of the road are like mountains, and I'm driving a white car. I must look like a moving snowbank!
The reports on this storm are making me very nervous. We are so screwed in Boston. Little by little they are shutting down the city. This is becoming worse than the blizzard of '78.
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Old 02-14-2015, 11:22 PM   #72
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Addie, I bet this storm isn't any worse. It's probably more like we weren't as bothered by it because the media didn't hype it like they do today. Our storm in '78 was horrible, but we sucked it up and carried on. The barometer dropped so low they referred to it as a white hurricane. It had been the lowest ever over land until sometime within the past decade.
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Old 02-14-2015, 11:52 PM   #73
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Addie, I bet this storm isn't any worse. It's probably more like we weren't as bothered by it because the media didn't hype it like they do today. Our storm in '78 was horrible, but we sucked it up and carried on. The barometer dropped so low they referred to it as a white hurricane. It had been the lowest ever over land until sometime within the past decade.
CG, I don't know what it is like down where you are, but in the past three weeks, we have had only two days when the sun came out and no snow. Every single days has been overcast and snow. If you listen to the weather reports, they just aren't getting it right at all. I am afraid they are a joke. A bad joke.
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Old 02-15-2015, 03:10 AM   #74
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Sun? What sun? Actually, Addie, we've have just a bit more sun than you, still less than a handful of days. You guys have been having bouts of "lake effect" snow, or in your case, ocean effect. We had that all the time back in OH. Until Lake Erie would freeze over, usually sometime in January, every time the cold winds blew across the open water it would generate snow clouds. Most winters we didn't see any sun from Thanksgiving till almost St. Pat's Day. Rarely did we ever have over a foot of snow at once, but we would have some snow more days than not.

Right now we've seen over six feet of snow fall around our area over the past 3 weeks. A couple of days we went out to check to make sure we still had shingles and siding because the winds were so fierce during the night. I know I'm very grateful that Himself no longer has to go to work in weather like this.
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Old 02-15-2015, 04:30 AM   #75
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CG, during the storm of 78 I was working for the BPD. I was working at a station not in Eastie. There was an old woman who in the middle of the storm wanted to go to the store to get food for her kitty. She slipped trying to get over a very high drift and slipped under a car. They called the station and asked me if I would be willing to help get her out of there. There were no cops small enough to fit under the car. Too much snow on the street to leave any wiggle room. So I bundled up, a car brought me to the site, and I wiggled under the car on my tummy to reach her. She was crying and told me he hip was hurting. "Oh Dear God, don't let me do any more harm to this lady!" So I grabbed her by her arms, turned her around and wiggled back out pulling her by her arms. I did all this with wiggle, rest, pull. Wiggle, rest, pull. It took a while and when I got her far enough out, the ambulance was there and they took over. They told me I did the right thing by pulling her by her arms. Her arms were the furthest point from where I found her. Twice the work to turn her around. I had to pull her first away from where she was so that her broken hip leg wouldn't hit the curb.

When it was over and done with I just told the guys, take me back to the station. They did try to press accolades on me. That is so not me. I have a job to do, so I just do it. Anyone would. I refused to talk about it at any time. It was broadcasted over the radio. I could hear it in the station. I asked if I could be released early so I wouldn't have to hear any more. They allowed a car, at the height of the storm to take me home. That was the one and only time they ever drove out of their district. I had them drop me off at my sister's. Thank Heaven they not only had snow tires, but chains. When was the last time you saw a car with chains. So I can honestly say I was out in the Blizzard of '78 working. The following June when they were passing out ribbons and other good stuff, I got a special plaque from the BPD for my assistance. It went into a bottom drawer. Where it is today, I have no idea. And I don't care. I was hired to do a job and I did it. If I had been asked to dive into Boston Harbor to retrieve a body, I would have done it.

Oh dear. I just looked out the window and it is snowing HARD! It is coming down sideways and I couldn't see across the street. The snow is already halfway up the big window. They just cleared it yesterday. And you can see the trees rocking.
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I wish the person with the voodoo doll of me would quit poking a hat pin into my hip pointer.
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I wish the person with the voodoo doll of me would quit poking a hat pin into my hip pointer.
Okay, I'll stop

Really, sorry you are having hip pain.
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Thanks PF - on both counts. At least it's not often, and it's not for long. Just a jab that makes me stand or sit up straight. Either I slept funny at night, or my Mom keeps reminding me to "straighten up!" I slouched as a child because I grew taller earlier than all the boys in my classes. Then we all went on to our high schools and I shrunk.
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Old 02-22-2015, 04:54 AM   #80
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I am still in my nasty mean mood. Hope I come out of it today. This is so not me. Nobody showed up last night so I could bit their head off for no reason. Still looking for a victim.
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