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Old 01-28-2015, 05:23 PM   #13391
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I bet Andy is ever so happy to be in Aruba right now!!
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Old 01-28-2015, 05:59 PM   #13392
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The closest "big city" we live near is Worcester, MA. They announced on today's news that Worcester's snowfall in this storm was the most snow ever. 34.5 inches of snow. With that as a starting point, I wouldn't be surprised if we did get over 2 feet in our yard. Don't know for sure...we still haven't ventured out to clear it... But I can say for sure that it is a LOT!
Outside of worcester, you aren't far from me us at all...
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Old 01-28-2015, 11:40 PM   #13393
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Really, C4to? Then where were you and your boys when Himself and I were cleaning our driveway?
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Old 01-29-2015, 06:23 AM   #13394
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Really, C4to? Then where were you and your boys when Himself and I were cleaning our driveway?
LOL, depends what time it was, probably cleaning the churches parking lot, I am going back there today to finish cleaning it up, the street plow keep packing the inlet and outlet with more material every time they pass... That parking lot is huge and there is no where to put the snow left, I may have to take the back hoe there and start piling it higher, not going to be fun...

We do it for the people who cant do it themselves, not the people that dont want to, last year a family signed up and it was pretty far from where I go, but they were new to the church, it was a women with 3 kids under 5 year old, so I went, I get there clean the driveway, shovel the walks and stairs, uncover 2 cars, etc.
This guy walks out, doesnt say thank you or even look at us, gets in the car we cleaned off and pulls out almost running over one of our shovels, very capable of shoveling himself...

So I asked the girl who that was and she said her boyfriend and the father of her kids, I asked why he didn't shovel it, and she said they didn't have a shovel, so I left one of our shovels there and took her her off the list. Being honest i wanted to push some snow back in the parking spot so he could shovel a bit but I refrained, that was last february, there were a lot of people we couldn't help and she was far away so I could have done 4-5 locals that really needed help instead of her. But besides that incident it is pretty rewarding and I like to see the kids working their tales off and not complaining {much} about it..
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Old 01-29-2015, 09:16 AM   #13395
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This'll make you Yanks (am I allowed to say that?) laugh.

Get up this morning. It's snowing heavily. Have to go to stables so get dressed. 2 layers of wool, 2 fleeces, fleeced-lined tights, jodhpurs, padded trousers, 2 pairs wool socks, boots, padded waterproof jacket, fleece hat. Looked like the Michelin man. Could barely move.

Managed to get car off drive. No chance of getting out of the top of the lane as lane is a steep hill. Went the other way round horrendous bend with adverse camber and strewn with cars that had come to grief. A hundred yards further on and still on lane ran into a traffic jam. Crawled along for 15 minutes then gave it up as a bad job and turned round and went home.

Decided to walk into the village (about 1/2 a mile) to see if the bus was running. It wasn't. Most shops were closed and those that were open had no newspapers as the delivery hadn't been able to get through. Stopped at the deli for a rest and a coffee and then set off home.

There are steep hills at both ends of the village. The roads in the village were completely gridlocked due to aforementioned steep hils being impassable - the gritting lorries hadn't been able to get through due to the traffic! On my walk back home I passed cars I'd passed on the way out which had only moved about 1oo yards since I'd passed them on the way out, an hour and a half before!

We're stoic though, over here. I met a man outside my house who had made it into the village from Hazel Grove (about 4 miles away). He'd left his car at the repair shop and was walking back to Hazel Grove. He was going to walk through the woods as it was a short cut. I'd say he was about 70. I offered him a hot drink but he politely declined and went on his way. They make 'em tough up here in the north of England.

And the cause of all this chaos? Four feet of snow? More?

No, four INCHES of the damned stuff!!! I told you you'd laugh.
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Old 01-29-2015, 09:35 AM   #13396
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LOL, thats funny MC...

If you are not equipped for it, even a small amount of snow can be tough to deal with, plus you guys drive them tiny cars, lol, I read through your story like an episode of mister bean...

I'll be 4" would put florida into a state of emergency, they are 750 miles to the nearest snow shovel, lol...
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Old 01-29-2015, 04:23 PM   #13397
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This'll make you Yanks (am I allowed to say that?) laugh.

Get up this morning. It's snowing heavily. Have to go to stables so get dressed. 2 layers of wool, 2 fleeces, fleeced-lined tights, jodhpurs, padded trousers, 2 pairs wool socks, boots, padded waterproof jacket, fleece hat. Looked like the Michelin man. Could barely move.

Managed to get car off drive. No chance of getting out of the top of the lane as lane is a steep hill. Went the other way round horrendous bend with adverse camber and strewn with cars that had come to grief. A hundred yards further on and still on lane ran into a traffic jam. Crawled along for 15 minutes then gave it up as a bad job and turned round and went home.

Decided to walk into the village (about 1/2 a mile) to see if the bus was running. It wasn't. Most shops were closed and those that were open had no newspapers as the delivery hadn't been able to get through. Stopped at the deli for a rest and a coffee and then set off home.

There are steep hills at both ends of the village. The roads in the village were completely gridlocked due to aforementioned steep hils being impassable - the gritting lorries hadn't been able to get through due to the traffic! On my walk back home I passed cars I'd passed on the way out which had only moved about 1oo yards since I'd passed them on the way out, an hour and a half before!

We're stoic though, over here. I met a man outside my house who had made it into the village from Hazel Grove (about 4 miles away). He'd left his car at the repair shop and was walking back to Hazel Grove. He was going to walk through the woods as it was a short cut. I'd say he was about 70. I offered him a hot drink but he politely declined and went on his way. They make 'em tough up here in the north of England.

And the cause of all this chaos? Four feet of snow? More?

No, four INCHES of the damned stuff!!! I told you you'd laugh.


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Old 01-29-2015, 06:50 PM   #13398
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MC, that story was very entertaining! I'd say it's a good thing you got only 4 inches while we had nearly 3 feet. You can deal with it when you're used to it.
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Old 01-29-2015, 08:12 PM   #13399
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MC, loved your story!

When we get an inch of snow here, this whole small town shuts down. Schools, everything.
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Old 01-31-2015, 01:17 AM   #13400
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It is so windy (how windy is it?) I'm afraid a window might blow in tonight! Since the house has stood through other windy days, I'll figure I can sleep tight tonight.

We're supposed to get more snow on Monday, at least 1/2 foot. Then cold moves in - predicting two nights below zero and the rest of them just darned cold!
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