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Old 02-02-2015, 09:22 PM   #13421
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If Only, If Only...I could send you some of ours. You can have it! I'll look for a neighbor getting new appliances, get the boxes from them, and stuff them full of white stuff. Express ship it to you. Won't even charge you for the snow, but you pick up the shipping cost, OK?

We got another foot of white stuff. Go. Away. Already!!!
I'll just wait till March for our Spring Blizzard...shipping is free for that one
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Old 02-03-2015, 01:25 AM   #13422
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It has finally stop snowing!!! Now it is sleet and rain. Mostly sleet. Our temp is 11F. I need to get out of my apartment. But I am terrified of slipping on the ice and snow. I will be going grocery shopping at the end of the week. I guess that will have to do for my getting outside. Even if it is only from the front door to the car and reverse when we come back. Of course I will have to wait about five minutes outside the grocery store for Spike to bring the car to me and the carriages.

The City of Boston has five snow farms and right now they are full. They brought in two snow melters and are using them. But they just can't keep up with all the snow that has fallen in less than a week. They were planning the Victory Parade for the Patriots for tomorrow. They had to change plans and make it for Wednesday. Working around the clock with a fleet of plows and trucks to remove the snow for the two miles of the parade has become more difficult. They have no place to put the snow. I hate storms like we have had this past week. I just hope that any brides out there didn't have a January wedding planned in this city.
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Old 02-03-2015, 02:53 AM   #13423
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We have clear, starry skies with a nearly-full moon. If the clouds haven't cleared by you yet Addie, they should soon. Weather from the west gets to us about an hour or two before it reaches you. All I know is clear skies means the temps will fall even further. Time for me to dive under the down comforter!
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Old 02-03-2015, 04:41 AM   #13424
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We have clear, starry skies with a nearly-full moon. If the clouds haven't cleared by you yet Addie, they should soon. Weather from the west gets to us about an hour or two before it reaches you. All I know is clear skies means the temps will fall even further. Time for me to dive under the down comforter!
There is a God after all. Thank you. I have a faux fur coat and lot of scarves and hats. I also have sweaters. So let the temps drop. I can't go far on my scooter. I can't be sure the handicap curb accesses have been shoveled out. But our parking lot has been plowed and I can ride in circles if I choose to.
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Old 02-03-2015, 06:26 AM   #13425
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Thought you might enjoy some stats from the City of Boston.

Miles Plowed So Far 148,455

Amount of Salt Used 52,670 Tons

Hours Plowed 82,706

Season's Total Snow 53.4 Inches

And they are telling us we have another storm coming Thursday. Ah, but I am a hearty New Englander. I can survive anything thrown at me. In my dreams! I really wanted to go out today. But right now the Temp is 5F. and dropping. Even if it was only for a walk to the corner store.
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Old 02-03-2015, 07:10 AM   #13426
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Cold and sunny. A lovely morning, in fact. The snow has gone from the pavements/sidewalks and the road surface but is still lurking in people's gardens.

I had some good news yesterday. A guy came from my gas supplier to survey for upgrading my loft insulation and I found out that, as I'm an old bat, I can have it done free under a Government energy-saving scheme. Whoopee!

Must go and get organised to go shopping and to the bank. Perhaps I'll have lunch at the deli as I've saved all that money on my loft insulation .
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Old 02-03-2015, 10:26 AM   #13427
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Cold and sunny. A lovely morning, in fact. The snow has gone from the pavements/sidewalks and the road surface but is still lurking in people's gardens.

I had some good news yesterday. A guy came from my gas supplier to survey for upgrading my loft insulation and I found out that, as I'm an old bat, I can have it done free under a Government energy-saving scheme. Whoopee!

Must go and get organised to go shopping and to the bank. Perhaps I'll have lunch at the deli as I've saved all that money on my loft insulation .
Free is always good. I had my last apartment completely insulated for free. Sure made my the landlord happy since he didn't have to pay for it. I even managed to convince the energy company to install five new double pane windows. The kind that you can open from the inside and clean the outside.

I have those windows here. But these are huge windows and when I open them for cleaning the outside, they are too heavy for me to hold up or even to put them back up where they belong.
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Old 02-04-2015, 08:01 AM   #13428
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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...
Wisconsin firefighters spark #ShovelItForward with compassionate act - CSMonitor.com

I thought you might point out to your boys who are not happy about no increase in their allowance, the following story. I have a firefighter in the family. Thank you.
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Old 02-04-2015, 08:20 AM   #13429
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Wisconsin firefighters spark #ShovelItForward with compassionate act - CSMonitor.com

I thought you might point out to your boys who are not happy about no increase in their allowance, the following story. I have a firefighter in the family. Thank you.
Nice article, I am a volunteer fireman {no pay but the job comes with an awesome light I get to put on my dash board when I am called} , my sons do their part, being 14 and 15 it takes me having to coordinate it, lol, but when someone offers them money they never take it, and some of the people we help are persistent, one put a $20 bill in my sons hoodie which he found as we were leaving, he made me stop and ran back to the house {I thought he forgot a shovel} he slipped the 20 under the door and ran back to the truck. I was happy to see that.

Sadly not everyone thinks this way, the other day we stopped at the deli while out and the normal guys were in there drinking coffee and eating pastry, they know what we do on snow days and there are always comments like "better you than me", "your crazy, thats got to cost you $200 in gas", "you must have a real uncomfortable couch at home", etc etc etc.. I have heard them all, but it doesn't bother me, I enjoy helping people...
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Old 02-04-2015, 08:50 AM   #13430
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Nice article, I am a volunteer fireman {no pay but the job comes with an awesome light I get to put on my dash board when I am called} , my sons do their part, being 14 and 15 it takes me having to coordinate it, lol, but when someone offers them money they never take it, and some of the people we help are persistent, one put a $20 bill in my sons hoodie which he found as we were leaving, he made me stop and ran back to the house {I thought he forgot a shovel} he slipped the 20 under the door and ran back to the truck. I was happy to see that.

Sadly not everyone thinks this way, the other day we stopped at the deli while out and the normal guys were in there drinking coffee and eating pastry, they know what we do on snow days and there are always comments like "better you than me", "your crazy, thats got to cost you $200 in gas", "you must have a real uncomfortable couch at home", etc etc etc.. I have heard them all, but it doesn't bother me, I enjoy helping people...
I had my youngest son shovel next door one year. It was a elderly couple. That was all it took. He made sure after that one time, that he got up on his own each time it snowed so he could get out there early and start shoveling. He didn't want them to know who was doing it for them. Volunteering never hurts. And when it goes un-noticed, it tastes even better. A lesson he learned on his own.
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