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Old 03-13-2017, 10:03 PM   #15061
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The only one in this family that loves the snow is Teddy. I will try to get some pictures of him this time. The deeper the snow, the happier he is.
My Teddy, AKA Psycho Poodle, hates cold. He has only seen snow once. It was a rare storm that dropped about 6 inches overnight. He did not care for it. He didn't know where to pee and poo. He did it on the patio, the driveway, and might have done it in the yard, once.

I, on the other hand, got up early while nobody was on the road, and took my Audi allroad quattro and camera out to explore and play. I had a blast, and came away with one photo that I absolutely love. Photo below. Oh, and cool commercial inked.



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Old 03-14-2017, 02:55 AM   #15062
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Nice photo, CD! Those trees look like they're covered with feathers.


It looks like the two feet of snow Addie was expecting is avoiding her area and headed straight for us! If you look at the map in this Boston CBS article, you'll see where the southern border of Massachusetts drops a bit south when you move west-to-east from Connecticut to Rhode Island. We are about 15? miles west of that jut, tucked nicely into the "18-24 inch" area.

We're retired. Have a fridge full of food and a warm house. Nowhere to go, especially since Himself's doctor was smart and cancelled all appointments for Tuesday. Himself will go on a better day. As long as the power stays on (we aren't in the danger zone, which is the coast south of Boston) we're fine tucking into the house. Just maybe I can make a loaf of oatmeal bread without mucking it up today!
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Old 03-14-2017, 05:24 AM   #15063
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I no longer have any idea of what the heck we are expecting in snow. But here it is at 6:17 a.m. and it is already starting to snow.

Yesterday, at the Chelsea Market Basket, they had all 36 cash registers open with long lines. We have plenty of food, coffee and creamer. And today we are going to cook the brisket with the rest of the veggies. We will not be looking out the window or listening to the weather news. Don't care. Can't change it. We have plenty of channels to watch that don't give us news or weather. The only time I will be aware of how much snow is when I go downstairs to get my mail in the middle of the morning. The mail boxes are right next to the glass front door.
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Old 03-14-2017, 01:48 PM   #15064
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Old 03-14-2017, 02:25 PM   #15065
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Nice "coating", Andy. You might have us beat.

I think we got about 15". Hard to tell, since some areas have nearly 3 foot drifts, other areas look to be about a foot. Winds have been wicked (25 average, gusting often and long to 50), but not enough to blow the walkway clear like it has in other storms. Probably the wind isn't exactly the right direction for that.

When I looked out the front door sidelight late this morning, I thought someone had stolen the house across the street! Nah, it's just that the snow was so thick and blowing that it pretty much obscured the white structure.

So far we still have power, all trees are upright and in place, and I'm hoping all the siding and shingles are still there. The only "casualty" is a slate painting that hangs on our porch wall during the non-Christmas season. I heard a loud "boom" and thought it was a large tree limb on the roof. Just the slate blowing off the wall and landing flat in the porch snow. I think it's fine, but I'm not going out to check right now!
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Old 03-14-2017, 05:45 PM   #15066
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My final measurement was just shy of 13" on gas grill shelf.
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It is 18 F (but wind chill -2) they are closing some roads due to blowing snow and white outs. Very nasty.

Took my daughter to her Dad's this evening and wasn't sure I would get home in one piece. Bare roads with sudden very deep drifts that you don't see in a white out. Plus most roads we have around here have NO shoulders and a 6 or 8 foot ditch. Fall into that and no one will find you until spring when they'll notice a smell drifting around somewhere!

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Old 03-14-2017, 07:27 PM   #15068
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I have really great next door neighbors!

One cleaned off my car and shoveled it out so I could move it out for the plows to clean the parking area.

The other shoveled a path from my deck in the back around the side of the house to the sidewalk in front so we could take out or trash and recycle barrels.

I think I will do some "Thank you" baking.
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Old 03-14-2017, 07:28 PM   #15069
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It's cold, windy, and snowy here. The snow is supposed to continue overnight, but slow down a bit.

For you folks in Boston: Pornhub Website Offers to Plow Snow in Boston for Free
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Old 03-15-2017, 04:05 AM   #15070
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My final measurement was just shy of 13" on gas grill shelf.
I have no idea how much snow we got. Refuse to look out the window. I no longer believe in our TV forecasters. The only person I ever believed in when it came to telling us about the weather was Don Kent.

There you go Andy. A blast from the past. That one was for you!
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