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Old 12-27-2012, 10:17 PM   #8901
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Old 12-27-2012, 11:56 PM   #8902
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I just went downstairs to check my mail. I looked out the door and there is a light covering of snow on the benches. Our first snowfall. It is 32F outside right now.

As I am sitting here I think I heard a car crash. On the street where I live, as you come down the hill, you have to make a very sharp left turn. If you miss it, then you crash into the barrier. The street is wet and frozen with black ice. This is not the first car to miss that turn. We have about three or four crashes a year. They are mostly kids who speed down the hill. Am I going out there to see what happened? Absolutely not. Not at this hour of the night. The house across the street has their lights still on. I am sure they will make the call for the police. I know it is not very neighborly of me, but at my age, I do not put myself in possible harms way. The majority of folks who come down that hill are not our most upstanding citizens. They are young folks who are gang members.

There is a police officer in our community that works with the elderly. One time he told us that it is best we not get involved with them. I am following his advice.
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Old 12-28-2012, 12:16 AM   #8903
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Wow, that sure is heaps of snow, thanks for the photos

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Snow, lot's of snow and -4 C (25 F) and feels like -11 C (12 F) and there is enough wind that the snow is blowing around.

At 14h30 I took this pic of my path to the sidewalk:

I took this one at 15h50:



The trail is nearly obliterated by new snow.
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Old 12-28-2012, 12:39 AM   #8904
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Kylie, I would say that is an average snowfall for where taxlady lives. Our next storm is coming from Montreal. We call it the Montreal Express. It is so neighborly of them to share it with us. Thank you taxlady. You Canadians are so generous with your winter weather.
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Old 12-28-2012, 12:49 AM   #8905
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Following my husband's work. He was a commercial fisherman and we moved to Texas for the shrimping. The last time I came back to Boston, I made it clear that I would never move again. I wanted to settle down and make a proper home for my kids.

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Old 12-28-2012, 10:46 AM   #8906
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Yesterday we got hit with lots of snow--the light, fluffy kind--about 12 inches. Thankfully, my neighbour was in the Christmas spirit and brought his bobcat down and cleared my driveway and two of the neighbours' driveways. Today it is bright and sunny--looks like winter wonderland out there.
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We got a dusting of snow last night. Nighttime weather has been in the single digits. Burrrr... Almost 9:00 and up to 18 degrees.
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Old 12-28-2012, 03:50 PM   #8908
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It is lovely here today...sunny, warm going for a top of 29c
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It's freaking hot here!!!! I've eaten about 2 lbs of ice and I still feel hot. Did I mention I hate summer?!
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Old 12-28-2012, 04:07 PM   #8910
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Kylie, I would say that is an average snowfall for where taxlady lives. Our next storm is coming from Montreal. We call it the Montreal Express. It is so neighborly of them to share it with us. Thank you taxlady. You Canadians are so generous with your winter weather.
Hey, that storm came up from Tennessee.

That snow was on bare pavement. It does get deeper, but that was the most snow we have EVER had in 24 hours. It was at least 45 cm (1/2 a yard).

There were loads of accidents and stuck cars, but luckily, no fatalities. When the previous record was set in 1971, 17 people died.

People were pushing busses that had gotten stuck!



At least two of our articulated busses broke!

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