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Old 03-01-2005, 12:08 PM   #1
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What's more current than the weather?

It's what we live with, work around and can't reason with, divorce or murder.
Today it's snow.
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Old 03-01-2005, 12:09 PM   #2
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today it is 70 and sunny. i don't have my camera with me. would you like a picture when i get home?
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Old 03-01-2005, 01:06 PM   #3
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today it is 70 and sunny.
You poor baby. it must be so stressful. :p
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Old 03-01-2005, 02:16 PM   #4
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hey - it's nothing to laugh at. do you have any idea how much i am forced to spend on sunscreen every year?
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Old 03-01-2005, 02:31 PM   #5
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hey - it's nothing to laugh at. do you have any idea how much i am forced to spend on sunscreen every year?
Finally found a perfect use for this:
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Old 03-01-2005, 02:34 PM   #6
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and besides - it gets tiresome eating lunch on the sidewalk year round, never getting to pull the snow chains out, i never get to use my snow shovel... and coats? forgetaboutit.
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Old 03-01-2005, 02:53 PM   #7
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That's not snow.

This is snow.

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Old 03-02-2005, 12:39 AM   #8
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Reports vary, but the northern burbs seem to have gotten between three and six inches.

I did not get my ruler out to check. I'd guess I had to clean three or four inches off my car when I left work at midnight. It took me 45 minutes to complete what is usually a 15 minute drive.

For the most of it, thankfully, I was the only car on the road. When I was about two miles from my house some dumbass decided to tailgate me. What is with people??

At any point he could have passed me if he were that impatient. It was just me and him, and he was not a cop. It wasn't just his strict adherence to the rules of the road, either ... at the point at which he finally got the hell off my ass, he made an illegal left hand turn at a red light, at an intersection known for fatalities (it's a five-point intersection, with no visibility of the cross traffic).
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Old 01-23-2016, 03:23 AM   #9
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The new generator was installed a few weeks ago and a remote controller was installed last week. I had to run out last night for two bags of sand because I found out that the air intake does not handle snow well and wanted to prop sometimes against the enclosure to keep off any drifts. The air intake faces east and the winds will be coming from N and NE. Fortunately, our row of houses is 5 feet North of the generator and will provide a windbreak. When it gets light I will go out and clear off the snow.

We have not experienced a power failure yet but with gusts up to 50mph, it's a real possibility.
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Old 03-02-2005, 01:38 AM   #10
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We got a whole inch here a few days ago....and it didn't melt for hours.
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Old 03-02-2005, 04:43 AM   #11
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uh oddly enough this winter here in Kansas jas been very very very kind only 2 ice storms and not too much god-awful cold.. the lowest it got this year was -10 which is freakin' balmy for here in january although I don't miss the south.. I need my seasons.. it gives a sense to the passage of time, and sometimes a challenge (given that I walk to work only about 10 blocks.. but that can be a challenge sometimes.. especially during that ice storm.. now that was fun!) real quick though when my brother and I were young and living in champaign Ill. one day (and I was in 3rd grade he was in 1st) we had a huge snow storm and it was no big deal, only about 6 inches so we walked to school.. as we did every day (it was only about a mile) well... we got there and much to our suprise the school was closed.. fortunately the janitor let us and and we called home.. damn beatnik parents I dunno, I had a blast walking in that much snow! moonboots rock!
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Old 03-02-2005, 08:45 AM   #12
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one day we had a huge snow storm ...so we walked to school.. we got there and much to our suprise the school was closed..
HA HA!!!! I am so glad that I am not the only one who has ever done this. I lived close enough to walk to my school(s) also, and though I don't remember too many details, I do remember walking thru a snowstorm and finding I was locked out of school (um, except it was high school), only to find out it was cancelled after I finally gave up and went back home. Boy did I feel dumb.
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Old 03-02-2005, 04:45 AM   #13
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oh and the screwed up thing about walking.. I own 2 cars actually SUVs (by the way anyone interested in a '93 pathfinder XE?).. and haven't driven (although I LOVE to drive) since last March
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Old 03-02-2005, 06:05 AM   #14
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I think I overstated the snow because of the drifting. Of course it is snowing right now.
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Old 03-02-2005, 08:52 AM   #15
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oh and the screwed up thing about walking.. I own 2 cars actually SUVs (by the way anyone interested in a '93 pathfinder XE?).. and haven't driven (although I LOVE to drive) since last March
Isn't it bad to leave a car sitting that long?
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