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axd0424
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Re: SNOW in Northeast [Re: whammy]
      #1629955 - 02/04/15 09:54 PM (24.2.180.105)

I'm so over it. More tomorrow and another big storm coming Sunday. Ugh

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o2bnsxm
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Re: SNOW in Northeast [Re: axd0424]
      #1629980 - 02/05/15 07:02 AM (65.13.175.190)

If we get ANY snow here in New Orleans, the city closes down for the day and the Interstate gets closed because the overpasses freeze over.
With no snow clearing equipment, it is just another excuse to have a party.
I can't imagine experiencing the amount of snow you have to put up with. We would be closed for weeks !!


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pat
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Re: SNOW in Northeast [Re: axd0424]
      #1630034 - 02/05/15 09:53 AM (32.216.72.14)

Well, it's 'tomorrow' and it's snowing again here in CT.

Last I heard, we're only going to get another 2 - 3 inches of 'flurries' today, and since we haven't been hit nearly as hard as other parts of the State and New England as a whole, I guess I won't whine too much. But if we really do get the anticipated weekend storm, we, too, will soon be running out of places to put it.

And here's my major snow complaint. My DH works very hard to keep our driveway clear and accessible as well as our mailbox and those of the neighbors on either side of ours since he's the one with the tractor plow and snowblower. And then, during the night, the guy across the road from us has his driveway plowed and his plow company dumps huge piles of his snow at the edge of our driveway completely blocking our sight lines, and pushes more of it back in front of the mailboxes again. Really?? A little respect and consideration goes such a long way and makes everyone's life a little easier!...

Okay - got that out of my system and I feel better now......

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pat



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Rasputin
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Re: SNOW in Northeast [Re: pat]
      #1630037 - 02/05/15 10:06 AM (69.64.248.2)

You don't go to St. Martin the right month!
Why are you home in CT?

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Rah Rah Rasputin
They put some poison into his wine
He drank it all and said "I feel fine"


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pat
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Re: SNOW in Northeast [Re: Rasputin]
      #1630050 - 02/05/15 11:04 AM (32.216.72.14)

Well, Raspy, had I but known you were hosting such an elaborate soirée, and at such a wonderful venue to boot, I might seriously have reconsidered and considered an earlier trip but it is what it is. Kim and Ken are there for part of regatta I think, but we really do like April and December in St. Maarten. Maybe a little heads-up next time?

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pat



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Cheryl_Ted
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Re: SNOW in Northeast [Re: pat]
      #1630051 - 02/05/15 11:06 AM (24.59.169.44)

Pat, this is when the phrase "an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth" comes into play!! I feel your pain! We get the driveway done, and WHAM, the town plow comes by!

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pat
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Re: SNOW in Northeast [Re: Cheryl_Ted]
      #1630053 - 02/05/15 11:33 AM (32.216.72.14)

I can deal with the town since we've gotten pretty good at figuring out their timing for plowing our road, but you'd have to see our driveway to understand fully my whine. We are eighty feet of straight up a steep driveway to the narrow town road (which is but one of the reasons I drive Subarus these days.....), at which point we need to make a full stop to view sight lines under the best of conditions, before we can make the hard left or right onto the road.

The guy across from us has a flat driveway and doesn't like to garage his cars, but if they did, their plow firm could push their snow up their driveway into their backyard. The problem results because they don't garage their cars for their plowman and they don't want the snow at the front end of their driveway so they seem to feel it's okay to push it across the road diagonally and put it by ours. We go through this every winter ........

I know, whiney, whiney, whiney!!

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pat



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marybeth
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Re: SNOW in Northeast [Re: pat]
      #1630054 - 02/05/15 11:38 AM (108.34.209.14)

Pat, I am so over the snow - 3 feet & counting - and we are getting another 3-4 inches as I type! I am not entirely clear why we came back from Arizona when we did or why we are not in SXM right now. Fortunately we haven't had to fire up the generator yet - and the guy who does our very long driveway had his equipment give out during the last 12 inch dusting! And I don't even want to talk about this weekend's storm - how many more times can the town plow take out our mailbox? We're up to 3 and counting. Don finally gave up & just stuck the box in the snow. What a winter!

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pat
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Re: SNOW in Northeast [Re: marybeth]
      #1630063 - 02/05/15 11:57 AM (32.216.72.14)

marybeth,

Trust me when I say this - I truly do feel your pain!!

And I love the idea of just standing the mailbox up in the snow but the up-coming weekend could make the drifts too high for that solution. We've been fortunate so far this winter, though I probably shouldn't make that admission.

Good luck, My Friend.

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pat



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Cheryl_Ted
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Re: SNOW in Northeast [Re: pat]
      #1630161 - 02/05/15 07:06 PM (70.209.141.30)

I feel your pain with the driveway! Ours is 600 feet long, all up hill! Can't tell you the amount of times I've walked up it, leaving the car half way up!!! I send Ted to go retrieve it!
Marybeth, we've done the mailbox thing, too! Nothing like repairing a mailbox in 0 degree wind chills!!!!


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