Snow, anyone else get it, too?

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Thursday Dec 27, 2012 Last night, about two inches snow on myside step, when I went to bed. This morning, opened the door (swings in). I'd left the storm door propped open a little, and good thing I did.
I'd marked the face of my snow shovel in inches, I stabbed the snow shovel in, and read the snow depth, 11 (eleven) inches of snow. Guess I know what I'll be doing this morning, afternoon, and evening.
Frequent breaks, and hydration breaks. Hope myself and others don't have heart attacks today. Will take awhile to get ambulance here.
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On Thu, 27 Dec 2012 08:50:42 -0500, "Stormin Mormon"

Stay safe and warm. Around here, we don't have a need for a snow shovel but I have a lot of memories of many a snow storm from playing in it, working in it and traveling in it. I still love to look at snow when it first falls but that's about it. I never had a snow blower so I had to deal with it the old fashion way but then I was younger so that helped. Be careful too !!!
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On 12/27/2012 09:20 AM, Doug wrote:
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I'm usually too far south. On average, it snows less than 1 day a year (and that's usually in February). However, this year we got a white surprise on Christmas.
It was a cold night and the electricity went off. At least I have gas logs.
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On Fri, 28 Dec 2012 22:04:43 +0000 (UTC), Red Green

I do now. I usually call up the kid and laugh at him. ;-)
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We didn't get hit near as hard as the northeast, but reached about 4 to 6 inches. I snowblow my drive and walk when it reaches about 4 inches. If more falls, it's easier to snowblow the rest in a quick swoop...that is, if it doesn't snow much more as was the case here. It also allows easier access out of the drive if we have to work or any other reason.

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We weren't hit near as hard as the northeast, but reached about 4 to 6 inches. I snowblow my drive and walk when it reaches about 4 inches. If more falls, it's easier to snowblow the rest in a quick swoop...that is, if it doesn't snow much more as was the case here. It also allows easier access out of the drive if we have to work or any other reason.

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An hour north of NYC, 12" I'm told. In Yonkers (just above d'Bronx,NYC), ZERO.... last nite it was in fact accumulating, a few inches it looked like, but rain washed ALL of it away, nary a flake.... Angst gets an effing break, finally.....
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On Thu, 27 Dec 2012 08:50:42 -0500, "Stormin Mormon"

We got about six inches here in Waterloo Ontatio - 2 inches before midnight, and about 4 after. Shoveled at midnight when I got home, and fired up the Yamaha blower this morning.
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Glad you were prepared for the snow,eh.
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We got about six inches here in Waterloo Ontatio - 2 inches before midnight, and about 4 after. Shoveled at midnight when I got home, and fired up the Yamaha blower this morning.
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Stormin Mormon wrote the following on 12/27/2012 8:50 AM (ET):

About 6 inches of wet snow. My 18 hp garden tractor with an attached 40" wide snow blower even had a hard time. The engine kept bogging down. I had to take smaller bites than usual. Took twice as long to clear my 100' driveway.
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It was heavy, here. And, taller than my snow blower. Even with two helpers, it took a while.
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About 6 inches of wet snow. My 18 hp garden tractor with an attached 40" wide snow blower even had a hard time. The engine kept bogging down. I had to take smaller bites than usual. Took twice as long to clear my 100' driveway.
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On Fri, 28 Dec 2012 00:00:35 +0000 (UTC), Red Green

You can shovel my share. It was 50F with sunshine today.
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On Thu, 27 Dec 2012 08:50:42 -0500, "Stormin Mormon"

Bout 8-10" here, south of Cleveland, plus a couple inches on the ground from last Saturday. Very wet, very heavy; was glad for the big blower.
Today took our new (used) dog (1.5 y/o husky/golden mix) for a long walk in the national park (right outside my door). Tough going for me in the deep snow; Golda had a blast. 2 and half hours to go about that many miles. I was beat; she was as full of energy as when we started (sleeping now though!)
Anybody here used snow shoes? That dog needs a lot of walking and it sure is convenient to just walk in the park instead of getting in the car and going somewhere with cleared sidewalks or trails. But it's hard to walk in the woods because of all the fallen stuff you can't see through the snow. There's a nice clearing to walk that used to be a road, but the snow was knee high there. I figure snowshoes might be the way to go but have never tried them.
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Same here. It's very heavy and wet snow. Darn wind blew it against the door and I had to push my way out. And it's all drifted up to my knees right where I have to walk near the side door and the car. The car is still buried. I'm partly disabled and right now my whole body hurts. Tomorrow more digging with the long handled shovel which should make it easier to get all the stuff piled next to the car.
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Best wishes. Hope you get dug out, OK. I had to hire two teen boys to help. Age is catching up with me.
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Same here. It's very heavy and wet snow. Darn wind blew it against the door and I had to push my way out. And it's all drifted up to my knees right where I have to walk near the side door and the car. The car is still buried. I'm partly disabled and right now my whole body hurts. Tomorrow more digging with the long handled shovel which should make it easier to get all the stuff piled next to the car.
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On 12-27-2012 08:50, Stormin Mormon wrote:

Ours was Wednesday. I had a doctor appointment eight miles away.
Looked out, didn't see the blizzard they had promised. Radio said it was south of us but it was coming.
Took me 48 minutes to get there because of the headwind. But I figured the good news is I'll get home faster and the wind will make the storm _stay_ south.
Wishful thinking. When my appointment was over, it was full force. I decided to hang out in the library near the doc's office till it was over.
Only a mile from home when I put on a rather spectacular display of acrobatics on an unplowed street. My audience, who had a four-wheel drive pickup, took me and my bike to my house and then me to the E.R.
No fractures, but I'll be a semi-sedated one-armed man for a while.
Someone else will have to shovel my walkway. If he/she has a heart attack, I can put them on my trailer and drag it one-handed the three blocks to the E.R. faster than the ambulance can make the round-trip.
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When you mentioned the 48 minutes, I was wondering if you were driving or bicycling. Sad that you got injured. You a one handed Usenet poster, now?
One friend of mine took a spill recently (no snow). Same, a kind person watching had a pickup truck, gave him and his bike a ride back to his car.
Some kind people left in the world.
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Ours was Wednesday. I had a doctor appointment eight miles away.
Looked out, didn't see the blizzard they had promised. Radio said it was south of us but it was coming.
Took me 48 minutes to get there because of the headwind. But I figured the good news is I'll get home faster and the wind will make the storm _stay_ south.
Wishful thinking. When my appointment was over, it was full force. I decided to hang out in the library near the doc's office till it was over.
Only a mile from home when I put on a rather spectacular display of acrobatics on an unplowed street. My audience, who had a four-wheel drive pickup, took me and my bike to my house and then me to the E.R.
No fractures, but I'll be a semi-sedated one-armed man for a while.
Someone else will have to shovel my walkway. If he/she has a heart attack, I can put them on my trailer and drag it one-handed the three blocks to the E.R. faster than the ambulance can make the round-trip.
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On 12-27-2012 20:59, Stormin Mormon wrote:

Yep. Left-handed, to boot. And my job is 80% typing.
I'm not a one-handed biker, though. I can steer with one hand (under reasonable conditions), but mounting and dismounting are a problem (thanks to yesterday's ham-handed dismount). Fortunately, the office, pharmacy, grocery, and several restaurants are within a half-mile (which is the reason I chose this house and got rid of the car).
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Glad you can make it to important places. Close, is good. I'm about 1/4 mile from a convenience store, and real stores about 2.5 to 3 mile from here. For me, vehicle is important.
The fellow across the street (disabled long haul driver), car still snowed in. If he hasn't got it figured by tomorrow, I'll probably haul my snow blower there, and do what I can.
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Yep. Left-handed, to boot. And my job is 80% typing.
I'm not a one-handed biker, though. I can steer with one hand (under reasonable conditions), but mounting and dismounting are a problem (thanks to yesterday's ham-handed dismount). Fortunately, the office, pharmacy, grocery, and several restaurants are within a half-mile (which is the reason I chose this house and got rid of the car).
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On Thu, 27 Dec 2012 08:50:42 -0500, "Stormin Mormon"

My new snowblower continues to do a great job. Went to bed last night and there was about 2" on the ground and still coming down. Got up this morning and looked out at 5:45 AM and saw black asphalt and rain. I did not even have to open the garage door. That snowblower was a great investment last year; it is still saving me a lot of work.
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