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post #1 of 25
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It's snowing in New England! Woohoo!

I have to shovel the drivewaytomorrow. Oh God.

There's no justice! On your one day of Rest, you have to wake up a little after your regular wakeup time (7 am instead of six), get showered and go to church for two hours. That is not rest. It's rest from manual labor, maybe. I prefer sleeping, but I have family obligations. GRR.
post #2 of 25
Nothing but lots of wind here in Copland. At times it's so powerful I think it'll implode my windows. I won't be happy if I wake up bleeding from broken glass. (Yes, that was a blatant excuse to use my graphite mad smilie )
post #3 of 25
Oh shut up the both of you.

Here in North Carolina it was a bloody 70-something degrees today. <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" />

I want snow!! Waaaahh!!!
post #4 of 25
Okay, this is majorly screwed up. 2 days ago, it was 70ยบ F+ here, and now there is tons of snow on the ground. This is the first time I've seen snow here since I moved over the summer, and while the long driveway seemed cool when we moved, it's going to take HOURS for me to shovel out today.

Not only that, but tomorrow is going to be an adventure when I make my first commute back to Massachusetts which normally takes 90 minutes if I hit good traffic and leave at 5 AM. Don't even want to think about that now.
post #5 of 25
[quote]Originally posted by starfleetX:
<strong>Oh shut up the both of you.

Here in North Carolina it was a bloody 70-something degrees today. <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" />

I want snow!! Waaaahh!!! </strong><hr></blockquote>

Where in NC are you?
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post #6 of 25
Oh you poor bastards. The entrance to our igloo was almost completely filled with snow the other morning, and the dogs were so cold... forget about riding the sled in to trade for whale blubber! You should try living up here... sheesh.
post #7 of 25
My brother and his family flew into Bradley last night. They are moving here from West Palm. (My brother's employer made an offer too good to turn down.) My nieces (ages 5 and 9) have lived their entire lives down south - mostly in Florida except for a year in Atlanta. They were very excited about coming north though. I think it started to snow last night after they'd gone to bed. It will be beautiful looking out the front window of poppa's house this morning. I can't wait to hear their opinions.
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post #8 of 25
There was a little bit of snow here too. I don't think there was any in NYC though.
post #9 of 25
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[quote]Originally posted by murbot:
<strong>Oh you poor bastards. The entrance to our igloo was almost completely filled with snow the other morning, and the dogs were so cold... forget about riding the sled in to trade for whale blubber! You should try living up here... sheesh. </strong><hr></blockquote>

How do you make enough money to buy Macintoshes while you are fighting for survival&gt;?
post #10 of 25
Wow, that's the first time I've heard someone complain about weather in the 70's! Usually that's the happy medium that everyone loves. Ah well. Grass is always greener. Come up to Chicago in the middle of February and see what happens when you complain about 70 degree weather!

That said, it's been a really mild December for us so far. Was actually in the mid-60's a few days ago. Nice to have a few good days left before the frozen sidewalks and sooty snow piles take over....

My brother said they now have about 4' of snow in central Idaho - all of it having come down in the last two weeks. I want to go snow-mobiling, damnit!

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post #11 of 25
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[quote]Originally posted by Moogs :
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My brother said they now have about 4' of snow in central Idaho - all of it having come down in the last two weeks. I want to go snow-mobiling, damnit!

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Yummy. Four feet of snow. You dont have to shovel that; iut's futile and your boss knows it.
post #12 of 25
Except that my brother chose to live about 40 minutes into the mountains, that's where teh 4' of white stuff is...his boss and co-workers don't have to shovel anything because Boise probably has as much snow as Chicago right now. That is to say, none.



Hence, his boss doesn't care that there's 4' of snow on my brother's mountain road. Luckily (or unluckily) the town my brother lives in has one of those industrial sized dirt mover things that the town uses for plowing in the winter. But I like the way you think....

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post #13 of 25
Well around here the snow hasnt actualy stuck, but at Mt.Baker like an hour away they have had like 11 feet of new since opening day. Ah its gonna be a good season. : )
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post #14 of 25
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In Connecticut, most of the snow has melted now. 16 hours after it started falling. Longer than I thought it would last. The ground hasn't had much chance to cool off; it's een seo warm recently.
post #15 of 25
Well, up here in NH, the snow is definitely sticking on the ground. I just went and chopped down the Christmas tree. Way too much snow on the ground to have much fun.

I should have done it yesterday when there was none.
post #16 of 25
[quote]Originally posted by cdhostage:
<strong>In Connecticut, most of the snow has melted now. 16 hours after it started falling. Longer than I thought it would last. The ground hasn't had much chance to cool off; it's een seo warm recently.</strong><hr></blockquote>

You must be down by the shoreline. There's still snow here. And my nieces loved it. The youngest one took to it like she had been here all her life. The nine-year-old had fun trying to hit me with snowballs.
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post #17 of 25
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Hmm. Ice took down my powerl ines today. Or something. I DID lose power, for some reason. I have to reset aall my clocks. And it interrupted my iMac doing RC5! Grr.
post #18 of 25
Yikes- snow. I grew up with it (western MA) and dealt with it when I lived in New York. Now I only see it on a clear day when I can see Mount Wilson from Beverly Gardens Park.

Think I'll keep it that way. I remember waiting for a bus in Chicago in winter wearing a sweater, biker jacket, thick wool overcoat, scarf, fur hat, jeans, sweatpants and engineer boots 2 sizes too big to allow many, many socks. And I was still thinking I was gonna freeze before the damned bus came. And I was from New England. Midwest winters can make Massachusetts ones look like balmy spring day.
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post #19 of 25
[quote]You must be down by the shoreline. There's still snow here. And my nieces loved it. The youngest one took to it like she had been here all her life. The nine-year-old had fun trying to hit me with snowballs. <hr></blockquote>

I don't live anywhere near the shoreline and my corner of CT is thawing quite nicely.

Of course, this means huge globlules of snow fall from the trees all at once. I was pelted on the way to the mailbox today.
post #20 of 25
[quote]Originally posted by DoctorGonzo:
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I don't live anywhere near the shoreline and my corner of CT is thawing quite nicely.</strong><hr></blockquote>

That's odd. Usually here in Hartford we thaw as early as anybody - not much elevation near the river. There's still a fair amount of snow cover here in the westend.
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post #21 of 25
Snow!

I haven't seen REAL snow since 1998. That was the last time we had any decent (sticking to the ground) snow.

Last year it snowed at school but only for about 10 minutes and it didn't stick. It was fun to watch though.

I sort of like the fact that snow is rare here, so we never get sick of it. And since it's so infrequent, no one is prepared for it (no snowmobiles or road salt or snow tires or anything like that). So when it is about to snow, everyone leaves their jobs and schools close, and everyone goes home and plays in the snow. We're talking 3 inches, here.

I guess it would be more fun if it snowed like, at least once a year consistently. Maybe 2-3 times a year. Once every 3-4 years isn't often enough for my tastes.

And re: complaining about weather in the 70's-- it's really hard to get into the holiday spirit when you're wearing shorts to cut down the christmas tree. my "perfect winter weather" is in the mid 50's-60's.
post #22 of 25
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[quote]Originally posted by poor taylor:
<strong> my "perfect winter weather" is in the mid 50's-60's.</strong><hr></blockquote>

Arg! You'd never survive an Adirondack winter.
post #23 of 25
it may sound funny but it's true... i'm actually warmer in my apartment here in western new york, with the heat turned down, than i was in san diego, with the heat turned up...

hmmm, maybe it has something to do with this amazing invention called insulation?
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post #24 of 25
[quote]Arg! You'd never survive an Adirondack winter.<hr></blockquote>

no arguing there. the only time i've been north of tennessee was a road trip to pittsburgh, and that was in the dead of august.

to southerners credit though, its not always fun and games. that is, unless you get off on climbing a ladder in 95% humidity to nail plywood over windows because of a hurricane coming. suddenly shoveling snow seems kind of fun. then again, the grass is always greener (except when covered in 4 feet of snow / washed away by heavy flooding) ehh?
post #25 of 25
[quote]o southerners credit though, its not always fun and games. that is, unless you get off on climbing a ladder in 95% humidity to nail plywood over windows because of a hurricane coming. <hr></blockquote>

We do that in Connecticut, too.

Not nearly as often, but it does happen.

I can still remember Hurricane Gloria.
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