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Re: Blizzard check-in

Post  Admin on Sat Feb 11, 2017 8:28 pm

Looks like you guys are having some fun. It was 45°F today here in the "arctic tundra" of Minnesota. Going to be in the upper 30s to 40s this following week, looking at over 50°F next weekend. Unlike what people think (and forgot), it's not uncommon for it to be in the 40s-50s in February this time of the year. I think we had a few 60°F days even this time last year. We could have 10°F and 3 feet of snow.

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Post  getback on Sun Feb 12, 2017 8:15 am

Roddie , you're supposed to be sleding not playing with the pool lol! I hope Lynn's pool is OK after you get it up to water level . Women can make us do the darndest things Laughing I had to do away with our pool it was a $$$$ pit and a PITA ! Small Cox Logo
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Post  roddie on Sun Feb 12, 2017 9:31 am

getback wrote:Roddie , you're supposed to be sleding not playing with the pool lol! I hope Lynn's pool is OK after you get it up to water level . Women can make us do the darndest things Laughing I had to do away with our pool it was a $$$$ pit and a PITA ! Small Cox Logo

You know it!!.. Rolling Eyes We've decided to cancel our plans for going to the show today. There's "white-out" conditions forecast.. and it's snowing steady already. No sense in tempting fate. We're not as "brave" with driving during a storm, as we used to be.

The swimming pool is holding water. I shut the hose down to a "trickle" before I went to bed last night. I was afraid it would freeze-up if I shut it off completely. I'll add more water today.
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Re: Blizzard check-in

Post  roddie on Sun Feb 12, 2017 3:35 pm

UPDATE... the spanking continues.. 4:00 EST.. 19 Eaton St. N. Smithfield, RI 02896..





I went to the market around 11:00 a.m. a mile down the road, and picked-up a rotisserie-cooked chicken (Italian-style..), some veggies and soda.

On returning.. I handed-off the groceries to Lynne at the front-door.. and proceeded on my quest to perform any/all outdoor storm preparation planned in my little anal mind. The swimming pool had enough added water to prevent the walls from collapsing-in.. so I pulled the hoses, drained and wrapped them into something resembling a coil..  Rolling Eyes

Next on the list was the snow-thrower.. I'd covered it (as usual) with a tarpaulin.. but knew that the fuel-level was low from its last use. I "rolled the dice" on my fuel supply in the shed.. (which I had to shovel-out to open-up) Joy.. I had at least 2.0 gal. from last Summer's stabilized-mix.. so I filled the tank in the machine.. checked the motor-oil level and covered her back up.

Now.. I'm here with "you".. in my favorite place..  I Love This Forum!
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Re: Blizzard check-in

Post  RknRusty on Sun Feb 12, 2017 3:42 pm

I bet that makes you feel better, prepared and cozy. What's the temperature? I guess all the power lines are underground and safe from falling limbs and sliding cars.

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Post  roddie on Sun Feb 12, 2017 4:09 pm

RknRusty wrote:I bet that makes you feel better, prepared and cozy. What's the temperature? I guess all the power lines are underground and safe from falling limbs and sliding cars.

Hi Buddy, I "do" feel better.. prepared and cozy.. temp is 30F.. but the power/data lines are all exposed in this locale. Our neighborhood in particular was built back in the 60's/70's. We haven't lost power enough times to warrant buying a generator.. but when we "do" lose it.. we lose our water. We have a well. That's significant. I reassured Lynne; that we have plenty of accessible water in the swimming-pool until it freezes Laughing which wasn't much of a comfort to her.

Women need to think more like men during times like these.. don't you think? I was a good husband today though... consoling.. agreeing.. I even filled the bird-feeders. Laughing I'm officially "done" though.. and plan on spending my time "here" in my most favorite place! I Love This Forum!
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Post  rsv1cox on Sun Feb 12, 2017 4:53 pm

I must say roddie, I got a warm fuzzy feeling gazing at your pictures, memories of happy times in Tiverton I think. Kids sliding down the hill out front using any conveyance they could find, wife cooking a hot supper. I miss those things.

We could use a good snow storm here, I have a couple of very large burn piles I need to burn off. Won't do it unless we have a good cover of snow.

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Re: Blizzard check-in

Post  roddie on Sun Feb 12, 2017 5:40 pm

rsv1cox wrote:I must say roddie, I got a warm fuzzy feeling gazing at your pictures, memories of happy times in Tiverton I think.  Kids sliding down the hill out front using any conveyance they could find, wife cooking a hot supper.  I miss those things.  

We could use a good snow storm here, I have a couple of very large burn piles I need to burn off.  Won't do it unless we have a good cover of snow.  

Bob

Yes Bob, lighting a fire on a calm-cold night outside is really nice. I usually have a few tiki-torches lit as well. A few comfortable chairs.. and a nice warm coat.. Usually on those nights; the stars are so clear and bright, you feel like you could reach-up and touch them!
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Post  roddie on Mon Mar 13, 2017 2:34 pm

Here we go again.. Snowman Snowman Snowman Another blizzard, due to start within the next 12-14 hours; just in time for the morning commute.  Rolling Eyes "Rene" is probably feeling it right now in Grand Rapids, MI.  

The forecasts have been up and down over the past few days.. but the latest shows that there will be some treacherous conditions tomorrow.. without a doubt. Temps will climb from the low 20's(F) tonight, to around freezing during the "height" of the storm (midday Tuesday).. meaning wet/heavy snow and the wind-speed will reach 30mph by mid-morning with precipitation at 100% and humidity at 80%. We're prepared to lose electricity.

I should probably stay home.. rather than risk driving to work. My employer will not call-off work.. because if they do; they'd have to pay the help Mad The last bad storm, they closed 45 minutes after starting time. I stayed home that day.. but those who were foolish enough to show-up, got paid for 1/2 the day. I have a 13mi. "back-road" commute each way.. and those roads are narrow and curvy.
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Re: Blizzard check-in

Post  dckrsn on Mon Mar 13, 2017 4:21 pm

Yep, never gets old Roddie.(sarcasm)
When it gets to this point, I start to think
about moving. Then it's nice, and all
is ok again.
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Re: Blizzard check-in

Post  getback on Mon Mar 13, 2017 5:22 pm

But you guys dont have them Bubs that Bug the [bleep] out of you in the summer! lol!  



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Post  roddie on Mon Mar 13, 2017 5:33 pm

Yea.. I'm done with Winter Bob. I don't ski.. and I haven't made a snow-fort since my snow-bloc mold broke a few years ago. Laughing
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Post  roddie on Mon Mar 13, 2017 5:38 pm

getback wrote:
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My kinda' gurl! (see the G-clef tatt on her left ankle..) Damn!
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Post  getback on Mon Mar 13, 2017 5:43 pm

Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Likes to make or have music lol!
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Post  roddie on Tue Mar 14, 2017 11:00 am

Nice! Wish I was there Bob! It's snowing VERY heavily here right now.. but the winds aren't due to pick-up until a little later. We're in the 10-15 inch band (NW RI).. and I'd say that we have better than 8" right now. My company actually called-off work via text-messages last night. I was pleasantly surprised to say the least!



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