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Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by bobm, Feb 9, 2019.

  1. Feb 11, 2019
    thistlebloom

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    Was this a Sunday drive for pleasure Steve? If it was, it sounds like it backfired badly!
    I must have missed looking at the forecast yesterday, I spent most of the day dozing off in front of the fire.
    I was surprised this morning to see nearly a foot of fresh stuff out there.

    We bought a nice Ariens snowblower this last fall, but dh prefers that we use the old Craftsman on my animal chore paths...I think he's afraid the odd horse biscuit would get his new machine dirty, haha.
    But he was at work and I couldn't get the old beast started, so I helped myself to the new one. :hide
    Wow, what a nice machine! I diligently avoided any known piles, and made myself an Autobahn for feed chores. Just in case I am on restriction.:lol:
     
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    thistlebloom

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    Hunker down and stay safe Bob!
     
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    digitS'

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    It did backfire - my Sunday trip - Visiting.

    I'm surprised that I was awake after a inconsiderable 5 hours in the sack. Well, I was sitting 90% of yesterday. More eye strain than anything else.

    A foot of New Snow! We had about 5" on Saturday and have another 5", I'd guess, Sunday. Don't be snickering, you folks in the Upper Midwest! This is the Wild West. Ask yourself how often have you seen Clint Eastwood on snowshoes? Thistle' is in that snowbelt. Valley is in the Sierras!

    Speaking of mountains: Lookout Pass between ID and Montana had a wind chill of 24 below during all that blowing cold out of the northeast! The town of Mullen wasn't much warmer. Ya know, I once suggested to DW that a little community on the other side of the hill from Mullen might be a nice place to live. I've had a few of these bad ideas over the years. They usually come on pleasant, sunny days.

    The area west of Potlatch has no picnic weather lately, either.

    Steve
     
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    thistlebloom

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    Kid#1 works a lift on the ski hill on weekends in order to qualify for a season pass. (He works at a welding shop this winter as well. = no time off to snowboard)
    He had Saturday off as they closed the mountain early because of wind. I can't imagine what it's like up there when it's in the negative teens down here with 50 mph gusts.
    He's supposed to send me sunrise pics from the top of the world but he said his phone froze up immediately on Sunday when he pulled it out of his pocket. But he told me what a beautiful day it was. :eek:
    It's a matter of perspective. And youth.
     
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  5. Feb 11, 2019
    bobm

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    Today's TV noon news weather forecast ... this new low pressure wave is now hitting our area with up to 2 inches of heavy rain today with flood watches and warnings depending on your neighborhood. We are having light rain now. Up to 6 inches of wet snow and mid 20*s overnight in areas over 500 feet elevation ( we are at 732 feet) . :thWe are doomed :he ... send fireplace logs for our fireplaces, food ( Bay , if you have any spare pork chops or bacon or leg of lamb , send it post - haste as we will be starving by morning :hit ) , water or wine / booze , National Guards with life preservers and rescue boats/ helicopters ... :eek: :lol:
     
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    flowerbug

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    i notice you say nothing of beans... heeheehee :)

    i can probably rustle up some cookies.
     
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    flowerbug

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    tell him you'll use the old one if he can get it to start reliably... our snow throwers are our shovels. sometimes if we get it clear the wind will keep it clear for us a good bit of the ways.

    lol @ biscuits flying out the end of the snow/biscuit blower...
     
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    speaking of ice... when we drove yesterday to our little family gathering there was ice everywhere. the sidewalks were more suitable for skating rinks and many driveways were as bad as well as a lot of the yards were covered in ice. i don't recall the last time it was as bad looking as that.

    you'd be taking your life into your hands walking on almost any sidewalk we saw.

    i have a pair of those rubber thingies you put on your shoes that have little metal nubs for getting a grip on ice, but since i don't walk on the roads any more when it is icy i haven't put them on in a long time. for sure you'd need them out there now.

    out here in the country there aren't such fancy things as sidewalks and i generally don't like walking in the winter here anyways because of how crazy some of the people drive.
     
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    I’ll gladly help out once I dig out of our 1” of snow. With my advanced age and cognitive abilities, should happen by July. I’m assuming you will have frozen to death or starved by then. So I will eat what I was planning on sending.
     
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    Thank you for your heartfelt concern Seed. :hugs The Arctic blast was replaced with a tropical storm stream from Hawaii at the last minute. :weee We have been deluged with " very heavy rains " ( according to the weatheret reporter on TV ) totaling just under an inch last night. " Very heavy rains" will continue to fall all day and may cause small stream flooding. :rolleyes:However. snow is falling at above 2,000 foot elevations. There was a 3 truck pileup on highway 84 just east of Portland, Ore. due to icy roads closing the highway until investigations are over and trucks hauled off. :th Local schools are again closed because of black ice on the mountain roads and it would be unsafe for the school buses to transport kids. :D Once again we have averted certain death and starvation and other natural disasters. :celebrate Thanks go out to the Tiki Gods in Hawaii !!! :love Just now, the weather reporteret stated to be prepared for possible heavy flooding due to the " very heavy rains" ( we received just under an inch of rain last night ). Now we may drown... will these natural disasters ever stop ? :eek: :lol:
     
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