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    Well that was fun. Just spent 2 hrs clearing the driveway after last nights storm. Running out of room to put all the snow. The silver lining was the 2 bowls I smoked while doing the job. Smoking outside isn't bad when you're sweating like hell. And thank goodness for snow blowers.

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    I miss shoveling snow. High-rise building living has its disadvantages.

    Not the sweet, new grass with flowers is this harvesting of mine;
    Not the upland clover bloom...
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    The nostalgia would wear off after the first 20 minutes.

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    Nah, I don't think so. But then again, I'm a winter creature. Heck, I just spotted the guy the landlady hired to shovel around the building and couldn't help but feel a pang of resentment that I'm not the one doing it.

    When I worked at a PC repair shop, there were two of us bench techies, and we were supposed to divide evenly the shovelings. I immediately told the other guy to stay inside always, as I promptly appropriated 100% of the shoveling. I'd rather be outside enjoying myself than fixing computers. The guy was Chinese and hated the cold, so he was ecstatic.

    I've always found shoveling calming for my mind. I don't think I could smoke a pipe whilst doing it, though, not being a clencher.

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    You need a good 2 stage. I have a Toro that is a beast. We are at 37" so far which is lower than normal but it has mostly arrived in 3 storms.

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    My neighbor 2 houses down has a plow on his truck. I’ve given up the blowing and most of the shoveling. Just don’t find much satisfaction in snow removal any more.

    Tim
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    The snow banks are 4 to 5 ft now. The next snowblower I get is going to be a heavy duty one that can blow the snow about 8 ft high.

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCqEBdjaXpM&t=7m39s

    Dogs live such short lives... and spend most it waiting for us to come home
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    ^^ That's the one I want!

    I'll win the snowblower wars for sure!

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    The real b**** is building the spur line to your house....

    I know that you believe you understood what you think I said, but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.
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    Exactly the reason why I am hiding in Florida until its 'half past spring' and then back on the Amtrak sleeper car to NYC!

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    Weatherman is calling for 24" in the next 36 hours for us here in the Colorado high country. Fun times ahead! On the positive, we really need the water.

    “The Road goes ever on and on Down from the door where it began.
    Now far ahead the Road has gone, I must follow if I can
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    Whoa! Now that's a storm. Reminds me of when I was young. We had to run a line to the outhouse so's we wouldn't get lost going to and fro when nature came calling. The old folks use to tell us about the fella down the line who headed to the outhouse late one night and never returned to the farmhouse. He was found three days later, as frozen as a Popsicle. A sad tale.

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    The nostalgia would wear off after the first 20 minutes.

    Yep, peaceful beauty aspect wears off about 1/2 way down the driveway.
    I bought a two-stage 9 HP Ariens a few years ago, this one throws the snow from my drive over to the neighbors!

    Al

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    It is nice when you have to worry about hitting the roof with it!

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    It used to be a bracing challenge to do battle with snow, growing up, at my first house, and at this one with a sloping driveway. Old joints make it much less fun, so I'm glad I don't live in the snow belt per se. 'Never owned a snow blower, but if you live where it snows regularly, it's the only sane thing to do.

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    MSO, I heard on the local news this morning that there were two heart attacks from snow shoveling yesterday . The snow blower is a necessity IMO as we get older.

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    That's what kids are for!

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    Don't tell me about snow,Hate that white shit,over past few months we've gotten it trainloads here on the shore.Hopefully its all over now.

    Paul The Scandinavian'
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    Where the hell did all these polar vortices come from? Growing up, all we had to contend with was the occasional cold front.

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    The Earth's climate goes through cycles. It's normal.

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    The Earth's climate goes through cycles. It's normal.

    -I meant that as a joke. Meteorologists have been coloring they're terminology lately.

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    The Earth's climate goes through cycles. It's normal.

    Nonsense. This is all being caused by global warming.

    I realize that sounds counterintuitive to the uninitiated, so for those who may still lack understanding of the subject, here is all you really need to know:

    https://dilbert.com/strip/2019-02-03

    https://dilbert.com/strip/2019-02-11

    https://dilbert.com/strip/2019-02-12

    “Bipartisan usually means some larger-than-usual deception is being carried out.” – George Carlin
    Posted 5 months ago #

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