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Sat Feb 9, 2013, 07:40 AM

Last update to my storm pictures.... (Noon 2/10/13)

Last edited Sun Feb 10, 2013, 11:55 AM - Edit history (10)

For those folks who wonder what the big deal is about a little snow, I will explain. It's not that we can't handle it, it's that we don't get this kind of snow so much anymore.

When I was a girl we had lots of snow in the winter here on the Maine coast. And the old folks would tell us, "You think this is a lot of snow and cold? My grandparents took the sleigh/car across the harbor to visit relatives when I was a boy." My husband used to wear his snowsuit under his Halloween costume and climb over drifts to visit houses back when he lived up north.

But my own kids, they've seen my pansies still growing in November and December a couple of years back. The weather is just different now, so having snow like this brings back memories. (And besides, we're running a precipitation deficit and have been for several months, so getting some good snow matters. )

Update: Well we finally look like winter should look! (Although the snowbanks aren't nearly as impressive as when I went to college in the mountains. I have fond memories of April sunbathing next to 15 and 20 footers!)

Video of the storm, and my husband taking measurements of the snow. (Updated at 2:40pm)





7:30am



Noon: 46 inches by the door, in the backyard 25 inches.



5:00pm and the drift at the door is now 52 inches.



Here's the cars this morning at 7:30 or so:



Noon



Cars at 5:00pm, and it's still snowing.



Cars at 11:00am the day after. Can't see the boulders lining the driveway now, and I gotta remember to tell the kids to stay off the snowbanks on the far left. My poor roses are under there! LOL

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Reply Last update to my storm pictures.... (Noon 2/10/13) (Original post)
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Response to GreenPartyVoter (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 07:42 AM

1. Is your heat electric?

In MN the vast majority, if not all, use natural gas to heat our homes.

Pretty picture.

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #1)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 07:46 AM

3. Propane heated radiators. :^)

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Response to GreenPartyVoter (Reply #3)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 07:47 AM

4. so an electric outage shouldn't effect that

right?

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #4)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 07:49 AM

6. Unfortunately it will. The boiler is electric start, and so is the pump. :^(

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Response to GreenPartyVoter (Reply #6)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 07:51 AM

7. well I'm glad you haven't lost electricity yet

Hopefully the worst is over. Be careful shoveling. It's easy to throw your back out.

This storm is kind of weird for me. Living in MN we get blizzards all the time but never lose power. In fact, I've never heard of a power outrage here from a winter storm.

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #7)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 07:53 AM

9. I grew up on an island, so am used to the power going out at the drop of a hat. But we

had a wood stove back then, and I think that's why I feel uneasy without one now.

(The island was connected to the mainland by a bridge, so it's not as romantic as it sounds. But it was an island nonetheless. )

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #7)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 10:58 AM

27. If my power went out, my forced air, natural gas furnace would be pretty useless

I'd have to do lots of beer brewing to keep the temp up hehe.

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Response to MNBrewer (Reply #27)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 12:45 PM

42. have you ever seen power go out

in a blizzard in MN? I haven't.

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #42)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 01:14 PM

48. Nope. mostly during summer thunderstorms

Then it's the AC that won't work hehe.

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Response to MNBrewer (Reply #48)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 01:20 PM

51. same here

Is it that our snow is not as heavy or the infrastructure is better? It seems to me we get all kinds of different types of snow--some light and fluffy, some heavy and wet--at different times of the winter.

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #51)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 02:41 PM

60. will be interesting to see what we get tomorrow

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Response to MNBrewer (Reply #60)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 03:16 PM

62. You are in line for the next storm, yes? Stay safe and warm :D

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Response to GreenPartyVoter (Reply #62)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 07:31 PM

81. No, we have a different storm coming.

Depending on what the temperature is it'll be rain, freezing rain, wintery mix or snow... or all of the above over the course of the day. Just part of living in the middle of the continent in February.

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Response to MNBrewer (Reply #81)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 07:40 PM

82. I hate storms that do that. That would definitely shut down our power. :-(

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Response to GreenPartyVoter (Reply #82)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 07:47 PM

84. Right now it's over in South Dakota and Nebraska

but by morning it should be here. Which is good, because I'm all caught up on shoveling and need something to do hehe.

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Response to MNBrewer (Reply #84)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 09:10 PM

93. Heheh :-)

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Response to GreenPartyVoter (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 07:43 AM

2. Do you have a woodstove for heat? Or a generator?

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Response to peacebird (Reply #2)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 07:48 AM

5. No to both, and I wish the answer was opposite. :^( Do have a little propane heater like

the kind you would take out in an ice shack. If the power goes out we'll close off all the doors and use that in the great room. (One of the few disadvantages to an open floor plan. Trying to heat it when the power's down! LOL)

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Response to GreenPartyVoter (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 07:53 AM

8. Oh!

That demostrates the situation quite effectively.

Stay safe and warm.

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Response to dipsydoodle (Reply #8)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 07:54 AM

10. Thanks! You can see by the little propane tank out back (not sure why we left it there, lol) how

much snowfall we have actually gotten. It was sitting on bare ground a few days ago.

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Response to GreenPartyVoter (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 07:59 AM

11. I have one of those pics, from a few years back

 

When we got over two feet here in mid MO.

Be careful, don't overdo it shoveling yourself out, you've got days.

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Response to MadHound (Reply #11)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 08:08 AM

13. I have teen sons and I think they can be helping out with the job! :^)

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Response to GreenPartyVoter (Reply #13)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 09:29 AM

19. Yep, that's what teen sons are for,

 

Shoveling snow and mowing the lawn.

Pay them in cookies, they'll love it.

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Response to MadHound (Reply #19)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 10:03 AM

23. The cookies'll hafta wait. Don't want the power to go out halfway through. LOL

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Response to GreenPartyVoter (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 07:59 AM

12. It's supposed to be near 80 today...



I do NOT miss the snow, not even a little.

People here in Sarasota,FL start dropping in the streets when the
temps get to 60...

Stay warm and don't over do the shoveling.

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Response to greytdemocrat (Reply #12)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 08:09 AM

14. Go to the beach for me! LOL

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Response to greytdemocrat (Reply #12)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 10:31 PM

110. The trade off is that...

it is Florida.

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Response to GreenPartyVoter (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 08:44 AM

15. In the top photo it looks like the screen-door was pushed off to the left ...

Was there a reason for that?
Seems like it would be better to keep it closed.
But I love it when DUers share pictures of what's going on in their lives - thanks!

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Response to 66 dmhlt (Reply #15)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 08:54 AM

16. Yeah, it's like that because we keep the compost bucket just off to the

right of the door. Now with the ice in the track can't move it anymore to close it anyway.

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Response to GreenPartyVoter (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 08:59 AM

17. Kick for adding video. :^)

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Response to GreenPartyVoter (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 09:26 AM

18. Just looking at the video and picture make me cold. Brrrrrrr make sure you stay

 

safe. It has been chilly here in TN we even got a touch of spring. The butter cups bloomed here in our yard. I am tired of the cold weather. I'm ready for 80s. Hopefully your snow will melt fast.

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Response to southernyankeebelle (Reply #18)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 09:35 AM

20. Unfortunately winter doesn't really end here until April. :^(

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Response to GreenPartyVoter (Reply #20)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 09:38 AM

21. Sad for you all. I know many people like the change in seasons. But as I got

 

older I stopped liking them. I just hate snow. Loved it when I was a kid but now getting older I hate the snow.

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Response to southernyankeebelle (Reply #21)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 09:45 AM

22. Snow isn't too bad. It's the ice I hate, and the worry of slipping. But the other seasons still

make up for it for me. Can't beat living in Maine.

(Reasons why here: http://www.thelestergalleryllc.com/terrell-lester/index.html )

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Response to GreenPartyVoter (Reply #22)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 10:28 AM

24. I can understand why you love Maine. It is so beautiful all year round.

 

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Response to southernyankeebelle (Reply #24)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 11:09 AM

32. It really is. :^)

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Response to GreenPartyVoter (Reply #22)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 12:56 PM

45. GPV, I'm laughing here..

From the OP on you just sound like all my relatives today, ayuh.

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Response to Gormy Cuss (Reply #45)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 01:11 PM

46. Heheh. I wish I was one of those people who loved doing winter activities, but I'm just

too out of shape for snowshoeing and skiing, and sledding and ice fishing don't really do much for me.

But I am hanging on to the dream of planting some new flowers in my garden just 4 months from now!

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Response to GreenPartyVoter (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 10:36 AM

25. I'm jealous!!!

Here in Colorado we're in the middle of a nasty drought.

I live in the mountains and we've had our share of 2'-3' snowstorms. The biggest one ever was in 2002 when we got a "perfect storm" that dumped over five feet of snow with a few seven-foot drifts. We were snowed in for a week.

We could use a big storm to get the snowpack up, so...I'm jealous

I hope you don't lose power. Stay safe and warm.

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Response to kag (Reply #25)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 11:07 AM

30. We're running a precipitation deficit here too. Also, the weather patterns have

changed since I was a kid. This was the standard winter snow I grew up with, but my kids have grown up to see the pansies still growing in November and December some years.

Thanks for the well-wishes.

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Response to GreenPartyVoter (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 10:54 AM

26. Guess you are not using the patio for awhile

Stay warm!

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Response to liberal N proud (Reply #26)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 11:07 AM

31. Nope, but I am longing to sit out there in the warm weather and listen to

the birds singing. *sigh*

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Response to GreenPartyVoter (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 11:00 AM

28. So, you got a little snow, wowee.

 

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Response to xtraxritical (Reply #28)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 11:04 AM

29. Yes, wowee. We haven't had good snow in a while, and have had a deficit in

precipitation for months and months.

The kids are looking forward to finally having something to play in.

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Response to GreenPartyVoter (Reply #29)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 05:59 PM

78. Really great, have fun!

 

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Response to xtraxritical (Reply #78)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 06:24 PM

79. Thanks! Looking forward to watching the kids snowtubing tomorrow. :-)

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Response to GreenPartyVoter (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 11:09 AM

33. Thanks. I've always wondered what a Nah'-Eastah looked like

 

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Response to slackmaster (Reply #33)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 11:11 AM

34. It looks white, mostly. :^)

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Response to GreenPartyVoter (Reply #34)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 05:12 PM

75. LOL at your reply!

Love the video and pics! Thanks for sharing

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Response to retrogal (Reply #75)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 05:14 PM

76. :^D Glad you are enjoying them! I will save them for my future great grandkids, who may

wonder what snow was. *sigh*

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Response to GreenPartyVoter (Reply #76)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 02:39 AM

111. Hopefully snow will still be around...

It will be awhile before I have great grandchildren as my grandchildren are still young. Hoping they will be able to enjoy the 4 seasons and appreciate what nature has to offer as far as the beauty of it all

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Response to GreenPartyVoter (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 11:17 AM

35. Your video reminded me...

of photographs and video I have taken during hurricanes or the approach of one. The trees flail like that and bursts of rain will come down, similar to the way the snow did in your video. There is something fascinating about watching weather, especially really extreme weather like wind and rain that is out of the norm for your area! We watch as long as we can out our front door and through the bay window in our kitchen. We have to force ourselves to stay away from the windows when the storm is raging. During Hurricane Ivan, we got up in the middle of the night (during the height of the storm) to check on things. We saw a tree down in the front yard as we peered out the windows ... didn't DARE open the door to look. While I was standing there with my hands on the window cupped so I could see out, I felt a huge blast of wind hit the window and the glass part sort of flexed...not the glass but the whole section of glass in the window framing.....and I figured that it was good time to step away from the window.

Hope you are safe and that your heater continues to keep you warm and toasty. After a hurricane, staying warm and toasty is not the problem.

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Response to Grammy23 (Reply #35)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 11:20 AM

37. We've had a few remnants of hurricanes come up the

Maine coast in my lifetime, but nothing like what the south has to deal with. My cousins in Florida have had to put up with some nasty ones.

I agree that the weather is fascinating, but I like watching it from the safety of my own home, either through the window or on the TV. I love watching programs about storm chasing, and wonder at the bravery of the people who go out and do that stuff!

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Response to Grammy23 (Reply #35)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 12:13 PM

41. The most beautiful bad weather to watch is a Pacific storm. When I can get to one, I love

being in the comfortable warm looking out on it while hoping no one is trapped in it.

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Response to bluestate10 (Reply #41)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 12:46 PM

43. You mean like wave watching?

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Response to bluestate10 (Reply #41)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 07:50 PM

87. I love them too, the wind howling and the rain or snow on the windows - so grateful to be inside!

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Response to GreenPartyVoter (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 11:17 AM

36. Where are you?

I have 32 inches down in Oakdale, CT (about 6 miles west of Norwich).

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Response to NutmegYankee (Reply #36)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 11:23 AM

38. We're in the middle of the coast of Maine. Not sure how much we have now, but the little

propane tank in that pic above is going to be under soon. Husband thinks we'll pick up some more inches by tonight, but I doubt we'll be close to what you have! I hope you have a snowblower, or someone to plow you out.

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Response to GreenPartyVoter (Reply #38)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 11:54 AM

39. I have a snow blower, but I'm not sure how it's going to handle this. nt

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Response to NutmegYankee (Reply #39)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 11:55 AM

40. Yeah, I can imagine it might be a problem. :^(

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Response to GreenPartyVoter (Reply #40)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 02:12 PM

52. The simple answer - it doesn't.

I just smoked the auger belt. I caught a stick while blowing and rather than shear the pins, it snapped the belt.


Just fucking great!

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Response to NutmegYankee (Reply #52)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 02:14 PM

53. Crap! :^(

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Response to GreenPartyVoter (Reply #53)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 02:17 PM

55. It wasn't working well before hand anyway. The snow is 1.5 feet higher than the front end.

And this was a two stage Craftsman blower. The drifts are insane.

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Response to NutmegYankee (Reply #55)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 02:19 PM

57. Are you stuck with removing it by shovel or can you call someone in to help you out?

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Response to GreenPartyVoter (Reply #57)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 02:22 PM

58. Probably gonna have to shovel it all.

Ah well. I'm getting my exercise today.

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Response to NutmegYankee (Reply #58)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 02:31 PM

59. Dang. :^( Take it easy. That's gonna be a rough job.

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Response to GreenPartyVoter (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 12:52 PM

44. Wow. Thanks for the pics (and video)

I can't imagine looking out my door or window and seeing all that snow. What a beautiful scene. I wouldn't want to be in it but it's nice to look at.

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Response to Catherine Vincent (Reply #44)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 01:12 PM

47. It is very pretty, actually, especially when the wind dies down. I like to

watch the snow drifting past the bay window.

Yesterday we had "snowshine." That was really nice to watch.

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Response to GreenPartyVoter (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 01:16 PM

49. Great pics and video!

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Response to jpak (Reply #49)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 02:14 PM

54. Thanks. :^) I am updating the video with snow measurements in a bit. Do you have any pics from over

your way?

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Response to GreenPartyVoter (Reply #54)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 03:52 PM

64. On my phone camera - but I don't have the cord to download it on my laptop :(

All my snow blew away - roof and driveway are clear.

Skiing tomorrow!

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Response to jpak (Reply #64)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 03:57 PM

65. Wow, it blew away? LOL Happy skiing! What slopes are you hitting?

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Response to GreenPartyVoter (Reply #65)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 04:05 PM

68. It's an old farmhouse and they built it in the right direction.

I left my garage (barn) door open - not a flake inside.

The guy that built the place was genius.

Going to Black Mountain in Mexico.

$15 all day adult ticket - and no lift lines.

woo hoo!

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Response to jpak (Reply #68)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 04:17 PM

69. Nice! I'm not a skier, but I used to live out in Farmington. Lots of lovely little

mountains out that way.

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Response to GreenPartyVoter (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 01:19 PM

50. I miss how cool snow can look when it's piled up against a storm door.

Stay warm!

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Response to ScreamingMeemie (Reply #50)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 02:19 PM

56. Thanks! We are nice and toasty and enjoying the snow from in here. (Well, mostly. I am working

on a video update where hubby goes outside to measure the snow. LOL Nothing warm and toasty about that!)

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Response to GreenPartyVoter (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 02:42 PM

61. Updated the video to show my husband measuring the snow. :^)

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Response to GreenPartyVoter (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 03:35 PM

63. Impressive!

Looks like you live in a park! I love living out in the country but you have to be able to take care of yourself during times like this. Hope you are all ok.

Here in NE Kansas I just took a picture of a caterpillar running across my driveway. It is 50 degrees and my cottonwood tree is almost leafing out.

Hate to admit it but I would have loved a snow like this, been a long time.

Be warm and safe and thanks, love the video.

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Response to MuseRider (Reply #63)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 04:01 PM

66. We've been comfy, thanks! :-) I can't even imagine caterpillars right now. LOL

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Response to GreenPartyVoter (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 04:02 PM

67. That's some kind of snow angel!

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Response to joshcryer (Reply #67)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 04:19 PM

70. I was sure impressed! LOL

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Response to GreenPartyVoter (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 04:35 PM

71. Loved the video

Really great footage. You were prepared to be citizen reporters. Way cooler than some CNN weathermannequin.

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Response to Generic Other (Reply #71)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 05:08 PM

73. Thanks! I want to see the Weather crew make snow angels! :^)

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Response to GreenPartyVoter (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 04:58 PM

72. I live here in Maine also

It really is no big deal. Grew up in Iowa and lived in that area 45 years...those were real blizzards out there. This is actually more like Massholes trying to drive in their usual manner only in snow. We amuse ourselves up here by watching them on their way to the ski resorts.

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Response to DemocracyInaction (Reply #72)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 05:10 PM

74. Yeah, it's just a snowstorm. But like I said, they are getting rarer the older I get. :)

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Response to GreenPartyVoter (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 05:39 PM

77. Thanks.

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Response to JDPriestly (Reply #77)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 10:10 PM

95. Thanks for checking them out. :^)

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Response to GreenPartyVoter (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 06:34 PM

80. I'm looking to see if I can find Jack Nicholson in any of those pics

running around your back yard with a fire axe.

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Response to Ikonoklast (Reply #80)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 10:11 PM

96. LOL

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Response to GreenPartyVoter (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 07:44 PM

83. Nice!

I love snowstorms like this.

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Response to Blue_In_AK (Reply #83)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 10:11 PM

97. Yeah, as long as the power stays on I love them too. :^)

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Response to GreenPartyVoter (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 07:47 PM

85. That is some wicked wind.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #85)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 10:12 PM

98. We've definitely had worse, but still couldn't stay out for very long today.

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Response to GreenPartyVoter (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 07:48 PM

86. Good Lord, your cars..

disappeared. I hope everyone is safe and warm where you are.

Thanks for sharing those amazing pictures.

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Response to one_voice (Reply #86)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 10:13 PM

99. Thanks, and you're welcome. I am going to take another picture in the morning to see if

the snow has piled up or been blown away.

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Response to GreenPartyVoter (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 07:51 PM

88. Wow! Unreal! And here I am wearing shorts. Stay safe!

 

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Response to Demo_Chris (Reply #88)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 10:13 PM

100. To be honest, I miss shorts weather. :^(

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Response to GreenPartyVoter (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 07:51 PM

89. You folks stay safe now :(

 

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Reply #89)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 10:14 PM

101. Will do!

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Response to GreenPartyVoter (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 07:51 PM

90. Great pix. I was in MA in '78. It's 70 in Palm Beach tonight...

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Response to XRubicon (Reply #90)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 10:15 PM

102. Thanks. :^) I am guessing you don't miss this kind of weather. LOL

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Response to GreenPartyVoter (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 07:56 PM

91. Questions....

 

What do you DO with all that snow? How do you get your cars out?

Also, don't you have to worry about the glass in the doors or the roof breaking?

That's just unreal.

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Response to Demo_Chris (Reply #91)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 10:19 PM

105. Answers:

1 & 2) Shift it out of the way with plows and shovels. I have a feeling there is going to be a huge pile of it in my garden, just ahead of the cars.

3 & 4) Not worried about the glass in the doors at this point or the roof, but when we lived in a trailer hubby would have to go out and rake the roof off to keep it from caving in.

This is a pretty good amount of snow for here from one storm, but my cousins in Colorado have seen far worse.

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Response to GreenPartyVoter (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 07:59 PM

92. Thanks so much for sharing your woodland home with us in all seasons!

Watching your husband work his way across the lawn reminds me of climbing up snow covered mountains in CA. Only those were chest deep. It takes a lof of energy to fight your way through it. He's a funny guy and you did an excellent job on the video!




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Response to freshwest (Reply #92)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 10:21 PM

106. Chest deep on him would be shoulder deep on me. Yikes! I am letting him break the first

paths, then I will do what I can to help him clear it out.

He is a very funny guy! You should have heard the bits I edited out because I thought he would be embarrassed. LOL

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Response to GreenPartyVoter (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 09:17 PM

94. wow-thanks for the pics & the video

it was adorable when he jumped backward onto the snow to make a snow angel.

hope you all stay warm and happy!

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Response to orleans (Reply #94)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 10:22 PM

107. Thank you for having a look and for the well-wishes. :^D I think it's going to be a while before

he just launches himself back into the snow like that again. LOL

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Response to GreenPartyVoter (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 10:18 PM

103. oh my

stay safe and warm.

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Response to limpyhobbler (Reply #103)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 10:22 PM

108. Thanks! So far so good. :^)

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Response to GreenPartyVoter (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 10:18 PM

104. I hope you find that propane tank

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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #104)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 10:23 PM

109. At least I have pics of where it was. :^D I am sure the snow will come down quite a bit before

the sap starts running, and we can put the tank closer to the fire pit where it belongs.

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Response to GreenPartyVoter (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 11:49 AM

112. One last pic added. :^)

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Response to GreenPartyVoter (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 11:56 AM

113. So glad you and yours are A-OK. Did the kittens enjoy watching the snow fall?

Our little Siamese jumps at the windows trying to catch snowflakes.

Gosh, those photos are amazing.

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Response to MerryBlooms (Reply #113)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 11:59 AM

114. They tried to get a few snowflakes, but mostly they seem confused as to what happened to

their view out the back door. LOL

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Response to GreenPartyVoter (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 12:04 PM

115. My heart (DU) went out to you, GPV!

It's the least I could do. Three years ago, we had it up to the 24 inch, with drifts unexpected for the SW of PA.

Thank you for sharing, and take care with the shoveling, cold upper body work can be hard, you no doubt know already.

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Response to MrMickeysMom (Reply #115)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 12:06 PM

116. Aw, thanks! Actually, my hubby did the shoveling work because he was worried about

me not being able to handle it. He is such an awesome guy!

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