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Posted: 10/10/2002 3:31:31 AM EDT
NOV. 10th - Just moved into our new house. It's starting to snow. The first of the season and the first one we've seen in years. The wife and I took our hot buttered rum drinks and sat by the picture window, watching the soft flakes drift down, clinging to the trees and covering the ground. It was beautiful. NOV. 11th - We woke to a lovely blanket of crystal snow covering the landscape. What a fantastic sight. Every tree and shrub was covered with a beautiful white mantle. I shoveled snow for the first time in years and loved it. I did our driveway and sidewalk. Later, a city snow plow came along and accidently covered up our driveway with compacted snow from the street. The driver smiled and waved. I waved back and shoveled it again. NOV. 12th - It snowed an additional five inches last night and the temperature has dropped to around 11 degrees. Several limbs of the trees and shrubs snapped due to the weight of the snow. I shoveled our driveway again. Much of the snow is brownish-gray. NOV. 13th - Warmed up enough during the day to create some slush which soon became ice when the temperature dropped again. Brought new snow tires for both cars. Fell on my ass in the driveway. $145 to the chiropractor, but nothing was broken. More snow and ice is expected. NOV. 14th - Still cold. Sold the wife's car and bought a 4x4 in order to get her to work. Slid into a guardrail anyway and did considerable damage to the right quarter panel. Had another nine inches of the white shit last night. Both vehicles covered in salt and crud. More shoveling in store for me today. Goddamn snow plow came by twice today. NOV. 15th - 2 degrees outside. More fucking snow. Not a tree or shrub on our property that hasn't been damaged. Power was out most of the night. Tried to keep from freezing to death with candles and a kerosene heater which tipped over and nearly burned down the house. I managed to put the flames out, but suffered 2nd degree burns on my face and hands and lost my eyebrows. Car slid on the way to the to the emergency room and was totaled. NOV. 16th - Goddamn mother fuckin' white shit keeps coming down. Have to put on all the clothes we own just to get to the fuckin' mailbox. If I ever catch the son-of-a-bitch that drives that snowplow, I'll chew open his chest and rip out his heart. I think he hides around the corner just to hit our driveway again. Power still out. Toilet froze and part of the roof has started to cave in. NOV. 17th - Six goddamn more fuckin' inches of fuckin' snow and fuckin' sleet and fuckin' ice and God knows what other kind of white fuckin' shit fell again last night. I wounded the snowplow asshole with an ice ax, but he got away. Wife left me. Car won't start. I think I'm going snow-blind. I can't move my toes. Haven't seen the sun in weeks. More snow predicted. Wind chill minus 22 fuckin' degrees. I'm moving back to texas.
Link Posted: 10/10/2002 3:52:52 AM EDT
That's why the Huns live in Texas in the first place. We came from the Land of Ice and Snow, but I'll be damned if we're ever going back! Ice is for making drinks. Eric The(HumidSubTropical)Hun[>]:)]
Link Posted: 10/10/2002 4:00:50 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/10/2002 4:29:07 AM EDT by bolt]
Were'nt you moving to Boston?......its not THAT bad there!....[red]Except the gun laws[/red]
Link Posted: 10/10/2002 4:08:44 AM EDT
That's pretty good! I moved from Detroit to Alabama 13 years ago, and I won't be moving back if I can help it. Balming
Link Posted: 10/10/2002 2:16:51 PM EDT
I am still debating it. After learning of the gun laws out there, I am pretty nervous about moving there. However, I am in the 'People's Republic of Illinois', so who knows. I am looking the NH option and driving into Mass when needed.
Link Posted: 10/10/2002 5:36:22 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/10/2002 5:59:31 PM EDT
Fort Lost-in-the-woods, eh? I had the pleasure of being down at Fort Silly-ass and got to hump up and down those big friggin hills in the middle of summer. ahh, memories.
Link Posted: 10/10/2002 6:00:31 PM EDT
You pussies! [;)] Cold (really cold) weather, complete with sleet, snow and ice is what separates the men from the boys. Sure, it's a pain in the ass, but you haven't had any fun until you've put your sled (snowmobile) up to 100mph+ on an icy street or lake. Seriously. If you're gonna enjoy the northern falls (best season, IMHO), you've got to put up with a little inconvenience. I only regret that I moved south from my home in Michigan to Indiana (which i love), which doesn't get nearly enough snow and lakes are nonexistent.
Link Posted: 10/10/2002 6:04:30 PM EDT
You want snow and ice? I lived up in the 'UP' for 12 years. 290 inches per year of snow. I still miss the 'UP'. Lots of forest and good people up there.
Link Posted: 10/10/2002 6:05:46 PM EDT
Ohh southern boys and snow, always good for a laugh. I was raised her, so dealing with snow is a pretty common thing. Damn alot of people on this board went to Ft Leonard Wood. There must be alot of 21 Bravos here (For those out of the service, its 12B, but they recently changed it).
Link Posted: 10/10/2002 6:09:10 PM EDT
ire1971, The gun laws in Mass are strict, but the worst part is that it's upto your local town police chief whether you get a Class A permit, which allows high cap mags and guns, or a Class B, which is limited to guns that can't take more than 10 rounds. Fortunately my local police chief is one of the good guys, and issues class A to everyone, but alot aren't. Many people live in Southern NH and commute to Mass, a couple real big highways dump into Mass. Gun laws in NH, Maine, and particularly Vermont (concealed carry for everyone) are much better than Mass. Southern NH is a great place to live, 1 hour to the ocean, 1 hour to the White mountains.
Link Posted: 10/10/2002 6:10:12 PM EDT
Yep, I feel winter in the air my self. It's about 70 now and with in a month it should drop to 40 or so. After a month or two of that it's back to the beach. [size=6]HA HA HA HA HA HA ![/size=6] Oh crap, look my ice cream is melting[:D]
Link Posted: 10/10/2002 6:22:37 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/10/2002 6:25:31 PM EDT by raven]
A (real) yankee's impression of living in the deep south. A classmate of mine from PA writes on our class's message board: "Hey All: I am living in Oxford, Miss'ippi pursuing my PhD in biology, specifically restoration ecology. I have been here a year now, living with my boyfriend of three years, Will Gorham, who graduated from Annapolis in '98. He is doing his MAF in Creative writing. Mississippi is both much more, and some less, than one might expect. While I expected toothless illiterates waving the confederate flag, I was instead suprised to find toothful illiterates waving the flag of the confederacy in the guise of fraternity boys and rich old men. For a while I was lulled into believing that maybe the south had changed. I met some sweet people who showed me that some southerners had something more than bourbon between their ears. I alway had my eye out for the dirty old klansman but other that a few isolated occasions he eluded me. Then, the other night I ended up sitting at a table in my fave bar sitting next to the card carrying editor of the New STandard, the local "rich people's" newpaper. He had apparently just finished a documentary about the founder of the clan, shown as the misunderstood leader that he was. In his words, the clan when it was started had nothing against African-Americans, just jews and catholics! Did I ever feel better. Will has apparently been approached on numerous occasions by those who wanted to share their special views. The most sure thing I know about this place is that there is always a new suprise waiting around the corner."
Link Posted: 10/10/2002 6:31:22 PM EDT
Ever heard of "lake effect"? You UP guys have I'm sure. I grew up on the Southern shore of Lake Erie and in January the cold wind sweeps across the lake and picks up the moisture, creating the "snow belt". We would get hit with 12 to 24 inches while just a few miles away they got something like 2". And don't think that the lake warmed the air any either. I hated waiting for the school bus. If you Southerners are ever up here and wonder what those little guard houses next to the mail boxes by the street are for. Just think white and cold. I need a hot chocolate. Bye.
Link Posted: 10/10/2002 6:39:28 PM EDT
Ahhhhh....sounds like a nice, balmy Michigan Autumn. Now if you want to talk about Winter....well...that's another story altogether. I do miss it so. Maryland gets nothing but ice during the winter. And the drivers on the Beltway... ....just plain stupid. Give me the Wolverine State anyday. MIerinMD
Link Posted: 10/10/2002 6:41:29 PM EDT
Originally Posted By ire1971: You want snow and ice? I lived up in the 'UP' for 12 years. 290 inches per year of snow. I still miss the 'UP'. Lots of forest and good people up there.
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I used to hunt up in Copper Harbor. Try 40 below wind chills coming off of Lake Superior. That's BRISK baby!
Link Posted: 10/10/2002 6:42:37 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/10/2002 6:44:15 PM EDT
Why is it, at least around here, that when an inch or so of snow falls....EVERYONE forgets how to drive?
Link Posted: 10/10/2002 6:48:40 PM EDT
Originally Posted By themistocles3: Ever heard of "lake effect"?
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I was born in Kalamazoo and, every winter, the back of our two-story house was snowed in halfway up the second story. You could build some kick-ass forts in 15' of drifted snow. Oh, and my father owned a golf course and an extra 40 acres for our big-ass Mercury snowmobile (has to be the biggest snow hog ever made).
Link Posted: 10/10/2002 7:11:09 PM EDT
Everytime I read that, I laugh my ass off. Being plowed in by the plowman really bites. Especially if he does it while your at work. By the time you get home, that stuff is frozen solid like concrete.
Link Posted: 10/10/2002 7:13:03 PM EDT
LMAO!! [beer]
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