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Snow
« on: March 18, 2012, 02:39:14 PM »
Elko, NV probably going to be a few more days than planed, stoped to vist my son on the way back to N.Dakota.
Matt
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Re: Snow
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2012, 07:08:07 PM »
Met you on the summit headed to Spring Creek on Friday. Not sure but looked your bus.

John
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Re: Snow
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2012, 07:34:27 PM »
What a strange winter.   Here ( in Manitoba, Canada ) today we topped 80F, breaking all records.
The next few days will be right up there, too.

Woo hoo!!  Bring on Global Warming!

 Mark
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Re: Snow
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2012, 08:02:17 PM »
Cold and wet here, I was laying in bed and looked out the window this AM and snow was coming down, it soon turned to rain but the mountain beside us has had new snow every morning for weeks. Usually I have a crop of silage of by now. I'm heading for LA to do some medical volunteer work so I'm looking forward to some warmth for my old bones...
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Re: Snow
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2012, 08:41:05 PM »
 Shoulda stayed in Yuma longer Matt. Rained last nite and there was a chilly wind today but at least the ground aint white!   ;D
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Re: Snow
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2012, 07:09:31 AM »
Matt, we got snow in Scottsdale and Mohave Valley not that much lol but it was cold for us AZ people in the 40's for a high

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Re: Snow
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2012, 07:41:42 AM »
Yep, still snowing here, should go out and take a today picture, but its nice and warm in the bus and the picture would be the same ,just more snow.
18 DEG. here and looks like it going to snow most of today , suppose to hit 60 by wen. hope this bus don't turn in to a boat ;D
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Re: Snow
« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2012, 07:48:42 AM »
Met you on the summit headed to Spring Creek on Friday. Not sure but looked your bus.

John
John, that be us we  are out Spring Creek by the Horse Palace.
Did my strait pipe hurt your ears when we met you? ;D
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Re: Snow
« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2012, 08:57:57 AM »
snowing in western Montana as well.  Looks like a week of bad weather ahead.  Good if your a spring skiier.  Good for moisture.  Not so good for driving.  j m

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Re: Snow
« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2012, 12:24:52 PM »

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John, that be us we  are out Spring Creek by the Horse Palace.
Did my strait pipe hurt your ears when we met you? ;D
Matt
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You just topped the hill. I didn't hear pipe you must have had your foot out of it.

John
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Re: Snow
« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2012, 05:39:25 PM »
Driving home from our four weeks in Arizona this Sunday we encountered snow in Tehachapi, west of Mojave, California.  Snow level was down to 2500 feet.  Temperature was 33*F, so had to be very careful of ice on the roads.  Just geared down and drove slow.  Saw one overturned pickup and one semi pulling double dumps that spun-around and was going in the wrong direction.  Don't know how he did that one! 
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Re: Snow
« Reply #11 on: March 21, 2012, 11:38:59 AM »
Well it appears it is time for this story.

The Diary of a Snow Shoveler

December 8 - 6:00 PM. It started to snow. The first snow of the season and the wife and I took our cocktails and sat for hours by the window watching the huge soft flakes drift down from heaven. It looked like a Grandma Moses Print. So romantic we felt like newlyweds again. I love snow! 

December 9 - We woke to a beautiful blanket of crystal white snow covering every inch of the landscape. What a fantastic sight! Can there be a more lovely place in the Whole World? Moving here was the best idea I've ever had. Shoveled for the first time in years and felt like a boy again. I did both our driveway and the sidewalks. This afternoon the snowplow came along and covered up the sidewalks and closed in the driveway, so I got to shovel again. What a perfect life. 

December 12 - The sun has melted all our lovely snow. Such a disappointment. My neighbor tells me not to worry, we'll definitely have a white Christmas. No snow on Christmas would be awful! Bob says we'll have so much snow by the end of winter, that I'll never want to see snow again. I don't think that's possible. Bob is such a nice man, I'm glad he's our neighbor. 

December 14 - Snow lovely snow! 8" last night. The temperature dropped to -20. The cold makes everything sparkle so. The wind took my breath away, but I warmed up by shoveling the driveway and sidewalks. This is the life! The snowplow came back this afternoon and buried everything again. I didn't realize I would have to do quite this much shoveling, but I'll certainly get back in shape this way. 

December 15 - 20 inches forecast. Sold my van and bought a 4x4 Blazer. Bought snow tires for the wife's car and 2 extra shovels. If I ever catch the sob who drives that snowplow I'll drag him through the snow by his balls and beat him to death with my broken shovel. I know he hides around the corner and waits for me to finish shoveling and then he comes down the street at a 100 miles an hour and throws snow all over where I've just been! Tonight the wife wanted me to sing Christmas carols with her and open our presents, but I was too busy watching for the damn snowplow. 

December 25 - Merry -@#$%ing - Christmas! 20 more inches of the damn slop tonight. Snowed in. The idea of shoveling makes my blood boil. I hate the snow! Then the snowplow driver came by asking for a donation and I hit him over the head with my shovel. The wife says I have a bad attitude. I think she's a @#$%ing idiot. If I have to watch "It's A Wonderful Life" one more time, I'm going to stuff her into the microwave. 

December 26 - Still snowed in. Why the hell did I ever move here? It was all HER idea. She's really getting on my nerves. 

December 27 - Temperature dropped to -30 and the pipes froze, plumber came after 14 hours of waiting for him, he only charged me $1400 to replace all my pipes. 

December 28 - Warmed up to above -20. Still snowed in. THE B%^&H is driving me crazy!!! 

December 29 - 10 more inches. Bob says I have to shovel the roof or it could cave in. That's the silliest thing I ever heard. How dumb does he think I am? 

December 30 - Roof caved in. I beat up the snow plow driver he is now suing me for a million dollars not only the beating I gave him but also for trying to shove the broken snow shovel up his a$$. The wife went home to her mother. 9" predicted. 

December 31 - I set fire to what's left of the house. No more shoveling. 

January 8 - Feel so good. I just love those little white pills they keep giving me. Why am I tied to the bed?


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Re: Snow
« Reply #12 on: March 21, 2012, 08:06:21 PM »
Just another good reason I live in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, 8 degrees north of the equator.

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Re: Snow
« Reply #13 on: March 22, 2012, 06:12:46 AM »
Been in the high 70's here in western NY all week.. Down to the 50's for the weekend. We usually see ice beginning to melt off our lakes and ponds here this time of year, but they never froze !
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Re: Snow
« Reply #14 on: March 22, 2012, 06:30:13 AM »
We woke up to this!

Spring has sprung a leak! :o

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