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Grumble Grumble Snow Grumble 
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Post Grumble Grumble Snow Grumble
I know we really don't get that many snowstorms here in Maryland, but why do they always have to fall on the weekends? :(

Of course, the plow has made its one pass on the block, and I now have 3-foot high piles to dig out from tomorrow. My only saving grace was the couple of hours I spent making paths and cleaning the bulk off the cars so it's only inches not feet to clear tomorrow....

It will be a while before I find out if the newspapers were delivered or not...didn't find 'em, but it doesn't mean they're not in the neighbor's yard somewhere like usual....at least I could read them online.


Sat Dec 19, 2009 5:29 pm
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JusTin wrote:
I know we really don't get that many snowstorms here in Maryland, but why do they always have to fall on the weekends? :(


With global warming, my friend, every day will be the weekend :-)

(Actually I believe in GW, the line was just too good to pass up.)


Sat Dec 19, 2009 5:58 pm
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Apparently this was the biggest December storm since the 1880s when they started keeping track. I managed to get to work OK, the roads were passable and highways were fine.

My kids are off today...my poor wife.


Mon Dec 21, 2009 6:35 am
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We got 2 feet, more or less, of white powder in Northern Virginia. I had given up all hope and was ready to end it all when I saw the tons of snow covering my 100-foot driveway. But then, a miracle. Three gentlemen with snowblowers drove up in a huge pickup truck and offered to clear my driveway. Best $40 I ever spent!

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Mon Dec 21, 2009 6:49 am
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Hmmm. Pretty sure it was 70 degrees at my house yesterday. Today will only be in the mid 60s.

:mrgreen:

I've had my share of fun times in the DC area (both NoVA and SoMD) so I do feel badly for you, but I am indeed pleased that I live in the San Diego area now.

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Mon Dec 21, 2009 10:23 am
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Where I live, the Costco does a brisk business in selling inflatable snowmen so that people can feel kinship with the rest of Canada.

No kidding.

However, we do actually get snow a couple of times a year. It dusted for a few hours a week or so ago.


Mon Dec 21, 2009 11:19 am
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8 inches- next day 6 inches- yesterday- 3 inches which melted slightly then froze solid- today more snow- gotta love it! no snow blower, son off to college- guess what i'll be doing today? grrrrrrrrrr.........


Sat Dec 26, 2009 6:45 am
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In the Dallas-Ft Worth area we actually had a White Christmas, the first in my lifetime.

We had 3 " at my house, but the roads were clear and mainly dry by early afternoon,
Christmas day.


Mon Dec 28, 2009 11:10 am
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spent an hour and a half hacking away at ice/snow and was still but a third done- saw plow doing driveway down the street- flagged him down- $20 later I was spared a heart attack! Best $20 I ever spent

had to have gotten approaching 20" here over 3 days- Wishing for a boat drink and a jimmy buffett song


Mon Dec 28, 2009 3:39 pm
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NickDoten wrote:
Wishing for a boat drink and a jimmy buffett song

Keep your sights off that freezer, you maniac!

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