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    This snow is crazy!

    I haven't seen snow quite like this in a long time. It seems more like concrete or sandstone than snow. To clear it you have to smack it with something hard, like a sledgehammer, and then carry away the chunks.

    Three shovels down so far. Four if you count my 5 year old son's shovel


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    Yeah the lack of this year!

    We can't seem to buy a decent snow. Plenty cold with single digits and at times minus temps. But no damn snow!
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    Yea, shoveling my father's property was a pain. Only 3-4 inches but probably the hardest 3-4 inches I've ever shoveled.

    I drove my fathers 4 wheel drive jeep over it to break some of it up, then a small steel shovel back and forth across the width to break up the remaining bits, then the wide snow shovel to clear all the broken up pieces.

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    I'm sorry. Is it still winter somewhere? <curious Vega look>




    <duckin' and slinkin' off very quickly to another thread>

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    yeah, we're mostly ice around here too.

    people are complaining because they can't move their cars (iced in) but are getting parking tickets from the city. makes me glad i don't have to deal with a car. what a huge burden.

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    Snow?
    You mean that Canadian rapper from the late 80's early 90s with that funky accent?

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    The Site Administrator: Currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes,please contact my assistnt admins for forum issues Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
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    More snow coming in here tonight (*^&% ALBERTA CLIPPERS!)

    EDIT: I finally am completely dug out and now more!
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    Quote Originally Posted by VegaVixen
    I'm sorry. Is it still winter somewhere? <curious Vega look>




    <duckin' and slinkin' off very quickly to another thread>
    <pelts VegaVixen with slushballs>
    Why isn't 11 pronounced onety one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ritehsedad
    <pelts VegaVixen with slushballs>
    <ducking, throwing back mudballs>

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    The Site Administrator: Currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes,please contact my assistnt admins for forum issues Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by VegaVixen
    <ducking, throwing back mudballs>
    <Fires the discharge chute of his snowblower at Vega!/>
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    <throws a round of mud at all whithin reach> my kids did not have school today snow day
    we have no snow and they had to use one up
    http://www.thebicyclingguitarist.net.../bios/bike.gif about to start winter quarter , enjoying school so far

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe
    <Fires the discharge chute of his snowblower at Vega!/>[img][/img]
    Tbttt, Tbttt <gettin' up, spittin' packed snow from mouth>

    <firing discharge chute from lawnmower, blowing fresh-cut green onion tops at Tom>

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    Quote Originally Posted by sizzam
    I haven't seen snow quite like this in a long time. It seems more like concrete or sandstone than snow. To clear it you have to smack it with something hard, like a sledgehammer, and then carry away the chunks.

    Three shovels down so far. Four if you count my 5 year old son's shovel


    Man that is terrible due please pass some of that snow shiznit to us Maryland peeps.
    Tropical pole vaulting is the shiznit.

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    The Site Administrator: Currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes,please contact my assistnt admins for forum issues Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by VegaVixen
    Tbttt, Tbttt <gettin' up, spittin' packed snow from mouth>

    <firing discharge chute from lawnmower, blowing fresh-cut green onion tops at Tom>
    <Catches, bags and uses green onion tops fore chili seasoning!/>
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe
    <Catches, bags and uses green onion tops fore chili seasoning!/>
    Happy Spring, Tom! From my backyard to your wistful, snow-blinded eyes.

    [This pic from this morning, so you get some idea for long they've been out. ]

    [Edit: these are volunteers, as they were never planted there! Same with one of the three crape myrtles on that side of the house!]
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    Crepe Myrtle, Abelia and Daffodils!
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    Quote Originally Posted by VegaVixen
    these are volunteers, as they were never planted there!
    i didn't know you live in tinnesee

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    I've got bulbs coming up in western Oregon, too. Small purple iris, crocus, daffodils getting ready to pop, camelias blooming, decorative plum trees and tulips probably blooming early march. Unless we get some strange weather, we already had our blast of winter last month, and spring is on its way...

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    Quote Originally Posted by randya
    I've got bulbs coming up in western Oregon, too. Small purple iris, crocus, daffodils getting ready to pop, camelias blooming, decorative plum trees and tulips probably blooming early march. Unless we get some strange weather, we already had our blast of winter last month, and spring is on its way...
    Mmm. Camelias. <sniffin' from memory> When I was outside on my deck having lunch, I noticed this. My first forsythia bloom this year! I suspect I'll be pruning it in the few weeks, given the great weather cranking up here!
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