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Old 01-30-23, 01:57 PM
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I recently paid $100 for an analog watch, that a friend had bought and then didn't want. The most I ever paid for a time piece.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
I recently paid $100 for an analog watch, that a friend had bought and then didn't want. The most I ever paid for a time piece.
That wouldn't even cover the sales tax on the one I'm currently wearing. But then, I bill by the hour so a good watch is important.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
I used to spot blowers (tell them which areas to blow) in the late 70s and it may be wind direction or it could be a storage problem. After a bad storm with a lot of drifting, one side may become burdened with too much snow and the plows have trouble having some where to put the snow. If there’s room on the other side, send it there.

Snow blowing is very slow and is rarely the first line of removal. It’s usually done after the storm passes and is clean up for places the plows can’t clear the road completely. Same with wing plowing to move over-storage back so there will be room to put snow the the next snowfall.
Makes sense. WYDOT did say they broke out the rotaries to clear drifts. Probably is better for them to put the snow over on the side of the highway with a low side, then plows can push it off the low side. If they just blow it to the high side, then that just provides a setup for higher drifts when next snow comes.

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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
WYDOT said they broke out the rotaries to clear drifts. Probably is better for them to put the snow over on the side of the highway with a low side, then plows can push it off the low side. If they just blow it to the high side, then that just provides a setup for higher drifts when next snow comes.
Correct. By the way, blowers are dangerous in areas of a lot of traffic. We only used them as a last resort. They leave a snow skim on the road reminiscent of talcum powder and very slippery. I once saw a car lose control and slide right up the throat. The operator saw him coming and turned off the rotaries. It could have been nasty. It couldn’t have handled the engine but I bet it would have torn it loose from the mounts after chucking the front body work out the chutes.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
I used to spot blowers (tell them which areas to blow) in the late 70s and it may be wind direction or it could be a storage problem. After a bad storm with a lot of drifting, one side may become burdened with too much snow and the plows have trouble having some where to put the snow. If there’s room on the other side, send it there.
I'm happy to say I have no idea what you're talking about.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
That wouldn't even cover the sales tax on the one I'm currently wearing. But then, I bill by the hour so a good watch is important.
I paid $40 for mine, but it came as part of a lot of 2 watches, and it was the lesser of the two. However, it needed a service, wherein I discovered it also needed a new lower balance cap jewel retention spring. And a lower balance cap jewel.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
Correct. By the way, blowers are dangerous in areas of a lot of traffic. We only used them as a last resort. They leave a snow skim on the road reminiscent of talcum powder and very slippery. I once saw a car lose control and slide right up the throat. The operator saw him coming and turned off the rotaries. It could have been nasty. It couldn’t have handled the engine but I bet it would have torn it loose from the mounts after chucking the front body work out the chutes.
"That'll be your accomplice in the wood chipper snow blower, then?"
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Makes sense. WYDOT did say they broke out the rotaries to clear drifts. Probably is better for them to put the snow over on the side of the highway with a low side, then plows can push it off the low side. If they just blow it to the high side, then that just provides a setup for higher drifts when next snow comes.
I was imagining another one, headed the other direction, on the other side of the highway, blowing the snow back.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
I paid $40 for mine, but it came as part of a lot of 2 watches, and it was the lesser of the two. However, it needed a service, wherein I discovered it also needed a new lower balance cap jewel retention spring. And a lower balance cap jewel.
The one I'm wearing was a birthday gift from my wife that I had to pay for since she did not have a job then.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
The one I'm wearing was a birthday gift from my wife that I had to pay for since she did not have a job then.
Sounds like pretty much all my birthday and Christmas gifts.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
I'm happy to say I have no idea what you're talking about.
I wish I didn’t. The engineering department rarely got involved in snow removal until blizzards that would close roads. Then it was all hands on deck for 3 or 4 days. What I didn’t like is that almost always father a major blowing and drifting snow, the temps drop below zero with wind hills -25-30°. Luckily, it’s fairly rare.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
Sounds like pretty much all my birthday and Christmas gifts.
Definitely all of mine.
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The only lanes I'd want to be in if I were in Wyoming right now would be the southbound lanes.
Might need to get closer to Seeds!

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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
I agree. I'm about 10 miles south of Cowboy's stadium, and we don't have any ice yet.

But, it's stinkin cold!

From my wife at the grocery:

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Originally Posted by Mojo31
I agree. I'm about 10 miles south of Cowboy's stadium, and we don't have any ice yet.

But, it's stinkin cold!

From my wife at the grocery:
Reminds me of a tweet I saw last week:
"Back in my day, we had so much toilet paper and eggs we used to throw them at the houses of our enemies"
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
It's twice as much as the watch I posted.
Just presenting options...
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Originally Posted by genejockey
Reminds me of a tweet I saw last week:
"Back in my day, we had so much toilet paper and eggs we used to throw them at the houses of our enemies"
These days at $8/dozen, my kids better not be throwing my eggs at anything!
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
These days at $8/dozen, my kids better not be throwing my eggs at anything!
The Older Boy used to make himself eggs and bacon for breakfast every day, and then The Younger Boy learned how to make fried eggs (put a tablespoon of water in the pan, and put a lid on). We went through a LOT of eggs. Then TOB decided to do Intermittent Fasting, and TYB got lazy. Now a dozen last a long time.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
These days at $8/dozen, my kids better not be throwing my eggs at anything!
Yesterday cagefree eggs were only $4.50 at the nearby store vs. $4.99 for regular.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
The Older Boy used to make himself eggs and bacon for breakfast every day, and then The Younger Boy learned how to make fried eggs (put a tablespoon of water in the pan, and put a lid on). We went through a LOT of eggs. Then TOB decided to do Intermittent Fasting, and TYB got lazy. Now a dozen last a long time.
We go through a half dozen every day
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Originally Posted by indyfabz
This sucks.
Glad to see you’re out.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Yesterday cagefree eggs were only $4.50 at the nearby store vs. $4.99 for regular.
Same here. People who sold eggs from their house took down the sign.

Gas is $5 here on the poor side of town, I bought it for $4 across the valley.
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Originally Posted by big john
Same here. People who sold eggs from their house took down the sign.

Gas is $5 here on the poor side of town, I bought it for $4 across the valley.
I confess, I don't know what a dozen eggs usually cost. If we need eggs, I buy eggs.
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