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Early in upstate NY.
Had to scrape snow off this am to go to the dentist. Forecast was rain but it came as white stuff. More on the way. May service the snow blower for the house just for the contractors.


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Early in upstate NY.
Had to scrape snow off this am to go to the dentist. Forecast was rain but it came as white stuff. More on the way. May service the snow blower for the house just for the contractors.


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Nice.... Snowblower still in basement. No room in the garage. Too much car related junk. Getting rid of the Sable would help.
 

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Had a couple inches yesterday. Made the morning commute fun. Had to turn on my 4WD just to get out of my neighborhood.

This winter looks to be a good one. Have -3- SnowBlowers ready at the waiting.. Oh wait, my Montego is blocking the big one, damnit.
 

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At the end of last years snow season my 30 year old 10 HP track drive 2 stage snowblower was running ratty. Thought I would look at the spark plug as I hadnt in a while. Plug came out with the threads that were in the aluminum head. We were expecting a 6+ inch snowfall within 2 days, so I picked up a new snowblower pretty much equivalent to the old one at Menards for a great end of the season price the next day. This summer I took the old blower apart, helicoiled the stripped plug threads, cleaned out the carb and fuel system, adjusted the carb, put new belts on it, etc. Now it runs like new. Now I have 2 functioning heavy duty snowblowers. FYI, my driveway is around 80 feet long, and wide enough to park 3 cars side by side at the garage end, so a good snowblower is essential to survive the Wisconsin winters!

After I got the old one running this summer, I told the wife that with 2 snowblowers, she can get out there at 5:30 AM during a heavy snowfall with one of them and help me clear the long driveway. I meant it as a joke, but I got "THE LOOK" from her, and never brought the subject up again :)
 

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:( OH Bah Humbug. Winter.

Now I know why us old people move to AZ or FL.

We're due for some slushy/rainy/snowy stuff, commonly referred to as a 'wintry mix'. All it means is messy traffic and people who can't remember how to drive in bad weather.

Time to get out the brushes and my supply of spray ice melt. (I hate being out at oh-dark-hundred chipping away ice.) Also time to pick up a new set of wiper blades
 

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This might create a little urgency!


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Added air to all tires on the wagon. All low 3-5#. Snow blower checked out and mouse nest out of the chain box. Tires aired to 20# and ready for SNOW.
3 medical appointments this week and 2 hair. All to be done by noon tomorrow. Friday free to watch snow. Now, need snow shovel and coveralls along with work gloves. My snow shovels were in the attic where the fire toasted them. Work clothes in storage somewhere.
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The vehicles are all prepped and have fresh single beam wipers, scrapers in all of them. There are shovels and scrapers at every door, snowblowers tuned and in position (one in the shed, one in the garage). The PITA plow is hung on the Durango and the quick mount plow for the Super Duty is in drive up position. Ice melt is laid in and the salt/sand barrel is in position. The generator is fueled and at the ready and the log rack is loaded.

No doubt I have forgotten something whose lack will rise up and bite me in due course...
 

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Allegedly 3-8" coming tomorrow in my parts. Tomorrow afternoon it's supposed to start going sideways into Friday morning.

Explorer is winter ready. Let it snow.
 

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It is past time for these guys to go SOUTH.


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They'll hang around as long as there's open water.

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They'll hang around as long as there's open water.

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Flocks of these geese fly in every morning and the swim around and eat along the banks. When they fly in, they land in the water. This morning they just skid along the ice. The web feet do not seem to do well on ice. They then slid their feet along until they get to the bank where they assemble and fly away. I do not think they can take off on ice. Anyway, our view is now all white.
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About 6 hours down, 10 to go until it stops.


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10" on the dot.


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Morning and all is over, partly sunny and should be ~40F today.
Bought snow shovel, coveralls, and gloves and all put to use this am.
10.5" on car and same out the patio.
Main roads clear.
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We had that nuisance snow here on Monday. By mid morning it was gone. Been dry as a bone.

I am so jealous of you guys with real actual snow... And I shouldnt be living in Denver.
 

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I'll take a nuisance snow any day after Thursday's mess. The 'wintry mix' of 1-3" turned into 8". Took almost two hours to go 6 miles. Took my boss 7 hrs to make a 35 mile commute. State decided to turn 12,000 workers loose on the streets at noon. The traffic was bumper to bumper.

Third Bull managed the snow and major slush until my last hill into my apt complex. Got a little slip-slidey but we made it.
I'm still stunned at the number of people in PA who don't know how to prepare for winter weather and don't know how to drive in the snow.
 
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