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28398. robertjayb - 1/22/2015 7:16:57 PM

What a country...

...where so much ink and airtime can be devoted to the inflation of a football...Didn't watch (Packer blues) but from the score I agree with the losing player who said they could have beat us with soapballs.

28399. judithathome - 1/24/2015 8:16:22 PM

Bob Costas said they "coulda used bricks"...ha!

28400. judithathome - 1/24/2015 8:17:19 PM

Ooooh....#400! Centennial!

28401. wabbit - 1/26/2015 2:00:36 AM

5" of wet snow on the ground now and at least another foot forecast for Tuesday. Hope t'ful will post photos!

28402. arkymalarky - 1/26/2015 3:07:34 AM

My lands!

28403. wabbit - 1/27/2015 7:16:04 PM

18-20" as of 2 hours ago, maybe another 2" since then and still coming down. Light and fluffy, easy to shovel, and so far haven't lost power!

28404. arkymalarky - 1/27/2015 8:12:28 PM

That's good! One of the best times I had was a foot+ snow where we never lost power but school was out. Hope it stays on!

28405. judithathome - 1/27/2015 9:21:48 PM

Northern Maine...waaaay northern...two story townhouse. Entire first story picture window in living room: blocked by snow.

Said to be the worst storm of the CENTURY in Maine.

28406. wabbit - 1/28/2015 12:27:02 AM

Just shoveled again, about 24" of snow so far...the company paid to plow let the truck run out of diesel, then broke something, and who knows where the bobcat is. What a world.

Here's a question. You live in New England. You see snow every winter, you have to shovel snow every winter. Why are there always long lines to buy shovels right before every storm? Do people throw them out every year?

28407. arkymalarky - 1/28/2015 1:17:33 AM


28408. robertjayb - 1/28/2015 4:35:54 AM

I feel your pain, wabbit. Just last week I had a flashback to snow in Wisconsin and Upper Michigan. At a garage sale (I'm sort of a junkie) here in central Texas was a damn snow shovel. The owner had no explanation. I have had one opportunity to use my professional model 18-wheeler type windshield scraper. That's enough. Sunshine is promised for the next week.

28409. arkymalarky - 1/28/2015 4:36:55 AM

High was 73 here.

28410. judithathome - 1/28/2015 11:45:56 PM

We lived in northern Maine for eleven months and 29 days...bought a snow shovel...kept it and now Keoni uses it to scoop up leaves in the fall.

People driving by stop and ask him where he got that shovel...has happened several time in the last 20 years.

28411. judithathome - 1/28/2015 11:47:01 PM

Arky, we have had the same weather as y'all....freakish.

I have the doors open and the windows, too.

28412. arkymalarky - 1/29/2015 12:04:20 AM

Wish I could. :(

28413. wabbit - 1/29/2015 1:16:02 AM

Quick story...when we lived in CA and I was in kindergarten, the Blues Suits came to give me an IQ test. I was four years old. Mrs. Chase, bless her heart, introduced me to them as "the class artist". I was put in a janitor's closet with no windows and a small desk and given my exam papers. Geared for children my age, there were a lot of pictures.

I distinctly remember one question in particular. There was a drawing of a snow shovel, and the multiple choice question was, what is this? I sat in the dark closet at my little desk thinking, this is California, how would these kids know what a snow shovel is? I had lived in Alaska and WA and knew full well what a snow shovel looked like, but what a ridiculous question to ask in CA.

Lost respect for IQ exams at the tender age of four.

28414. wabbit - 1/29/2015 1:17:04 AM

Ended up with 26" of snow. More to come in a few days.

28415. arkymalarky - 1/29/2015 3:09:04 AM

What a memory! I had one at around that age and the only reason I remember it is my parents. I was supposed to be a mathematical whiz. I lost respect for iq tests in algebra ii. ;)

How much more? That's unreal. Can you get out at all?

28416. robertjayb - 1/29/2015 3:44:07 AM

Longtime Wisconsin resident get fedup with the winters. Plans to leave. Where to? Says he's going to mount a snow shovel on the front of his vehicle and travel south until someone asks what it is. There he will settle.

28417. arkymalarky - 1/29/2015 3:51:43 AM


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