Thursday Morning Herd Check-in and Open Thread for the Moosekins

by: JanF

Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 05:55:06 AM EST





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JanF :: Thursday Morning Herd Check-in and Open Thread for the Moosekins
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33 degrees in Madison WI (2.00 / 24)


Words have meaning. Our words will reflect what is in our souls.


Heat Wave!! (2.00 / 6)
Bust out the Coppertone and margarita mix!!

Republicans only care about Republicans.
Democrats care about the Republic


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15 degrees in Saugerties NY (2.00 / 21)
getting ready to head to school in about an hour and a half.  Thankfully no snow today, and I don't work tomorrow, so whatever this latest storm brings won't affect me, but my husband will probably have an ugly commute back up from NYC on Friday.

They do a better job of clearing the roads up here than they do in the city. Biggest problem on winding hilly roads is black ice.

Everyone inn the path of the storm - stay safe and take normal precautions..

I enjoyed weatherdudes's diary on the subject.    

"If you're in a coalition and you're comfortable, you know it's not a broad enough coalition"

Bernice Johnson Reagon


Stay safe and warm! (2.00 / 17)
Sitting inside watching the snow pile up while sipping a hot beverage in front of the fireplace is actually very pleasant. The aftermath is not so pleasant and I feel sorry for those who have to be somewhere or get home from somewhere. I was once blindsided by the timing of a major snowstorm and it took me 4 hours to get home instead of the normal 1.5 hours. I had to get help prying my hands off my steering wheel when I finally arrived home.

Words have meaning. Our words will reflect what is in our souls.


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will do! have a good one today n/t (2.00 / 12)


"If you're in a coalition and you're comfortable, you know it's not a broad enough coalition"

Bernice Johnson Reagon


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G'Mornin' ((JanFab and everyone)) (2.00 / 19)
Our unnamed winter snow has begun. Winter storm warning is up. They are saying(teasing) in the next 24 hours will will get 10-12 inches. I will believe it when I shovel it. Just in case they are right, I stocked up on everything yesterday. I even have a leftover piece of virtual birthday cake. Someone nicked all the leftover bubbly last night.  ;-)

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"Hair on fire complicates the decision of how to deal with the knot in your knickers while clutching your pearls with both hands." ~ wordsinthewind


I don't know anything about the bubbly but I saw a few people looking at it longingly. (2.00 / 17)
Here is what we have in store:
* TIMING... PERIODS OF LIGHT SNOW... LIGHT RAIN... AND LIGHT FREEZING RAIN TURNING TO SNOW FROM THE LATE MORNING INTO THE AFTERNOON. SNOW WILL THEN PREVAIL THROUGH THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS... 2 TO 5 INCHES. LIGHT ICE ACCUMULATIONS POSSIBLE THIS MORNING

Those National Weather Service guys are so poetic. The snow will "PREVAIL". Indeed!!

We have a youth basketball game this evening. I hope it will be played because if they reschedule it for next week that will probably mean 3 game days in a row.

Words have meaning. Our words will reflect what is in our souls.


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A snowy game day LOL for you.... (2.00 / 16)
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"Hair on fire complicates the decision of how to deal with the knot in your knickers while clutching your pearls with both hands." ~ wordsinthewind

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Do not let the snow prevail! (2.00 / 11)
Fight back!

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It is 23 degrees here in central NJ. I am headed to the office (2.00 / 17)
in a bit. I don't teach on Fridays, and I plan to stay home tomorrow. We may not get much snow, but I do not want to get stuck in my lab.

Good morning all Moosen. 46 in Wilmington, no snow for us! (2.00 / 17)
Jan, you're giving Racer ideas, he's really looking at the lawyer lol ;)

"Pin your money to your girdle and don't talk to strangers."  My Grandmom's advice when I went away to school.  I don't wear a girdle and have never met a stranger.  Sorry Grandmom!

Just keep Racer away from the phone book!! (2.00 / 17)


Words have meaning. Our words will reflect what is in our souls.


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Good morning to all in Moose Land. It's (2.00 / 17)
27 degrees here in NYC and am heading off to acupuncture before my day begins. Can't believe it is colder here than in Madison WI !!!

Morning mooselicious ones (2.00 / 16)
27 here in the Shenandoah Valley, heading for 37. No snow for us, we're sending it all north because we're generous that way!

Today is my Friday; I have tomorrow off for another batch of evaluations and my final meeting to get my results. I can haz dental surgery instead? No? Sigh.

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Enduring security and lasting peace do not require perpetual war.

Barack Obama 1/21/2013


We both have three day weekends - (2.00 / 16)
mine is just on the other end.

No matter where you go, there you are...

Buckaroo Banzai


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I'd rather supervise the workshop building (2.00 / 13)
And you go have my evals. How's that? No again? Sigh.

Enduring security and lasting peace do not require perpetual war.

Barack Obama 1/21/2013


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True (2.00 / 11)
I would if I could...

No matter where you go, there you are...

Buckaroo Banzai


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. (2.00 / 12)
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Enduring security and lasting peace do not require perpetual war.

Barack Obama 1/21/2013


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Aaawwwww!! (2.00 / 2)
Kittie love

Republicans only care about Republicans.
Democrats care about the Republic


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G'Mornin' ((Iriti)) (2.00 / 13)
I'm happy the testing isn't like this.....
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"Hair on fire complicates the decision of how to deal with the knot in your knickers while clutching your pearls with both hands." ~ wordsinthewind

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I'm fairly sure I'd rather it was (2.00 / 14)
Good morning {{K}}

Below, my favorite LOL of all time, not because it's relevant to the conversation but because it IS my favorite LOL of all time.

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Enduring security and lasting peace do not require perpetual war.

Barack Obama 1/21/2013


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Ha! (2.00 / 11)
... not because it's relevant to the conversation but because it IS my favorite LOL of all time.

To me this is a perfectly valid reason for introducing an LOL picture into a conversation.

Words have meaning. Our words will reflect what is in our souls.


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Most men over 40 (2.00 / 10)
Shudder when they hear that sound.  

No matter where you go, there you are...

Buckaroo Banzai


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Good luck, Sweetpea! (2.00 / 6)
Illegitimi non carborundum.

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JG News of the Day (2.00 / 12)
G'mornin' ev'ybuddy. Here's the latest from the JG in MD news service, which is all about moi.

At the thrift store...

I found an L.L. Bean raincoat. 35 years without a raincoat is too long. The moist years are finally over.

A long black rayon house dress with nicely spaced white zebras on it rests in my closet. The cats have been warned: Hair up my zebras and you are in trouble.

Another Possible Perfect Purse was acquired. Field trials are under way.




Let there be light. Then let there be a cat, a cocktail, and a good book.

Love your news service! (2.00 / 7)
I hope the test drive of your PPP goes well. Where in Maryland are you? I lived in Greenbelt for over 30 years.

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Montgomery Village (2.00 / 4)
I grew up in Silver Spring, totally rooted in Montgomery County. Went to the University of Maryland in the early 1960s. I don't even recognize the Greenbelt-Hyattsville area any more, it's grown up so much.

Let there be light. Then let there be a cat, a cocktail, and a good book.

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39f in Dandridge, the only town named after Martha Washington (nee Dandrige). (2.00 / 13)
Going up to a high of 45.

I'll take it, it is February.

John Askren - "Never get into a pissing match with a skunk."


45 would be a heatwave.... seriously (2.00 / 12)
Do you have any updates about btchakir?  

"Hair on fire complicates the decision of how to deal with the knot in your knickers while clutching your pearls with both hands." ~ wordsinthewind

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No. (2.00 / 12)
I am seriously concerned. His condition was terrible to begin with but I have hope since two months after surgery his wife posted an update. I have called and written with no luck and hope they are simply busy with each other.

John Askren - "Never get into a pissing match with a skunk."

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Morning Moosen. Happy Dance 'cause it is 46 and rainy in Columbia. (2.00 / 13)
There are a lot of big boomers to our west but it looks like most of them will miss us as those storms are heading more north than east.  Am at my laundry day breakfast place and will be heading out to get that done shortly.  Stay storm safe.

"I base most of my fashion sense on whether or not it itches"  -- Gilda Radner

I'm sending slow and steady rain thoughts your way. (2.00 / 12)


"Hair on fire complicates the decision of how to deal with the knot in your knickers while clutching your pearls with both hands." ~ wordsinthewind

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Thanks for your good thoughts. Slow and steady is exactly what we have and what we (2.00 / 10)
desperately need.

"I base most of my fashion sense on whether or not it itches"  -- Gilda Radner

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Rain and snow here in st Charles. (2.00 / 12)
All that stuff I said I was gonna do yesterday.  I didn't do any of it.  We made an impromptu trip to the museum of science and industry in Chicago.  And we didn't know it but it was free day for Illinois residents.  Saved about fifty five bucks there.  The kids had a ball and my house stayed clean cause we weren't here to mess it up!  So today:  ballet for my daughter, chicken roasting, bread making later.  Knitting whenever I can.  Have a great day.

Love the Museum of Science and Industry - (2.00 / 6)
Haven't been there since before they remodeled the u-boat exhibit. I know the guys that did the lighting for the exhibit. I need to get back there someday.

No matter where you go, there you are...

Buckaroo Banzai


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7 degrees here in the Shire (2.00 / 12)
thinking about what I need to get at the market before the STORM!!!!!!!!!!!!!! hits and we are buried under 3 FEET PLUS OF SNOW  Now have I made scary enough sounding ? :)

" In the choice between changing ones mind and proving there's no need to do so, most people get busy on the proof. "

I think it needs a few "bigs" (2.00 / 13)
... before the STORM!!!!!!!!!!!!!! hits and we are buried under 3 FEET PLUS OF SNOW

There ... now I am sufficiently alarmed.

Words have meaning. Our words will reflect what is in our souls.


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You are much better (2.00 / 12)
at this fear thing than than I. Have you thought of a career on Fox or Republican politics :)

" In the choice between changing ones mind and proving there's no need to do so, most people get busy on the proof. "

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If I were at Fox or in Republican politics ... (2.00 / 12)
... I would need to add "and this proves that there is no global warming" at the end of it.



Words have meaning. Our words will reflect what is in our souls.


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yesterday was a construction day (2.00 / 12)
and now we have two new windows. The weather will be too windy for a couple of days to open up big holes in the walls, no more windows until next week. Today we're going to town to pick up supplies and I'll get started on finishing the  two that've been installed. The windows are wood with metal cladding on the outside so all that has to be finished is the interior and that's something I can do. I don't get in on the construction for a lot of reasons but the biggest one is that I don't see well enough to be safe. Mr w wouldn't be able to get anything done for watching out for me. Instead I stay busy fixing meals for everyone, workers are so inspired when they smell dinner cooking!

There's nothing like eavesdropping to show you that the world outside your head is different from the world inside your head.--Thornton Wilder

good morning Purple People! (2.00 / 14)
Mr.GrumpyPants says, 'welcome to my world.' :-/

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just dropped off my daughter at the school bus, side roads and sidewalks are iced over and very treacherous. and oh goody, it all turns to snow later this afternoon. a day all Chicagoans will suddenly forget how to drive.

stay safe and warm everyone!

time...it seems to move so slowly until that day, when it doesn't.


We have those sidewalks here also. (2.00 / 12)
The bus was late ... giving kids more time to inch towards the bus stop. No one is running in this.


Words have meaning. Our words will reflect what is in our souls.


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yeah, it's not good. slow motion is the phrase of the day. (2.00 / 11)
i'm reaching for my bottle of Serenity Now pills, i'm 'gonna need 'em driving and walking woozles all day.

time...it seems to move so slowly until that day, when it doesn't.


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Good mmorning Merry Mooseseses (2.00 / 11)
It's a cloudy 59* degrees here in Fort Worth with a high expected to be 75*!

Hope everyone has the best day that is possible.


I am thinking (2.00 / 7)
You should take up lying about your weather out of kindness or something.

Enduring security and lasting peace do not require perpetual war.

Barack Obama 1/21/2013


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hahaha, ok, it's going to me 75* Celcius! (2.00 / 6)


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Howdy peeps (2.00 / 12)
Hope all is well in mooselot.

Mooselot!! Is that like Camelot but without the dromedaries? (2.00 / 10)

And the dancing knights, I hope.

Words have meaning. Our words will reflect what is in our souls.


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Indeed. it is a silly place. (2.00 / 10)


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Morning Moosefolk... (2.00 / 11)
Warm albeit cloudy day here, at least for a little while longer. Temps near 80 and then we cool down to more seasonal weather. I'm hoping for rain in my part of North Texas, the mountain cedar pollen is heavy and I'm miserable. Claritin D is not working, so that means a trip to the doctor's office for a shot.

Don't feel like doing a darn thing today, just want to sleep and veg...Seriously considering breaking into that Netflix series House of Cards. I've seen the British version and the reviews for the new version have been pretty decent. Eh, I don't know just may call the whole day a loss and go back to bed. Allergies oh so fun.  

"A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle"...."We make a Living by what we get...We make a Life by what we give."  


Knock knock. Who's there? Me! (2.00 / 12)
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Greetings from the mile high city. It was 54 in Denver yesterday and we'll be in the mid-50s today and tomorrow. Then snow Sat. and Sun. Not much, I think. I heart Denver weather. Good vibes to all those folk who will have to endure nasty conditions in the next couple of days!


urso!!!! (2.00 / 12)
Nice to see you!!! We have been meesing you!!!

And is this what happens after the door opens?


Words have meaning. Our words will reflect what is in our souls.


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I wish! God bless Cloris Leachman! n/t (2.00 / 10)


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Good morning, herd. (2.00 / 12)
Looks like we might get some rain today, first time in a few weeks. No complaints from me, as I'm more bothered by cold than wet - and we'll reach the mid-50s this afternoon.

Thanks again for the birthday wishes, folks!

There are, in every age, new errors to be rectified, and new prejudices to be opposed. ~Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)


I hope your special day was splendid. (2.00 / 11)
I noticed you checked in at jlms qkw's news thread last night.

Have you rested up from your grueling surgery class?

Words have meaning. Our words will reflect what is in our souls.


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LOL, "grueling" may be a tad strong. (2.00 / 11)
Surely it wasn't ME who gave that impression, was it? ;-)

The day WAS tiring, but a nice afternoon nap took care of that. Next up on the birthday celebration calendar: a trip to the museum tomorrow with an old friend, including lunch at the museum cafe. Fun!

There are, in every age, new errors to be rectified, and new prejudices to be opposed. ~Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)


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Good morning silks.... (2.00 / 12)
May your chocolate cake moment happen today....enjoy a slice for me too! My bland/blah diet is getting real old :(

Love is the lasting legacy of our lives

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I have no business eating cake... (2.00 / 11)
...but I'm going to anyway, if I can nab a slice from the co-op. Their chocolate cake is dark and rich, with fudge-y frosting.

I will dedicate the first bite to you, if you like. I'm sorry your diet won't allow you the same indulgence. :-(

There are, in every age, new errors to be rectified, and new prejudices to be opposed. ~Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)


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Happy belated, Silky. (2.00 / 11)
Some fireworks for you...
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How did your class go? Did you learn anything new?


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Oh thank you, urso! (2.00 / 10)
I love fireworks T H I S  M U C H!!!

I did learn one or two things yesterday, but most of what I need to know (according to yesterday's class) will be imparted to me in the days following surgery. My biggest questions are about how I'll manage given the particulars of my living space, getting up and down stairs, etc. and I'm assured that the physical/occupational therapists (both of whom I met yesterday) will work with me in light of my circumstances.

There are, in every age, new errors to be rectified, and new prejudices to be opposed. ~Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)


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I wish I could share with you (2.00 / 10)
some of the wisdom I gleaned from my 4 (count 'em: 4!) hip surgeries. My email is karmicaction@gmail.com if you would like to have that conversation.

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Wow, thanks so much! (2.00 / 10)
I've saved your email address and will probably have questions for you once I'm in the thick of things. At this point I still feel like I don't even know what to ask, though numerous practical questions (like about what kind of equipment I'll need) were answered yesterday.

There are, in every age, new errors to be rectified, and new prejudices to be opposed. ~Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

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You have 4 hips????? (2.00 / 9)


Words have meaning. Our words will reflect what is in our souls.


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LOL (2.00 / 8)
By that standard, I suppose I'll never be a real hippie. ;-)

There are, in every age, new errors to be rectified, and new prejudices to be opposed. ~Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

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You can be a broke hippie. (2.00 / 8)


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::groan:: (2.00 / 8)
I better leg it out of here before the puns kick in.

Words have meaning. Our words will reflect what is in our souls.


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::snort:: (2.00 / 7)
YES! Now you'll be making a special trip to Denver to see me, eh?

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Actually, I am thinking of a trip to Colorado as our summer vacation this year. (2.00 / 7)
I was planning to check in with other Coloradans (and arranging to visit your dogs for nose kisses) but the 4 hips thing has me a bit terrified!


Words have meaning. Our words will reflect what is in our souls.


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Oh, please do come! (2.00 / 6)
I am all excited about the possibility now. Putting on my four tap dancing shoes and beginning a wild rumpus.

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Eeeek! (2.00 / 4)
:::runs screaming:::

Words have meaning. Our words will reflect what is in our souls.


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Good morning.....another 45* and rainy PNW day. (2.00 / 12)
And another moment of frustration from reading the morning newspapers......NW media mogul buys Everett paper and enters coastal oil debate

Canadian newspaper mogul David Black today added the 111-year-old Everett Herald to his 39-newspaper Washington group, having recently also bought Seattle Weekly.  In an interesting twist, Black has also become a major player in one of the Northwest's big energy stories. He's the pitchman for building a $13 billion refinery in Kitimat, B.C., assuming that it's possible to build a pipeline from the Alberta oil sands, across B.C. wilderness, to the small port up the B.C. coast.



Love is the lasting legacy of our lives

Good Morning Fellow Moosers! (2.00 / 15)
It's 30 degrees in North Central Maryland so it could go either way.

It seems warm compared to the previous 2 weeks where 17 was the average temperature.

We don't do snow in Maryland very well. If it just dusts things people freak out.

Occasionally like the last 2 years we have a lot by this native New Yorkers standards and then the whole place just shuts down.

They just keep driving the speed limit and then we have the inevitable accidents. Black ice is the pits!


Snow in MD (2.00 / 5)
I'd think the Frederick area would be better with snow because it's near Western MD & the Pennsylvania border. Where are you?

In MoCo we have city in the south and country in the north, so school is sometimes cancelled when there's no problem below midcounty.

Let there be light. Then let there be a cat, a cocktail, and a good book.


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Carroll County (2.00 / 3)
Not that far away from Gettysburgh.

It's gotten better here about snow, but the plowing is uneven with all the rural areas. I have to hire my own plow guy because I live on a secondary semi- private road.

For some reason, my plow guy hasn't showed up - so it's not pretty trying to get out.


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Hey Y'all ! (2.00 / 9)
It's a balmy 72 here in The DF and W metroplex. I would say I feel bad sayin that but when I lived in New England I discovered that they got roads that go south from there. I strapped a snow shovel to the hood of my car and drove south until somebody asked what that thing was. I took the shovel off the hood and found a place to live.

Y'all stay warm.......

Mmmoooo

Republicans only care about Republicans.
Democrats care about the Republic


Great story!! (2.00 / 10)
I strapped a snow shovel to the hood of my car and drove south until somebody asked what that thing was. I took the shovel off the hood and found a place to live.

Thanks for the laugh!!

Words have meaning. Our words will reflect what is in our souls.


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The snow just restarted (2.00 / 3)
The wind held it off most of the day.  

"Hair on fire complicates the decision of how to deal with the knot in your knickers while clutching your pearls with both hands." ~ wordsinthewind

We had rain this morning, but... (2.00 / 3)
...now there's blue sky with a few fluffy clouds. I haven't been around snow in years and years (but I don't really miss it, except maybe during the holidays).

There are, in every age, new errors to be rectified, and new prejudices to be opposed. ~Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

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