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Old Feb 7, 2013, 8:28 AM   #1
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Default Hey, Zig - are you gonna be OK?

It looks like a bad news storm heading your way.

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My way (Michigan) as well. The prediction is up to 10" of the $%**&^%%^& white stuff.
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My way (Michigan) as well. The prediction is up to 10" of the $%**&^%%^& white stuff.
Ouch! Best of luck to you!

But Bay City is an area where people know how to drive in snow, right? Coming from the Chicago area then northern Arizona, I've been shocked at what mayhem ensues from an inch of snow in the DC area.

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I've witnessed that down south one year when they got a rare snow fall. There was cars off the road all over. Was kind of funny because that little bit of snow would be nothing up here.
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Ouch! Best of luck to you!

But Bay City is an area where people know how to drive in snow, right? Coming from the Chicago area then northern Arizona, I've been shocked at what mayhem ensues from an inch of snow in the DC area.

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Hi Ted,

Good to hear from you. As for the storm, looks like this one is the real deal.
Like you, with hurricanes coming up the coast, we've been thru these once or twice

I've got both cars filled with gas today. The portable generator, in case we lose power, has got fresh gas in it & got started up today. We've got 2 5-gal canisters of gasoline to keep it running if need be. The snow blower has been started and moved into the garage(I keep it in a lower shed when not in season.)

Our water is supplied from a well. So, tonight we'll start filling the tubs with water and have some extra for cooking.

Now, it's about the watching and waiting.

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They're calling it Nemo!

Expecting up to 30" up my way in southern nh!

Hoping to get out Sunday to the slopes!
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Well best of luck to both of you!!!
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I've witnessed that down south one year when they got a rare snow fall. There was cars off the road all over. Was kind of funny because that little bit of snow would be nothing up here.
One morning here in the DC area when 2" of snow was forecast and they closed the schools early, I asked a colleague who is from Maine, "Where you're from, do they close schools for 2" of snow?". He said, "If you look around and see 2" of snow, where you are is not where I'm from."

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Zig, it sounds like you're all set. Just make sure there's plenty of that recreational alcohol on hand as well to keep you warm

It sure sounds like you may see more snow this weekend than I have in multiple lifetimes......
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One morning here in the DC area when 2" of snow was forecast and they closed the schools early, I asked a colleague who is from Maine, "Where you're from, do they close schools for 2" of snow?". He said, "If you look around and see 2" of snow, where you are is not where I'm from."

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What's funny is some of the worst days are those where we have a real cold night with a a couple inches of snow just before sunrise, if conditions are right it can create a layer of ice on the road that is absolutely impossible to drive on until the sun comes up and the roads warm a little, much worse than a night of snow where the snow gets packed and you can just drive on it.

We were mostly spared last winter, so we are due, I just stopped at the grocery store, sold out of milk, had to buy a $3.50 Organic 1/2 Gallon as it was all they had left oh well. Like Zig I've got a generator and a well for water so if we got generator power we got water, we made it through the great ice storm of 2008, 9 nights no power, we were very lucky to have just bought a generator that year.

I'm going to throw a fresh suet cake in the feeder for the little ones as I expect they'll be hungry and you don't want them mad


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