It was funny, I moved to VT after highschool and worked construction in the Burlington area for 5 years. The first winter I showed up to work after the first snow fall of the year, 4 inches on the ground. Everybody was talking about all the snow, I just looked around and said "where I come from this is just a heavy frost". took crap about that statement the rest of the winter
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Fri, 2011-02-11 11:17#11
Back at ya
Fri, 2011-03-25 06:15#13
Yeah Mike and if you only had
Yeah Mike and if you only had to drive a little less in distance you could take your new wheeler to work, well, almost. BUt yes. this has been and so far still is one of the old time winters. My neighbors garage roof collapsed with that last storm and luckily his car was outside because the garage is about totaled now, even the sides have bowed out. Lucky you have a plow on that wheeler to do most of the work
Fri, 2011-03-25 08:03#14
a blessing for sure.
Absolutely right about having the 4 wheeler and the plow this year buddy. I am very glad to have it. It has been a blessing for sure.
My brother lost a barn to the snow this winter too. Ironically his snowmobiles were inside and smashed all to heck. When a slate roof comes down with 3 feet of snow on it that’s a LOT of weight! He’s still waiting on the insurance company because they denied the first claim because eteh 150 year odl barn had evidence of dry rot (well duh! So does every other barn in the county) but there is no way that barn would have come down without the snow on it. So it is back for reconsideration. Barns are down all over the area this year. Just up the road from me a neighbor lost half a barn roof too.
Fri, 2011-03-25 08:43#15
Yes sir ree, Sure has been
Yes sir ree, Sure has been one for the record books. Everything in this area seems to have some kind of dry rot or deterioration for sure. Hey, can I borrow your wheeler?, the way my big truck breaks down I'll need smething to tow my trailer
Fri, 2011-03-25 10:04#16
Don't complain so much Grooovy Mike.... it's just snow. Where I live we get a lot more inches of precipitation than you do. We get up to 40 inches per year.... OH, I guess that would be in the form of rain. And we don't have to shovel rain.
My back hurts for you Mike. I know we don't have a lot of snow here in the far left coast, but when we do get some, I have found a snow shovel that helps on the back. It's one of the bent handle models. The handle starts from your hand end, goes about a foot and a half, takes a downward bend and then bends back again. The theory is to let you shovel that white crap without having to bend over. And I have found that it works. I actually had to shovel three inches of snow once this winter. Now rain is another story......
Hey, when we get two inches of snow, schools close down around here. I lived in Utah for ten years and it would take two and a half feet to close the schools. I guess the difference is in the amount of snow removal equipment your DMV has. Your dad has all the snow removal equipment he needs... Mike and Rob.
Bottom line, you can keep all that white stuff back there on the right coast and I'll keep the rain.
Fri, 2011-03-25 10:43#17
2 inches doesn't even get noticed. We don't even plow that.
Just 40 inches? That's kids' stuff! The year I graduated highschool we got 47 inches of snow just in the month of JANUARY!
Albany (50 miles south of me) has had 85.7 inches of snow to date this winter. We ALWAYS get more snow than they do. I think it would be very conservative to say that we had over 100 inches of snowfall this winter at my place. A ten plus feet total would not surprise me.
Fri, 2011-03-25 11:27#18
May be just me but I would
May be just me but I would almost bet if you totaled the snow for the two previous years it wouldn't totale the snow we got this year. Arrow, you're right about the shovel you got but I stil prefer the snowblower and my wheeler of course.
Wed, 2011-03-30 14:41#19
Today- March 30th,2011
Today- March 30th,2011 current temp 50 degree's. Today on the radio I hear a winter weather advisory for tomorrow night till Saturday morning predicting 6-12 inch's of snow. COMMON now, enough is enough!!!!!!! The turkeys are going to move South also!!!! They to are fed up with it, I just know it.
I already put everything away for the year, now I gotta get it out and ready again, Jezzssss.