Coffee, day of the Nemo storm

Re: Coffee, day of the Nemo storm

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Feb 09, 2013 8:52 am

Good to hear NS--not thrilled with that union crap of keeping pay scale where a person WAS--get pd. the proper pay rate for what you'll be doing or I'd find someone that will. Sorry my friend--just an old farmers beliefs. Of course you're on thieving Govt. contracts :(
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Re: Coffee, day of the Nemo storm

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Sat Feb 09, 2013 8:53 am

Good morning all and thanks for breakfast Freddy, best deal in town! Can't stay and chat though have to clear the snow so the crazy wind can blow some more in :o I wish the restaurant would close today, I feel like a kid and I want a snow day, oh well.....SMITTY gonnah take the honda foreman out we only have about 6-8 inches, hard to tell we have bare spots in the driveway and 2 ft. drifts :?
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Re: Coffee, day of the Nemo storm

PostBy: jpete On: Sat Feb 09, 2013 9:02 am

I heard there are 187,000 without power in RI. I'm just glad it's not me. Not much snow here near the water. 8" or so. Hard to tell the way things were blowing around. Lost a few limbs and probably one pine tree plus the birch out by the mailbox was on it's last leg anyway. The top snapped off and smashed my mailbox on the way down.

Just going to have some toast and coffee before I go fire up the snow blower.

This was my first look out the window this morning.

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Re: Coffee, day of the Nemo storm

PostBy: plumber On: Sat Feb 09, 2013 9:04 am

jpete wrote:I heard there are 187,000 without power in RI. I'm just glad it's not me. Not much snow here near the water. 8" or so. Hard to tell the way things were blowing around. Lost a few limbs and probably one pine tree plus the birch out by the mailbox was on it's last leg anyway. The top snapped off and smashed my mailbox on the way down.

Just going to have some toast and coffee before I go fire up the snow blower.

This was my first look out the window this morning.

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What a differance 25 miles makes! We're absolutely burried!
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Re: Coffee, day of the Nemo storm

PostBy: jpete On: Sat Feb 09, 2013 9:17 am

"Official" snowfall at the airport is a little over 16" and I'm only a couple miles from there so maybe there is more than it looks. The bed of my truck is nearly full so maybe it is 16"?
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Re: Coffee, day of the Nemo storm

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sat Feb 09, 2013 9:25 am

6 degrees here, North wind is blowing pretty good. I guess we got about 12" of snow? Tough to tell, it is blowing all over the place. I knocked the drifts into next Tuesday with my plow truck...that thing has really been earning its keep this year.

Had a close call yesterday, I shut off my EFM stoker to give it a few drops of oil and the phone rang...I bet you can guess what happened next. Yep, I moved on to the next job and never turned the stoker back on. About 4 hours later I was wondering why the house seemed cold...then it hit me. Boiler was down to 120 degrees, all zones were calling for heat, but the fire was still alive. I set the stoker on 6 teeth and let it roar. After about an hour everything was back up to temp.
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Re: Coffee, day of the Nemo storm

PostBy: plumber On: Sat Feb 09, 2013 9:32 am

I just went and measured a few areas out in the yard. I averaged 33"!!!
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Re: Coffee, day of the Nemo storm

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Sat Feb 09, 2013 9:43 am

Good morning, It looks like we maybe got 8" or so. The wind sucks, I have to go to the barn a take care of the horses but I am having a hard time convincing myself. LOL
There is about 3 feet blown in right up to the basement door. But it looks nice outside from inside.
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Re: Coffee, day of the Nemo storm

PostBy: SteveZee On: Sat Feb 09, 2013 9:50 am

KLook wrote:Fine coffee this morning! Pinch of salt?? I am glad to not be in Maine, and kind of sorry to miss it at the same time. :( Getting reports from home occasionally, my son is taking it like a good Mainah, "nothing to see here folks, move along, just snow."
Lisa, the bees have already begun here. A man at the millwork has a hive and they were flying in loaded down with pollen 2 days ago. Can't wait to set up my own.

Kevin

Yep she's a corkah. Blowing to beat the band out there. Sideways snow and tornado's of snow. Went out in the barn this morning for a hod of coal (in my slippers) and had about a half to a foot of powder around the barn door and on a banch I moved in for winter. :o Just the effect of having about a 1 inch gap at the bottom of the door. Looks like Christmas round the door opening. Filled the tub last night and heard the youngest cat Meryl fall in about 3am :lol: He spent the rest of the night by the 116.
We got about 19" so far and counting. Some spots bare and others 5 foot drifts. Portland really took the hit. They have 30" and counting as I type. I got a roaster chicken going in the Glenwood in the kitchen. Taters, snap peas, etc.. etc.. I'm with MichaelAnthony...Snowday! After my chores, I'll be flying a mission on The Cliffs of Dover. Might even be a Nazi in a ME109 or maybe a nice radial engined Focke Wulf 190! WE'll change that Battle of Britain result. ;)

Hey Kev, We miss ya up here. ;) lucky bugger. Cool about the bees! Kim is also got a hive planned for springtime. She's a Bee freak.
Stay in and Stay warm folks.
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Re: Coffee, day of the Nemo storm

PostBy: buffalo bob On: Sat Feb 09, 2013 10:11 am

morning all , just coffee so far,iam a bruncher ill have my cornbeef hash with dippy eggs on top later...not much sno here good dusting is all we got...gotta go tend my hitzer 12 hrs is about up,have a good day and stay warm,i know i will...
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Re: Coffee, day of the Nemo storm

PostBy: LsFarm On: Sat Feb 09, 2013 10:47 am

Back side of the storm: Crisp, clear blue sky,, and -8* here in SE Michigan. Nemo left abour 6" of snow,yesterday, It stopped snowing about noon on Friday..
Today is just bright sunshine, then warm and rain tomorrow and Monday.. I don't think it will be warm and wet enough to wash away all the snow, so it will become a hard frozen crust.. Good for turning your ankle when walking around in the yard .. :mad:

My dog just loves this weather,, when I cleared the drive and sidewalks, he thinks the snow piles are for him to play in,, I think he thinks I hid one of his toys in the snow pile,, he digs and digs.. and sniffs,, then sneezes because the snow gets in his nose hilarious to watch..

Thanks for the coffee and I think I'm gonna make pancakes.. I still have some real maple syrup from last spring.. Yummy stuff !!
A cup of buttermilk, a cup of flour and a teaspoon of baking soda, stir and use the batter while it still is bubbling.. makes
wojderful light pancakes iwth real buttermilk tang'

Everyone be careful don't over do it.. the snow will wait for you !!

Hey, how about a contest for the highest snow pile.. I'm gonna start a new thread.. :D


Greg L
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Re: Coffee, day of the Nemo storm

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat Feb 09, 2013 12:42 pm

I just came in from snow blowing.....thought I'd do it twice. Once would be a killer! I'm guessing 18 inches so far. Lot's of 24 to 30 inch drifts. The highest drift was next to nephew Roland's Jeep. It was within a few inches of the roof. Still snowing hard....They claim another 3 or 4 hours before it slacks off.
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Re: Coffee, day of the Nemo storm

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat Feb 09, 2013 12:43 pm

Double post...sorry!
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Re: Coffee, day of the Nemo storm

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Sat Feb 09, 2013 1:16 pm

KLook wrote:Lisa, the bees have already begun here. A man at the millwork has a hive and they were flying in loaded down with pollen 2 days ago. Can't wait to set up my own.Kevin


Hi Kevin, the bees are flying whenever it gets over 40* - probably 4 days out of the week. Some of them are coming back packed with pollen, too. I don't know where they are getting it from but something is blooming. Actually, 2 somethings - a bright gold and a cream pollen. As tempting as it is to think winter is over, I know we are due for a couple more cold snaps. Lots of beekeepers lost their hives to cold a couple of years ago when they rushed the spring. DK always says about me "there's not a microwave fast enough" for my purposes but I hope to be able to prove him wrong in this instance.

Wahoo! I scored big time at the Re Store! I picked up an old storm window for .50 that fits the opening of a two door kitchen cabinet perfectly; that cabinet cost $10. That box and the glass are the basic parts of the solar melter. Melters go for $80 plus on the internet. A little foam stripping to insure the bees can't get in and a couple of 2X4 for legs and I'm set.

The temperature is hovering around 40* but the wind is giving us a real time temp of 18*. I'll take it over the 6ft snow drifts in other areas of the NEPA crossroads.

Stay warm, Lisa
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Re: Coffee, day of the Nemo storm

PostBy: Joeski On: Sat Feb 09, 2013 6:24 pm

Just the usual black lukewarm coffee that I chug down fast to try to get me going. Wow do I ever feel lucky. Maybe 3 inches maximum in Collegeville from Nemo and easily cleared because my son did it. It's 31* now outside. The Pocono place had about 10 inches and 4 from last week and for $30 the snow plow guys have it all blacktop now.

The main problem in the Pocono place is the one plow driver didn't realize I had about 1 to 2 tons of coal on a tarp & covered with a tarp and pushed it off my driveway into the wooded part of my yard. I won't see the pile until at earliest next week if the snow melts. Luckily I have 2 blue drums & a 32 gallon garbage can + a bunch of buckets in the basement & a Bagster filled to almost overflowing too. Time for a second Bagster or a Super Sak so there is no more tarped piles outside.

Have a good weekend everyone.
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