ONEDOLLAR wrote:Would you guys (sorry Lisa, no disprespect intended) mind sending some of that warm air up this way? This winter is getting old really fast. Oh.. and did I mention the snow? It is EVERYWHERE and more and more is on the way. As in FEET of snow.
Smokeyja wrote:an we make a trade for a while? I love snow and cold weather .
009to090 wrote:It was over 70 yesterday
Stoves are idling as low as they can, but still had to use Windowstats.
coalnewbie wrote:nmc, next Sunday we are high of 6* and with wind chill about -20*. I am pumped as I get an excuse to wind up my Garnet #48. Bring it on.
northernmainecoal wrote:coalnewbie wrote:nmc, next Sunday we are high of 6* and with wind chill about -20*. I am pumped as I get an excuse to wind up my Garnet #48. Bring it on.
That cold with some wind is about the best excuse you could ask for. Maybe I need a another BB or two....surely that would change my outlook on this cold weather
Let us know how the 48 treats you
~ Diary of a snow Shoveler, a Richmond VA boy moves to Boston ~
December 8: 6:00 P.M. It started to snow The first snowfall
of the season. The wife and I took our cocktails and sat for
hours by the window watching the huge snowflakes drift down
from heaven. It looked like a Grandma Moses print. So romantic.
We felt like newlyweds again. I love snow!
December 9: We awoke to a beautiful blanket of crystal white
snow covering every inch of the landscape. What a fantastic
sight! Can there be a more lovely place in the whole world?
Moving here was the best idea I have ever had! Shoveled for
the first time in years and felt like a boy again. I did both
our driveway and the sidewalks. This afternoon the snowplow
came along and covered up the sidewalks and closed in the
driveway, so I got to shovel again. What a perfect life!
December 12: The sun has melted all our lovely snow. Such a
disappointment. My neighbor tells me not to worry. We will
definitely have a white Christmas. No snow on Christmas would
be awful! Bob says we'll have so much snow by the end of winter,
that I'll never want to see snow again. I don't think that is
possible. Bob is such a nice man. I'm glad he's our neighbor.
December 14: Snow, lovely snow! Eight degrees last night.
The temperature dropped to minus twenty. The cold makes
everything sparkle so. The wind took my breath away, but I
warmed up by shoveling the driveway and sidewalks. This is
the life! The snowplow came back in the afternoon and buried
everything again. I didn't realize that I would have to do
quite this much shoveling, but I'll certainly get back in
shape this way. I wish I wouldn't huff and puff so much.
December 15: 20 inches forecast. Sold my van and bought a
4x4 Blazer. Bought snow tires for the wife's car and two extra
snow shovels. Stocked the freezer too. The wife wants a wood
stove in case the electricity goes out. I think she is silly.
After all, we aren't in Alaska.
December 16: Ice storm this morning. Fell on my rear on the
ice in the driveway while I was trying to put down salt. Hurt
like hell. The wife laughed for an hour. I think she's very cruel.
December 17: Still way below freezing. Roads are too icy to go
anywhere. Electricity was off for 5 hours. I had to pile the
blankets on to stay warm. Nothing to do but stare at the wife and
try not to irritate her. I guess I should have bought a wood stove,
but I won't admit that to her. God, I hate it when she is right.
Can't believe I'm freezing to death in my own living room.
December 20: Electricity's back on, but had another 14" of the
damn stuff last night. More shoveling. Took all day. Damn
snowplow came by twice. Tried to find a neighbor kid to shovel,
but they said they're too busy playing hockey. I think they are
lying. Called the only hardware store around to see about buying
a snow blower and they're out. Might have another shipment in March.
I think they're lying. Bob says I will have to shovel or the city
will bill me. I think he's lying.
December 22: Bob was right about a white Christmas because 13
more inches of the white stuff fell today, and it's so cold it
probably won't melt until August. Took me 45 minutes to get all
dressed to go out to shovel and then I had to pee. By the time
I got undressed, peed and dressed again, I was too tired to shovel.
I tried to hire Bob who has a plow on his truck for the rest of
the winter, but he says he's too busy. I think he's lying.
December 23: Only 2" of snow today. And, it warmed up to 0.
The wife wanted me to decorate the front of the house this morning.
What is she.....nuts??? Why didn't she tell me to do that a month
ago. She said she did, but I think she's lying.
December 24: 6". Snow packed so hard by the snowplow, I broke
the shovel. I though I was having a heart attack. If I ever catch
the SOB who drives that snowplow, I'll drag him through the snow
by his family jewels. I know he hides around the corner and waits
for me to finish shoveling and than he comes down the street at a
100 miles and hour and throws snow all over where I have just been!
Tonight the wife wanted me to sing Christmas Carols with her and
open our presents, but I was busy watching for the darn snowplow.
December 25: Merry Christmas! 20 more inches of the darned slop
tonight. Snowed in. The idea of shoveling makes my blood boil.
God, I hate the snow. Then, the snowplow driver came by and asked
for a donation and I hit him over the head with my shovel. The wife
says I have bad attitude. I think she's an idiot. If I have to
watch "It's A Wonderful Life" one more time, I'm going to kill her.
December 26: Still snowed in. Why the heck did I ever move here?
It was all her idea. She's really getting on my nerves.
December 27: Temperature dropped to -30 and the pipes froze.
December 28: Warmed up to above-50. Still snowed in. The wife is
driving me crazy!!!!!
December 29: 10 more inches of snow. Bob says I have to shovel the
roof or it will collapse. That's the silliest thing I have ever heard.
How dumb does he think I am?????
December 30: Roof caved in. The snowplow driver is suing me for a
million dollars for the bump on his head. The wife went home to
her mother. 9" predicted.
December 31: Set fire to what was left of the house. No more