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#166 memesuze

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Posted 04 February 2011 - 02:17 PM

Ice and snow day until 1p at work here in Austin. Just before the snow started falling we got icy drizzle that laid a sheet of ice under the snow, so overpasses and bridges especially are really treacherous.
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#167 Lex

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Posted 18 February 2011 - 07:04 PM

Giant ice piles have melted in my neighborhood and revealed things that have been entombed for almost 2 months. This morning I saw lots of pine needles. The first big storm arrived on December 27th, right after people started throwing out their Christmas trees.

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#168 Wilfrid

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Posted 18 February 2011 - 07:37 PM

It's still a little dangerous underfoot. Some very shaded areas are preserving little ice slicks, which it's so easy not to notice now that most of the muck has melted away.

#169 peppyre

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Posted 27 February 2011 - 05:45 PM

And winter is back with a vengeance. We have snow...lots of it and it's still snowing in much of the city. Fortunately, T lives in a little warm pocket near the airport, so we only have about 3 inches of snow and it has currently stopped here. Although I think at my place it will be much much worse. And it's supposed to last all week.

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Posted 23 March 2011 - 11:37 PM

Rain,sleet,snow and hail so far today. And now it's thundering. :o
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#171 Suzanne F

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Posted 24 March 2011 - 02:16 AM

Rain,sleet,snow and hail so far today. And now it's thundering. :o

No kidding. I left Midtown a little after 8, the sidewalk was a tad slippery. I got down here where there was a thick coating (between 1 and 2 inches) of sleet on the sidewalk. Now walking across the park we were pelted with more, and the sidewalk is total slush. Ugh. Happy spring. <_<

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Posted 24 March 2011 - 04:23 AM

60 ish degrees, sun shining. I did a little weeding and planted herbs and flowers. Spring!

#173 Wilfrid

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Posted 24 March 2011 - 04:26 AM

Serious, pelting sleet, together with lightning and thunder around 8pm on Avenue B. As luck would have it, I was about ten yards from a bar. Phew.

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Posted 24 March 2011 - 09:39 AM

Spring here in London too -- saw some teenagers wearing shorts and flip-flops which for some reason really irritated me.
But I had a long walk across the park to a meeting, and then walked back. Daffodils, birds tweeting, trees bursting out all over the place.

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Posted 27 March 2011 - 02:46 AM

It was 81 here in Tuscaloosa today. As much as I am looking forward to arriving in NYC tommorow, I am most certainly not looking forward to the cold weather. At least I had enough faith in Bama to carry my winter coat and pack some warm clothes when I left Las Vegas almost a week ago :) .

#176 Rail Paul

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Posted 31 March 2011 - 02:06 PM

Cold drizzle and a forecast of 6 inches of snow on the way, here in northern NJ.

Good day for a roast chicken and some home made wheat bread, I'd say. And, perhaps a fire in the fireplace.

Won't this winter EVER end?

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#177 GG Mora

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Posted 31 March 2011 - 02:32 PM

Cold drizzle and a forecast of 6 inches of snow on the way, here in northern NJ.

Good day for a roast chicken and some home made wheat bread, I'd say. And, perhaps a fire in the fireplace.

Won't this winter EVER end?

We're promised (threatened?) 8 16" of cement tomorrow. We got something like that last year, and TJ wasn't around during the day to keep up plowing. By the time he got home, there was too much heavy snow to budge with the truck, and we ended up SHOVELING about 40 yards of the driveway. We kept having to wax the shovels, because the snow would build up and stick; you'd go to throw a shovelful, and you and the shovel would get pulled along into the snow bank from the weight.

He's got to work tomorrow, so I'll have him leave the truck home so I can keep up snow removal.

In November, I love snow. And December, January, February, even early March. By April I fucking hate it. And don't get me started on heating with wood. At this point I'd rather go cold then have to build another fucking fire.

#178 Rail Paul

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Posted 31 March 2011 - 03:03 PM

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In November, I love snow. And December, January, February, even early March. By April I fucking hate it. And don't get me started on heating with wood. At this point I'd rather go cold then have to build another fucking fire.


I looked into installing a wood stove insert in our fireplace. Good payback, esp with the bio-mass credit. And, I love splitting wood with a wedge and sledge hammer. But, our fireplace to flue access would have required all kinds of work, and I wasn't comfortable with having much of the fpl ceiling and channel chipped away to make it happen.

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#179 StephanieL

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Posted 31 March 2011 - 05:05 PM

Cold drizzle and a forecast of 6 inches of snow on the way, here in northern NJ.

Good day for a roast chicken and some home made wheat bread, I'd say. And, perhaps a fire in the fireplace.

Won't this winter EVER end?

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#180 ghostrider

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Posted 31 March 2011 - 05:54 PM

Cold drizzle and a forecast of 6 inches of snow on the way, here in northern NJ.

Good day for a roast chicken and some home made wheat bread, I'd say. And, perhaps a fire in the fireplace.

Won't this winter EVER end?

Steak & hashed browns for me. Shmething about cold wet days makes me crave fried taters & onions.

They're still predicting mostly rain for my little corner of Bergen County tomorrow. Hope that's right, I do not want to see any more snow.
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