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    Holy Moly what snow & wind!!!

    Let me say right off that we don't have it as bad as some other locations in the Northeast. In CT there is 38" of new snow in places & there was wind gusts up to 78mph. This was really a monster storm.

    At home in Bedford, NH we currently have over 2' of snow with 25-30 mph winds, gusting higher at times, with snow drifts up to 4' in places and more coming down. We were lucky because the snow was relatively light and had no power outage. Last night the wind gusted to 52 mph at times.

    Clear skies are forecast for 1 pm here this afternoon with winds continuing at 20-22 mph. That'll be the time to get out the snow blower & re-locate the white stuff!

    For those of you that are also experiencing this winter storm, stay safe & stay warm!

    Bob, how did you make out with the storm???
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    Id guess we got hit with 10-12 inches, but the drifts are murder. spent 2 hours this morning, me on the snowthrower, my wife manned with a shovel and scraper, we had enough.
    Let mother nature melt the rest.
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    Woke up to snow drifted against the doors so high that I couldn't open them. Finally got the back door opened up enough to let the dog out. With the wind and snow he set a record for doing his business and getting back inside. He looked at me like I was crazy expecting him to go outside in that

    Snow was drifted over my head on the garage doors. I expect that we got somewhere between 24 and 30 ". We sit up pretty high so we tend to get a bit more snow than the folks lower in the valley. There is also a pond behind the house so the wind whips across it and into my yard.
    Didn't lose power, which was a miracle.

    I'll probably get into work around noon. I was informed last night that Lowes was a designated disaster sore and was required to remain open.

    On a more important note, the DOT issued a warning this morning that motorists may encounter snow covered streets
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    All this talk of snow and no pictures? How is a guy to believe?
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    its not pretty anymore, all the slush and dug out driveways. Now it turns into a real mess over the next couple of weeks.
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    I sure do miss the snow!

    Down here in Texas we have two seasons summer and fall.

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    If my wife didnt have to wait a few more years for her full pension, I think wed be wintering in florida. my brother and 2 sisters live within 30 minutes of each other, so I would be pretty happy down there. My wife is more than willing to retire early. I hate the snow. been looking at it for 58 years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan Bienlein View Post
    I sure do miss the snow!

    Down here in Texas we have two seasons summer and fall.
    If you're willing to take care of the packaging & shipping, you can have all of mine!!! LOL
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    I'm on top of a hill as well & the winds were gusting all day & all night up to 52 mph according to local weather forecasts. It was tough snow blowing as the swirling gusts blew the snow right back at you & where it had just been cleaned up. Had to re-do the driveway & walkways several times. Took 5 hours the first time around. So glad it was light snow, otherwise there would have been significant power outages. Although I'm fortunate to have a couple of generators (backup or as a loaner), and could get through a storm, it's really tough for those that don't.
    Thoughts entering one's mind need not exit one's mouth!
    As I age my memory fades .... and that's a load off my mind!

    "We Live In The Land Of The Free, Only Because Of The Brave"
    “The problems we face today are there because the people who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living."
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    Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery." Winston Churchill

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    Funny thing a friend form Rochester NY posted else where. Funny how Boston gets 24" of snow and they shut down the city and call it a blizzard. Up here we get 24" of snow and call it Monday.
    I'm siding with her except calling it Saturday
    It could be worse You could be on fire.
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