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  1. #61
    Dave Smith Guest

    Default Snow and salt wasRe: bananas and cramps

    On 09/10/2012 10:30 AM, Ema Nymton wrote:
    > On 10/9/2012 9:12 AM, Julie Bove wrote:
    >
    >> Snow is just dangerous here. They don't plow, salt or sand most roads.
    >> It's just an accident waiting to happen.

    >
    >
    > Same here. We have no salt trucks or snow plows, so they close the
    > highways until the ice melts. It only snows every 10 yrs, and the snow
    > melts, most of the time, when it hits the ground.


    I guess it is a calculated risk. Living in an area where we are
    guaranteed to have snow multiple times each winter, all jurisdictions
    responsible for roads are well equipped with sanders and plows to deal
    with it. We get a kick out of news reports about horrible snow
    conditions in states to the south of us when they show people out
    sweeping the sidewalks and cars slipping and sliding when there is less
    than an inch of snow.

    I once went out to visit friends in Victoria BC in February. Despite
    their claims that it never snows there, it did upon my arrival, and what
    should have been a 7 hour drive plane, ferry, bus trip ended up taking
    18 hours. Traffic was barely moving in Victoria which was hit withe
    their once in a decade snow storm. It was all gone by the next morning.



  2. #62
    Ed Pawlowski Guest

    Default Re: Snow and salt wasRe: bananas and cramps

    On Tue, 09 Oct 2012 18:51:44 -0400, Dave Smith
    <[email protected]> wrote:



    >
    > I guess it is a calculated risk. Living in an area where we are
    >guaranteed to have snow multiple times each winter, all jurisdictions
    >responsible for roads are well equipped with sanders and plows to deal
    >with it. We get a kick out of news reports about horrible snow
    >conditions in states to the south of us when they show people out
    >sweeping the sidewalks and cars slipping and sliding when there is less
    >than an inch of snow.
    >
    >I once went out to visit friends in Victoria BC in February. Despite
    >their claims that it never snows there, it did upon my arrival, and what
    >should have been a 7 hour drive plane, ferry, bus trip ended up taking
    >18 hours. Traffic was barely moving in Victoria which was hit withe
    >their once in a decade snow storm. It was all gone by the next morning.
    >



    The less snow an area gets, the harder it is for locals to drive in
    it. I was in North Carolina and an inch of snow closed many
    businesses. In Atlanta, light snow had people abandoning cars on the
    highway.

    Here in CT they do a very good job. If I can get out my driveway, I
    can drive the roads.

  3. #63
    Ema Nymton Guest

    Default Re: Snow and salt wasRe: bananas and cramps

    On 10/9/2012 5:51 PM, Dave Smith wrote:

    > I once went out to visit friends in Victoria BC in February. Despite
    > their claims that it never snows there, it did upon my arrival, and what
    > should have been a 7 hour drive plane, ferry, bus trip ended up taking
    > 18 hours. Traffic was barely moving in Victoria which was hit withe
    > their once in a decade snow storm. It was all gone by the next morning.


    When it snows here, people celebrate. The schools will close, many
    businesses will close, and children go outdoors to scrape enough dirty
    snow off of cars to build a ratty looking snowman. Sad, really.

    Becca



  4. #64
    Somebody Guest

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    "Brooklyn1" <Gravesend1> wrote in message
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    > You obviously can't understand that snow is romantic.



    Snow-- when freshly fallen, beautiful. And romantic. Magical at night,
    when it's all pure virgin white covering the entire city. And a quiet
    stillness in the air... There is nothing better than a hug and kiss with
    someone you love, on a cold winter night in freshly fallen snow.


    Those Lake Effect storms-- amazing! (No wonder the Edmund Fitzgerald went
    down.)... I once drove back from Denver to Erie in the winter, and there
    was 1-2 inches across the entire country as I drove my rusting out 78 Honda
    Civic 1200... Got to Meadville about 20 miles away from home... Two feet!
    Went from 1-2 inches to two feet in about 1/4 mile. I stopped at a rest
    stop and it was over my knees, up to my thighs. There were snow trenches
    from the parking lot to the building.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgI8bta-7aw



  5. #65
    Somebody Guest

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    "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > The only roads they close here are the really steep ones like in downtown
    > Seattle. They do plow and sand a few roads there but the problem is, many
    > of us don't live and/or work there. If you live downtown and work
    > downtown, you might be okay. If you live in the suburbs? Nope.



    That is what they here too... Weird. What is the point of plowing the main
    roads if you can't get to them? Well, I guess emergency vehicles.




  6. #66
    Michel Boucher Guest

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    "Somebody" <[email protected]> wrote in news:k54s6s$h76$[email protected]:

    > Got to Meadville about 20 miles away from home... Two feet!
    > Went from 1-2 inches to two feet in about 1/4 mile.


    Different weather sectors.

    Ottawa used to get record snowfalls, but the snow belt moved south
    about 30 years ago, and now it's the Seaway region that gets the
    drop.

    On the other hand, it never snows in Toronto (or so Torontonians
    like to believe).

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCS06rbL5hI

    --

    Traditions are group efforts to keep the unexpected
    from happening.

    -- Barbara Tober


  7. #67
    Somebody Guest

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    "Ed Pawlowski" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > The less snow an area gets, the harder it is for locals to drive in
    > it. I was in North Carolina and an inch of snow closed many
    > businesses. In Atlanta, light snow had people abandoning cars on the
    > highway.
    >
    > Here in CT they do a very good job. If I can get out my driveway, I
    > can drive the roads.




    Here KY, they predict 3" snow and the grocery stores are flooded. Bread and
    milk all gone in a few hours...

    And people have no sense how to drive in it... Four wheelers think they can
    still drive 65+. On the highway, you see them down in the median a mile
    later after they whizzed past.

    In Erie (which averages 80 inches), you'd often see two snow plow trucks in
    tandem... Cleared the streets fast. (Though I hated to hear the sound of
    them at night... Meant I had to go out and clear the end of the driveway.)



  8. #68
    Somebody Guest

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    "Cheri" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > I've always loved the snow. Unfortunately, I don't live where it ever
    > snows anymore.
    >
    > Cheri


    Well, you can always visit it.



  9. #69
    Somebody Guest

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    "Nanzi" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    >
    > Avocado also has high potassium and would help. I hate leg cramps,
    > anywhere on the leg. I got a weird one up in NH last week, all near my
    > ankle. Thank God it only happened once. Good Luck



    ---

    I've had them happen in my foot too... But ankle is much worse. I never
    know if I should move my leg or not move it at all.; just try to massage it.
    And can literally feel the muscle curled... When it happens, it's like
    God-- please take me now!

    I just got a couple avocados... I think I will make a salad with half one.
    Thanks for the suggestion.



  10. #70
    Somebody Guest

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    "Michel Boucher" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Ottawa used to get record snowfalls, but the snow belt moved south
    > about 30 years ago, and now it's the Seaway region that gets the
    > drop.
    >
    > On the other hand, it never snows in Toronto (or so Torontonians
    > like to believe).
    >
    > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCS06rbL5hI


    interesting.

    I don't understand the people that drive without at least brushing the snow
    off the windshields, let alone the roof.



  11. #71
    Ed Pawlowski Guest

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    On Wed, 10 Oct 2012 17:34:53 -0500, Michel Boucher
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >"Somebody" <[email protected]> wrote in news:k54s6s$h76$[email protected]:
    >
    >> Got to Meadville about 20 miles away from home... Two feet!
    >> Went from 1-2 inches to two feet in about 1/4 mile.

    >
    >Different weather sectors.
    >
    >Ottawa used to get record snowfalls, but the snow belt moved south
    >about 30 years ago, and now it's the Seaway region that gets the
    >drop.
    >
    >On the other hand, it never snows in Toronto (or so Torontonians
    >like to believe).
    >
    >http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCS06rbL5hI



    Enough that the exams were cancelled!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWeTo...eature=related

  12. #72
    Cheryl Guest

    Default Re: bananas and cramps

    On 10/7/2012 5:37 PM, Ema Nymton wrote:

    > On 10/7/2012 1:42 PM, dsi1 wrote:
    >
    >> I'll take some Tums for cramps. I have to be careful about eating
    >> bananas because they can trigger leg cramps. I understand that potassium
    >> should alleviate cramping but my body has other ideas.

    >
    >
    > My problem, was a shortage of vitamin D. I began taking 50K per day and
    > the cramps went away almost immediately. I was eating 2-3 bananas per
    > day for weeks and weeks, and it did not stop the leg cramps, so I had
    > lab work done.
    >


    That's interesting that vit D deficit resulted in cramps. I take vit D3
    (1000ui) due to lab results also along with calcium (1200mg + D3
    1000ui), but never related cramps and taking it. I'd been just taking
    the calcium with the D3 in it, but doctor said to take extra D. I have
    to admit I haven't been getting the cramps I used to get. Mostly my
    hands and toes would constantly cramp. Thanks for the info!


  13. #73
    Cheryl Guest

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    On 10/9/2012 10:10 AM, Brooklyn1 wrote:

    > I don't need to mow my lawn:
    > http://i45.tinypic.com/309lh0y.jpg


    Is that the barn that Newt lives in? How do you get out there to feed
    and water him with all that snow? Your tractor?

  14. #74
    Cheryl Guest

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    On 10/9/2012 10:19 PM, Ed Pawlowski wrote:

    > The less snow an area gets, the harder it is for locals to drive in
    > it. I was in North Carolina and an inch of snow closed many
    > businesses. In Atlanta, light snow had people abandoning cars on the
    > highway.
    >
    > Here in CT they do a very good job. If I can get out my driveway, I
    > can drive the roads.


    My house is on a state numbered route, meaning it has to be plowed
    within a certain amount of time, as opposed to a city or even county
    maintained road. They usually do a good job of keeping it clear but the
    problem I have is that if I manage to shovel my own driveway enough to
    get my vehicle out, along comes a snow plow and blocks me in again.
    Frustrating! lol


  15. #75
    Somebody Guest

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    "Ed Pawlowski" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Enough that the exams were cancelled!
    > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWeTo...eature=related



    multiple lols



  16. #76
    Somebody Guest

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    "Ed Pawlowski" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Enough that the exams were cancelled!
    > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWeTo...eature=related



    I haven't laughed that hard in a long time. Thx.

    It's gets worse... there's more bad news
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=...ture=endscreen



  17. #77
    Michel Boucher Guest

    Default Re: snow is romantic

    Ed Pawlowski <[email protected]> wrote in
    news:[email protected]:

    > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWeTo...eature=related


    This is about a snowstorm in 2010 in London Ontario (not the other
    London) which shut down Western University and cancelled exams. I
    sent it to my son because he studied at Western although he wasn't
    there because he had long since graduated.

    --

    Traditions are group efforts to keep the unexpected
    from happening.

    -- Barbara Tober


  18. #78
    Dave Smith Guest

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    On 10/10/2012 6:34 PM, Michel Boucher wrote:
    > "Somebody" <[email protected]> wrote in news:k54s6s$h76$[email protected]:
    >
    >> Got to Meadville about 20 miles away from home... Two feet!
    >> Went from 1-2 inches to two feet in about 1/4 mile.

    >
    > Different weather sectors.
    >
    > Ottawa used to get record snowfalls, but the snow belt moved south
    > about 30 years ago, and now it's the Seaway region that gets the
    > drop.


    I used to work in Fort Erie a lot and it used to get hit with the lake
    effect snow off Lake Erie, just like Buffalo across the river/lake. One
    time he had a storm that dumped 4 feet of snow along the north shore.
    Along Hwy. 3 it was down to 2 feet, and at the QEW, less than half a
    mile north of 3 it was down to a foot, and a couple miles down the road
    it tapered off to nothing. The year I drove a snow plow we patrolled a
    20 mile stretch of highway but more than 75% of our plowing was down
    along the last couple miles into Fort Erie.

    The Blizzard of 77 created snow drifts that buried houses, tree, buses
    and transport trucks. It didn't really snow that hard. It was the
    powerful winds and the cold. Lake Erie had frozen over and the wind
    blew the snow a couple hundred miles and piled it up at the end of the lake.

    FWIW we were supposed to come and look at the house we were thinking of
    buying but had to put it off because the roads were closed. When we got
    out here a couple days later there was a snow bank about 20 feet high
    around the corner from the house, and we were at the northern edge of
    the area affected. It was much worse closer to the lake.









    > On the other hand, it never snows in Toronto (or so Torontonians
    > like to believe).
    >
    > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCS06rbL5hI
    >



  19. #79
    Somebody Guest

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    "Dave Smith" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    >
    > The Blizzard of 77 created snow drifts that buried houses, tree, buses and
    > transport trucks. It didn't really snow that hard. It was the powerful
    > winds and the cold. Lake Erie had frozen over and the wind blew the snow
    > a couple hundred miles and piled it up at the end of the lake.



    I remember then. I was a paperboy, morning paperboy... And the gas pipes
    froze at my HS... Moron gym teacher made us swim a lap at pool class. It
    was 56 degrees in the pool, and when I dove in my body literally just
    stopped moving. Then I swam like the dickens to get to the other side and
    get out... (That gym teacher was nuits. If you forgot your swimsuit, you
    still had to swim.)



  20. #80
    Somebody Guest

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    "Dave Smith" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    .... Lake Erie had frozen over and the wind blew the snow a couple hundred
    miles and piled it up at the end of the lake.

    I remember hearing stories of a few people walking over it... I cannot
    image that. The loneliness of being out there. And a shift in the water,
    opening up the ice...



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