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  1. #1
    Andy Guest

    Default OT: 24+ hours

    OT: 24+ hours

    The snow storm was brutal. Lost power on Wednesday and managed to stay
    alive overnight. Broken white pine tree limbs everywhere and a few
    brought down all my utility lines across my driveway.

    Deciding not wanting to freeze to death I called for emergency rescue.
    Rescue came courtesy of my local police dept. but the officer pulled in
    too far down my driveway and with my added 190+/- poundage. he couldn't
    back up to the street. So he had to radio for rescue himself. A tow
    service showed up and winched us out and away.

    He dropped me off at a local (one of three) motel. So I spent Thursday
    mixing in with the transients.

    Out of boredom, I even loosened up enough to mingle with the bar crowd,
    the likes of which I've not experienced in quite some time. A young, good
    looking bunch. Even the motel whore wanted me for everything I was worth.
    I kept kindly brushing her off. With Bud Lights in hand I spent my time
    watching two motel "residents" play scrabble. Darn serious players with
    electronic and official scrabble dictionaries. Took two hours. Like a
    chess match. Two very equally ultra-absorbed players. A safe way to pass
    the time away I figured. Kept my mouth shut and didn't "kibitz."

    This morning I got up and was wondering how would I know if I had power,
    to return home, so I dialed my answering machine and it picked up. I left
    a silly message to myself and caught a cab home.

    An acquaintance, Jim, who I didn't recognize at first nor him, me, met up
    in the lobby as he called me a cab. He was the hotel manager. Super good
    bird watcher, which is how we met years ago.

    The utility lines have to be re-tensioned to raise them out of harm's
    way. Thank God that it's the first time in 18 years to happen. I have
    plenty shoveling to do if the utility companies will respond. Just
    getting back home, I'll let it be for a day before I go out in the snow.
    The storm left another 18" or so and I'm just not up to it at the moment.
    The snow thrower is SOL, dammit! A historic combined winter snow fall of
    78.1". Not much compared to some states/areas but it's a record for
    Philly. I never thought anything could beat the blizzard of 1996. Lesson
    learned: Never say never.

    The motel in town, as luck would have it, according to Jim was closing in
    three days from today. The very same motel we spent our first night in
    Pennsylvania in 1989. Where's the bar crowd going to next? I dunno.

    Andy

  2. #2
    Dimitri Guest

    Default Re: 24+ hours


    "Andy" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]..
    > OT: 24+ hours


    <snip>
    >
    > Andy


    Any survival is a win!

    Dimitri

  3. #3
    Andy Guest

    Default Re: 24+ hours

    "Dimitri" <[email protected]> wrote:

    >
    > "Andy" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    >> OT: 24+ hours

    >
    > <snip>
    >>
    >> Andy

    >
    > Any survival is a win!
    >
    > Dimitri



    Dimitri,

    Yessiree!!!

    Best,

    Andy

  4. #4
    gloria.p Guest

    Default Re: OT: 24+ hours

    Andy wrote:
    > OT: 24+ hours
    >
    > The snow storm was brutal. Lost power on Wednesday and managed to stay
    > alive overnight. Broken white pine tree limbs everywhere and a few
    > brought down all my utility lines across my driveway.
    >

    A historic combined winter snow fall of
    > 78.1". Not much compared to some states/areas but it's a record for
    > Philly. I never thought anything could beat the blizzard of 1996. Lesson
    > learned: Never say never.
    >



    You can't second guess Mother Nature. What you see is what you git.
    This will be a winter for many memories and the record book.

    I'm glad you found a place of refuge.

    Be careful shoveling. If you wait long enough it will melt. ;-)

    gloria p

  5. #5
    sf Guest

    Default Re: OT: 24+ hours

    On Fri, 12 Feb 2010 10:20:15 -0600, Andy <[email protected]> wrote:

    > The utility lines have to be re-tensioned to raise them out of harm's
    > way. Thank God that it's the first time in 18 years to happen. I have
    > plenty shoveling to do if the utility companies will respond. Just
    > getting back home, I'll let it be for a day before I go out in the snow.
    > The storm left another 18" or so and I'm just not up to it at the moment.
    > The snow thrower is SOL, dammit! A historic combined winter snow fall of
    > 78.1". Not much compared to some states/areas but it's a record for
    > Philly. I never thought anything could beat the blizzard of 1996. Lesson
    > learned: Never say never.


    Glad you made it through relatively unscathed and you're right about
    never saying never.

    --
    I love cooking with wine.
    Sometimes I even put it in the food.

  6. #6
    Andy Guest

    Default Re: OT: 24+ hours

    "gloria.p" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Andy wrote:
    >> OT: 24+ hours
    >>
    >> The snow storm was brutal. Lost power on Wednesday and managed to
    >> stay alive overnight. Broken white pine tree limbs everywhere and a
    >> few brought down all my utility lines across my driveway.
    >>

    > A historic combined winter snow fall of
    >> 78.1". Not much compared to some states/areas but it's a record for
    >> Philly. I never thought anything could beat the blizzard of 1996.
    >> Lesson learned: Never say never.
    >>

    >
    >
    > You can't second guess Mother Nature. What you see is what you git.
    > This will be a winter for many memories and the record book.
    >
    > gloria p



    gloria p,

    No Ma'am! Mother Nature constantly has us at her mercy!

    Bitch!

    Can I say that?

    Best,

    Andy

  7. #7
    Andy Guest

    Default Re: OT: 24+ hours

    sf <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On Fri, 12 Feb 2010 10:20:15 -0600, Andy <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> The utility lines have to be re-tensioned to raise them out of harm's
    >> way. Thank God that it's the first time in 18 years to happen. I have
    >> plenty shoveling to do if the utility companies will respond. Just
    >> getting back home, I'll let it be for a day before I go out in the
    >> snow. The storm left another 18" or so and I'm just not up to it at
    >> the moment. The snow thrower is SOL, dammit! A historic combined
    >> winter snow fall of 78.1". Not much compared to some states/areas but
    >> it's a record for Philly. I never thought anything could beat the
    >> blizzard of 1996. Lesson learned: Never say never.

    >
    > Glad you made it through relatively unscathed and you're right about
    > never saying never.



    Hi sf [waving]

    Once upon a time long ago, we had snow in downtown Los Angeles, for a
    whopping ten minutes, maybe!!!

    Wasn't near enough to gather up a snowball! Dammit!

    Best,

    Andy

  8. #8
    Nan Guest

    Default Re: OT: 24+ hours

    On Feb 12, 11:20*am, Andy <a...@b.c> wrote:
    > OT: 24+ hours
    >
    > The snow storm was brutal. Lost power on Wednesday and managed to stay
    > alive overnight. Broken white pine tree limbs everywhere and a few
    > brought down all my utility lines across my driveway.
    >
    > Deciding not wanting to freeze to death I called for emergency rescue.
    > Rescue came courtesy of my local police dept. but the officer pulled in
    > too far down my driveway and with my added 190+/- poundage. he couldn't
    > back up to the street. So he had to radio for rescue himself. A tow
    > service showed up and winched us out and away.
    >
    > He dropped me off at a local (one of three) motel. So I spent Thursday
    > mixing in with the transients.
    >
    > Out of boredom, I even loosened up enough to mingle with the bar crowd,
    > the likes of which I've not experienced in quite some time. A young, good
    > looking bunch. Even the motel whore wanted me for everything I was worth.
    > I kept kindly brushing her off. With Bud Lights in hand I spent my time
    > watching two motel "residents" play scrabble. Darn serious players with
    > electronic and official scrabble dictionaries. Took two hours. Like a
    > chess match. Two very equally ultra-absorbed players. A safe way to pass
    > the time away I figured. Kept my mouth shut and didn't "kibitz."
    >
    > This morning I got up and was wondering how would I know if I had power,
    > to return home, so I dialed my answering machine and it picked up. I left
    > a silly message to myself and caught a cab home.
    >
    > An acquaintance, Jim, who I didn't recognize at first nor him, me, met up
    > in the lobby as he called me a cab. He was the hotel manager. Super good
    > bird watcher, which is how we met years ago.
    >
    > The utility lines have to be re-tensioned to raise them out of harm's
    > way. Thank God that it's the first time in 18 years to happen. I have
    > plenty shoveling to do if the utility companies will respond. Just
    > getting back home, I'll let it be for a day before I go out in the snow.
    > The storm left another 18" or so and I'm just not up to it at the moment.
    > The snow thrower is SOL, dammit! A historic combined winter snow fall of
    > 78.1". Not much compared to some states/areas but it's a record for
    > Philly. I never thought anything could beat the blizzard of 1996. Lesson
    > learned: Never say never.
    >
    > The motel in town, as luck would have it, according to Jim was closing in
    > three days from today. The very same motel we spent our first night in
    > Pennsylvania in 1989. Where's the bar crowd going to next? I dunno.
    >
    > Andy


    We stuck it out at home......couldn't have gotten out anyway. Daughter
    12 miles away didn't lose power. We did for 48 hours. Kept the temp in
    the house to 59, or our good insulation did, with just the 4 burners
    on the stove. Had to keep bringing in snow to melt so we could
    flush.BTW stockpot full of snow yields 2" of water - I melted snow for
    2 days steadily. And I'm sure the pots of hot water acted as a heat
    sink too. The oven will not light if the power is out, something new
    we learned.(we left it on low for the 2nd big storm, but the power
    stayed). DH had to go out and dig runs for the dogs, and did dig out
    our cars before a neighbor showed up with a front end loader. We have
    a 200" driveway that would have taken forever to dig out, and at 69 DH
    did not need to dig it again. He did dig out the whole thing after
    the Christmas storm as we had kids coming from out of state and he
    wanted it all cleared and accessible.
    Guess there is no question whether he needs stress test!!
    I did make some yummy chicken soup the night the snow started and we
    ate lots of that.
    Grandson 11 is coming today so I guess our pristine looking snow will
    have lots of footprints and paw prints. He and the greyhound are best
    of buddies and I'm sure the Jack Russell terrorista will try to follow
    whichever trails they make.
    30" of snow, then another 12 on top of that, way too much, and the
    angel crap is still here. Come on spring.
    Nan in DE

  9. #9
    Andy Guest

    Default Re: OT: 24+ hours

    Nan <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On Feb 12, 11:20*am, Andy <a...@b.c> wrote:
    >> OT: 24+ hours
    >>
    >> The snow storm was brutal. Lost power on Wednesday and managed to
    >> stay alive overnight. Broken white pine tree limbs everywhere and a
    >> few brought down all my utility lines across my driveway.
    >>
    >> Deciding not wanting to freeze to death I called for emergency
    >> rescue. Rescue came courtesy of my local police dept. but the officer
    >> pulled in too far down my driveway and with my added 190+/- poundage.
    >> he couldn't back up to the street. So he had to radio for rescue
    >> himself. A tow service showed up and winched us out and away.
    >>
    >> He dropped me off at a local (one of three) motel. So I spent
    >> Thursday mixing in with the transients.
    >>
    >> Out of boredom, I even loosened up enough to mingle with the bar
    >> crowd, the likes of which I've not experienced in quite some time. A
    >> young, good looking bunch. Even the motel whore wanted me for
    >> everything I was worth. I kept kindly brushing her off. With Bud
    >> Lights in hand I spent my time watching two motel "residents" play
    >> scrabble. Darn serious players with electronic and official scrabble
    >> dictionaries. Took two hours. Like a chess match. Two very equally
    >> ultra-absorbed players. A safe way to pass the time away I figured.
    >> Kept my mouth shut and didn't "kibitz."
    >>
    >> This morning I got up and was wondering how would I know if I had
    >> power, to return home, so I dialed my answering machine and it picked
    >> up. I left a silly message to myself and caught a cab home.
    >>
    >> An acquaintance, Jim, who I didn't recognize at first nor him, me,
    >> met up in the lobby as he called me a cab. He was the hotel manager.
    >> Super good bird watcher, which is how we met years ago.
    >>
    >> The utility lines have to be re-tensioned to raise them out of harm's
    >> way. Thank God that it's the first time in 18 years to happen. I have
    >> plenty shoveling to do if the utility companies will respond. Just
    >> getting back home, I'll let it be for a day before I go out in the
    >> snow. The storm left another 18" or so and I'm just not up to it at
    >> the moment. The snow thrower is SOL, dammit! A historic combined
    >> winter snow fall of 78.1". Not much compared to some states/areas but
    >> it's a record for Philly. I never thought anything could beat the
    >> blizzard of 1996. Lesson learned: Never say never.
    >>
    >> The motel in town, as luck would have it, according to Jim was
    >> closing in three days from today. The very same motel we spent our
    >> first night in Pennsylvania in 1989. Where's the bar crowd going to
    >> next? I dunno.
    >>
    >> Andy

    >
    > We stuck it out at home......couldn't have gotten out anyway. Daughter
    > 12 miles away didn't lose power. We did for 48 hours. Kept the temp in
    > the house to 59, or our good insulation did, with just the 4 burners
    > on the stove. Had to keep bringing in snow to melt so we could
    > flush.BTW stockpot full of snow yields 2" of water - I melted snow for
    > 2 days steadily. And I'm sure the pots of hot water acted as a heat
    > sink too. The oven will not light if the power is out, something new
    > we learned.(we left it on low for the 2nd big storm, but the power
    > stayed). DH had to go out and dig runs for the dogs, and did dig out
    > our cars before a neighbor showed up with a front end loader. We have
    > a 200" driveway that would have taken forever to dig out, and at 69 DH
    > did not need to dig it again. He did dig out the whole thing after
    > the Christmas storm as we had kids coming from out of state and he
    > wanted it all cleared and accessible.
    > Guess there is no question whether he needs stress test!!


    If a BUM!!! passes me by at walking speed in the snow, I'll guess it's
    him. Good for him!!!


    > I did make some yummy chicken soup the night the snow started and we
    > ate lots of that.
    > Grandson 11 is coming today so I guess our pristine looking snow will
    > have lots of footprints and paw prints. He and the greyhound are best
    > of buddies and I'm sure the Jack Russell terrorista will try to follow
    > whichever trails they make.


    I sense snowmen in your immediate future.


    > 30" of snow, then another 12 on top of that, way too much, and the
    > angel crap is still here. Come on spring.
    > Nan in DE


    Darn groundhogs!!! ))

    Best,

    Andy

  10. #10
    Chemo the Clown Guest

    Default Re: OT: 24+ hours

    On Feb 12, 8:20*am, Andy <a...@b.c> wrote:
    > OT: 24+ hours
    >
    > The snow storm was brutal. Lost power on Wednesday and managed to stay
    > alive overnight. Broken white pine tree limbs everywhere and a few
    > brought down all my utility lines across my driveway.
    >
    > Deciding not wanting to freeze to death I called for emergency rescue.
    > Rescue came courtesy of my local police dept. but the officer pulled in
    > too far down my driveway and with my added 190+/- poundage. he couldn't
    > back up to the street. So he had to radio for rescue himself. A tow
    > service showed up and winched us out and away.
    >
    > He dropped me off at a local (one of three) motel. So I spent Thursday
    > mixing in with the transients.
    >
    > Out of boredom, I even loosened up enough to mingle with the bar crowd,
    > the likes of which I've not experienced in quite some time. A young, good
    > looking bunch. Even the motel whore wanted me for everything I was worth.
    > I kept kindly brushing her off. With Bud Lights in hand I spent my time
    > watching two motel "residents" play scrabble. Darn serious players with
    > electronic and official scrabble dictionaries. Took two hours. Like a
    > chess match. Two very equally ultra-absorbed players. A safe way to pass
    > the time away I figured. Kept my mouth shut and didn't "kibitz."
    >
    > This morning I got up and was wondering how would I know if I had power,
    > to return home, so I dialed my answering machine and it picked up. I left
    > a silly message to myself and caught a cab home.
    >
    > An acquaintance, Jim, who I didn't recognize at first nor him, me, met up
    > in the lobby as he called me a cab. He was the hotel manager. Super good
    > bird watcher, which is how we met years ago.
    >
    > The utility lines have to be re-tensioned to raise them out of harm's
    > way. Thank God that it's the first time in 18 years to happen. I have
    > plenty shoveling to do if the utility companies will respond. Just
    > getting back home, I'll let it be for a day before I go out in the snow.
    > The storm left another 18" or so and I'm just not up to it at the moment.
    > The snow thrower is SOL, dammit! A historic combined winter snow fall of
    > 78.1". Not much compared to some states/areas but it's a record for
    > Philly. I never thought anything could beat the blizzard of 1996. Lesson
    > learned: Never say never.
    >
    > The motel in town, as luck would have it, according to Jim was closing in
    > three days from today. The very same motel we spent our first night in
    > Pennsylvania in 1989. Where's the bar crowd going to next? I dunno.
    >
    > Andy


    Oh please...you'd think you're living on the edge. How do you think
    folks managed winter like this 200 years ago. Be thankful and quit
    whinning.

  11. #11
    Andy Guest

    Default Re: OT: 24+ hours

    Chemo the Clown <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On Feb 12, 8:20*am, Andy <a...@b.c> wrote:
    >> OT: 24+ hours
    >>
    >> The snow storm was brutal. Lost power on Wednesday and managed to
    >> stay alive overnight. Broken white pine tree limbs everywhere and a
    >> few brought down all my utility lines across my driveway.
    >>
    >> Deciding not wanting to freeze to death I called for emergency
    >> rescue. Rescue came courtesy of my local police dept. but the officer
    >> pulled in too far down my driveway and with my added 190+/- poundage.
    >> he couldn't back up to the street. So he had to radio for rescue
    >> himself. A tow service showed up and winched us out and away.
    >>
    >> He dropped me off at a local (one of three) motel. So I spent
    >> Thursday mixing in with the transients.
    >>
    >> Out of boredom, I even loosened up enough to mingle with the bar
    >> crowd, the likes of which I've not experienced in quite some time. A
    >> young, good looking bunch. Even the motel whore wanted me for
    >> everything I was worth. I kept kindly brushing her off. With Bud
    >> Lights in hand I spent my time watching two motel "residents" play
    >> scrabble. Darn serious players with electronic and official scrabble
    >> dictionaries. Took two hours. Like a chess match. Two very equally
    >> ultra-absorbed players. A safe way to pass the time away I figured.
    >> Kept my mouth shut and didn't "kibitz."
    >>
    >> This morning I got up and was wondering how would I know if I had
    >> power, to return home, so I dialed my answering machine and it picked
    >> up. I left a silly message to myself and caught a cab home.
    >>
    >> An acquaintance, Jim, who I didn't recognize at first nor him, me,
    >> met up in the lobby as he called me a cab. He was the hotel manager.
    >> Super good bird watcher, which is how we met years ago.
    >>
    >> The utility lines have to be re-tensioned to raise them out of harm's
    >> way. Thank God that it's the first time in 18 years to happen. I have
    >> plenty shoveling to do if the utility companies will respond. Just
    >> getting back home, I'll let it be for a day before I go out in the
    >> snow. The storm left another 18" or so and I'm just not up to it at
    >> the moment. The snow thrower is SOL, dammit! A historic combined
    >> winter snow fall of 78.1". Not much compared to some states/areas but
    >> it's a record for Philly. I never thought anything could beat the
    >> blizzard of 1996. Lesson learned: Never say never.
    >>
    >> The motel in town, as luck would have it, according to Jim was
    >> closing in three days from today. The very same motel we spent our
    >> first night in Pennsylvania in 1989. Where's the bar crowd going to
    >> next? I dunno.
    >>
    >> Andy

    >
    > Oh please...you'd think you're living on the edge. How do you think
    > folks managed winter like this 200 years ago. Be thankful and quit
    > whinning.



    Well Chemo Therapy, you just welcomed yourself to my PLONK list.

    You couldn't be a critic without being creative at the same time!

    You miserable SOB.

    Goodbye.

    Andy

  12. #12
    Chemo the Clown Guest

    Default Re: OT: 24+ hours

    On Feb 13, 11:11*am, Andy <a...@b.c> wrote:
    > Chemo the Clown <an...@peak.org> wrote:
    >
    >
    >
    > > On Feb 12, 8:20 am, Andy <a...@b.c> wrote:
    > >> OT: 24+ hours

    >
    > >> The snow storm was brutal. Lost power on Wednesday and managed to
    > >> stay alive overnight. Broken white pine tree limbs everywhere and a
    > >> few brought down all my utility lines across my driveway.

    >
    > >> Deciding not wanting to freeze to death I called for emergency
    > >> rescue. Rescue came courtesy of my local police dept. but the officer
    > >> pulled in too far down my driveway and with my added 190+/- poundage.
    > >> he couldn't back up to the street. So he had to radio for rescue
    > >> himself. A tow service showed up and winched us out and away.

    >
    > >> He dropped me off at a local (one of three) motel. So I spent
    > >> Thursday mixing in with the transients.

    >
    > >> Out of boredom, I even loosened up enough to mingle with the bar
    > >> crowd, the likes of which I've not experienced in quite some time. A
    > >> young, good looking bunch. Even the motel whore wanted me for
    > >> everything I was worth. I kept kindly brushing her off. With Bud
    > >> Lights in hand I spent my time watching two motel "residents" play
    > >> scrabble. Darn serious players with electronic and official scrabble
    > >> dictionaries. Took two hours. Like a chess match. Two very equally
    > >> ultra-absorbed players. A safe way to pass the time away I figured.
    > >> Kept my mouth shut and didn't "kibitz."

    >
    > >> This morning I got up and was wondering how would I know if I had
    > >> power, to return home, so I dialed my answering machine and it picked
    > >> up. I left a silly message to myself and caught a cab home.

    >
    > >> An acquaintance, Jim, who I didn't recognize at first nor him, me,
    > >> met up in the lobby as he called me a cab. He was the hotel manager.
    > >> Super good bird watcher, which is how we met years ago.

    >
    > >> The utility lines have to be re-tensioned to raise them out of harm's
    > >> way. Thank God that it's the first time in 18 years to happen. I have
    > >> plenty shoveling to do if the utility companies will respond. Just
    > >> getting back home, I'll let it be for a day before I go out in the
    > >> snow. The storm left another 18" or so and I'm just not up to it at
    > >> the moment. The snow thrower is SOL, dammit! A historic combined
    > >> winter snow fall of 78.1". Not much compared to some states/areas but
    > >> it's a record for Philly. I never thought anything could beat the
    > >> blizzard of 1996. Lesson learned: Never say never.

    >
    > >> The motel in town, as luck would have it, according to Jim was
    > >> closing in three days from today. The very same motel we spent our
    > >> first night in Pennsylvania in 1989. Where's the bar crowd going to
    > >> next? I dunno.

    >
    > >> Andy

    >
    > > Oh please...you'd think you're living on the edge. How do you think
    > > folks managed winter like this 200 years ago. Be thankful and quit
    > > whinning.

    >
    > Well Chemo Therapy, you just welcomed yourself to my PLONK list.
    >
    > You couldn't be a critic without being creative at the same time!
    >
    > You miserable SOB.
    >
    > Goodbye.
    >
    > Andy


    Buh bye!

  13. #13
    Cheryl Guest

    Default Re: OT: 24+ hours

    On Sat 13 Feb 2010 01:25:14p, Chemo the Clown wrote in
    rec.food.cooking <news:8a6f9a6a-47e7-4de6-9eb7-9d6f696d8a37
    @s36g2000prf.googlegroups.com>:

    > Oh please...you'd think you're living on the edge. How do you think
    > folks managed winter like this 200 years ago. Be thankful and quit
    > whinning.


    We don't live, nor know how to live, like those who did 200 years
    ago. We have evolved. Might not all be for the best, but we have
    evolved.

  14. #14
    Dan Abel Guest

    Default Re: OT: 24+ hours

    In article <[email protected]>,
    Cheryl <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On Sat 13 Feb 2010 01:25:14p, Chemo the Clown wrote in
    > rec.food.cooking <news:8a6f9a6a-47e7-4de6-9eb7-9d6f696d8a37
    > @s36g2000prf.googlegroups.com>:
    >
    > > Oh please...you'd think you're living on the edge. How do you think
    > > folks managed winter like this 200 years ago. Be thankful and quit
    > > whinning.

    >
    > We don't live, nor know how to live, like those who did 200 years
    > ago. We have evolved. Might not all be for the best, but we have
    > evolved.


    I did better than evolved, I moved to California! My sister is always
    bugging me about visiting her. She has moved back to our home town. I
    chose my seasons carefully for visiting, because it's often too cold or
    too hot there. I would never move back.

    --
    Dan Abel
    Petaluma, California USA
    [email protected]

  15. #15
    Wayne Boatwright Guest

    Default Re: OT: 24+ hours

    On Sat 13 Feb 2010 10:26:33p, Dan Abel told us...

    > In article <[email protected]>,
    > Cheryl <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> On Sat 13 Feb 2010 01:25:14p, Chemo the Clown wrote in
    >> rec.food.cooking <news:8a6f9a6a-47e7-4de6-9eb7-9d6f696d8a37
    >> @s36g2000prf.googlegroups.com>:
    >>
    >> > Oh please...you'd think you're living on the edge. How do you think
    >> > folks managed winter like this 200 years ago. Be thankful and quit
    >> > whinning.

    >>
    >> We don't live, nor know how to live, like those who did 200 years
    >> ago. We have evolved. Might not all be for the best, but we have
    >> evolved.

    >
    > I did better than evolved, I moved to California! My sister is always
    > bugging me about visiting her. She has moved back to our home town. I
    > chose my seasons carefully for visiting, because it's often too cold or
    > too hot there. I would never move back.We
    >


    We moved from OH to AZ specifically to gete away from the cold and snowy
    winters and the humid and soggy summers. I will only visit there in late
    spring or early fall.

    --

    ~~ If there's a nit to pick, some nitwit will pick it. ~~

    ~~ A mind is a terrible thing to lose. ~~

    ************************************************** ********

    Wayne Boatwright


  16. #16
    Nancy Young Guest

    Default Re: OT: 24+ hours

    gloria.p wrote:

    > Be careful shoveling. If you wait long enough it will melt. ;-)


    I found that if you leave town, you miss all that fun and some as yet
    unknown neighbor will snow blow your driveway for you!

    nancy

  17. #17
    George Shirley Guest

    Default Re: OT: 24+ hours

    Wayne Boatwright wrote:
    > On Sat 13 Feb 2010 10:26:33p, Dan Abel told us...
    >
    >> In article <[email protected]>,
    >> Cheryl <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >>> On Sat 13 Feb 2010 01:25:14p, Chemo the Clown wrote in
    >>> rec.food.cooking <news:8a6f9a6a-47e7-4de6-9eb7-9d6f696d8a37
    >>> @s36g2000prf.googlegroups.com>:
    >>>
    >>>> Oh please...you'd think you're living on the edge. How do you think
    >>>> folks managed winter like this 200 years ago. Be thankful and quit
    >>>> whinning.
    >>> We don't live, nor know how to live, like those who did 200 years
    >>> ago. We have evolved. Might not all be for the best, but we have
    >>> evolved.

    >> I did better than evolved, I moved to California! My sister is always
    >> bugging me about visiting her. She has moved back to our home town. I
    >> chose my seasons carefully for visiting, because it's often too cold or
    >> too hot there. I would never move back.We
    >>

    >
    > We moved from OH to AZ specifically to gete away from the cold and snowy
    > winters and the humid and soggy summers. I will only visit there in late
    > spring or early fall.
    >

    Didn't you just get some snow? I think I remember the weatherheads on
    the teevee saying that. We had a very light drifting of snow on Friday,
    glad it turned into rain, we can handle that.

  18. #18
    Wayne Boatwright Guest

    Default Re: OT: 24+ hours

    On Sun 14 Feb 2010 07:53:14a, George Shirley told us...

    > Wayne Boatwright wrote:
    >> On Sat 13 Feb 2010 10:26:33p, Dan Abel told us...
    >>
    >>> In article <[email protected]>,
    >>> Cheryl <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> On Sat 13 Feb 2010 01:25:14p, Chemo the Clown wrote in
    >>>> rec.food.cooking <news:8a6f9a6a-47e7-4de6-9eb7-9d6f696d8a37
    >>>> @s36g2000prf.googlegroups.com>:
    >>>>
    >>>>> Oh please...you'd think you're living on the edge. How do you think
    >>>>> folks managed winter like this 200 years ago. Be thankful and quit
    >>>>> whinning.
    >>>> We don't live, nor know how to live, like those who did 200 years
    >>>> ago. We have evolved. Might not all be for the best, but we have
    >>>> evolved.
    >>> I did better than evolved, I moved to California! My sister is always
    >>> bugging me about visiting her. She has moved back to our home town. I
    >>> chose my seasons carefully for visiting, because it's often too cold or
    >>> too hot there. I would never move back.We
    >>>

    >>
    >> We moved from OH to AZ specifically to gete away from the cold and snowy
    >> winters and the humid and soggy summers. I will only visit there in

    late
    >> spring or early fall.
    >>

    > Didn't you just get some snow? I think I remember the weatherheads on
    > the teevee saying that. We had a very light drifting of snow on Friday,
    > glad it turned into rain, we can handle that.
    >


    Oh, we've gotten alot of snow up north in the higher elevations around
    Flagstaff, Prescott, and other areas.

    We never get snow in the Phoenix area. It's all dry desert, Although we
    someimes see snow capped peaks on the taller surrounding mountains like the
    Superstition Mountains. It's pretty when you can view it from a mid 60s
    day on the desert floor. :-)

    --

    ~~ If there's a nit to pick, some nitwit will pick it. ~~

    ~~ A mind is a terrible thing to lose. ~~

    ************************************************** ********

    Wayne Boatwright


  19. #19
    Cheryl Guest

    Default Re: OT: 24+ hours

    On Sun 14 Feb 2010 12:26:33a, Dan Abel wrote in rec.food.cooking
    <news:[email protected]
    u>:

    > In article <[email protected]>,
    > Cheryl <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> On Sat 13 Feb 2010 01:25:14p, Chemo the Clown wrote in
    >> rec.food.cooking <news:8a6f9a6a-47e7-4de6-9eb7-9d6f696d8a37
    >> @s36g2000prf.googlegroups.com>:
    >>
    >> > Oh please...you'd think you're living on the edge. How do you
    >> > think folks managed winter like this 200 years ago. Be
    >> > thankful and quit whinning.

    >>
    >> We don't live, nor know how to live, like those who did 200
    >> years ago. We have evolved. Might not all be for the best,
    >> but we have evolved.

    >
    > I did better than evolved, I moved to California! My sister is
    > always bugging me about visiting her. She has moved back to our
    > home town. I chose my seasons carefully for visiting, because
    > it's often too cold or too hot there. I would never move back.


    That's the thing with us evolving. We can move more easily than
    those 200 years ago. Plus, what was the life expectancy back then?
    Most didn't live to see grandchildren. Heck, many didn't live to
    one year old.

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