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Definitely On My Christmas Card List
« on: December 09, 2008, 04:09:32 PM »
We had a nasty storm blow through yesterday. It started out as freezing drizzle and then turned into freezing rain. I was out deer hunting but came in because it started getting so miserable out (that and I blew an easy shot). By nightfall the wind was picking up to the 30 mph range and the freezing rain was picking up. I went to bed and woke up at around 11:00 to the power going out. I got up to see if the whole area was out or if I needed to call it in. Took me some time to find a window that I could see out of as they were all iced over. Sure enough the entire neighborhood was blacked out and the wind had really picked up. I thought well we won't have any power and was sure glad I'd plugged in the emergency generator battery so it would start in the morning when I got up. Back to bed to be awakened by the alarm clock flashing 12:00. Power had only been out for an hour or so. I told Patty when I got up in the morning that those guys were definitely on my Christmas card list.

I know we have a few folks on here that are or were lineman. Thank you. :)

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Re: Definitely On My Christmas Card List
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2008, 04:37:20 PM »
Thanks for that storm Norm. :-\  ;)  :D

I'll post a couple photos of my trying to dig out the backdoor and to the bio-mizer.  We have 17" here at the house and its still coming.
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Re: Definitely On My Christmas Card List
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2008, 04:46:22 PM »
Just think!  only 9 more days UNTIL winter. :)    Thanks to the line guys from here to cause they must have done their work this summer because we only lost cable tv, but not power so far.

 



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« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2008, 04:56:52 PM »
Wow!  That is an amazing amount of snow.  I love the snow.  We don't get nearly enough of it in the Interior of Alaska.  Y'all can ship it up here if it gets to be too much.  :)

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« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2008, 05:08:14 PM »
How did the sawdust drying cover hold up under the snow Jeff?
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Re: Definitely On My Christmas Card List
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2008, 05:17:46 PM »
I'll go take a photo before it gets too dark...
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Re: Definitely On My Christmas Card List
« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2008, 05:39:06 PM »
The only way I have to move snow is via shovel. I got an idea I'm goona get a lot sorer by morning then I already am after 6 hours of shoveling. :D



I went out a couple times last night and a few times today to keep the snow poked off the roof.


There was a tandom axle trailer under those super sacks after Wally and I parked it and before the storm started.



Looking back at the house from thesawdust tent



Looking out the front door



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Re: Definitely On My Christmas Card List
« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2008, 05:52:20 PM »

  I know I will paye dearly for this later , but , I would have to look real hard to find an inche of snow . Normally at this time I would have over a foot , Ya can still see the grass shoots if they are over three inches .  :-\

  That is a lot of shovelling , sure hope you can get a massage for your shoulder this evening .  ;)
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« Reply #8 on: December 09, 2008, 07:31:59 PM »
I have a canopy just like that over my firewood stacks, Jeff.  I try not to let more than ~3" of snow build up before I knock it off.  A buddy of mine didn't keep the snow off his and it collapsed.

If ya lived a little closer, I'd let you borrow the plow truck!

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Re: Definitely On My Christmas Card List
« Reply #9 on: December 09, 2008, 07:45:17 PM »
Hey Boss

I see you have a Star Wars trooper in the shrubbery.  Too bad he'll melt or you could pose him with Vincent.
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Re: Definitely On My Christmas Card List
« Reply #10 on: December 09, 2008, 08:17:50 PM »
I work with the local power company and when our seven hours of winter hits, the linemen are sure welcome everywhere they go.  Why, people even call and invite us to send them on over just to say "Howdy"!

Last year we must have had at least 20 or 30 flakes of heavy snow at least.


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