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Stormy Weather

re: Stormy Weather

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by » Thu Mar 25, 2021 03:19 pm

We got plenty of snow but nowhere near any records.  We just got that crazy extended freeze.  Zero weather isn't that unusual but to stay that way for weeks...That got old fast.

OK, with Piggy's much bigger cage I thought I could go maybe a couple weeks without cleaning it.  No such luck.  Filling that big cage with ground up paper every week was going to start adding up so yesterday, we tried something different.  A nice, soft blanket.  It's just an experiment and I don't know how it will work out.  It'll mean washing it once a week.  We'll see how it goes.

I finally used the last of the "stale beer" cat litter yesterday.  I expect in a couple of weeks I shouldn't have to deal with that smell anymore.  John

re: Stormy Weather

message 2 of 9
by » Wed Mar 24, 2021 10:34 pm

The problem we have here when it snows is it seems they don't even begin to plow the roads until rush hours are over.  Their main concern is the expressways.  And then all roads are plowed either by the State, county or town

David, that Buddy raffle is rather strange.  Guess it's better than nothing.  And they won't mail prizes out to winners.

Last month we were socked with a LOT of snow.  Beat a 40 year record of the most snow in a three week period.  Something like 32 inches I think.  Peggy




Peggy, Laila and Angel Minchie

re: Stormy Weather

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by » Wed Mar 24, 2021 03:57 pm

Hey Peggy!  They do salt the roads down here, although sparingly.  They also "chip" them and sometimes sand them.  I drove up to Illinois to see Mom a few years ago and when I got back, my black car almost looked white.  People kept asking me where I'd been to get so much salt on my car.  Just one word.  Illinois.  John

re: Stormy Weather

message 4 of 9
by » Wed Mar 24, 2021 01:20 pm

Hi Peggy! How are things out in Chicago? Did you get the new Buddy raffle info? I am not keen on how they are doing it this year.

re: Stormy Weather

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by » Wed Mar 24, 2021 01:19 pm

The studs are metal and like nails. I always thought they should be called spiked tires. ;) Since they do not use anything to melt snow out here (I suppose it is dangerous with all the animals and ranches) and they just sort of pack the snow and semi plow, studded tires are a necessary. Oh, aside from sort of packing and lightly scraping the snow here, they toss out gravel, which is why there are so many chipped and cracked windshields and we have a lot of street cleaners (machines). I guess years when there is little snow like this, the tires do chew up the roads. Oh, and they do something to the roads here called "chipping" too. I am not sure exactly what thay does. But on the tires once more, I know it IS snowing above some heights still, so I would be a bit nervous if I had to drive over a pass and had only snow or all weather tires.

Chains are common too. There are chain up areas near all passes and high areas. Our UPS guy uses chains as does the trash people when they come to our development and there is even a lick of snow down.

re: Stormy Weather

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by » Wed Mar 24, 2021 01:00 pm

Studded snow tires are totally illegal here in Illinois. 

Yes, I'm still alive! 




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