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re: Snow

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by » Mon Jan 21, 2019 05:35 pm

I know your perspective changes from when you're a kid to when you're a grownup.  When I last visited my old grade school the water fountains seemed like they were a good 3 feet shorter!  Makes me wonder just how much snow we really got when I was a kid though.  Those Illinois snowstorms were something, probably because of the lake.  I remembered snow piled so high along the roads, you couldn't see the cars going by and I remember burrowing into it.  That's something even a kid could never do here.  I also remember kneeling in 3 feet of snow to put the license plate on my first car.  We very rarely get anything like that here.

It's hard to say whether it's because I'm taller, or the climate has changed, or because I've moved farther southwest.  I do think we get a lot more ice storms though, and to put it into further perspective, I don't get as much ice here as when I lived in Springfield Missouri, 80 miles farther south.

I do think it's one of those funny coincidences though, that Peg lives where I grew up and I live where Peg grew up.  Actually you're a little closer as I lived around Lincoln Park, and now I'm about 80 miles from Kansas City.  I have found though, that Kansas City's weather will always be my weather in about 2 hours.  John

re: Snow

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by » Mon Jan 21, 2019 03:51 pm

Wow! You got hammered!


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re: Snow

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by » Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:52 pm

John, we don't get nearly the snow that we use to get.  Growing up in Kansas City I don't remember getting a lot of snow.  I think they and you get more now.  But what you get more often is the ice which is the worst.  However, the winter of 2013-2014 was the third snowiest ever.  Peggy


Peggy, Laila and Angel Minchie

re: Snow

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by » Sun Jan 20, 2019 04:07 pm

LOL Having grown up around where you are, I know this much snow was not that much to you but we don't get that much very often, and it doesn't usually stick to everything the way this did.  I contacted my internet provider to get the one line put back up but that left me wondering, who do you contact to remove a telephone line, if you don't have telephone service?  I finally called AT&T and they came out and removed it.  8 days later there's still a lot of snow on the ground and now the temperature has dropped to around zero.  I doubt if I even set foot outside today.  John

re: Snow

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by » Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:02 am

WOW!!!  That's a LOT of snow!


Peggy, Laila and Angel Minchie

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by » Sat Jan 19, 2019 05:50 pm

It doesn't look that deep here but you can get some idea by what's on top of the garbage bins.  The 2 lines running down into the snow are an old telephone line we no longer used and my internet cable.  Although the internet cable came down, it stayed connected.  This is looking northwest out my back door.

There's an area of my roof I have to shovel off or when the snow melts, it backs up and leaks in.  While I walk a lot on the treadmill, one thing I hadn't considered, was climbing up and down that ladder over and over made my legs sore for about a day!


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