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post #16 of 54 (permalink) Old 02-02-2011, 10:34 PM
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Definitely the right decision by Northwestern to cancel classes. Our street has been somewhat plowed, but the alleys where many people have garages, they're still impassable, even for a 4WD Jeep. The snow is just too high and it only compacts so much.

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post #17 of 54 (permalink) Old 02-02-2011, 10:38 PM
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We got about 5in in Green Bay. Everything was just a little south of us... As always.

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Yeah some of the major streets haven't even been plowed yet in Chicago. The nice thing is though, my street which is a side street, is completely plowed here in Skokie..the other roads though....are just not driveable unless you have a tank/snowmobile/anything with treads.
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I love the snow. No one I know has to work (granted, my mom already had this day off). I'm tough enough to deal with it. And now my apartment is literally staying warmer without as much gas because 7/8th of my apartment has either drifts half way up the walls or is inside the building. Free insulation!

This is what I told my friend that moved to Florida when he tried to rub it in my face: "I'm not a limp noodle like some people I know. Call me stupid, I call you weak!"

I would love to do farm chores in this weather (which I would be doing if I wasn't pregnant). I love seeing the ground all perfect and untouched, and then using my own strength to plow through it on foot. For some reason, my horses love snow too. I bet they are crashing through it right now, having all sorts of fun. Now that makes me grateful for my eyesight; nothing in this world is much more beautiful than horses running through snow.

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We got about 5in in Green Bay. Everything was just a little south of us... As always.

LOL, people in Green Bay and other parts of Wisconsin are probably a bit more concerned about something else (other than the weather) this week.

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I love the snow. No one I know has to work (granted, my mom already had this day off). I'm tough enough to deal with it. And now my apartment is literally staying warmer without as much gas because 7/8th of my apartment has either drifts half way up the walls or is inside the building. Free insulation!

This is what I told my friend that moved to Florida when he tried to rub it in my face: "I'm not a limp noodle like some people I know. Call me stupid, I call you weak!"

I would love to do farm chores in this weather (which I would be doing if I wasn't pregnant). I love seeing the ground all perfect and untouched, and then using my own strength to plow through it on foot. For some reason, my horses love snow too. I bet they are crashing through it right now, having all sorts of fun. Now that makes me grateful for my eyesight; nothing in this world is much more beautiful than horses running through snow.

Plenty of snow here in our alley if you'd like to bring your shovel and help out!

I love snow, too, but the 5' drifts that are piled up against my wife's car aren't going to clear up by themselves. And she has to go to work tomorrow. The dog is also getting a bit ornery, as she hasn't been able to go to the park to run around and play with her buddies.

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Just heard WGN's meterologist talk about the '67 storm and how the snow-water ratio was 10:1, making it a much heavier snow. I am thankful the snow was rather light this time around (15:1 snow-water ratio), but 2'+ of snow is still a PITA to clear regardless.

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spent all day shoveling at my parents house.....just finished my driveway, in time for Bulls game....thank you snowblower inventor guy!
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At least some of us enjoy the snow...

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Ive lived in Arcata CA and Palm Coast FL. I will take snow over the rash of old geezers you folks have hangin around anyday. Work was fun today because of it. Out of 300 people only 20 made it in. It made for a relaxing workday and the company bought us all breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Snow on!!!
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post #26 of 54 (permalink) Old 02-03-2011, 01:17 AM
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What's snow?
Had to look that up.
Good luck to all affected... Spring is coming.
What's a mud slide?
In Michigan a mud slide is what happens when you slide in the mud. ;-)
How could something like that possibly affect roads or houses? ;-) :-)
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i would love it when we get that kind of snow!!! best time was blizzard 03 driving pushing snow over my hood and having my wipers move it off to see, but i also drive a big o truck, seeing cars parked on the highway like those pics then u get a "train" of trucks driving on the shoulder makin our own path is worth the crappy gpm. would rather have the snow than a high of -1 yesterday starting a deisel is a pain at that temp plus wind chill!!! anyways hope everyones doing good and love to see more pics!!
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Plenty of snow here in our alley if you'd like to bring your shovel and help out!

I love snow, too, but the 5' drifts that are piled up against my wife's car aren't going to clear up by themselves. And she has to go to work tomorrow. The dog is also getting a bit ornery, as she hasn't been able to go to the park to run around and play with her buddies.
Shovels are for pansies! LOL, j/k. Clearing off my fiance's car took a large shovel and a push broom. All that lovely snow that's insulating our apartment was also trying to insulate his Focus. Only the front bumper and headlights were clean.

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post #29 of 54 (permalink) Old 02-03-2011, 01:43 AM
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Our version of the storm was particularly lame. Just a bunch of ice really, and I haven't found anyone thatis particularly fond of large amounts of ice.

On a somehat related note, I did get a kick out of watching someone take a blowtorch to their car to melt the ice near the doors so that the car could be opened. Quite humorous.
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We just got A LOT of freezing rain/ice that was so heavy it took down all the trees/power lines. A tree across the street got so top heavy it pulled all the roots up and tipped over. I've been without power for 36+hrs so far, which sucks with the temperatures.
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