If You Live In A Snow Area, Are You Ready For It?

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  1. Cody Fousnaugh

    Cody Fousnaugh Veteran Member
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    We have All-Terrain tires on our vehicle, plus All-Wheel Drive or 4-Wheel Drive Lock button. Have our winter coats/parkas and gloves in closet next to living room. Wife has her snow boots in there also. Drained the water from our boat engine block the other day and have both cockpit cover and full-cover on.

    There was snow on vehicles this morning at 7AM and fairly heavy snow coming down. We got about 3 1/2 inches of "white". Our little bit of outside Halloween décor is covered in snow. Thank God, we don't have to worry about frozen pipes or sprinkler system, like some do. And, we found out, there are those that didn't drain the water from their boat block, that have their boats at local marine service. We take our boat there this Saturday to be fully "winterized".

    So, how are you ready for "Old Man Winter"...…...if, indeed, he is part of where you live.
     
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    @Cody Fousnaugh Yes, Cody, we do winter here in Manitoba, Canada, south west corner, about 11 klm to the North Dakota U.S. border. Last winter started beginning of October, lasted for 7 months....guess what, another repeat, once it cooled off at supper yesterday, rain turned to snow, snowed all nite, today and will into tomorrow, heavy wet crap, i feel for the farmers, a lot of crop out there. I packed up my solar lights even earlier this year, middle of Sept, that's the earliest ever, in general was prepared as usual. With all the rain in the last month, had to clean up the yard, lawn mowing in the very few dry days, but got done, seems like it was a mad race with Mother Nature. Of all my years i don't remember winter starting as early as this year and last. Apparently the year i was born, Oct 3, 1958, went home from hospital, never returned till spring, so much snow. Dad took the team of horses to town all winter when there was a need of something. Dad said there were times when the team even found it hard. 20 Funny Animal Memes That Will Make You Lol.jpeg
     
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    Our first year here in Colorado, 2002, we got snow on the Sunday night/Monday morning at the beginning of Halloween week. I took my wife to work that Monday morning and we stopped on the way to take some photos/video of snow falling and outside Halloween décor covered in snow. It was pretty amazing to us, since neither of us had seen snow that early in northeastern Indiana (farm area I grew up) or in Lincoln Park, Michigan (where wife was raised).

    Then, still here in Colorado, we had seen our last snow, around 6", happen on Mother's Day Weekend.

    Even though we really did want to leave Florida and return to Colorado, there are those, that we know in northeastern Florida, that think we are nuts for returning, but also understand.
     
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    I'm still here, but I think you made a wonderful move. I would love to spend at least one winter with snow, now that I'm retired and wouldn't have to figure out how to get to work. You and your wife are going to enjoy a beautiful white Christmas!!
     
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    I've been to Loveland several times but it's been a long while. We had an office and plant at FT. Morgan.
    I'm ready for winter. I bought a warm Jacket with Hoodie this morning. The snow won't get to us but the
    temp is going to drop into the thirties, but not freeze. The wind will be chilly.
     
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    Perhaps not...…...a White Christmas. A lot of folks would like that, but Colorado doesn't always get a white Christmas.

    Funny thing, getting close to Christmas week of 2006, people in Denver were hoping for a white Christmas. What they got was a full blown blizzard, the "wrap around" kind. It started out at the Rockies, went over the Colorado Plains and back to the Rockies. Around 5 feet of snow came down, with wind, in Parker, where our house was. Oh, we had a VERY white Christmas that year. Denver called it the Holiday Blizzard of 2006.
     
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    Now i know who to blame Cody. Most of our winter disturbances are stemmed from Colorado lows. Our first snow dump right now, is the predicted Colorado low.
     
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    Yep, we get snow about oh.....once a year. Everything comes to a stop. The schools are closed, Redstone Arsenal is closed, the local hardware stores sell out of sleds and of course, that’s when people drive 60 in a 45mph zone.

    Yeah, that 1/4 inch (or less) of snow makes us yankee territory for about 3 hours or so into the day and then it melts off until the next year.
     
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    @Bobby Cole Ha Ha, doesn't make me feel better at all. What's your address, i'll send you some white crap so you don't feel left out. :eek::eek::eek:.
     
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    Funny, but this is pretty much the same thing when we lived in Huntersville, NC (right above Charlotte). The snow covered most of the grassy areas, but pretty much shut down everything. Heck, there wasn't even enough snow to make a snowman!
     
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    There were crashes all over Denver metro and some other areas and the Colorado State Patrol kept yelling (over Twitter)…….."SLOW DOWN!!" and we all, even the Patrol, know that isn't going to happen with young folks.
     
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    I have been in too much snow in my life. So much so that the only white stuff I like is posted on a Christmas Card. :) :D
     
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    Well, Bobby, living in northeastern Indiana on a hog farm, during my high school years, you know what I did first the in the morning, before breakfast, and in the evening before supper...……..that's right, feed/water hogs and chickens. No matter how cold it was! Took a couple of buckets of hot water, from the house, down to the hog troughs, broke up/dumped the ice in each and filled with hot water mixed with swine feed.

    We don't exactly "like" the white stuff and cold/freezing temps either, BUT, all come with the area we live in. Not all Seniors live in either Florida or The South, like many think. Many Seniors live in/around Denver and here.
     
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    This Colorado low crap is supposed to let up during the night. We've gotten almost 2 feet since early yesterday. What makes this dump so hard is it's heavy sticky snow, hard to move, fluffy stuff is much easier to move. Only one good thing about this dump, perfect for making snowmen, no school today, kids are having a blast. Have 3 going out doing their jobs, coming back with snowballs stuck all over.
     
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    Well, at one time I lived on a farm too. At the age of about 3 years old, do ya know what i did when it snowed? Get outta the bed and go out the back door and get chased by a rooster whilst making my way to the outhouse.

    I have fed chickens, milked cows, slopped the hogs and picked corn by hand and even entered a cow pie throwing contest but there is absolutely nothing like having to run through freshly packed snow to the outhouse with a flipping rooster pecking at your legs!

    Getting back to the main house was no fun either except the time grandpa yelled at me to hit the ground and that’s when he blew the feathers off of the rooster with his shotgun.
     
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