Building things, fixing stuff, wrenching on cars . . . . . and some other stuff too.
we are freezing here too. it is going up to 40 on sunday with rain and i am really afraid to see what is going to leak!
Jaz, It is supposed to warm a bit to just around freezing in a few days here as well. We sure could use it. The snow pack is about five feet deep here right now. I expect we will have some flooding when things eventually warm up.
ן've noticed there is extreme weather all over the world in the winter and in the summer lately, I wonder why.
Its called Nature Yael. Some snake-oil salesmen try to call it man-made global warming. They make a profane profit of it by making you believe you must some how be guilty.
And on the other end of the spectrum we are having temps in the 60's very unusual for February.
According to what Al Gore tells me there should be coconuts falling off my maple trees right about now. Hurry up and push those 60 degrees up this way, we sure could use it Doc.
That's cold! Makes our winter seem a bit half hearted by comparison! Only dipped below freezing at nights here and even then not for any stretch of time.
It's the coldest for the year so far. The truck barely turned over when I tried to start it in the morning. I was lucky it did. The foam stuffing in the seats was frozen solid and it felt like sitting on a rock.
Thought of you when I saw terrible mass accident on Maine highway. Hope all in your household are safe. I shiver when I see the massive amount of snow you're dealing with this year. Take care and stay warm. Warmth of Spring will come...eventually!
Hi Leslie, yes that was a bad accident. Awful stuff that was about 3 hours north of us. Amazing no one died. In total snow fall we have not hit the record yet but we are in the top three years. I am sure we will get there yet. When it melts it is going to be another mess.
Honest to God, I don't know how you people cope with huge piles of snow. How do you get out to the road, you can't shovel snow with a hand shovel when it's that deep and wide, and most people surely can't afford a machine to do it?Freezing temps put all kind of stress on animals, equipment and home infrastructure. I can put up with it for a week or so but after that, I wonder how long I could keep all the bases covered. I'm relying on my memory, which isn't all that great, but it seems to me that the winters here have been getting colder and harsher, and I absolutely know that the last two winters have been the worst in the 30 plus years I've been living on this mountain top in the Smoky Mountains. I don't know why, I just know it's so.
Hey Harry, After a while it does get old. The big issue is it gets to be a lot of work just to keep up. Especially when we get twelve inches every second or third day. For me every storm represents between two to four hours of labor just to dig out. Usually on those days work and schools are delayed or canceled all together. Public works department does a good job of clearing the roads. They will work some brutal shifts juts to keep it clear. Even before the weather comes in they are already spraying down the roads with a calcium chloride solution to keep the stuff from sticking to the pavement too bad. Just about every house has a snowblower, you can get those fairly cheaply 5 to 800 $. Like a generator, every house needs one when you live here. Some folks with longer driveways in rural areas have plow for their truck or an old beater just to clear the driveway. Some will contract with others to provide the service. The big problem is that its starts piling up and you run out of places to put the stuff. We have also had over a hundred roof cave-ins because folks have not bothered to remove the snow and the load just got to heavy. Mostly larger shallow pitch or flat roofs on public or industrial buildings. We have even had two separate accidents where a contractor fell through skylights while servicing HVAC units on mall roof tops cause the were unaware of the skylight hidden under four feet of snow and walked across them. One fellow died and one is in a coma. Yesterday we had a seventy car pileup due to white out conditions a couple hours north of us. So basically it is best to hunker down and stay in if you don't have to go out. The last three years have had close to record snow falls and record low temps here in Maine. So when some pointy headed poison koolaid swilling moonbat tries to serve me a load of horse manure about global warming I have no dam use for them.
Of course it is your fault! Just think how much of the world's dwindling resources you use firing up your snow blower all the time.
Do you suppose if I kept it running 24/7 I could actually warm things up enough to melt the four foot deep snow pack and the six foot tall snow banks on my property? Perhaps I could start my truck as well and drop a brick on the throttle to speed thing s up a bit.
BTW, if it does not snow tomorrow we will have set a record, it would be the first three days in a row in the last five weeks that we have had no snow fall.