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reply to adamtech78

This topic has been closed. Reason: run its course



Dennis
Premium,Mod
join:2001-01-26
Algonquin, IL
kudos:5
reply to Jon

Re: Whiskey Tango Foxtrot 2013

Closing thread so a new one for 2014 can be started.



Jon
Premium
join:2001-01-20
Lisle, IL
reply to aight

I haven't seen a plow all morning on my street, which is strange. They usually come buy a few times an hour. Maybe they're waiting for it to stop or they're short-handed because of the holiday.

And go ahead and start a new one.



aight

join:2001-12-18
Lafox, IL
reply to plencnerb

From what I see on the radar, it's going to snow until tomorrow.
My GF who is a 2nd shift RN said they didn't plow or salt the IKE
and everyone was driving 20ml/hr.

btw, can someone start a new thread? Happy New Year in Chicago.
--
You can say any foolish thing to a dog, and the dog will give you a look that says, 'My God, you're right! I never would've thought of that!'



plencnerb
Premium
join:2000-09-25
Carpentersville, IL
kudos:3
reply to Jon

Sadly, yes. Looks like we will get an additional 2 to 4 inches.



Jon
Premium
join:2001-01-20
Lisle, IL
reply to aight

Wait. There's more coming? Dammit!



aight

join:2001-12-18
Lafox, IL

1 edit
reply to adamtech78

All of the snow is now east of us and another system just as big as the last one is heading our way. It's in the Dakotas right now heading our way. SOB!

I was also looking back at the first few pages of this thread and marveled at
how little snow we had back in Dec 2012 and Jan 2013.



plencnerb
Premium
join:2000-09-25
Carpentersville, IL
kudos:3

1 recommendation

reply to adamtech78

With all the snow, I figured it was time to post this. Not sure if its been posted here before or not.

Happy New year!

Diary Of A Snow Shoveler

December 8:
It started to snow. The first snow of the season and the wife and I took our cocktails and sat for hours by the window, watching the huge flakes drift down from heaven. It looked like a Grandma Moses print. So romantic, we felt like newlyweds again. I love snow!

December 9:
We woke to a beautiful blanket of crystal white snow covering every inch of the landscape. What a fantastic sight! Can there be a lovelier place in the whole world? Moving here was the best idea I’ve ever had. Shoveled for the first time in years and felt like a boy again. I did both our driveway and the sidewalks. This afternoon, the snowplow came along and covered up the sidewalks and closed in the driveway, so I got to shovel again. What a perfect life!

December 12:
The sun melted all our lovely snow. Such a disappointment. My neighbor tells me not to worry; we’ll definitely have a white Christmas. No snow on Christmas would be awful. Bob says we'll have so much snow by the end of winter, that I'll never want to see snow again. I don't think that's possible. Bob is such a nice man. I'm glad he's our neighbor.

December 14:
Snow, lovely snow. 8" last night. The temperature dropped to 20 degrees. The cold makes everything sparkle so. The wind took my breath away, but I warmed up by shoveling the driveway and sidewalks. This is the life! The snowplow came back this afternoon and buried everything again. I didn't realize I would have to do quite this much shoveling, but I'll certainly get back in shape this way. I wish I wouldn't huff and puff so.

December 15:
20 inch forecast. Sold my van and bought a 4x4 Blazer. Bought snow tires for my wife's car and 2 extra shovels. Stocked the freezer. My wife wants a wood stove in case the electricity goes out. I think that's silly. We aren't in Alaska after all.

December 16:
Ice storm this morning. Fell on my ass on the ice in the driveway putting down salt. Hurt like hell. The wife laughed for an hour, which I think was very cruel.

December 17:
Still way below freezing. Roads are too icy to go anywhere. Electricity was off for 5 hours. I had to pile the blankets on to stay warm. Nothing to do but stare at the wife and try not to irritate her. Guess I should've bought a wood stove, but I won't admit it to her. God, I hate it when she is right. I can't believe I'm freezing to death in my own living room.

December 20:
Electricity is back on, but had another 14" of the damn stuff last night. More shoveling. Took all day. Freakin' snowplow came by twice. Tried to find a neighbor kid to shovel, but they said they're too busy playing hockey. I think they are lying. Called the only hardware store around to see about buying a snow blower, and they're out. Might have another shipment in March. I think they're lying. Bob says I have to shovel or the city will have it done and bill me. I think he's lying.

December 22:
Bob was right about a white Christmas, because 13 more inches of the white shit fell today, and it's so cold, it probably won't melt until August. Took me 45 minutes to get all dressed up to go out to shovel and then I had to piss. By the time I got undressed, pissed and dressed again, I was too tired to shovel. Tried to hire Bob who has a plow on his truck for the rest of the winter, but he says he's too busy. I think the asshole is lying.

December 23:
Only 2" of snow today and it warmed up to 0. The wife wanted me to decorate the front of the house this morning. What is she....nuts??? Why didn't she tell me to do that a month ago? She says she did, but I think she's damn well lying.

December 24:
6". Snow packed so hard by snowplow, I broke the shovel. Thought I was having a heart attack. If I ever catch the son of a bitch who drives that snowplow, I'll drag him through the snow by his balls. I know he hides around the corner and waits for me to finish shoveling and then he comes down the street at 100 miles an hour and throws snow all over where I've just been! Tonight the wife wanted me to sing Christmas carols with her and open our presents, but I was busy watching for the freakin' snowplow.

December 25:
Merry Christmas. 20 more inches of the @#$&%$&%$ slop tonight. Snowed in. The idea of shoveling makes my blood boil. God, I hate the snow! Then the snowplow driver came by asking for a donation and I hit him over the head with my shovel. The wife says I have a bad attitude. I think she's an idiot. If I have to watch "It's a Wonderful Life" one more time, I'm going to kill her.

December 26:
Still snowed in. Why the hell did I ever move here? It was all HER idea. She's really getting on my nerves.

December 27:
Temperature dropped to -50 degrees and the pipes froze.

December 28:
Warmed up to above -30. Still snowed in. THE BITCH is driving me crazy!!!

December 29:
10 more inches. Bob says I have to shovel the roof or it could cave in. That's the silliest thing I have ever heard. How dumb does he think I am?

December 30:
Roof caved in. The snow plow driver is suing me for a million dollars for the bump on his head. The wife went home to her mother. 9" predicted.

December 31:
Set fire to what's left of the house. No more shoveling!!

January 8:
I feel so good. I just love those little white pills they keep giving me. Why am I tied to the bed?
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--Brian Plencner

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Jon
Premium
join:2001-01-20
Lisle, IL
reply to Stevert

said by Stevert:

said by andyross:

I don't mind the snow as much as the cold. This sub-zero stuff is the real crap.

I'm just the opposite. I don't like cold weather (80-85 is comfortable), but I have grown to REALLY hate the snow.

I'm with you. F**k winter and everything that comes with it. Hate it, hate it, hate it.

Stevert

join:2001-10-23
Algonquin, IL
reply to andyross

said by andyross:

I don't mind the snow as much as the cold. This sub-zero stuff is the real crap.

I'm just the opposite. I don't like cold weather (80-85 is comfortable), but I have grown to REALLY hate the snow.

Driving in it sucks.
Walking in it sucks.
Shoveling or even snowblowering (?) it sucks.
Having to clean up the mess when you (or someone else) tracks it into the car or house sucks.

But the cold? Okay, you dress for it and that's really the end of the inconvenience. Unless, of course, it breaks your Internet connection.

andyross
Premium,MVM
join:2003-05-04
Schaumburg, IL
reply to aight

6-8" by the time it's all done.

I don't mind the snow as much as the cold. This sub-zero stuff is the real crap. My Comcast Internet tends to act up at these temps.



aight

join:2001-12-18
Lafox, IL
reply to adamtech78

Big Snow Storm Tues into Wednesday? I hope we only get 1 or 2 inches.
I'm sick of this crap already.



aight

join:2001-12-18
Lafox, IL

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reply to adamtech78

Wow! If it's not snowing, it's bone chilling cold. It's freeging -3 w/o the wind.


andyross
Premium,MVM
join:2003-05-04
Schaumburg, IL
reply to Jon

Don't wait too long. It's wet stuff, and temps are dropping all day Monday, and will probably go sub-zero Monday night. You'll end up with some extremely hard ice.



Jon
Premium
join:2001-01-20
Lisle, IL
reply to aight

Is that it for the day?We maybe got 1/4 to 1/2 inch. They way they made it sound though was we were getting like 6 inches. If that's it I'm not even gonna bother clearing my driveway.



aight

join:2001-12-18
Lafox, IL
reply to adamtech78

Got away w/ 1/2 inch of wet snow. Thank God. I wanted to just relax and watch the Lions and Green Bay lose before watching SNF.


Parneli

join:2004-12-28
Naperville, IL
reply to aight

And now the snow is cancelled.

Which would be great except I made the mistake of telling my kid about it. Doh!



aight

join:2001-12-18
Lafox, IL
reply to adamtech78

The European model is predicting 10" of snow. I saw another model
that instead of snow, we are suppose to get a major ice storm. Either way
we are screwed.
--
You can say any foolish thing to a dog, and the dog will give you a look that says, 'My God, you're right! I never would've thought of that!'



Jon
Premium
join:2001-01-20
Lisle, IL
reply to Parneli

said by Parneli:

When...will...it...end?

Saturday night forecast .32 inches ICE followed by 5.5 inches snow.

What? WTF?


aight

join:2001-12-18
Lafox, IL
reply to Parneli

said by Parneli:

When...will...it...end?

Saturday night forecast .32 inches ICE followed by 5.5 inches snow.

So basically, forecast X 2
--
You can say any foolish thing to a dog, and the dog will give you a look that says, 'My God, you're right! I never would've thought of that!'

Parneli

join:2004-12-28
Naperville, IL
reply to adamtech78

When...will...it...end?

Saturday night forecast .32 inches ICE followed by 5.5 inches snow.


andyross
Premium,MVM
join:2003-05-04
Schaumburg, IL
reply to adamtech78

At least it was 'relatively' warm and the streets were mainly just wet.



Jon
Premium
join:2001-01-20
Lisle, IL
reply to adamtech78

Dug my blower out. Fired right up. phew.


Parneli

join:2004-12-28
Naperville, IL
reply to Jon

There's probably even more. I'm coming up on 4 as of 1030am



Jon
Premium
join:2001-01-20
Lisle, IL
reply to aight

yeah we've had at lest 2" so far and it's still coming down. Waiting until it stops to break out the snow blower. This sucks.



aight

join:2001-12-18
Lafox, IL

1 edit
reply to adamtech78

So much for the "dusting" In the HE area. I'm at my mom's hour and I easily shoveled
2 inches at 7 am and it is still snowing.



chmod
Premium
join:2000-12-12
Lockport, IL
reply to adamtech78

Fired my 20year old montgomery wards snow blower up with last years gas without issue at 10pm. My neighbors love me I'm sure.



Jon
Premium
join:2001-01-20
Lisle, IL
reply to aight

I hope I only get a dusting here. My blower is still buried in my garage and i never cleared the last snow. I've been lazy this year.



aight

join:2001-12-18
Lafox, IL
reply to andyross

I have a feeling you'll get dusting in the Schaumburg/Hoffman Estates area.


andyross
Premium,MVM
join:2003-05-04
Schaumburg, IL
reply to Jon

Generally, it's 1-2 far northwest (Rockford), 3-4 central/city, 5-6 southeast.