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Last Parade

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Re: [Weather] Special weather statements ON, NB, NS, NL

said by peterboro:

said by Gone:

said by dirtyjeffer:

for one, you aren't allowed to park cars on your lawn

You probably are on some level or another, you just don't know it.

I'm Clark Griswald in Christmas Vacation and DJ is the uptight yuppies next door Todd and Margo Chester.

and why is floor all wet, TODD?
I don't KNOW, MARGO

robman50

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reply to koira

The guy on the Saint Catharines radio station said Niagara got 44cm of snow from the storm.
AND there is rain coming in. UH OH! Here comes the flooding.



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said by robman50:

The guy on the Saint Catharines radio station said Niagara got 44cm of snow from the storm.
AND there is rain coming in. UH OH! Here comes the flooding.

... a flooding from cry babies. St. Catharines typically gets less snow than anyone anywhere else in the Niagara Peninsula, yet they're always the first to engage in hysterics about how bad they need a snow day...

Guy has to call in 'snowed in' for work cause his street hasn't been plowed in a few hours... Meanwhile, some guy in Ridgeway is throwing chains under his tires to get down his street that hasn't been plowed in a week, so he can get to work.


Kardinal
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reply to koira

In case anyone is interested, here's a list of accumulations for Southern and Eastern Ontario, as of 0100h this morning (it was still snowing then in Ottawa): »www.weatheroffice.gc.ca/warnings···?prov=on


robman50

join:2010-12-14
reply to urbanriot

That was me that added the flooding part lol. Some of the roads up in Smithville might get flooded.
Anyway here is the break down of the snow fall.
»www.stcatharinesstandard.ca/2013···tharines



FaxCap

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reply to koira

I see some town in SE New Hampshire got 34 inches of snow.
Logan airport in Boston had just under 22 inches.

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Thane_Bitter
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reply to dirtyjeffer

Ugly house, silly layout and no trees.
The architect must have had some sort of bowel issues, why else would they place the main floor power room in the dead center of the main floor.



dirtyjeffer
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reply to Gone

said by Gone:

said by dirtyjeffer:

nope...you'll get fined if you do it.

It's technically illegal to park on the lawn of every municipality I've ever lived in. I have *never* seen a fine levied for it.

Good luck!

while not a lot of people park cars on their lawns here anyway, the city does fine them...my buddy is a commissionaire and told me they do ticket those offences, when they see them, which isn't very often...the ticket for parking on the boulevard is far more common, as is overnight parking on the street.
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dirtyjeffer
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said by Thane_Bitter:

Ugly house, silly layout and no trees.
The architect must have had some sort of bowel issues, why else would they place the main floor power room in the dead center of the main floor.

to be fair, this subdivision is only 8 years old, so it will be a while before there are lots of large trees anywhere around here...also, the bathroom isn't located on the main floor...the main floor appears to be a large "L" shape that wraps around the garage with the kitchen, dining room and family room occupying the floor space for the "L" shape...that boxed in area you are likely referring to is likely the main closet and a pantry for the kitchen...the bathrooms are on the upper floor (main and en suite) and the third will be on the lower level.
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Ha-ha, your house is the same layout isn't it?

While that use to be farmland there also had been a good sized area of forest which somehow was accidentally felled. Unfortunately the developers are still in charge of this city - explains why each of them just got a shiny Jubilee medal this week.



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Gloriously sunny and -8 with no wind today here in Grey County. Perfect for cross country skiing and any other outdoor winter activities.
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reply to koira

Well around 12 I thought we were seeing the start of a blizzard but then it died down, even thought the sun was going to peak through. I believe now its going north of Halifax more centred on NB and the upper half of NS. Much ado about nothing. Its a bit of a pita because all our activities - dance shows, swimming etc have been cancelled and places closed (and all for about 15cm of snow which with drifting is a bit higher in places - like where it blows off the roof of the house).
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dirtyjeffer
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said by Thane_Bitter:

Ha-ha, your house is the same layout isn't it?

While that use to be farmland there also had been a good sized area of forest which somehow was accidentally felled. Unfortunately the developers are still in charge of this city - explains why each of them just got a shiny Jubilee medal this week.

our house is a 4 level backsplit, but the layout is different (more open concept that this one).

and that medal thing is an effin joke.
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elwoodblues
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reply to Gone

Have a look at the streets around the CNE when its running, lawn parking gone wild.

At the same time when enterprising kids tried this during the Canadian Open, they cracked down. Can't have cars spoiling tony Kingsway.



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reply to Gone

said by Gone:

said by digitalfutur:

Did anyone notice what was common with almost every stuck car? No snow tires.

Saw someone with snow tires slide through a partially paved parking lot today due to driving like a fool. The driver behind the wheel is far more important than the rubber on the rims. Anyone who thinks otherwise is a fool themselves.

I had to go out late Friday morning for an appointment, and my street wasn't plowed yet. There was a car stuck just up the street and was having a hard time getting out. I backed out of my driveway and went on my way without even a wheelspin. When I got back there was even more snow, and yet another car stuck, this one almost in front of my driveway on the far side, so that I had to make a sharp turn to get in. This time there was a momentary wheelspin before I got straightened out and drove up to the house. I had no trouble the entire trip out, except poor visibility at times on the highway.

I have no snow tires, just my standard all-seasons. OTOH, while I was out I did see a pickup with what looked like giant snow tires driving much too fast and get into a spectacular series of weaving skids and very nearly ending up in the ditch. The nut behind the wheel -- the car part responsible for most accidents.
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reply to koira

Tow times in Toronto are 6-24 hrs right now. You really don't wanna get stuck.

Building's plow didn't do the area in front of the visitor parking, so nobody can get out of that area without a tow, because its sheer ice under it.

$100 to move the car 50ft, with only a 20 minute wait because there was a driver near there willing to fit us in quick.
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F'n twits, headed out earlier, went around the corner, and all the morons parked at the edge of the snowbank, which put them smack in the middle of the road.

No way an emergency vehicle would get through. Quick call to parking enforcement fixes that.

Were talking about people who bring home their taxis and school buses.
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DKS
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reply to elwoodblues

said by elwoodblues:

At the same time when enterprising kids tried this during the Canadian Open, they cracked down. Can't have cars spoiling tony Kingsway.

Then they let them go ahead. I have family who live on the street what got ticketed. And it wasn't in the Kingsway area. It was north of that, on Princess Margaret, and around Richview.
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resa1983
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reply to koira

This is fun.

Our tow truck got stuck. They had to send out a bigger tow truck to pull out both the original tow truck, and my husband's car.
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Wolfie00
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reply to koira

Hah! Great example of good neighbour-ness. I started slowly shoveling out my driveway wondering how I was going to deal with that mass of snow not to mention the great big icy plow drift at the end, and a neighbour with a pickup and plow attachment came over and cleaned the whole thing out in seconds. Now I'm back in the house contemplating a hot rum and cider, and I'm still **almost** keeping to my record of not having really shoveled snow since about two winters ago!
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lugnut

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More good karma.

The neighbour who got stuck in front of my house yesterday and I allowed to park in my driveway overnight just rang my doorbell with a bottle of wine in hand as a "thank you" for helping her out. Not to mention she sent her husband this AM before I poked my nose out the door to shovel by hand the crap that the plow dumped blocking her in. I ended up having to do no more shoveling this morning than a bare minimum to clean up the edges.

Sure it's a Chilean Cabernet with a screw top cap but it's the thought that counts. Besides, I'm not really a wine drinker these days but I'll make good use of it cooking up a Hungarian Goulash or something this week.

What goes around comes around



DKS
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reply to koira

Just came back from walking the dog. Great sunny day with no wind. Ah... Canadian winter!
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Wolfie00
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reply to lugnut

Screw-top caps mean nothing, as they are well engineered these days and some very good and surprisingly costly wines are bottled that way. Also, while South American wines tend to cost less than those from many other regions, Chilean and Argentinian wines can hold their own with many excellent wines from other places, and often represent excellent value. So before you go pouring that Cab into a goulash, check it out and you may be surprised!



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said by Wolfie00:

Screw-top caps mean nothing, as they are well engineered these days and some very good and surprisingly costly wines are bottled that way.

Indeed. The chance of the wine spoiling due to a bad seal are comparatively quite high with cork than it is with a screw top. The only reason most wineries haven't switched to them is because of consumer perception.


lugnut

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said by Wolfie00:

So before you go pouring that Cab into a goulash, check it out and you may be surprised!

You've sold me!!! McCain Pizza Pockets and Chilean Cabernet for dinner tonight it is!!!

But seriously though, everyone in this household is on too much medication to drink more than a glass at a sitting anyway. Age range here is from Old Fart to Ancient. I'll try a glass when I open it, but chances are most of it will end up in the cooking anyway.


dirtyjeffer
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reply to koira

headed out for a couple errands earlier only to experience some excessive wheel shake at speeds about 60 km/hr...i figured i either lost a weight on my rim or i have a bunch of snow/ice built up on the inside of the rim...when i got to the dealership (which is where i was going), the service guy said it is pretty rare to lose a weight and that it was likely just snow/ice build up on the inside of the rim...when i left, i checked and noticed that all the weights were still on, so i did a closer inspection to see the inside of the rim, and sure enough, a whole bunch of crusted on snow/ice...clear it all off and no problems afterwards.
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peterboro
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reply to koira

As we are getting rain I shovelled parts of my roof off. Now did any of you think of that?



lugnut

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said by peterboro:

As we are getting rain I shovelled parts of my roof off. Now did any of you think of that?

I cleared my roof as well since I had a huge accumulation on my garage roof overhanging my walkway. Inasmuch as I am not an idiot, though, I invested in one of these back in 2007 to make the job much much easier and spare myself the danger of climbing a ladder onto an icy roof.

»www.canadiantire.ca/AST/browse/2···ocale=en

Again one of the best thirty dollar purchases I ever made...


Wolfie00
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said by peterboro:

As we are getting rain I shovelled parts of my roof off. Now did any of you think of that?

Heavy snow followed by a big thaw with freezing at night is actually prime weather for roof and basement leaks, because ice dams near the roof edges can create nice lakes on the roof, and eavestroughs and downspouts clogged with ice can cause water to pour down around the foundation.

OTOH, this is also prime weather for over-enthusiastic homeowners falling off roofs, and it's not my intention to be one of them. If anything leaks I'm blaming the builder.
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peterboro
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said by Wolfie00:

OTOH, this is also prime weather for over-enthusiastic homeowners falling off roofs, and it's not my intention to be one of them. If anything leaks I'm blaming the builder.

How sweet. You were worried about me falling off the roof. Admit it. I shovel the roof from the ground so I'm quite safe but I appreciate your concern.