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Theodoric
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Message 16 of 133 (712561)
12-05-2013 8:36 AM
Reply to: Message 15 by Pressie
12-04-2013 11:33 PM


Re: Beautiful
We topped out at about 18". Places north of Duluth, MN reported 42".

Snow removal went fairly well. We did construction last year and I have a large area to clear so figuring out the most efficient way to clear the snow has been a little challenging. Also, a snow blower went down last night.

I have a John Deere lawn tractor with a 42" snow blower. The PTO cable that turns the blower on and off snapped last night. Luckily it happened when I was almost done. I also have an Ariens walk behind blower, that I offered to my neighbor. Glad he didnt have time to come get it yet. Now to see if I can source a cable in Duluth.

Oh it is gorgeous out there. Looking forward to tramping around in the woods. One of my dogs is going to be very jealous, she is 8 with a bad knee so no running through the snow for her. We already repaired one knee, not sure if we are going to pay for another.


Facts don't lie or have an agenda. Facts are just facts

"God did it" is not an argument. It is an excuse for intellectual laziness.


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Message 17 of 133 (712567)
12-05-2013 9:15 AM


It's getting pretty nippy here - just above freezing, but no snow yet. The 'first snow of the year' is now predicted for the weekend, but that's about the sixth time I've heard that since November, so we'll wait and see.

Once it arrives I'll be sick of it in a week. Snow apparently looks much nicer in northwest Wisconsin than it does in the middle of a city.


  
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Message 18 of 133 (712575)
12-05-2013 9:41 AM


We're pretty good so far but by Friday we will have to start wearing long sleeves and long pants, maybe even shoes and socks instead of Huaraches, but it is only supposed to last about four days.

Anyone so limited that they can only spell a word one way is severely handicapped!

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Message 19 of 133 (712576)
12-05-2013 9:52 AM


Sunny and sometimes some clouds for me for the whole week, up to 5 C by day and -5 by night. But hurricane Xavier is causing some problems for other European countries.

Christianity, One woman's lie about an affair that got seriously out of hand

What are the Christians gonna do to me ..... Forgive me, good luck with that.


    
Stile
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Message 20 of 133 (712585)
12-05-2013 10:54 AM
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12-05-2013 9:41 AM


A proposal
Mr jar,

I live in Canada and would like to purchase some of your weather.

I can offer a twonie for every 500 W/m2 of sunlight that you export to my backyard.

If it pleases you, do not export to the surrounding yards, I like how the snow looks on their trees.


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Message 21 of 133 (712587)
12-05-2013 11:00 AM
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12-05-2013 10:54 AM


Per day?
If you're going to rent it on a per day basis then for a moderate sized yard you'll pay something like 24,000 $cdn for the cold months.

In addition, at that rate of energy supply you'll roast.


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jar
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Message 22 of 133 (712588)
12-05-2013 11:01 AM
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12-05-2013 10:54 AM


Re: A proposal
First, what is a "twonie"?

This time of year I need all I get, but see me when it's 100+ and maybe we can work something out.


Anyone so limited that they can only spell a word one way is severely handicapped!

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Message 23 of 133 (712589)
12-05-2013 11:12 AM
Reply to: Message 22 by jar
12-05-2013 11:01 AM


Re: A proposal
First, what is a "twonie"?

A $2 coin. Our $1 coins have a loon on them, hence loonie, naturally when the $2 was introduced it became the twonie.

It's not enough to bash in heads, you've got to bash in minds
soon I discovered that this rock thing was true
Jerry Lee Lewis was the devil
Jesus was an architect previous to his career as a prophet
All of a sudden i found myself in love with the world
And so there was only one thing I could do
Was ding a ding dang my dang along ling long - Jesus Built my Hotrod Ministry
Live every week like it's Shark Week! - Tracey Jordan
Just a monkey in a long line of kings. - Matthew Good
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*not an actual doctor

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Stile
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Message 24 of 133 (712592)
12-05-2013 11:20 AM
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12-05-2013 11:00 AM


Re: Per day?
NosyNed writes:

If you're going to rent it on a per day basis then for a moderate sized yard you'll pay something like 24,000 $cdn for the cold months.

Pish posh.
You and your "numbers."

A small price to pay in exchange of foregoing the cost of gas for trucking all that sunlight up here.


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Stile
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Message 25 of 133 (712601)
12-05-2013 11:30 AM
Reply to: Message 22 by jar
12-05-2013 11:01 AM


Re: A proposal
Oh, how horrendous!

I spelt it incorrectly. I must seek the nearest correctional facility immediately!

Apparently the accepted string of alpha characters is "toonie."

Loonie on left ($1).
Toonie on right ($2).
(Don't worry about the reverse, it's just some old hag).

Once the snow kicks in here, they double as ice-cubes.

Our smallest plastic bill is $5.

You don't still use paper, do you? I hear that stuff is an uncivilized germ's paradise.


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jar
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Message 26 of 133 (712609)
12-05-2013 11:59 AM
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12-05-2013 11:20 AM


Re: Per day?
See, Toonies and Loonies I would have recognized.

Remember that about 95% of the population of Canada is down here right now.


Anyone so limited that they can only spell a word one way is severely handicapped!

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jar
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Message 27 of 133 (712610)
12-05-2013 11:59 AM
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12-05-2013 11:30 AM


Re: A proposal
All our germs is civilized.

Anyone so limited that they can only spell a word one way is severely handicapped!

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Message 28 of 133 (712614)
12-05-2013 12:07 PM


It's a balmy -22 degrees Celcius here in Saskatchewan, with a wind chill of -35. It's supposed to shoot up to -21 today.

I'm getting used to it but I'm thinking of maybe buying some long johns.


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frako
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Message 29 of 133 (712619)
12-05-2013 12:12 PM


um on a side note who else likes roasting chestnuts this time of year.

I think its the perfect food for these cold days LOL


Christianity, One woman's lie about an affair that got seriously out of hand

What are the Christians gonna do to me ..... Forgive me, good luck with that.


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1.61803
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Message 30 of 133 (712712)
12-06-2013 9:48 AM
Reply to: Message 29 by frako
12-05-2013 12:12 PM


I like a big pot of Texas Chili in icy weather. Keeps forever and you can have it as chilimac, chili dogs, chili and rice. ymm.

Edited by 1.61803, : No reason given.


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