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Re: Weather. Or not.
« Reply #45 on: January 09, 2011, 10:09:37 AM »
We have two bags of Ice Melt for our decks and stairs (dogs have to make it to the back yard, dontcha know) but I'm wondering if some other product also works. Saw TV news shot of peeps loading up on big bags of something that I think said "pool" on it but couldn't catch the name of the product. Would like to pick up something for reserve. No more Ice Melt anywhere.

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May god have mercy on your surrounding landscape (grass, plants, etc.)  When it melts it has to go somewhere.  Be careful where you spread this stuff...

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« Reply #46 on: January 09, 2011, 10:10:54 AM »
I'm open to suggestions. The dogs have to get into the back yard without taking headers down the tall flight of stairs.
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« Reply #47 on: January 09, 2011, 10:38:34 AM »
Kitty litter helps, but they'll track it in. Wipe their feet before they come in.

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« Reply #48 on: January 09, 2011, 10:45:51 AM »
Kitty litter, sand, salt...it all works. Or just put on your golf shoes and carry them into the yard. :)

(this might also be a good time to stock up on some Peepads.....)

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« Reply #49 on: January 09, 2011, 10:56:29 AM »
Or just put on your golf shoes and carry them into the yard. :)
And to clean up the yard, use the 7 iron for loft...

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« Reply #50 on: January 09, 2011, 11:25:05 AM »
It would be fun except that we live on a block that the power goes out on regularly. No problem with the heat or the water but the fridge being out drives me crazy - especially since the neighbors almost all have power when we do not.

We just move everything into the freezer or a cooler outside.

We. too, are on the oft-power-out section of the grid.  Wrong side of the tracks syndrome.

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« Reply #51 on: January 09, 2011, 11:44:36 AM »
It would be fun except that we live on a block that the power goes out on regularly. No problem with the heat or the water but the fridge being out drives me crazy - especially since the neighbors almost all have power when we do not.

We just move everything into the freezer or a cooler outside.

We. too, are on the oft-power-out section of the grid.  Wrong side of the tracks syndrome.

You know, all this talk about power outs, the more I like living in a mid-rise apartment complex. I just hope Dish doesn't go out today.....
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Re: Weather. Or not.
« Reply #52 on: January 09, 2011, 11:58:43 AM »
In the woods the longest I've gone with no power was 6 days, but 12-24 hours is quite common. All wires are above ground for miles to my house, lots and lots of trees (I really, really, really hate Pine Beetles) and me being the only house on a pole for a miles means any strong wind, ice or even someone hitting a pole within a pretty large radius means my power is going out. I don't think I've made it a whole 30 days w/o some loss of power in over 12 years.

The whole house generator that kicks on after less than a minute was the best investment in my sanity I've ever made. The issue, of course, is if it goes out for an extended period of time (supposedly they were out in my 'hood for 2 weeks in 93) there's no way to get someone to refill the propane tank.

Y'all have it easy here in the big city ;)

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Re: Weather. Or not.
« Reply #53 on: January 09, 2011, 12:14:13 PM »
My armature status for meteorology aside, it looks like it'll be wet before it snows. Ice below the snow - oh goody.

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« Reply #54 on: January 09, 2011, 08:24:12 PM »
It's coming down fast (but it's miles above me)...heh.

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Re: Weather. Or not.
« Reply #55 on: January 09, 2011, 08:27:21 PM »
Yep. At least an inch on the ground right now in Grant Park. Trees and power lines looking great, mainly bc it has been real snow for most of the time.

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Re: Weather. Or not.
« Reply #56 on: January 09, 2011, 10:18:42 PM »
Yep. At least an inch on the ground right now in Grant Park. Trees and power lines looking great, mainly bc it has been real snow for most of the time.

We have 4" of snow on the deck and my BGE... it is 11:18pm




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« Reply #57 on: January 10, 2011, 04:23:56 AM »
Still coming down. Woke up early - stupid cats. Wonder if they'll get the road scraped today or tomorrow.

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Re: Weather. Or not.
« Reply #58 on: January 10, 2011, 07:16:26 AM »
We've got a solid 6" layer of snow in Roswell this morning.
Neighborhood kids were out frolicking in the streets at midnight last night.
Our dog was absolutely beside himself, gleefully romping back and forth and tearing across the yard with no idea how life could get better than this white stuff.
So far, all utilities solid.
We're making a pot of split pea soup today with the ham bone from Christmas.
I've got a poolish I started ready.  Think I'll make some bread to go with it.
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Re: Weather. Or not.
« Reply #59 on: January 10, 2011, 07:36:10 AM »
Hubby made it into work, but they closed the plant, so no Science is getting done today.

Snow day! I think I'll make carnitas and we can sit around and watch TV while getting fat.
Food is my favorite.

 

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