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Re: snow

We had about two inches of icy sleet this morning - didn't go to
church.  The man who plows our drive came by and said he was 
sending a crew with a "bear cat" to clean up the walks and in
front of the garage - we had complained because he had pushed
snow up against the garage door last year and I couldn't get my
car out.  So far the crew hasn't appeared.  I hope they don't
forget.  Now it is raining and 33 degrees.  I hope it stops before
the temperature drops, or we will really be in a mess.  We used
to shovel years ago, but can't quite manage any more than the
steps and breezeway these days.  Since we are on a private
road, the town doesn't plow our road - the neighborhood has
to contract for that - and we have about 120 
feet of drive that we have to have done.
In a message dated 12/16/2007 1:50:47 PM Eastern Standard Time, 
kmrsy@comcast.net writes:

We got about 8 inches of wet snow.  There's a layer of slush under it. 
Gotta get it up in case it decides to freeze to ice under there. Took me 
about 3 hrs of shoveling this am. I do more shoveling than most people do 
when I have the time. I did my driveway, my 60 ft of sidewalk and 60 ft of 
sidewalk of each neighbor to both sides of me.  I also do half the street 
from the centerline to the curb and across the street for the approach to 
and in front of the mailboxes.

I do my neighbors' walks when I can because sometimes they do mine when I 
don't have time.  I do the street because if I don't the plow will come 
along and shove a barrier of heavy ice and snow across my driveway.  By my 
shoveling the street snow, he has nothing to push into my driveway, so I 
won't have trouble getting out tomorrow.

Good exercise too.

neIN, Zone 5
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Cathy Carpenter" <cathy.c@insightbb.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Sunday, December 16, 2007 11:58 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] snow

> We got 3 1/2 inches here, good, because I was driving around
> participating in the Christmas bird count all Saturday. The birds,
> though had more sense - most of them were hunkered down out of sight!
> Cathy, west central IL, z5b
> On Dec 16, 2007, at 6:09 AM, Donna wrote:
>> Well to those to the east of me, you might want to watch out for this
>> storm. It dumped about 7-8 inches here and is still snowing. It is
>> supposed to get worse by the time it gets to you.
>>   I can't believe our area hasn't been plowed yet.... and add the
>> 30MPH winds, drifting is really becoming an issue already.
>> Sigh, I have in good weather about an hours drive today...... I am
>> hoping they will all cancel and reschedule, but it is too early to
>> know
>> that yet.
>>   Stay safe folks!

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