pooflady


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ThunderThighs wrote:We're at 32. Supposed to get down to 22 tonight and 57 tomorrow. 70 again by Monday.



We won't see 70 until April. Maybe March if we're lucky.



When I was a kid I wanted to be older, this CRAP is NOT what I expected.

pooflady


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Night all. Tomorrow.



When I was a kid I wanted to be older, this CRAP is NOT what I expected.

Iceback


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Good morning all.

Note to self: leave early enough to remove frost from truck windows.

In the end only kindness matters

AZGman


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Mornin', folks.

Grumpy 'til the day I die.

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ThunderThighs wrote:On the topic of snow, we agree.


Ok, I think I'm caught up.

KdC, it's not so much that we (everyone in general) don't know how to drive in snow, we don't have the road equipment to deal with it effectively since we get it so rarely. I heard though that the TX DOT has purchased more equipment after last winter's fiascoes.



well... I think the people who are hauling ass down an icy freeway don't know how to drive in ice. Y'all always get more ice than us, so TXDOT has even less equipment here.

And if TXDOT blocks all of the ramps to a freeway to close it - above referenced Wakkos should not move the barrels and try anyway!

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Morning all!

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Morning y'all. Just doing the early morning site check. Back to sleep for while.



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Good morning everybody! Two hour delay. Pancakes and sausage. Hubby says it has started snowing. As often happens at my house, there is no snow. It has snowed higher on the mountains, so the rest of county can't get out.

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Morning!

Rain/snow mix at home, all snow by the time I got to work. Still snowing, everything is white.

Iceback wrote:Do they even make those anymore?



IT people never throw things out. I am now in possession of 6 floppies, orange, yellow and green.

Yay!

My speech is not parsing. I am speaking in ellipsis.

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Mavyn wrote:Morning!

Rain/snow mix at home, all snow by the time I got to work. Still snowing, everything is white.



IT people never throw things out. I am now in possession of 6 floppies, orange, yellow and green.

Yay!



Seems like we still have a bazillion of 'em laying around the house.

Grumpy 'til the day I die.

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AZGman wrote:Seems like we still have a bazillion of 'em laying around the house.



I got rid of my stash when I moved. I copied everything off of them and on to my laptop or cds. :D

My speech is not parsing. I am speaking in ellipsis.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOYNER!!!!

kdccrosby


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AZGman wrote:Seems like we still have a bazillion of 'em laying around the house.



I threw a bunch of them away when I moved.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOYNER!

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no1 wrote://cue turken to chop that vader pic to "SNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW"

Sorry. Gotta get some real work done today.

And a good morning toa ll y'all wootersas well!


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dontwantaname wrote:
HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOYNER!



Happy, happy birthday! Plenty of January birthdays this week!

I'm just hanging out, really.

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Just wanted to add some ranting on the topic of snow... We FINALLY got our first significant snowfall of the year yesterday. True to form (or at least the last few years' worth of experience) driving home last night was a Royal PIA. Only four inches of snow and yet the typical 45 minute drive took almost two hours.

You'd think that with snow being somewhat regular around these parts the cities and towns would have figured out years ago how to deal with it properly. And yet winter after winter they still fail do plow and salt properly. Is it really that hard to remember a few basic plowing techniques?

For instance:
1) The purpose of a plow is to push the snow off the road. That means you need to PUT THE BLADE ALL THE WAY DOWN TO THE PAVEMENT. Leaving it a half inch off the ground only removes the (safer!) top fluff while grooming the underlying snow-pack into a super-slick ski trail. Great for snowmobiles, but not so good for passenger cars. If sparks aren't flying off the back of the blade, you're not doing it right.

2) ROCK SALT DOES NOT SIGNIFICANTLY MELT ACCUMULATED SNOW! Salt placed on a wet road and allowed to dissolve into solution on the road will keep snow from accumulating quite so fast. Salt dropped on ice will melt localized holes, weakening the ice enough for a (properly lowered) plow to break it up and push it off the road. Salt on top of freshly groomed snow-pack does JACK SQUAT! It just sits there, melting a tiny amount of the snow immediately around it, making a bit more slush, but not actually making the road any safer.

3) For wider roads, PLOWS NEED TO WORK IN TEAMS. A single plow may push snow from lane A to lane B, but the car traffic behind it will slosh most of that snow right back before it has a chance to come around and plow from lane B to lane/curb C. Instead, put two staggered plows on the road at a time to move the snow OFF the road in the first pass. Once snow is off the road, the salt becomes a LOT more effective, and two plows clearing a road half as often are still more effective than one plow passing over a road four times to actually get the snow moved.

// rant off.


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Turken wrote:Just wanted to add some ranting on the topic of snow... We FINALLY got our first significant snowfall of the year yesterday. True to form (or at least the last few years' worth of experience) driving home last night was a Royal PIA. Only four inches of snow and yet the typical 45 minute drive took almost two hours.

You'd think that with snow being somewhat regular around these parts the cities and towns would have figured out years ago how to deal with it properly. And yet winter after winter they still fail do plow and salt properly. Is it really that hard to remember a few basic plowing techniques?

For instance:
1) The purpose of a plow is to push the snow off the road. That means you need to PUT THE BLADE ALL THE WAY DOWN TO THE PAVEMENT. Leaving it a half inch off the ground only removes the (safer!) top fluff while grooming the underlying snow-pack into a super-slick ski trail. Great for snowmobiles, but not so good for passenger cars. If sparks aren't flying off the back of the blade, you're not doing it right.

2) ROCK SALT DOES NOT SIGNIFICANTLY MELT ACCUMULATED SNOW! Salt placed on a wet road and allowed to dissolve into solution on the road will keep snow from accumulating quite so fast. Salt dropped on ice will melt localized holes, weakening the ice enough for a (properly lowered) plow to break it up and push it off the road. Salt on top of freshly groomed snow-pack does JACK SQUAT! It just sits there, melting a tiny amount of the snow immediately around it, making a bit more slush, but not actually making the road any safer.

3) For wider roads, PLOWS NEED TO WORK IN TEAMS. A single plow may push snow from lane A to lane B, but the car traffic behind it will slosh most of that snow right back before it has a chance to come around and plow from lane B to lane/curb C. Instead, put two staggered plows on the road at a time to move the snow OFF the road in the first pass. Once snow is off the road, the salt becomes a LOT more effective, and two plows clearing a road half as often are still more effective than one plow passing over a road four times to actually get the snow moved.

// rant off.




Yep.

No snow here since the oct storm. Pblgov's wife posted it is snowing in Brooklyn. That isn't all that far from here. I don't think it is in the forecast for today.

It is windy and the clouds are moving fast.
So, sun, clouds, rain, sun, sun while it is raining....all sorts of stupid dog walking unfriendly weather!
They are actually saying, strong rain in short bursts.

I'm hoping Rusty realizes we took extra walks for the last 2 days to make up for a day of no walks!


The christmas stuff is still there>>>>>>> and there <<<<<<<

No move has been made to take care of it.





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Stupid isn't filtered? Since when?

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dontwantaname wrote:The christmas stuff is still there>>>>>>> and there <<<<<<<

No move has been made to take care of it.



sounds like mr. rusty isn't going to get a good performance review this year.

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no1 wrote:sounds like mr. rusty isn't going to get a good performance review this year.



Maybe this is for you.....


The plastic box the tree stuff goes in has a sticker on the inside of the lid.

It shows a baby sitting in the box and the lid about to be put on the box. It has the big red circle with the line through it.

Do people store their babies in plastic boxes????

Mr 1, is this why we have never seen a picture of Miss 1?
Did you forget where you stored her?

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dontwantaname wrote:Stupid isn't filtered? Since when?



Sometimes things just stay in the filter for a little while and then go back to being normal. The usual swear words don't, of course.

I'm just hanging out, really.

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dontwantaname wrote:Mr 1, is this why we have never seen a picture of Miss 1?
Did you forget where you stored her?



yes. also why you haven't seen a picture of me.

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no1 wrote:yes. also why you haven't seen a picture of me.



No, laptops were't that commonly used when you first appeared.
Although no1 may have one.
username wouldn't have.

Can you unpack the qwertyuiop's? I miss them. They were nicer than no1.

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inkycatz wrote:Sometimes things just stay in the filter for a little while and then go back to being normal. The usual swear words don't, of course.



Which Goodnight, everybody!in swear words are you Goodnight, everybody!in talkin about????

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dontwantaname wrote:Maybe this is for you.....


The plastic box the tree stuff goes in has a sticker on the inside of the lid.

It shows a baby sitting in the box and the lid about to be put on the box. It has the big red circle with the line through it.

Do people store their babies in plastic boxes????

Mr 1, is this why we have never seen a picture of Miss 1?
Did you forget where you stored her?



no1 wrote:yes. also why you haven't seen a picture of me.



dontwantaname wrote:No, laptops were't that commonly used when you first appeared.



uh... laptops?

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Happy Birthday Joyner!



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oh, rite. happy birfday joyner!

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no1 wrote:uh... laptops?



How are you on a computer while packed away in a box?
Tablet?

Damn big box if you have a full size computer in there.

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ThunderThighs wrote:Happy Birthday Joyner!




Ohhhh, shiny





wait
wasn't I doing something?
oh yeah, christmas ornaments.....


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dontwantaname wrote:How are you on a computer while packed away in a box?
Tablet?

Damn big box if you have a full size computer in there.



who says i'm on a computer?

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Happy Birthday Joyner!

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no1 wrote:who says i'm on a computer?



You are a space alien?

There were even less smart phones back then.

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Hi, everyone, and a Happy Birthday to you, Joyner. Is Poof bringing cake? I always think of her and associate the wonderful foodstuffs she writes about.

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klozitshoper wrote:Hi, everyone, and a Happy Birthday to you, Joyner. Is Poof bringing cake? I always think of her and associate the wonderful foodstuffs she writes about.



No cake, but I've been wanting to tell you, I love my Swivel Sweeper. The first one wouldn't turn on at all. The second one I charged for eight hours and it worked for five minutes. But then I charged it again and now it's working just fine. Thanks for the tip.



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pooflady wrote:No cake, but I've been wanting to tell you, I love my Swivel Sweeper. The first one wouldn't turn on at all. The second one I charged for eight hours and it worked for five minutes. But then I charged it again and now it's working just fine. Thanks for the tip.



Too cheaply built. I like mine too, but it is getting old. That little cleaning tool is great for anything with a brush!

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HB, J'ner!!!

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AZGman wrote:HB, J'ner!!!




ohhhhhh sparkly!

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Happy birthday, Joyner.



When I was a kid I wanted to be older, this CRAP is NOT what I expected.

AZGman


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pooflady wrote:Happy birthday, Joyner.



Not enough chocolate on that cake!!!

Grumpy 'til the day I die.