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News! It is so Snowy in Maine this AM That I Can't Get to Work in My 4 Wheel Drive with Diff Lock
2.11.05 | mlmr

Posted on 02/11/2005 4:17:23 AM PST by mlmr

I went out at 530 this AM to drive the fory miles to work. I have a 1/4 mile driveway but I was unfazed. Until I backed my fourwheel drive with diff lock on out of the garage. The snow was so deep and packed that it just lifted the body up. I managed to crab it into the garage, and called to say I would be late.

I called my plow man and his wife said that he was out and stuck in his two ton plow rig. He was waiting for some help to arrive in the form of his giant tractor plow.

Haven't seen a snow like this for a while.... and I am no wuss.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Maine; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: cheese; coldcheese; frozensister; snow; snowymooses; weather
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1 posted on 02/11/2005 4:17:24 AM PST by mlmr
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To: mlmr
The power is on and the Internet is working. Amazing, isn't it?

When I was a kid in the snowy north, the power wasn't so stable.

2 posted on 02/11/2005 4:18:29 AM PST by Glenn (The two keys to character: 1) Learn how to keep a secret. 2) ...)
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To: mlmr

Sure does make you wish for some of that global warming we hear so much about. All kidding aside, good luck.


3 posted on 02/11/2005 4:19:05 AM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult ("Don't get eliminated!" - MXC)
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To: Glenn

The power is on here. Five minutes east of here it isnt though. Have had calls from friends asking whether there is any school.

Spent 11 days without power a few years ago.


4 posted on 02/11/2005 4:20:27 AM PST by mlmr (The Majority of the Murders Committed Worldwide have been Committed by Leftist Governments..........)
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To: Glenn

Hang in there buddy. I know what its like.


5 posted on 02/11/2005 4:20:49 AM PST by Cornpone (Aging Warrior -- Aim High -- Who Dares Wins)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

Good excuse to have a beer (or 6) for breakfast.

MMMmmmmmmmm

Liquid bread.......

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm........


6 posted on 02/11/2005 4:21:09 AM PST by roaddog727 (The marginal propensity to save is 1 minus the marginal propensity to consume.)
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To: Glenn

75 and sunny today.


7 posted on 02/11/2005 4:21:41 AM PST by 82Marine89 (U.S. Marines- Part of the Navy....The men's department.)
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To: 82Marine89

smartass


8 posted on 02/11/2005 4:22:47 AM PST by pageonetoo (you'll spot their posts soon enough!)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

The tractor just arrived.


9 posted on 02/11/2005 4:23:04 AM PST by mlmr (The Majority of the Murders Committed Worldwide have been Committed by Leftist Governments..........)
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To: pageonetoo

Time to go to work. Wish me Godspeed.


10 posted on 02/11/2005 4:23:40 AM PST by mlmr (The Majority of the Murders Committed Worldwide have been Committed by Leftist Governments..........)
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To: mlmr

This Global Warming's Hell, isn't it, neighbor?


11 posted on 02/11/2005 4:24:48 AM PST by backhoe (-30-)
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To: mlmr

Where in Maine are you? I have a sister and brother-in-law outside of Bangor. They live in the sticks.


12 posted on 02/11/2005 4:25:16 AM PST by Trust but Verify (Their candidate uses rock stars to attract crowds. Ours IS a rock star!)
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To: mlmr

I moved to Florida from the Northeast 20 years ago. I really don't miss fighting snow storms like these.


13 posted on 02/11/2005 4:32:00 AM PST by Retired Chemist
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To: mlmr

Which diff lock do you have?


14 posted on 02/11/2005 4:33:26 AM PST by bad company (There can be no freedom without right and wrong.)
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To: mlmr
and I am no wuss

Don't sell yourself short - you're a great wuss. < / sarc >

You guys are definitely getting buried up there. Thank God for the northward shift in the storm track. We only got about 4" instead of the 18" predicted as late as Wednesday afternoon. The weather folks definitely blew it this time.

Enjoy digging out.

15 posted on 02/11/2005 4:33:54 AM PST by Living Free in NH (o)(o)
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To: mlmr

D**n global warming!


16 posted on 02/11/2005 4:33:54 AM PST by sweetliberty (Blind stupidity or blind loyalty is still blind.)
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To: Trust but Verify
Where in Maine are you? I have a sister and brother-in-law outside of Bangor. They live in the sticks.

Isn't that redundant? Maine is the sticks, came from there myself.....

17 posted on 02/11/2005 4:34:18 AM PST by .45MAN ("He" is with us.)
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To: mlmr

Have you considered drinking a lot of beer, and "tinkling" a path down the driveway?


18 posted on 02/11/2005 4:36:49 AM PST by ken5050
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To: mlmr
Have had calls from friends asking whether there is any school.

That needed asking!?! lol, down here if there is more than 2 flakes it's a snow day for schools.

19 posted on 02/11/2005 4:40:47 AM PST by SouthernFreebird
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To: 82Marine89

Delightful tag line.


20 posted on 02/11/2005 4:43:26 AM PST by Bahbah
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To: mlmr
Snow is fun! On the cape a couple of weeks ago we had 30+ inches. My 2500hd Chevy was useless! We were stuck in the house for about 30 hours, you had it easy this time around.
21 posted on 02/11/2005 4:44:20 AM PST by chapin2500
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To: mlmr

Are you near Windham? We have a brother in law there


22 posted on 02/11/2005 4:45:21 AM PST by MomwithHope
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To: Trust but Verify
Where in Maine are you? I have a sister and brother-in-law outside of Bangor. They live in the sticks

I thought all of Maine was "the Sticks". Kind of like Vermont, New Hampshire and Canada back forty where they threw old appliances, busted down vehicles and other flotsam in the gullies.

Hold on for one minute while I get my Asbestos Suit on!

23 posted on 02/11/2005 4:53:27 AM PST by woofer
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To: mlmr

A buddy just got back this week from SERE school in Maine.

-47 degrees, and was also considered Cold Weather Survival Training qualled.

Brrr


24 posted on 02/11/2005 4:53:29 AM PST by opbuzz (Right way, wrong way, Marine way)
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To: MomwithHope

My mother's family lived in Hermon, outside of Bangor. My dad was stationed at Dow AFB in Bangor back in the 50's/60's and I always wondered why he hates snow so much - until I spent a week up there one January.


25 posted on 02/11/2005 4:54:00 AM PST by spower
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To: Glenn

I am in Maine and snowbound this morning. No plow and no paper but power, cable and the phones are working.

Got stuck in the driveway 3 times last evening as I was trying to get the Monte Carlo into the garage! The snow was compacting under the tires and lifting the car up off the ground.


26 posted on 02/11/2005 4:54:34 AM PST by bogeybob
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To: mlmr

I live in the mountains in Arizona and am looking lustfully at a rebuilt 1953 Powerwagon.


27 posted on 02/11/2005 4:58:55 AM PST by NaughtiusMaximus (Progressives are just liberals with an Earl Scheib paintjob.)
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To: mlmr
C'mon! We want measurements and pictures.

Barely a dusting here in SW Mass.

28 posted on 02/11/2005 4:59:34 AM PST by bikepacker67 ("Donovan McNabb... I can't HEAR YOU" < / Who's your Mommy>)
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To: mlmr
Aw, ya went to work! Sorry to hear your work ethic is so strong. As you can see, there are alot of us here who'd have stayed home. Act o' God, and all that.

Getting snowed in can be fun, if you have everything you need at home and the power stays on. It's happened to me once this winter and I didn't get out of the drive the entire weekend.

I guess having my wife retire last spring makes it all the harder to get motivated to go out in the crappy weather these wintry mornings. To me, I would have preferred to make a fire, stay in my pajamas, and just hang out this morning rather than coming to work.

29 posted on 02/11/2005 5:03:53 AM PST by Kenton ("Life is tough, and it's really tough when you're stupid" - Damon Runyon)
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To: Living Free in NH
Thank God for the northward shift in the storm track. We only got about rain 4" instead of the 12" 18" predicted on the Connecticut shore
30 posted on 02/11/2005 5:04:48 AM PST by Fierce Allegiance (I done told you once you son of a bitc4, I'm the best there's ever been.)
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To: mlmr

I woke up to 40º weather here in Miami. They might be right about global warming/sacarasm. Good luck up there!


31 posted on 02/11/2005 5:05:37 AM PST by GWB00
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To: 82Marine89
I sincerely enjoyed your personal page!

As a good "Sea Bee", I will not comment on your tag line, other than to say I understand your confusion. ;)




"Can do"

32 posted on 02/11/2005 5:09:23 AM PST by G.Mason (The pacifist is as surely a traitor to his country and to humanity as is the most brutal wrongdoer.)
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To: mlmr

I plowed all night to stay with it. We got some serious snow after eight. The weather people called it right on Wednesday and started to hedge and reduce the forcast amounts yesterday. If they had shut up we would have been better prepared. I don't know how they expect us to believe a hundred year forcast of climate change when they can't even get the next 4 hours right.

It amazes me how many do not back into there drives prior to a storm. Time for a nap now.


33 posted on 02/11/2005 5:10:31 AM PST by hawgwalker
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To: mlmr

You're nuts to live like that.


34 posted on 02/11/2005 5:11:30 AM PST by ovrtaxt (McClellan: Do away with daily press briefings! Come straight to the New Media!)
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To: NaughtiusMaximus

I live in the mtns of Georgia and had a 1953 powerwagon. I remember getting it stuck once in the woods and needed to get out. I began just driving through and over brush and small trees. I finally had only one tree between me and freedom - an oak about 8 inches in diameter at the base. It took me three tries, but I finally pushed it down and climbed over it - root ball and all. When those vehicles are in low, they can climb trees.


35 posted on 02/11/2005 5:13:23 AM PST by NorthGA
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To: mlmr

Just another reason why I live in Texas! About the only thing we have to shovel here is Bull Sh*t--LOL!


36 posted on 02/11/2005 5:13:51 AM PST by basil (Exercise your Second Amendment--buy another gun today!)
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To: 82Marine89

hey boot - 61 & Sunny. But down here that's cold! And I'm scared! :-)


OhhRah!


37 posted on 02/11/2005 5:13:59 AM PST by JoeSixPack1 (@100mph, you have no friends.)
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To: mlmr

Spent two hours here in Corinna (outside of Bangor)shoveling. The wifes car is stuck at the end of the driveway. I know what you mean about the deep snow... and I have lived here since I was 5.

Oh well, guess I will just snuggle with the wife today...hehehe


38 posted on 02/11/2005 5:14:11 AM PST by PubliusEXMachina (Ashely's Story)
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To: Glenn
Always look at the bright side; as it could be much worse.

You could have 5 foot snow on the ground and then clear; temps bottom out at minus 50-60 degrees and stay there for a month. That was january here on the yukon. Then you don't even start vehicles or even worry about going to work; just feed the fire and hope everything doesn't break down.

We also went thru a 7.9 earthquake once and had the ground open up 6 foot deep 3 foot wide in our front yard and it was in november to boot; no water,electric,heat, or travel for over a week. The worst was having a 200,000 acre forest fire less than a mile from the house; burning embers floating down and hotshots setting up firehoses/sprayers to soak our cabin as fire burnt past.

Go fire up those summits and enjoy that powder.

39 posted on 02/11/2005 5:14:19 AM PST by Eska
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To: mlmr
Get one of these:

Front and rear diff locks.

20 inches of clearance at the diffs.

Drives through 3 feet of snow with ease.

With these particular tires gets stuck in 4 inches of wet snow though.

With tire chains will plow through 4 feet of any snow.

40 posted on 02/11/2005 5:15:11 AM PST by Mogger (Independence, better fuel eonomy and performance with American made synthetic oil.)
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To: mlmr

It was like that in Western NY from December to April. We used snowmobiles to get to our cars at the end of the streets miles away.


41 posted on 02/11/2005 5:15:29 AM PST by Katy_Katarina
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To: Bahbah
Delightful tag line

Not when the owner of the site is a sailor.

42 posted on 02/11/2005 5:16:35 AM PST by AppyPappy (If You're Not A Part Of The Solution, There's Good Money To Be Made In Prolonging The Problem.)
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To: NorthGA

My wife says that you are not helping me deal constructively with my "problem." ROTFLMAO


43 posted on 02/11/2005 5:17:15 AM PST by NaughtiusMaximus (Progressives are just liberals with an Earl Scheib paintjob.)
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To: mlmr

Just take the day off, relax and have some of that great Maine Chowder. Mmmm. sounds good to me.


44 posted on 02/11/2005 5:17:57 AM PST by ONETWOONE (onetwoone)
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To: mlmr
How many here think that just because a thought occurs to you or a snowdrift blocks your driveway, that incident must be shared with the rest of the world via the internet, just because you have the tecnhology? Show of hands - NOW!

Well, you'd be wrong! You should grab a shovel and dig!

45 posted on 02/11/2005 5:19:47 AM PST by mountaineer
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To: Eska
as it could be much worse

I understand. I spent three nights on the tundra next to the Arctic Ocean to celebrate the Winter solstice. Nature is a siren.

46 posted on 02/11/2005 5:19:49 AM PST by Glenn (The two keys to character: 1) Learn how to keep a secret. 2) ...)
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To: Glenn
Another view at Hell Gate in northern NH.


47 posted on 02/11/2005 5:21:18 AM PST by Mogger (Independence, better fuel eonomy and performance with American made synthetic oil.)
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To: SouthernFreebird

This New England transplant has lived here for almost 20
years. Still get a laugh when even a snowflake is threatened to appear in the skies and everything shuts down.


48 posted on 02/11/2005 5:24:12 AM PST by tob2 (Old Fossil and Proud of It!)
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To: Mogger
Pretty cool, but you must spend hours on the Internet finding parts for that bad boy.
49 posted on 02/11/2005 5:25:50 AM PST by chapin2500
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To: mlmr
Snow? In Maine?? In February???

Must be Global Warming

50 posted on 02/11/2005 5:32:39 AM PST by norwaypinesavage
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