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Forum topic by Karson posted 12-24-2009 08:02 PM 1846 views 0 times favorited 23 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-24-2009 08:02 PM

The Snow that came up the eastern seaboard last Friday was not wanted or needed. We got fairly lucky where we lived. In looking at the weather maps, at times, the border between snow and rain went right down the street where I drive.

We got mostly snow with some sleet thrown in, but no actual rain.

In total we received about 7-8 ” of snow and a week later it is still here. Twenty miles north of us they got 20 inches. We’ve had a couple of days of upper 30’s in temp but it just helped to melt the snow on the road.

Our street was not plowed except by the cars driving over it.

Yesterday after about 6 days here are some icicles on the roof of the solarium.

The icicles started forming at the edge and then the snow/ice slid down the glass roof. It caused this formation.

My bench between two Holly Trees.

As you might be able to see in the background of that picture and some of the following, the biggest damage seems to be the Holly trees that are growing on the edge of some of the clearings. The Holly trees keep their leaves all year long.

The snow seems to hanging in there pretty well.

I wish you all a very Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and a Happy and Blessed New Year.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#1 posted 12-24-2009 08:04 PM

A little too much at one time.
Good pics.

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#2 posted 12-24-2009 08:07 PM

Thats nothing lol we had this in 00/01 that was a bad year for us. Its beginning to look alot like Christmas…. Merry Christmas and a happy new year!

-- A hammer dangling from a wall will bang and sound like work when the wind blows the right way.

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#3 posted 12-24-2009 08:07 PM

Looks like my MN vacation a few years ago! Merry Christmas to you and yours.

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#4 posted 12-24-2009 08:12 PM

It’s beautiful. “Up” here in Connecticut we got about 1/2 of what you got. The storm seemed to peter out as it moved north.

And don’t forget this, from my hometown!

Merry Christmas.

-- Chip ----------- 6:8

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#5 posted 12-24-2009 08:16 PM

What beautiful pictures! I live in S. eastern lower Michigan we get very little snow but a few years back we got hammered with about 12-14 inches. So far this year we only have had about 1” and we will be heading south shortly so let it SNOW !!

‘The SedcoKid’

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#6 posted 12-24-2009 08:22 PM

Nice pictures Karson,

We’re just getting the start of a big storm, 8 to 12”.

but where we are we may be on the edge of it, we hope.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#7 posted 12-24-2009 08:27 PM

We are suppose to get 1/2” of ice tonight and tomorrow. Snow is not even melted yet.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#8 posted 12-24-2009 08:48 PM

Yeah, I am in Minnesota, so I just shoveled 6 inches of heavy snow( for MN) Kind of like North east snow, with another foot predicted for the next 2 days. Shop time has all been eliminated for shovel time.
I hope every one is safe, warm and joyous this wonderful season.
Merry Christmas.

-- Even a broken clock is right twice a day, unless, it moves at half speed like ....-As the Saw Turns

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#9 posted 12-24-2009 09:23 PM

Wow! Be careful my friend. Can you bring some of that out to the desert? We have been keeping tract of that storm because we both have family and friends back there in the North East part of the country. I don’t think I could walk on that stuff anymore with this bum leg. Take care and Merry Christmas. Santa will not have any problems there.

-- Rich, Nevada,

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#10 posted 12-24-2009 09:45 PM

It’s beautiful, as long as I can sit here and see pictures. Personally, I’d rather be experiencing Mario’s weather. Can’t wait for spring/summer!!!

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#11 posted 12-24-2009 09:48 PM

WHOA HOOO! We got hit with 20” of powder snow! I had to clear off the plastic sheeting of the pond and greenhouse three times to prevent them from collapsing. We shoveled out the sidewalks and driveway on Sunday, as after it melts and freezes it’s a real bugger to move. There’s still a lot of snow and some ice and now they predict sleeting rain for Christmas Day. I’m staying put until it all melts away! Down to the wood workshop I go . . .

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#12 posted 12-24-2009 09:48 PM

Beautiful pictures, Karson!!!

We got about 12” but just 15 miles south of here- at my mom’s place- they got over twice that!! I’m lucky, at least I didn’t have to shovel a path to the workshop ;^)


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#13 posted 12-24-2009 10:42 PM

I didn’t shovel a path to the workshop either. I’ve been using the same footprints that I made the first morning.

The cat doesn’t like it she has to jump between foot prints.

I’m glad that I got the icicles picture yesterday. Because the kids got to them today.

The shop is 43 deg. I’ve not turned on the pilot light yet on the heater and it takes a 16’ ladder to get up there and light it. The ladders are all snowed in.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#14 posted 12-24-2009 11:26 PM

Well, I’ve just logged off from work, threw another log in the stove, made a cup of coffee, and am now ready to start my Christmas weekend. It’ll be a quiet Christmas for my wife and me this year. The threat of ice on the roads near Boston has been the deciding factor this year, but then we prefer quiet holidays.

It’s been mostly snow showers today in the deep woods of northern New Hampshire, but the forecast is for sun tomorrow.

I received a really neat toy catalog in the mail yesterday. It’s from Lee Valley and Veritas – some very nice tools in it.

I find myself enjoying looking at the projects and reading the blogs and forums here in LJ’s. I could become intimidated by the fine quality of work you folks do, as I am just a beginner at this, but instead of being intimidated, I’ll use this as a place of inspiration and learning. I’ve already improved my mortise and tenon cutting, thanks to Stefang’s blog.

Thank you all for adding a bit to my days, and I wish all of you a peaceful and safe Christmas.

-- John from Hampstead

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#15 posted 12-25-2009 12:13 AM

That is a lot of snow! Be careful and don’t slip on anything.

-- Those that say it can't be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.

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