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chrisstef

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02-09-2013 11:14 PM

Well winter storm Nemo has come and gone. We had a total of around 30” of snow here in central Connecticut. Ive never seen anything like it. Ill spare the sob story about how sore i am but after 6 hours of snow blowing and shoveling the driveway is clear enough to get out.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty


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racerglen

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#1 posted 02-09-2013 11:21 PM

We haven’t had anything like y’all have been getting, but the dawg awaiting a non belly tickler
in the snow is a cool shot, our son’s dashie gets real nervious if it touches his tummy..low clearance, maybe 2”..

;-)

-- Glen, Vernon B.C. Canada

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#2 posted 02-09-2013 11:23 PM

I’m sorry to hear about the storm…....man, but those pics are beautiful, what a beautiful place!!

-- Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work. I follow in building the principles which nature has used in its domain" Frank Lloyd Wright

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chrisstef

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#3 posted 02-09-2013 11:25 PM

Luckily Grace loves the snow Glen. Her first move is always the same, face dunkin.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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CessnaPilotBarry

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#4 posted 02-09-2013 11:30 PM

I know that picture…

It’s bad when Eli Cannons is closed ‘till Sunday. The humanity!

-- It's all good, if it's wood...

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#5 posted 02-09-2013 11:30 PM

I’ve been wondering when someone was gonna start one of these threads.

Wow your story is similar to ours. Between 30” and 36” took my wife and I 6.5 hours to do. Unfortunately my big 8HP snow blower is broken (i really need to get it fixed) so we did it all by hand and with a little paddle snowblower.

Here is a few pics.

Really glad I had one sliding glass door otherwise I would have had to drop out a window.

My wifes car (a RAV4) from the living room window.

How’d everyone else fare?

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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CessnaPilotBarry

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#6 posted 02-09-2013 11:32 PM

I’m in Middletown, and my street hasn’t been plowed yet… My truck looks like Berthe’s!

-- It's all good, if it's wood...

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DIYaholic

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#7 posted 02-09-2013 11:33 PM

We were spared the brunt of the storm, only 10” of snow, here in the Champlain Valley of Vermont. I did three – 8 hour plowing, blowing & shoveling shifts in a 32 hour work day, I work for a property maintenance company. You seem to have managed rather well. Glad to hear it! That reminds me, I need to contact family on Long Island & see if they fared well.

BTW: Great pictures!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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#8 posted 02-09-2013 11:43 PM

took 4 hours to snowblow. can’te even imagine having to shovel it all.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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chrisstef

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#9 posted 02-09-2013 11:46 PM

Glad to hear both you guys fared all right. Barry were you in state for 78? Curious a to how this one compares. We will need to call a LJ meeting at Eli’s very soon. I should be able to slide out after the baby hits the sack now that hes on a schedule. .

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#10 posted 02-10-2013 12:15 AM

Ive been wondering very much as to how this compares to 78. Gotta ask my parents or something I guess.

Eli’s would be a bit of a hike for me but I could probably make it work depending on timing.

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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#11 posted 02-10-2013 12:15 AM

Wow! We haven’t even ventured out yet today. It just stopped snowing, but until the wind dies down, no point in snowblowing. I suspect we’ll have a similar scene. Beautiful, but man it’s work….

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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#12 posted 02-10-2013 12:59 AM

We got about 32”. What sucks is everywhere I had to shovel decided to be the prefect place for a snow drift. The plow left a 47” pile at the end of the driveway. I put in a solid 7 hours, my wife put in a solid 3 and held down the fort (kids and dinner). My snowblower was 100% useless. I had to restart it so many times I broke the pull cord within 15 minutes of using it. This is one of those storms I wish I had a drift breaker. We finished shoveling just in time to get the important stuff done – run over to Home depot and pick up a Ridgid oscillating spindle sander.

I thought great danes hated snow, but not mine. He thinks it’s the greatest thing that ever happened in his whole (7 month) life

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#13 posted 02-10-2013 11:08 AM

That’s looks like a lot of hard work. Well done Stef.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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#14 posted 02-10-2013 12:19 PM

Lake shore drive, chicago, january 1967

-- When I was a boy, I was told "anyone can be President", now I'm beginning to believe it!

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CessnaPilotBarry

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#15 posted 02-10-2013 01:15 PM

Chris, My street still hasn’t been plowed the first time…

I was in CT in ‘78, but I was only in 8th grade.

-- It's all good, if it's wood...

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