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Time to Hitch Up the Sleigh

One of my great past times in leading up to Christmas is watching the weather. Usually in late September I make a daily stop by the Weather Service to see what is happening. I did that tonight and read this:

HEAVY SNOW WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM MDT MONDAY
A HEAVY SNOW WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM MDT MONDAY. THIS WARNING IS FOR THE SALT LAKE AND TOOELE VALLEYS...THE SOUTHERN WASATCH FRONT AND THE SANPETE VALLEY...THE GREAT SALT LAKE DESERTS AND MOUNTAINS SOUTH OF I-80 AND FOR WEST CENTRAL
UTAH. SNOW TOTALS OF 2 TO 8 INCHES ARE EXPECTED BY MONDAY MORNING. THE GREATEST TOTALS WILL BE IN THE UTAH AND SANPETE VALLEYS AND ALONG THE BENCH AREAS OF THE SALT LAKE AND TOOELE VALLEYS.

In September, this would be an awesome thing to read. But at this point in the year, we're ready to put the sleigh in dry dock.
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Yeah, well, remember when the rest of us were suffering through 80° temps in October and you were posting up pictures of your first snow fall? Karma my friend, karma.

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Touche`.... It sure is windy here in the NE part of Az. I was just telling the hubby that a good snowfall would be nice (sort of) just to keep us on our toes. Especially when spring has just arrived. Global Warming?
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Karma indeed. And yeah, where is that global warming?
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Ah, it's not bad. Only about 4 inches or so and being spring that could be gone this afternoon. Drat, I was hoping to call my boss and tell him I couldn't get out of the driveway.
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Hey Jeff, what do you do for snow removal? Kids? I'd be spittin' and cussin' if we got 4" dropped on us right now; my snowblower quit on me about a half-foot ago.
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No snow here right now, temps in the 40's & 60's tomorrow, but you never know here what the weather will be like on day from the next.
Jana said they were getting snow where she lives too, spring will be here soon for you guys.
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Hey Jeff, what do you do for snow removal? Kids? I'd be spittin' and cussin' if we got 4" dropped on us right now; my snowblower quit on me about a half-foot ago.
At this time of year, I just drive over it. I don't have a snow blower but wish I did. Earlier this year when we were dealing with 2 feet at a time and even higher drifts I really wanted one.

I have a snow plough fantasy too -- I want to do that someday, just blaze down the road burying parked cars in snow, blasting Christmas music as I go.....[sigh]
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Around these parts, you can get set up with a workable plow for about $3000. You could theoretically make that back in one season as long as no unexpected repairs are necessary. It's going to be a heap, of course, but plowing will ruin a nice truck in a hurry.

I can't believe you don't have a snowblower. I got mine for $50 and it lasted two years without a problem. It's on the large end of the scale... I'm hoping I can fix it for cheap.
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I'd rather spend the money on Christmas lights. Besides, I LIKE the snow piled up in front of my house.

My folks live up on a mountain side here and this summer my sister and I are going in on an ATV with a blade on it because there's no way my Dad can handle that at his house. Usually when the snow flies we head over to their house with as many able-bodied kids as I can and start digging. Then we come home and totally ignore what we've got here.
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