First blizzard and using snowthrower

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Old 11-17-14, 07:47 PM
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First blizzard and using snowthrower

Have been outside for the past 2 hours shoveling and snowblowing. Son-in law comes over and needs to take the old, old Ariens (the 30 - 40 year old unit). His 2 year old Ariens knock-off broke again. This time the carb fuel bowl gasket disintegrate. His garage is full of spilled gas. Earlier in the evening my other son calls and wants to know if I have any oil for his snowblower! WTF...I told these guys to try out their machines over the past two weeks.

These are pics from tonight...



 
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Old 11-18-14, 03:27 AM
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A lot of times it seems like kids don't have their priorities straight ...... and they seem to know that daddy will bail them out of whatever fix they get themselves into.

We missed the snow but it's going to be a cold day not getting past the mid 20s. My oldest son is a truck driver and when I talked to him yesterday he had to drop off a truck somewhere in michigan and was hoping the roads would be good enough to head back south.
 
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Old 11-18-14, 04:17 AM
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Yeah, no snow, but in the 20's with wind chill of 6, so it will be cold on jobsite today. Yuk.
 
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I go through the same thing with all my tenants. I tell them to test run their furnace and AC well before it will be needed to insure it can be fixed before it's really needed. Sure enough we get our first cold spell and four people call up crying that their furnace doesn't work. Of course by that point half of the town tried their furnace on the same night and the HVAC people are backed up 2-3 weeks with work.
 
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Old 11-18-14, 06:47 AM
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This morning was a train wreck. Four foot high snow and even higher drifts. State of emergency for many local suburbs in and around Buffalo. We've been getting robo calls from the utilities to make sure our heating intakes and vents are clear of snow build up.

Do you believe this. We have a driving ban. I'm exempt (a store clerk) because our store sells snow shovels and therefore we should be available to the public! Of course if there is a driving ban who going to come to the store to buy a shovel (as if we have any left). Go figure.

No I did not go to work, I can't get out of the driveway. And that's with an all wheel drive van.

Pic does not give justice but this is the trail I had made to clear my dryer vent. It was over my waste. It's still coming down. WOO WOO

 
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Old 11-18-14, 07:11 AM
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Just one more reason I left OH and never looked back.
 
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Old 11-18-14, 08:35 AM
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For those who might like to see our little corner of the world. And for those in the South who miss the Winter.

Log on to my web cam as see what you're missing.

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Hopefully it won't be over whelmed.
 

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Old 11-18-14, 12:03 PM
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Miss the winter? MISS THE WINTER??? I think you must have brain freeze Norm....lol.
 
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I test out the snowblower every September to make sure it starts.

You mean not everyone is as paranoid and OCD as I am?
 
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Old 11-18-14, 01:14 PM
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Still snowing I see......... Your going to lose that truck in all that snow. Don't miss it.
 
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Old 11-18-14, 01:19 PM
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I always shoot for around Labor Day to fire up my snow blower as well. Figure that it's a whole lot easier to identify and address any potential problems at 60 degrees than at 20 or less degrees. Did get a few chuckles a few years ago when I walked into the local dealer in August I think it was to get new belts as preventative maintenance.
 
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[QUOTE]Still snowing I see......... Your going to lose that truck in all that snow. Don't miss it.[QUOTE]

It's 6:16 now and it's still snowing. I have about a foot of hard pack ice/snow on the roof of van.
 
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Hope there wrong news just said another 2 feet maybe.
 
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