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Jed Cooper
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« Reply #1600 on: February 16, 2016, 01:26:29 PM »

Well, no offense but it’s certainly not a waste of time when it comes to safety.  I have a wife, two children and a mother-in-law to consider (besides myself).  Not only is it my responsibility to ensure their safety when it comes to coming and going, but also visitors and even those walking by on the sidewalk in front of our home. 
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« Reply #1601 on: February 16, 2016, 01:27:18 PM »

Jed, where you live and with that size driveway, a snow blower would be a wonderful help to you, I'm sure! I know those ain't cheap though.

We have a snow thrower but unfortunately, there are times where the snow is to low and I have to resort to shoveling only.
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« Reply #1602 on: February 16, 2016, 01:28:51 PM »

  In your particular case, with young kids and older folks around, then of course its not a waste of time to shovel the walkways.
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« Reply #1603 on: February 16, 2016, 02:03:58 PM »

Well, no offense but it’s certainly not a waste of time when it comes to safety.  I have a wife, two children and a mother-in-law to consider (besides myself).  Not only is it my responsibility to ensure their safety when it comes to coming and going, but also visitors and even those walking by on the sidewalk in front of our home. 

Well, yeah... you have to shovel sidewalks if you have them. I believe that's some kind of city or neighborhood policy. But, we don't have them in my neighborhood. And yeah, with all those other people around, I suppose you're in another situation.

Last year, my neighbor across the street sent their teenage son out to shovel their driveway, which was a sheet of ice. That poor kid was out there with a regular flat head shovel, just hammering to break up the ice. His mom kept showing him to get buckets of water from the house to melt it, and he was out there in the cold for HOURS. He kept throwing the shovel in frustration. I could only imagine what he was thinking all day long. That's just sad.

About 3 hours after he was finished, everyone's driveways were melted anyway without any work.
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« Reply #1604 on: February 16, 2016, 02:11:33 PM »

Last year, my neighbor across the street sent their teenage son out to shovel their driveway, which was a sheet of ice. That poor kid was out there with a regular flat head shovel, just hammering to break up the ice. His mom kept showing him to get buckets of water from the house to melt it, and he was out there in the cold for HOURS. He kept throwing the shovel in frustration. I could only imagine what he was thinking all day long. That's just sad.

About 3 hours after he was finished, everyone's driveways were melted anyway without any work.

That's what they have rock salt for.  ;)
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« Reply #1605 on: February 17, 2016, 02:33:08 AM »

That's what they have rock salt for.  ;)

Yeah, I was about to say the same thing. But maybe in Tennessee they don't know what to do with ice in the driveway.

Matt, since I've known you you've lived in Florida and Tennessee ... no wonder you don't shovel snow. My mother moved to Florida for the winter half of the year just to get away from it!
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« Reply #1606 on: February 17, 2016, 03:09:11 PM »

We have so little use for rock salt you can't get it when you need it. I was entering a large grocery store during one of the recent snow/ice storms and the parking lot and walkway were sheets of ice -- very dangerous. I overheard a customer complaining to one of the employees that they needed to salt the entry, and he said there was no salt to be had anywhere. I believe it. There are probably 50 bags at the Home Depot, and that's it. We're not used to the snow when we get it. Everything, every business, shuts down.

Now, that being said, I think the grocery store should have found a way to clear their entry area, even if there were no snow shovels available, they should have been out there shoveling it with flat-headed shovels if they had to. That was a law-suit waiting to happen.
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« Reply #1607 on: February 17, 2016, 03:11:12 PM »


Matt, since I've known you you've lived in Florida and Tennessee ... no wonder you don't shovel snow. My mother moved to Florida for the winter half of the year just to get away from it!

That's true. But when I lived in New Jersey, even my father, who was an insane leaf raker, set a precedent about not bothering with ice/snow shoveling. I do remember him putting sheets of plywood under the back tires to get a car or truck out of the driveway. That's about it.
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« Reply #1608 on: February 17, 2016, 06:26:03 PM »

That's true. But when I lived in New Jersey, even my father, who was an insane leaf raker, set a precedent about not bothering with ice/snow shoveling. I do remember him putting sheets of plywood under the back tires to get a car or truck out of the driveway. That's about it.

Wow, to me, not shoveling is unfathomable.  I guess I could see it if you're single and living alone. You only have yourself to worry about.  Not shoveling is just not an option for me. It's all about safety.
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« Reply #1609 on: February 17, 2016, 07:36:35 PM »

Wow, to me, not shoveling is unfathomable. 

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« Reply #1610 on: April 15, 2016, 08:44:42 PM »


Again, a big earthquake occurred in Japan!!  :(
Since 11 March 2011, just 5 years after the Great Tohoku earthquake, this time in southern Japan, in Kyushu!!
The region of Kumamoto tremble with the power of about M7 several times since yesterday has made several victims and great damage, unfortunately!  :'(
This is maybe the fate of Japan, in face many of the area of the earthquake!  ???
But I pray that this will calm down as soon as possible !!

 http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/16/world/asia/second-powerful-earthquake-strikes-japan.html?ref=world
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« Reply #1611 on: May 22, 2016, 08:53:34 PM »


 Last night, Paris was a storm!! :o

 

 

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« Reply #1612 on: May 24, 2016, 03:29:52 AM »

15th straight day of sun and not a drop of rain.  O0
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« Reply #1613 on: May 27, 2016, 07:24:50 PM »

Well, winter has arrived down under. Wet and windy and the temp is only around 10°C.
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« Reply #1614 on: May 31, 2016, 09:08:25 PM »


 " Weather: Rain record in Paris, road closures and evacuations in several departments "

 " Rain delays French Open on Tuesday following first wash-out since 2000 "

 https://fr.news.yahoo.com/m%C3%A9t%C3%A9o-routes-barr%C3%A9es-%C3%A9vacuations-france-044246215.html

 http://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/french-open-delays-in-play-lik/57756407

 
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We had not seen it in Paris in May since 1873. As Marc Hay points out, one of BFMTV weather specialists, such an accumulation of precipitation was not recorded since 1873.

 And the rain continues .

With at present 170 mm rainfall since 1 May, the month of May 2016 was the second wettest month since 1873! However far behind July 2001.

 When I was in Reims this weekend, it rained often unfortunately!!  :(

 I forgot to mention, but it seems that the year worrying because there are 13 new moon this year !! So, take care, everybody!!  ???
 
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« Reply #1615 on: June 01, 2016, 10:15:38 PM »

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« Reply #1617 on: June 03, 2016, 08:31:08 PM »


 Luckily it did not rain today in Paris!!

 But the Chambord Castle is in the water as the Chenonceau Castle ( In the castles of the Loire.) !!  :o  :(

 
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 Château de Chambord

 


 Château de Chenonceau

 

 
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« Reply #1618 on: June 04, 2016, 02:45:47 PM »

After going weeks without much of a drop, it's all coming down this weekend.

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Emergency services received more than 3000 calls for help on Saturday as wind and rain pummelled NSW, dimming Sydney's Vivid, threatening to split pines trees asunder, and flooding five river systems across the state.

But a reprieve is expected, with the intense weather system over the NSW Coast forecast to ease on Sunday morning.

http://www.smh.com.au/environment/weather/stormageddon-weather-pummels-nsw-dims-vivid-festival-floods-23-river-systems-20160604-gpbnzg.html



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« Reply #1619 on: June 27, 2016, 12:16:31 AM »

Coldest day in Sydney for 20 years. Top temp of 11.2 degrees Celsius.  :o
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