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    I took off yesterday because my oldest didn't have school due to the snow. City Hall closed at noon and I still had to waste a whole day of vacation
    I could undeterstand if I had planned to take the entire day off as a "real" vacation day but I had to due to lack of sitter at the last minute....I think I should only have to take 1/2 day....bu tthats the way it works....

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    We're open, but postponed tonight's Planning Board meeting due to the storm. I'm probably outta here by noon, before the driving gets worse.
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    At work but schools are off - unplowed county roads.
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    Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
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    Quote Originally posted by Bear Up North View post
    As expected, Toledo's home county, Lucas County, went into a Level 3 Snow Emergency at 4:30 AM, Wednesday, 2-14-07. That level means that if you are on the road you will be arrested, unless you have a reason such as medical, essential personnel at a facility, member of news media, government employee mandated to report to work, etc.

    *snip*

    I will probably stir up many of you.....I have a problem (I do practice "Libertarianish" views) with Level 3. If I want to go out I should be able to go out.

    Wow, even up here in Canuckistan we don't have anything that restrictive for snow emergencies. Bear, I agree with you - you should be able to go out if you want. However, you should be responsible all costs involved if EMS has to rescue your ass.

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    Quote Originally posted by Tranplanner View post
    Wow, even up here in Canuckistan we don't have anything that restrictive for snow emergencies. Bear, I agree with you - you should be able to go out if you want. However, you should be responsible all costs involved if EMS has to rescue your ass.
    Totally agree. If I am stoopid enough to wander out in a blizzard (for no good reason) I should have to pay those costs.

    This same debate takes place on western Lake Erie every January and February. Ice fishermen head out on the lake, usually a few miles off shore. Once in a while a steady wind will break ice away from being connected to the shore, so all of these ice fishermen are "floating" on a slab of ice, often about a square mile in size or more. Helicopters from the Coast Guard....and special boats (like rubber rafts).....rescue these dudes.

    Later in the same day, the Coast Guard is out rescuing the SAME guys, for the same reason. Mister Walleye and Mister Perch have beckoned them back onto the ice.

    The word now is that if they are rescued twice, they pay.

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    Quote Originally posted by Bear Up North View post
    Totally agree. If I am stoopid enough to wander out in a blizzard (for no good reason) I should have to pay those costs.

    This same debate takes place on western Lake Erie every January and February. Ice fishermen head out on the lake, usually a few miles off shore. Once in a while a steady wind will break ice away from being connected to the shore, so all of these ice fishermen are "floating" on a slab of ice, often about a square mile in size or more. Helicopters from the Coast Guard....and special boats (like rubber rafts).....rescue these dudes.

    Later in the same day, the Coast Guard is out rescuing the SAME guys, for the same reason. Mister Walleye and Mister Perch have beckoned them back onto the ice.

    The word now is that if they are rescued twice, they pay.

    Bear
    Do they have a 'punch card' system to facilitate this? ("Say, Buddy you look familiar, didn't I pick you up off an ice flow near xxxx around 9:00 this morning? Lemme see your card.....")
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    It is snowing like crazy here - the first significant storm of the winter season, strangely enough. I am glad I can work (with occasional Cyburbia and snack breaks) from home. This'll also give me some time to prepare a nice Valentine's Day dinner for us -- though if my SO is forced to stay at work all day, he will come home grumpy and will have to dig out the driveway tonight.

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    Ahhh....

    65 degrees and climbing.....slight breeze.....sunny.....Ahhhh.....
    "The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness."
    John Kenneth Galbraith

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    Oddball
    Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?
    Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here?
    Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
    From Kelly's Heroes (1970)


    Are you sure you're not hurt ?
    No. Just some parts wake up faster than others.
    Broke parts take a little longer, though.
    From Electric Horseman (1979)

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    Finally our 1st measureable snowfall.
    Oddball
    Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?
    Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here?
    Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
    From Kelly's Heroes (1970)


    Are you sure you're not hurt ?
    No. Just some parts wake up faster than others.
    Broke parts take a little longer, though.
    From Electric Horseman (1979)

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    Finally Above Freezing

    NW Ohio finally went above freezing today, President's Day (do they have "Dictator's Day" in Chile? ). Temperature reached 40F. First time above 32F in 24 days. Most of those days the temp was below 20F, and there were numerous below zero F days in that period. Quite the cold snap.

    Forecasts for this week.....more normal temps for mid-to-late February, with temps near 40F most days (except Tuesday).

    Here come 'da melt !!!!

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    Had 2 inches of snow on Saturday; now the forecast for today and rest of the week is in the 50's.
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    Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?
    Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here?
    Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
    From Kelly's Heroes (1970)


    Are you sure you're not hurt ?
    No. Just some parts wake up faster than others.
    Broke parts take a little longer, though.
    From Electric Horseman (1979)

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    Ice Storm

    NW Ohio is right in the path of a major ice storm, scheduled to slide through the lower Great Lakes this weekend and into Monday. Oh, goodie.

    Those that have been through ice storms know that a good old fashioned heavy snow or blizzard is a lot more fun. Ice storms suxx.

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    Weird day in central FL. We needed a jacket in the shade, but the sun was really really hot. Guess it was the wind that made the difference. You Yankees would have probably pronounced it balmy and worn shorts!

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    Quote Originally posted by Zoning Goddess View post
    You Yankees would have probably pronounced it balmy and worn shorts!
    Its been in the 40's here this week, and my teenaged boys have been wearing shorts all week. I gave up trying to tell them it is still to cold. If that is the only dumb thing they do, I'll be lucky.

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    We're in disaster mode. We have about 1/3 of the urban area without power and most of the rural area as well. The EOC is active and the state has called. Fortunatly I have power at home. Town looks like a tornado hit with the trees down. Sometimes street trees really suck.
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    Quote Originally posted by giff57 View post
    We're in disaster mode. We have about 1/3 of the urban area without power and most of the rural area as well. The EOC is active and the state has called. Fortunatly I have power at home. Town looks like a tornado hit with the trees down. Sometimes street trees really suck.
    Not much better here up 61 a bit. The fool me tried to get to my band gig in Champaign yesterday. I got to Woodhull and turned back.

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    Quote Originally posted by giff57 View post
    We're in disaster mode. We have about 1/3 of the urban area without power and most of the rural area as well. The EOC is active and the state has called. Fortunatly I have power at home. Town looks like a tornado hit with the trees down. Sometimes street trees really suck.
    Is that from the snowstorm I've been reading about?

    The snowstorms up there seem like the hurricanes here 3 years ago, you just keep getting one after another.

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    Quote Originally posted by giff57 View post
    We're in disaster mode. We have about 1/3 of the urban area without power and most of the rural area as well. The EOC is active and the state has called. Fortunatly I have power at home. Town looks like a tornado hit with the trees down. Sometimes street trees really suck.
    Oh crap. Take care, giff. Many of us know what you're going through. Activating the EOC is never fun.
    Annoyingly insensitive

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    The news said it would snow today at 2 and sure enough it started shortly before then.

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    It's snowing in Jersey! (This is my daughter)

    "He defended the cause of the poor and needy, and so all went well. Is that not what it means to know me?" Jeremiah 22:16

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    Holy bejebus. This is going to be a bumpy night on the panhandle according to the NWS radar. It's coming. Me neighbor's tree went thru Ivan...please make it thru tonight without hitting my house.

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    Quote Originally posted by RichmondJake View post
    It's coming.
    How many times did they say that during the movie "Twister"? Ack.

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    Holy bejebus.
    Rumpy left you his religious legacy??

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    hey - we are supposed to get a foot here today - well on the way -

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    Blizzard du jour is letting up. Schools and Interstates closed. I'm at work.
    Winter sucks.

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