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dakotasnake 66M
941 posts
12/7/2017 10:55 am
the first snow


only got about an inch the other day but I'm soooo looking forward to plowing snow on my atv, its just fun to do, I don't care if its freezing azz cold. it takes maybe 3 or 4 hours to plow out my place, I can warm up in the house, maybe a shot of good brandie, thaw the hands out then go back out. I don't no, its a man thing I guess, but its fun

dakotasnake 66M
408 posts
12/7/2017 10:55 am


earthytaurus3 77F
35699 posts
12/7/2017 1:12 pm

You sound like you could be one of The Last Alaskans. LOL Have you watched that series? My brother-in-law says he could be one of those, but my sister won't let him. LOL Not that there's a chance since those BLM, 100 year contracts will all expire without renewals. The government will reclaim all of the wilderness areas upon those expirations. Soooooooooooo, I guess there is nowhere left to hide! LOL


earthytaurus3 77F
35699 posts
12/7/2017 1:17 pm

By the way, we've just had our first serious bout of winter only as recent as this week here in central Wisconsin. We've had piercing temps, high winds and, finally, some huge flakes to cover the ground, all unseasonably, late.


dinty3 74M  
3017 posts
12/7/2017 2:26 pm

I hear you brother. I love it when it snows and I can get out there with my snowblower for two or three hours. This is a job that gives one satisfaction because you can see the result. I do my area and three or four neighbours as well.


MrsJoe 70F
6617 posts
12/7/2017 2:49 pm

Some years ago, I would have totally agreed with you and been right out too! Doing the outside chores was almost a game..... like pretending I lived back in the frontier days..... and I enjoyed it.
Today? I guess I am getting old because "playing" in the snow is no longer something I look forward to, in fact, I dread having to go out in it.
Enjoy it as long as you can!


For someone to insult me, I first have to value his/her opinion.


deborahsu2 77F
1924 posts
12/7/2017 2:51 pm

I am with you!! I still love playing in the snow. The problem is that we get ice and not snow here. It is suppose to be 24 degrees tonight.


Abelle2 77F
27920 posts
12/7/2017 6:29 pm

I lived in Indiana for 30 years before moving to Georgia. In Indiana I saw lots of snow. I remember one day walking out to the car, my daughter went to the passenger side and said, Mom where did you go. I was laughing and said, I am under the car I had slid right under it. She came rushing around the car and helped me up.

It snowed one day for the first 3 years here in Georgia. I sat at the living room window and watched it come down. The next day each year, the snow was gone. The walk out front, the driveway, and the street were wet but not snow covered.

They are predicting snow of possibly 1 inch by Wednesday. I am glad I bought bread and milk today.

I would like to see what happens here with 26 or 29 inches in a day like we had in the Midwest.

These drivers cannot drive on dry roads. They tailgate big time. No lights at dusk or during rain, etc. Lots of them don't turn their lights on until it is almost completely dark, have dark cars or cars that blend in the road at dusk.

We just shake our head and call them "Georgia Drivers".


Maisie2013 66F
16204 posts
12/8/2017 5:25 am

    Quoting Abelle2:
    I lived in Indiana for 30 years before moving to Georgia. In Indiana I saw lots of snow. I remember one day walking out to the car, my daughter went to the passenger side and said, Mom where did you go. I was laughing and said, I am under the car I had slid right under it. She came rushing around the car and helped me up.

    It snowed one day for the first 3 years here in Georgia. I sat at the living room window and watched it come down. The next day each year, the snow was gone. The walk out front, the driveway, and the street were wet but not snow covered.

    They are predicting snow of possibly 1 inch by Wednesday. I am glad I bought bread and milk today.

    I would like to see what happens here with 26 or 29 inches in a day like we had in the Midwest.

    These drivers cannot drive on dry roads. They tailgate big time. No lights at dusk or during rain, etc. Lots of them don't turn their lights on until it is almost completely dark, have dark cars or cars that blend in the road at dusk.

    We just shake our head and call them "Georgia Drivers".
They lose their minds in TN as well. If snow is predicted, they run to the store and buy up all the milk and bread ( I guess they are making French Toast ) . Schools close if they see a flurry. They all leave work, and now we have a 2pm rush hour instead of a 4 pm one. Half of the staff calls out ( They cant get out of their driveway ) But the odd thing, unless it really snows- 4 or 5 inches is a lot here- the stores are packed. How did all those people get here, if no one can get out of their driveway?
We live on the top off a big hill, and I managed to get to work in the snow. The last time I had a problem was 2013, when I couldn't get the car up the hill. I left it at the bottom, walked home, and got a tow truck to move it 8 hours later.