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There ya go Dave. It’s always a case of who to vote against. The Dems are always faithful to provide that. See your entire character is not marred for a simple pragmatic decision. You do NOT take on any of the negative aspects of Trump. I would safely say way less so than a Biden/Harris vote, and you did your part to prevent the express line to the long dark winter of full blown socialism! SO LIBERATING, don’t you think?
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I voted last week~here in South Carolina, especially so in our county, it is almost 95% TRUMP. Even at Clemson University, it is so! Some of the most faithful supporters work at Clemson in some form. They are careful not to advertise it publicly for a few reasons, which is wise. Once they retire then they become VERY vocal.

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Been pretty nice up here, was 75 last Friday with a big thunder boomer in the evening but since then it's been around 50 daily. We have been getting a fair bit of rain as well. Looks like we'll improve moving to the middle part of November.

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You’re a good man to offer such help, RB, and I know you would have if I’d asked.  Such close quarters to the neighbor’s fence made getting machinery in there rather tricky, though.  Plus I’ve had to carefully excavate around the buried sewage pipe and an abandoned septic tank, as well as trying not to disturb the supporting porch pillar posts.  So I’ve dug a 30” deep crawl way for the entire 450 sq. ft. space all by hand, as well as the 2’ wide trenches for footings, and a 60’ long by 9’ wide trench across the entire front of the property to fill with riprap stone, asphalt rubble, and 20 tons of gravel for driveway and roadside parking - again all spread by hand.  Remaining driveway asphalt and concrete from the covered porch all broken up by hand and hauled to the landfill 45 minutes away in the pickup truck.

It’s taken exactly a year for the excavation part, but I’ve begged God for strength and safety and He has faithfully stood by me.  Only one small accident leaving a 2” scar from snagging my arm with an angle grinder.  That was while I was taking down about 2,000 bricks with a cold chisel and cleaning them for reuse.  The cement rubble was all repurposed as a base for the river pebble walkway paths in the back yard.  Nothing wasted.

All the removed dirt filled up and leveled our entire back yard a foot deep, as well as filling up and leveling off our neighbor’s front ditch - who thankfully has a lot that’s double wide.  Topsoil and reseeding.  One wheelbarrow and pickup truck-load at a time.

This has all been a desperate attempt to save every penny that I possibly can during this process, to spare the family finances.  My business was considered non-essential with this whole covid thing, so my income has consequently plummeted.

I took a look at your website photos, RB, and those are some very impressive images.  Very nice indeed.  How big a crew do you have working for you now?  Besides your faithful partner, that is, who is probably your greatest asset.


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Same thing here, calling for flurries every day this week with daytime highs reaching 35-36f. We may get a white Christmas after all.

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Same thing here, calling for flurries every day this week with daytime highs reaching 35-36f. We may get a white Christmas after all.

Or in woke speak, A racist Christmas of privilege.

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Well, since we're getting into the upper 50s today, I'm making my own snow by flocking my Christmas tree. It's been a few years since I've done that, but there's not much to it, so here goes.....


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Or in woke speak, A racist Christmas of privilege.


I saw Black Christmas, not my cup of tea.

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Or in woke speak, A racist Christmas of privilege.


He he he he he rofl

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Same thing here, calling for flurries every day this week with daytime highs reaching 35-36f. We may get a white Christmas after all.


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Big snow for us right now. Huge, fluffy flakes accumulating quickly. Good day for coffee, fireplace, Christmas movies, and favorite throw.

Supposedly more coming in two days.



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Yes mommy its cold outside.

Oh the weather outside is frightful
and the fire is so delightful
and since we have no place to go
Let it snow  let it snow   let it snow

I like the snow as long as it stays off the roads and I have plenty of heat in the house

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I like the snow as long as it stays off the roads and I have plenty of heat in the house


I like the snow when I have no place to go or when it snows enough that we get a snow day and I get to stay home from work. Snow is good, but I dislike the cold.

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Yes Alan my thoughts exactly

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I like the snow when I have no place to go or when it snows enough that we get a snow day and I get to stay home from work. Snow is good, but I dislike the cold.
Stay home from work?  I have been working from home since March ....

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Stay home from work?  I have been working from home since March ....


I was only home for 4 weeks, been back since the 1st week of April. Of course, we had virtually no cases in June/July/August and were free to go about our normal activities.

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I was only home for 4 weeks, been back since the 1st week of April. Of course, we had virtually no cases in June/July/August and were free to go about our normal activities.

Schools aren't really affected the way the propaganda says in any locality.

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I was only home for 4 weeks, been back since the 1st week of April. Of course, we had virtually no cases in June/July/August and were free to go about our normal activities.
We keep getting reports of janitorial and guard staff showing up there at the building and testing positive.  Another case happened just this last Friday.   My wife's boss and his wife both came down with it last summer, and a person on my branch is just now getting over it.  All of them are doing fine right now. 

No official word but rumor has it we will not be back in the building until mid summer; and maybe not even then.  Division productivity is actually UP since we all started teleworking. 

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and since we have no place to go...


Well, yogi, I actually have no place to go because it looks like I was exposed to corona on Saturday, so I need to stay home for a few days - and especially away from my parents.  Meanwhile, I'm making ice luminaries to put on the driveway on Christmas Eve, but I just realized I'm getting carried away and don't have enough freezer space to store them all.  ::noworries:: 



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Schools aren't really affected the way the propaganda says in any locality.


True, we have very few incidents in our schools but on Friday Windsor went into full lockdown and made the decision to close all of the schools, a bit of a knee jerk reaction to the rising case loads and probably not the best decision.

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We keep getting reports of janitorial and guard staff showing up there at the building and testing positive.  Another case happened just this last Friday.   My wife's boss and his wife both came down with it last summer, and a person on my branch is just now getting over it.  All of them are doing fine right now. 

No official word but rumor has it we will not be back in the building until mid summer; and maybe not even then.  Division productivity is actually UP since we all started teleworking.


We don't have any extreme cases like that but even if we did and closed all of our buildings, my job is hands on so if I'm home I'm "off" work.

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I always had to go to work. No matter what the snow or weather was like.

Sitting here wondering what amount of snow we  will be getting tomorrow and more worried about how the roads will be because  even though our schools are in session, they are closed for online learning until into January simply because the students will be moving into the newly completed high school in Jan and they need this time
to make the move....I have zero idea why the elementary and middle schools are
closed.

Anyway... that is a long explanation to simply say ... no school busses, therefore no
urgency on the roads. ::tippinghat::

And will only be 5 - 7" so viva la Global Warming. rofl

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Modified weather now says 6" - 9". ::shrug::

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Last night they said we were on the line between snow and rain, the "wintery mix" area.  Now that seems to have shifted south of us and we are in the snow zone. On the border between the 1-3" zone and the 3-6" zone.

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Last night they said we were on the line between snow and rain, the "wintery mix" area.  Now that seems to have shifted south of us and we are in the snow zone. On the border between the 1-3" zone and the 3-6" zone.

Personally I prefer the snow over the mix....

Toward the center part of the state they are saying maybe 3 feet. We need a snowman smiley !

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I always had to go to work. No matter what the snow or weather was like.


It's difficult if you can't make it down the street but I did have a job years ago where the boss picked me up in his 1 ton 4 x 4 after a 3' dumping of snow.


26-32f today with a dusting of snow, nothing to be concerned about.

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It's difficult if you can't make it down the street but I did have a job years ago where the boss picked me up in his 1 ton 4 x 4 after a 3' dumping of snow.


26-32f today with a dusting of snow, nothing to be concerned about.

Exactly.

If I could not make it out to the end of the lane, I could walk and the boss would pick me up ::tippinghat::

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Exactly.

If I could not make it out to the end of the lane, I could walk and the boss would pick me up ::tippinghat::


My current employer bases "snow days" on the transportation system; if the school buses decide that the weather is too bad for them to go out then we have a board wide snow day. It used to be that the kids were off for the day but tech/maintenance/caretaking was still expected to come to work. About 20 years back the union fought on the idea that "if the schools aren't safe enough for the kids to get to, they're not safe enough for staff to get to".

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Ralphie has nothing on what I woke up to outside my bedroom window.

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It's a Michigan vs Pennsylvania showdown.  rofl rofl rofl


We had a couple of inches, nothing too serious.

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It's a Michigan vs Pennsylvania showdown.  rofl rofl rofl


We had a couple of inches, nothing too serious.

Convinced I need to move north.  rofl

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Convinced I need to move north.  rofl

You don't get much snow.  What you have is a teeny bit. 

Here is a picture from 1995, where 60" came in over weekend, and nearly 90" within the first 12 days of December.



I doubt you want to truly move much farther north.   ::tippinghat::

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You don't get much snow.  What you have is a teeny bit. 

Here is a picture from 1995, where 60" came in over weekend, and nearly 90" within the first 12 days of December.



I doubt you want to truly move much farther north.   ::tippinghat::

The biggest snowaround here was an overnight of 40" in 1950.

Usually 12"to 18" is considered enough to shut thingsdown until they get out to clear the roads and sidewalks.

Just North of Pittsburgh last night they got 36"  but then going farther north it was
much lighter.

No, I do not want to move north. I want to move East... well off the coast.

But these pictures.... WOW.

You folks are definitely heartier then I am.

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I still don't know what our inch total was last Sunday, but we still have snow on the ground. The roads are pretty much clear now. Some parking lots are still a little messy.
A couple of days ago, I saw something that truly brought back memories - a girl in my neighborhood making a snowball and taking a big bite from it. My sisters, friends, and I used to eat snow all the time, and icicles broken from the porch were an extra special treat. My parents would sometimes make snow ice cream.

So I guess all the warnings about pollution in the snow ended that kind of simple fun - except for the girl down the street, eating a snowball.

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I still don't know what our inch total was last Sunday, but we still have snow on the ground. The roads are pretty much clear now. Some parking lots are still a little messy.
A couple of days ago, I saw something that truly brought back memories - a girl in my neighborhood making a snowball and taking a big bite from it. My sisters, friends, and I used to eat snow all the time, and icicles broken from the porch were an extra special treat. My parents would sometimes make snow ice cream.

So I guess all the warnings about pollution in the snow ended that kind of simple fun - except for the girl down the street, eating a snowball.

Yes, I remember eating snow and sucking on ice cycles.

Our snow is still on the ground, and roads are clear.

I hear in the city they have not cleared all the secondary roads yet.

 

     
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