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Winter 2019 - First Blizzard

Discussion in 'GatorTail Pub' started by gatordavisl, Nov 30, 2019.

  1. gatorknights

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    When I was a kid, when the plows came through they build snow banks big enough that we could dig little igloos into them. We thought they were very cool. Some of the cars had to put bright orange balls on the top of the radio antennae so they could be seen above the banks approaching an intersection. Good times.
     
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  2. AlfaGator

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    Friend in Duluth sent this picture to me. Looks like a good place to keep your beer icy cold.
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  3. exiledgator

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    Nice of you to blast out a path for him with your snowshoes.
     
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    Yup. Can be dangerous, though. Up here, they come by with a wing hanging off the side of a grader at about 30" off the ground to knock the top off the banks and make room for more snow. Kids have died this way. :(
     
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    I have similar pics from a few years ago. That's a lot of work right there. Even if it's Wasatch champagne (read: light and fluffy)
     
  6. gatordavisl

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    Good point. Must be stressful driving one of those plows. They are huge tractors and have to dodge all the ditched cars. We had a couple trucks next to my house stuck in the right lane. Sat there from Saturday night to Tuesday morning.
    When I was a kid in Illinois, we had a blizzard and built an igloo in our backyard. There's a fear there of collapsing, but it was well-packed. :emoji_ski:
    Did you make it home?
     
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    Only about 14" here, but some of the heavier snow I can recall working with. Not quite slushy, more like wet styrofoam that becomes cement when touched - and sticks to everything, even snow shovel.

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    Here's where our kids make their fort. A couple more storms and they get a network of rooms.

    Don't worry - I cleared out the grill and just put it to use:

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  8. gatordavisl

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    Good to see you made it home and that the grill is in tact! Priorities :D
     
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  9. gatorknights

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    When I was a kid, when we would go up on the roof to shovel off the snow, it would leave banks big enough we could jump off the roof and land in the bank we created at about 5 feet from below the edge of the roof. And we weren't' even baking. The bank would just be that high. :)
     
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  10. exiledgator

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    Thanks, man!

    Mexican chicken on the grill for some burrito bowl action tonight. Washed down with a Bissell Brothers Substance. Yum!
     
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    I looked up Bissell Brothers and Google maps showed what appears to be an abundance of craft breweries in coastal Maine. Looks like you're in good shape over there. :emoji_beers:
     
  12. gatordavisl

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    Man - every one of your stories plays out like a daily occurrence in Duluth. I don't even need a ladder to get up to the roof. The banks are high enough and packed down tight enough that I can stand on 'em. We have orange rods above all hydrants and water supplies, but I'm not sure they are tall enough for big winter.

    This blizzard was kind of fun. We got a day off school (or two). I haven't even started complaining yet. Give it another two or three weeks, when the temps reach - 18. o_O
     
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  13. gatorknights

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    This would be me if I still lived up dere, doncha know.

     
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  14. gatorknights

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    This is how we used to measure snowfall up on da tundra doncha know.



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  15. gatordavisl

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    Only five Golden Lights? Oh, our recent storm was easily a 12-pack. :emoji_snowflake::emoji_beer:
     
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    We saved the Leinenkugels for da really big storms. Or the Old Styles.
     
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    Real snowstorms are measured in Labatt Blue! :D
     
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  20. exiledgator

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    Yup. You stack those up, leave them outside, then drink a good Canadian beer:

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