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Discussion in 'The Backstage' started by mcblink, Feb 11, 2019.
As far as I know, there are a handful of us members here in this relative neighborhood.
I am south of you, Oregon Columbia River basin. Same here over the weekend , Blizzard. High winds and snow. 2 - 3 foot drifts in my yard .
Yeah, you get a bit of snow on the West coast and everyone freaks out.
Snowmageddon they call it.
Here in Vermont we call it Tuesday.
If one were to see the landscape at where I'm located, I'm about 100% sure that one wouldn't immediately think "coast" or "PNW" even.
It looks more like Afghanistan to be honest, sand, brush, rural, desolate....it is the desert.
I remember when I was young, we'd have harsh winters like this pretty frequently. Everyone had snowmobiles and plows for their ATVs and everything.
Over the years, those types of things kinda faded out, as the winters became less and less harsh.
Seems that they're making a comeback lol. Most of us here in the desert aren't too bad off, we'll survive and I haven't seen anyone freak out yet...we've all still got our 4x4 trucks over here.
Over on the westside though is a different story. It's trees, mountains, traffic, densely populated and usually those folks just see rain, it's drizzling always over that way.
And when they see this kind of weather.....everyone kindof freaks out..
Well Micky you live in the frozen tundra, me I am just a California man (kid) lol !
Yes it is desert here to , most of the time.
I'm a California kid transported 47 years ago into the Skagit Valley …… rural farmland and logging country …… away from the hustle and bustle of Seattle ( thank heaven ) … Still have some snow most winters but this cycle is refreezing and quite tenacious
Wow, some other areas actually get snow? So its just not Western New York?? Its 25 and sunny here. No snow and all the snow has melted except for a few large piles.
Good luck out there Guys!
We haven't had that much snow, relatively speaking.
The minus 50 windxhill we had last week, however, was a real treat. It's a balmy -19 C today.
I bet you want to get back to CA quick...
Another storm system moving in for tonight.....
Major fail, I did go to the store, got the cast iron skillet hot and made grilled cheese sammies and a pot of Campbell's tomato soup. It was glorious. Then I forgot the pics. But it did happen, I swear!
Thanks for that suggestion, cross! Was the perfect lunch for the day!
The kids just don't seem to appreciate the tomato soup in the same way I do. I was a little bit disappointed about that. They love french dip subs, so I kept trying to make it sound like the soup was kinda like au jus, but it was all to no avail. No matter, I put mine in a big ol coffee mug and I'll just sip on it like it's a hot drink.
Dug the wife's car out and moved it off the street for the snowplow...which hasn't made it by here yet. Kinda chilly out there so now we're all inside watching a movie.
I can completely understand the grab a chain and pull people out, Many years ago the wife and I had matching vehicles (79 bronco 79 F250) both black 4” lifts, 36” tires, the Good Samaritan thing was so cool, that a lot of people knew where we lived, and 90% of the time I never charged a red cent, but on one occasion I did it was on a horse trail switch back, took a lot of digging and pushing the front end around, and one big guy with a machete, to cut the strap if his truck started to head back down the ravine, I charged him 200$, nobody else would touch him! Cheers
I wouldn't have turned down any gratuities for sure but I don't think I could have brought myself to charge people either. Maybe just would have asked them to pay it forward is all...
The reason behind charging him was, first he was a dip wad, very unrespectful , made wise ass comments to my neighbor who tried to help, the other guys told me he had offered them 400$ and no tow truck was going to go anywhere near his vehicle, and the guy with the little tracked dozer wanted a Thousand, I thought I did well with only gouging him for 200$
Nope , not really going south. Could go in to Washington in the future for work if it pans out.
And like I said this was the only time I had ever charged anyone
Its been snowing here all day. Nice yesterday , the sun came out and the highway was clear.
We had a dusting in Ohio - couple inches and some freezing rain... I've been lucky over the years with good Samaritans pulling my dumbass (and my wife's) out of ditches... Stay in, stay warm and safe.
The grilled cheese & tomato soup has landed … I repeat, the grilled cheese & tomato soup has landed. The making of dinner shall commence shortly after 8:00pm EST. Flavor on, gentlemen
NYC , you relocated to so cal no ?