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It will be COLD

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Offline Voni

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Re: It will be COLD
« Reply #60 on: February 05, 2011, 08:44:21 AM »
Alpine has that effect on people!

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Offline dkerr24

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Re: It will be COLD
« Reply #61 on: February 05, 2011, 11:33:34 AM »
Finally got my car out for the first time since last Monday.  Called every hardware store in town trying to find a snow shovel, but no luck.  Ended up shoveling the drive with a regular shovel :(  Took about 90 mins to get it to this point.

Here's my example of 'minimalistic shoveling'... just enough to get enough traction to get my car out and back up the drive.  :)

I learned quickly that my passenger front wheel is the one that gets the majority of the power from the engine, so I concentrated on that side of the path.


Offline jeffblaylock

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Re: It will be COLD
« Reply #62 on: February 05, 2011, 12:23:50 PM »
I got to the 4 or 5 inches of snow in the driveway while it was still a dry powder. Didn't have a snow shovel, but my rake did the job just fine. :eusa_dance:
Jeff Blaylock
Austin, Texas

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Offline Hoodoo

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Re: It will be COLD
« Reply #63 on: February 05, 2011, 01:42:20 PM »
Heck with the driveway, I was content with getting the one inch thick layer of ice off the front walk.

This stuff is for making a snowman.

Or a good back rub, crazy dog...

Maybe even a redneck sled ride in a wheel barrow(click photo for video). :eusa_dance:

It is all melting fast though, won't be around much longer.

Fort Worth



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