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ICE, ICE BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!

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ICE, ICE BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!
« on: January 15, 2007, 05:32:55 PM »
Looks like here in North Austin we'll be gettin a coating of ice overnight and staying around for a couple of days..........

I wanted snow...not ice covered roads...: )

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Offline jeffblaylock

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« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2007, 07:37:59 AM »
My back patio, just before 7 this morning:



First time I've seen footlong icicles at this latitude (and altitude).
Jeff Blaylock
Austin, Texas

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splendor and the complicated grandeur of Big Bend will still be here. Waiting for us."--Ed Abbey

ICE, ICE BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2007, 07:47:44 AM »
nice...or should I say ice!

we're covered up here in Cedar park...but look on the bright side-no cedar pollen.

Stay warm watching your small screen TV today Jeff!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

John

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« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2007, 08:53:04 AM »
I was out @ 6am today.  I live down town Austin and it normaly takes 10-12 min to the airpot.  My wifes limo driver put his car in a ditch and could not make it.  So we ventured out, took 25 min to get to the airport.  The cars had 1/4 of ice on them.  I love my ice scraper I bought in Michigan last year.

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« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2007, 01:26:14 PM »
Around noon we had some of the biggest clumps of snow falling that I've ever seen (of course, my snow experience is rather limited).
As a matter of fact, I _do_ have an opinion on that....

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« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2007, 01:41:05 PM »
Nice to have a little winter fun in Austin. My neighbors and I just got back from a nearby middle school, where we were riding the barrow part of a battered wheelbarrow down a steep, icy hill while it alternately snowed and sleeted on us.

Beats being at work.
Jeff Blaylock
Austin, Texas

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splendor and the complicated grandeur of Big Bend will still be here. Waiting for us."--Ed Abbey

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« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2007, 01:52:14 PM »
One of the rare downsides of working where one lives is that even on a day like this one one is at work!  Huge snowflakes out here in Spicewood, also.  I don't think we've gotten as much as Austin.  Had a little bit of sleet and now the snow.

Al

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« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2007, 02:03:43 PM »
Quote from: "cjacob"
My wifes limo driver put his car in a ditch and could not make it.


Does your wifes limo driver take you to BIBE :idea:  :?:  :lol:

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« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2007, 02:58:23 PM »
Hey, Blaylock, I figgered you'd be down at the Capitol this a.m. for the festivities.  How're things up north there?  

I see a puddle of water..yes, water...in the driveway, with occasional pings on its surface.  My icicles are dripping, too.
As a matter of fact, I _do_ have an opinion on that....

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« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2007, 03:52:02 PM »
Quote from: "SHANEA"
Quote from: "cjacob"
My wifes limo driver put his car in a ditch and could not make it.


Does your wifes limo driver take you to BIBE :idea:  :?:  :lol:


No, it would be nice.  She has a driver that picks her up at the airport, and takes her to the Airport each week.  She has t been a road warrior for the last 8 years.  SHe is a pro when it comes to traveling.  We went on a two week honeymoon in carry on luggage only.

For Big Bend its a 2001 Range Rover 4.6 SE.

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« Reply #10 on: January 16, 2007, 05:08:07 PM »
Hey bwcause of the ice, I didnt have school today. 4 DAY WEEKEND

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« Reply #11 on: January 16, 2007, 05:50:33 PM »
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Hey, Blaylock, I figgered you'd be down at the Capitol this a.m. for the festivities. How're things up north there?


Nah, I was already passing on this one before the weather set in. I've been to an inaugural (presidential) and done the whole thing. Could go my whole life without another one and be just fine.

Sleeting here right now. Looks like another morning at home before making a decision to go to work around noon ... or not.
Jeff Blaylock
Austin, Texas

"We'll be back, someday soon. We will return, someday, and when we do the gritty
splendor and the complicated grandeur of Big Bend will still be here. Waiting for us."--Ed Abbey

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« Reply #12 on: January 16, 2007, 05:56:01 PM »
I found out that my girl's (4 & 6) coleman sleeping bags are indeed rated correctly...we laid down on the balcony for 30 minutes or so in the bags and had a wonderful time at 26 degrees this afternoon (the bags were rated for 30)

i  suppose the neighborsw think that's weird.....who cares????????/

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« Reply #13 on: January 17, 2007, 09:43:46 AM »
Well, TW, what your neighbors think must be mild compared to what the rest of the country thinks about us being immobilized for three days.  You were doing scientific research.....  ;)
As a matter of fact, I _do_ have an opinion on that....

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« Reply #14 on: January 17, 2007, 11:58:19 AM »
Couple more photos of the ice:





Yes, I'm still home from work. It's 33 and stuff is starting to melt (starting with my sidewalks and driveway).
Jeff Blaylock
Austin, Texas

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