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Old 02-13-2007, 02:48 PM   #1
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or "Here we go again".

As someone who has spent the past 65 yrs. (& I happen to be 65 yrs. old) living in the northeast - NY, NJ,& PA - I just don't quite get the panic that leads people to empty the shelves of their local Home Depot, hardware store or supermarket at the 1st mention of a possible snow storm.

As for me, I switched from summer tires to 4 spare rims & "real" snowtires back in Nov. As for my shovel, have had the same one for years now. Seems to work quite well! I honestly don't know what, if anything, I'd have to rush out to assure my survival.
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Old 02-13-2007, 02:48 PM   #2
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or "Here we go again".

As someone who has spent the past 65 yrs. (& I happen to be 65 yrs. old) living in the northeast - NY, NJ,& PA - I just don't quite get the panic that leads people to empty the shelves of their local Home Depot, hardware store or supermarket at the 1st mention of a possible snow storm.

As for me, I switched from summer tires to 4 spare rims & "real" snowtires back in Nov. As for my shovel, have had the same one for years now. Seems to work quite well! I honestly don't know what, if anything, I'd have to rush out to assure my survival.
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Old 02-13-2007, 03:20 PM   #3
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I can't see what it is all about either. I have a generator,shovel, wool blankets, ice scrappers,snow plow, and everything else I need. Every winter is going to either be Cold or lots of snow or both.It's a given when you live up North. I'm in MN. If I waited until the last minute to prepare I would probably be caught in the worst of it since it is at least 35 miles to the nearest home depot.
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Old 02-13-2007, 03:26 PM   #4
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Like so much else, I think it's the affect of the media! In my 58 years, I've lived in Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri . . . all of which could muster up some good old-fashioned winter weather

Anyway, you're right . . . what's with all this panic? Maybe we should be assigned counselors for crying out loud! I think we (the American society) has become whimpy. Maybe FEMA should send some trailers!

If you really want to become sick you should see how the local media around Dallas/Fort Worth handles temperatures below 30 degrees and/or threats of snow flurries! GOOD GRIEF! Just put me out of their misery . . .
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Old 02-13-2007, 03:33 PM   #5
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Please don't say anything that would stop the media from scaring (oops I meant preparing) us for the BIGGEST STORM OF THE YEAR, CENTURY, HISTORY or whatever because they may return to telling us who is running for President.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Maybe FEMA should send some trailers! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I'll take one of those trailers if we can put in an order with FEMA for a trailer like Bob's new one? ...and I'll pay for my own paint job!
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Old 02-13-2007, 04:34 PM   #7
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I am one of those running for milk. My hubby drinks alot and heaven help me if we don't have any. As far as the bread thing....I noticed that the peanut butter gets low too. So I am thinking...the kids are off school, they need fed, and if the power goes out all you can eat is cereal & sandwiches RIGHT?? I am sure the young'ens have no idea how to warm soup without a microwave or make coffee with out the Mr. Coffee. Ah yes the power of camping, we learn all the tricks. I even made breakfast on a grill and made coffee too when our electric was out (not winter thought) Hope you all got home safe. Stay warm.
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Snow shovel, snow shovel.... Hmmmmm. Is that onea those thingies that has a wide blade and a long handle??
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by JBWLMS:
...Is that onea those thingies that has a wide blade and a long handle?? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
I thought that was a pooper scooper for horses... or really BIG dogs!!
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Old 02-14-2007, 12:21 PM   #10
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Just want all to know that I am still alive. The storm has passed, my trusty snow shovel is now hanging back on it's hook in the garage & I still have at least a quart of milk left for my morning coffee. I might even splurge & have 2 pieces of toast. Will head on out to replenish my supplies in a day or two. Wish me luck.
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