Come Chat on the Porch Swing forum: Got a snow shovel I can borrow?

 
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Imagestarlight1153
Feb 12, 2010 6:40 PM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
AL.
I sure could use one right about now. There's 4" of snow on the front porch and it ain't stopped yet.

Now that may seem like a snowball in a bucket to some of you Northener folks, and yoru probably getting a good chuckle out of watching Southerns go crazy, racing to the stores for bread and milk. Heck they done closed all the schools and lots of other places even before the snow started. Our few inches is like feet in the North. Folks here in the South have not seen such snow in about 30 years like this.

Folks are not only not used to driving in snow, but we're not to used to walking on it either, especially with ice underneath. I've already had to dust my bottom britches off a time or two. Got up and started singing parts of that old song Slip ...sliding..away.

The worst part of today was when the power went out just as I was getting ready to make a fresh pot of coffee. Was in such a panic over that had to call a friend and ask how I could make a pot without electric. Definately need to brush up on my survival skills. I can do without alot of things, but not my coffee. Oh no,no sir-ee, I don't function without it at all.

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Imagekqcrna
Feb 13, 2010 6:37 AM CST
Name: Karen
Valencia, Pa.
Doesn't look like you need much of a shovel.

We're supposed to get more snow tomorrow. Our mailboxes are disappearing.

Karen

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Imagestarlight1153
Feb 13, 2010 7:17 AM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
AL.
Morning Karen!

That was when it first came down. Got about 4 and a half inches out there now. Major record for here. Kid s who have never seen snow in their life are out having a blast. Making their first snowmen and having snowball fights and decorating the yard with snow angels. Seen one little kid yesterday out tryign to use a giant garbage bag as a sled. Sure it was a rough ride, but he seemed to be enjoying himself. : )

It a really white world out there now. Haven't gotten up the courage to open the front door and take a pic yet. I'm a baby. Don't like the cold.

Boy you sure do have some snow there. : ) I enjoy looking at pics of snow. There something peaceful about them. Can't really explain it.

I did call my dad up above you to see if he had power and make sure he wasn't out shoveling snow. Last time he tried he landed in hospital.

Since the snow came haven't seen a single bird or squirrel. Wonderign if I should maybe break up soem bread and throw it out there for them? Or I have saltine crackers. The critters here sure not used to the snow either.
Imagekqcrna
Feb 13, 2010 7:37 AM CST
Name: Karen
Valencia, Pa.
I realize that's a lot of snow for you. This is actually a lot of snow for us, especially by mid February. Normally our temps are warmer and we don't get this amount of snow.

Karen

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Imagestarlight1153
Feb 13, 2010 8:05 AM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
AL.
Oh wow! Looks like a giant cupcake witha bunch of twinkies around it. : )

That some snow. Lovely pic, so pristine and undisturbed looking, untouched yet by man.
maozamom
Feb 13, 2010 4:49 PM CST
Name: Mao
Orrville, Ohio
You'll have to get your own shovel. With flurries predicted every day I'll be using it. Get back to me in June and I'll loan it to you then.

mao
Imagestarlight1153
Feb 13, 2010 6:27 PM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
AL.
Hi Maozamom!!!!!! Welcome!!!!!!! LOL I tell ya with the way been and going, I just might have to take youup on that offer. I wouldn't be surprised to find snow here then. I got out and down with a spatula to clean the step on the front porch. Took awhile , but it did work.

I tried the flyswatter first, but it was too flimsy.

Think with the snow coming tommorrow will get an extention cord and try using the hair blow dryer. : )
Imagekqcrna
Feb 13, 2010 7:06 PM CST
Name: Karen
Valencia, Pa.
Can't you just sweep it with a broom?

Karen
Mindy03
Feb 13, 2010 7:11 PM CST
Name: Margaret
Delta KY
I'm A Charley's Girl For Sure
I don't suppose you thought to use a broom to sweep yourself a path to wherever you need to go? Works pretty good for us especially if DH is doing the sweeping.

Hi Ella
Imagestarlight1153
Feb 13, 2010 7:20 PM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
AL.
Opps! *Blush* Whistling Ya know I never did think to use a broom. Guess seeing all that snow, real snow for the first time in about 15 years, the brain short-circuited. Not that there was much there to begin with. : )

Well thanks to ya all, at least I will be prepared with what to do for tommorow's snow blizzard. Anything over 1 inch here just about is a blizzard.

Hi Mindy! ( waves)
Imagekqcrna
Feb 13, 2010 7:24 PM CST
Name: Karen
Valencia, Pa.
Oh, that's too funny! Only a true southerner wouldn't know to grab a broom for a little snow. Pathetic, really, but I'm trying to be kind. Rolling my eyes.
Or, you can also use a garden shovel... Really, necessity is the mother of invention.

Karen
Imagestarlight1153
Feb 13, 2010 7:42 PM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
AL.
Karen.. That's ok. Somedays and sometimes I am really pathetic. : )

That reminds me need to go put the How Not to Collect seeds for a friend story for those that haven't read it up in the Chuckles and Tickles forum.
Imagekqcrna
Feb 13, 2010 7:52 PM CST
Name: Karen
Valencia, Pa.
It's funny. I had to tell my husband that one- cleaning the snow with a spatula. I was laughing so hard I could hardly speak.

Karen
Imagestarlight1153
Feb 13, 2010 8:04 PM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
AL.
Here ya go Karen, if ya haven't read this story, which all my stories are true life. Trying to get them in one area.

http://cubits.org/ellasgarden/thread/view/4483/
Imagekqcrna
Feb 14, 2010 6:15 AM CST
Name: Karen
Valencia, Pa.
Too funny! Star, I sure wish you lived nearby. Sounds like you have the potential to be your own circus.

I also had to read again about clearing snow with a fly swatter and spatula. Laughed so hard I almost wet my pants.

Karen
daylilydreams
Feb 16, 2010 7:39 AM CST
MN zone 4
Ella I love reading your everyday stories. You really should be writing a book you have such a way with words giving everyone a much needed laugh.

So glad to see you here....Betty
Betty MN Zone4
Imagestarlight1153
Feb 16, 2010 10:54 AM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
AL.
It mighty nice to see you too Betty!

There's a forum called Workign from Home her eon cubits, but it slam full of good information abotu how and where to publish articles and your books and such. I been reading and looking into some of the links. I think though I would be better makign a comic book than a paperback one.
Imagekqcrna
Feb 16, 2010 12:34 PM CST
Name: Karen
Valencia, Pa.
The snow is growing, legs are disappearing.

Karen

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Imagechocolatemoose
Feb 16, 2010 1:11 PM CST
Name: Barbara
North Pole, Alaska
What's the deal? You southerners (in this case that includes you, Karen...) have stolen our snow! Mind you, I'm not complaining. Subject to change at Mother Nature's whim, I am experiencing the mildest winter of my life. Considering 49 years in CT and 8 years in AK, that's saying a lot...

You all need to hop a plane and come on up to North Pole. We are 37 inches BELOW normal snowfall as of Feb.16. We've had a total of 21 inches all winter. We've plowed the driveway once (and that was before Christmas). The total of 20 inches we've gotten since October has compacted down to a few inches and I can actually see yellow plant tags sticking out of the snow from some perennials I got last year. I remember last year, we wanted to move my 1/2 wine barrels out into a sunnier area in late April so they would thaw...We couldn't find them because the snow was so deep...This year, the snow hasn't even been as high as the first metal band that goes around the barrels...

We are well aware we still have the potential for snow any (or every) day for the next 2.5 months, but seems you all have the monopoly on it for the time being...ENJOY!
Imagekqcrna
Feb 16, 2010 3:09 PM CST
Name: Karen
Valencia, Pa.
Moose; trust me, we don't want your snow! Rolling my eyes. There is no place left to put it. Who would have ever thought we could get more snow than you? Or Vancouver? They need the snow. I sure wish I could send it to them.

Karen

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