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Old 02-22-2013, 08:29 PM   #1
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Well the major storm they were predicting for us turned out to be a measly 8-10", with a few good drifts thrown in. Spent the day using the 4 wheeler to plow out 10 driveways for neighbors. Now I just have about 100' of sidewalk to hand shovel.....I friggin hate that sidewalk. The neighbor lady across the street from me came out and handed me two oven fresh loaves of banana bread. (Slipped them inside my coat. Warmed me up and smelled good too.)

Getting ready for round 2 of snow Sunday nite and Monday.
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We got 5" yesterday.. possible blizzard Sat night and Sunday. You're getting our leftovers.
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What happened to the bobcat?
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10" of snow at my house yesterday too.
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YOUR storm just got down graded for us.

two storms were supposed to converge tomorrow night and produce 12" in most areas to the west and north of Boston (we were gonna get about 6 - 8). well, the northern storm got delayed (some upstate NY floozie de-laid it) and the southern one just never grew its own balz, so now we will get about 2 - 4 inches. It's February, I may not even push it off the driveway.



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The bobcat is out on rental. I have one "customer" who has rented it so much this year, he could have bought it cheaper. Offered to sell it to him last fall and he said he thought he was better off just renting it. Thing is, on the rental contract it says that they are responsible for any damages other than normal maintenance. So far he's had to replace all four tires, (rebar damage), replace the seat, and a new tooth-bar. I have about a 2 day project for it at home this year and then will probably put it up for sale.
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just out of interest (and to stop me from fantasizing about owning one), what would a decent used one go for . . . . like what will you be looking to get for yours?



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Well the major storm they were predicting for us turned out to be a measly 8-10", with a few good drifts thrown in. Spent the day using the 4 wheeler to plow out 10 driveways for neighbors. Now I just have about 100' of sidewalk to hand shovel.....I friggin hate that sidewalk. The neighbor lady across the street from me came out and handed me two oven fresh loaves of banana bread. (Slipped them inside my coat. Warmed me up and smelled good too.)

Getting ready for round 2 of snow Sunday nite and Monday.
So did anyone say to you, "Hey Wolf, is that a loaf of banana bread in your pocket or are you just glad to be shoveling snow?" ?
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just out of interest (and to stop me from fantasizing about owning one), what would a decent used one go for . . . . like what will you be looking to get for yours?

Depending on the make, model, size, condition, and hours about $5k and up. Probably be looking at $8.5K for mine. Provided a good rental income the past 3 years with nominal maintenance and repairs. Just have to set up a good maintenance schedule and stick to it. I'm about $125/wk cheaper than the local rental costs, so it stays out quite a lot. Like I said, the guy who currently is using it would be wise to just buy it. He's already bought an auger attachment for it and a jack-hammer attachment.

They do make smaller ones with 36" buckets which are great for landscaping and property upkeep. You can usually find those for about $2.5K and up.

A blast to drive....if your kidneys can handle it. LOL
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They're calling tonight and tomorrow the "biggest snow event of the season" here.

Man I wish I'd fixed my snow blower.
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They're calling tonight and tomorrow the "biggest snow event of the season" here.

Man I wish I'd fixed my snow blower.
sure does not look that big
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So did anyone say to you, "Hey Wolf, is that a loaf of banana bread in your pocket or are you just glad to be shoveling snow?" ?
Wolf's been loafing!
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Bigger states make the storm look smaller. Take the size of that storm and imagine it over New England or the upper East Coast. They're saying we could get 4-8" Monday nite thru Wednesday with high winds.

We could sure use the moisture here. Last year I wanted to redo my lawn. Didn't happen due to severe drought. Oh well, it will give me something to do this year.
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Yeah chrisn. I live in a big state, not a pipsqueak one.

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Less than an inch so far. Snow has stopped. No wind. Not even particularly cold out.

pffft

Man am I glad I didn't get my snowblower fixed.
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Yeah chrisn. I live in a big state, not a pipsqueak one.

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Less than an inch so far. Snow has stopped. No wind. Not even particularly cold out.

pffft

Man am I glad I didn't get my snowblower fixed.
like I said, not so big, even if Col was the size of Australia
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I like living in a big state.
at least big enough so they could write the name on the actual map, and not have to write it off the map, and then put a little line showing where the state is.

I also like to drive and be able to make a couple of wrong turns, and not accidentally be in another state.
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Maybe you should think about that before you make fun of the size of someone else's snow storm.
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My apologies for everyone having to witness me slap chrisn down like that.

Snow's picked way up. I'm gonna go and shovel the first layer.
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what a wimpy storm that was/is

There's a white slushy glaze on the meadow (apologies to Oscar Hammerstein)

We got a dusting of snow and then rain last night. It's 34 and drizzle now. Not a day for the beach or the slopes.



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