When 7 inches is far better than 9 or 10 inches.... Clearing snowfall.....

  • HndsmKansan

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    Feb 26, 2013 1:34 PM GMT
    Yeah, less is far better than more.. when it comes to clearing snow. 7 inches this morning.. much better than the foot last Thursday, the most snow we have had in decades (after nothing so far this winter).

    However, I'd rather take 7 inches than more in this case!

    Where's the hot chocolate???

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    Feb 26, 2013 2:04 PM GMT
    First girl scout cookies, now chocolate...are you sure you're not an addict? icon_wink.gif

    As for the inches, better you than me! When it snows in the South, the rednecks come out of the woodwork and think they can drive on the snow/ice. icon_surprised.gif
  • HndsmKansan

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    Feb 26, 2013 3:12 PM GMT
    Erik101 saidFirst girl scout cookies, now chocolate...are you sure you're not an addict? icon_wink.gif

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    I do like hot chocolate, better than coffee and girl scout cookies, I just don't have many of those...haha
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    Feb 26, 2013 6:22 PM GMT
    Whether it's 7 inches, or 9 - 10 inches...........my advice is to just take it slow, breathe, lots of preparation, easy - at first, at least until you get your stride. Don't shovel too hard and pace yourself. If you feel like it, change positions (locations) and shovel another part of the driveway for awhile and flip back over to the first side when you're ready. Afterward, a nice hot shower will be a great finish to your work.
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  • Karl

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    Feb 26, 2013 6:35 PM GMT
    Am I the only one to think about another thing when reading that ''7 inches is far better than 9 inches" icon_eek.gif
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    Feb 26, 2013 6:54 PM GMT
    It's not the size of the snowbank that counts but how you shovel it.
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    Feb 26, 2013 7:14 PM GMT
    Depends, 7 inches of heavy wet snow is worse that 12 inches of dry fluffy snow.
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    Feb 26, 2013 7:24 PM GMT
    Karl saidAm I the only one to think about another thing when reading that ''7 inches is far better than 9 inches" icon_eek.gif


    You were supposed to get sucked in by the in-your-endo.
  • ThatSwimmerGu...

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    Feb 26, 2013 7:52 PM GMT
    Had about 8 inches here. It was fun to play with. A few friends and I had lots of fun with all of it
  • reisetyler

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    Feb 26, 2013 10:16 PM GMT
    here in england we dont get much snow but when we do it only stay nice for a couple of days because it will either go horrible and sludgy or freeze over and then more snow will form on that so you can't see the ice and fall straight flat on your ass
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    Feb 26, 2013 11:28 PM GMT
    I moved here just under 2 months ago and I have seen more snow in 2 weeks than I have in 10 years! Love it! icon_wink.gif
  • Bicuriouscool

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    Feb 27, 2013 12:00 AM GMT
    seriously i thought all 7+ inches worked in movies(the ones for adults) and around 5.75inches shifted to India, that's why we're having over population here...
    And who have NIIINNNEE inches? probably fake... And does it actually go in? all of it?(just curious)
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    Feb 27, 2013 12:03 AM GMT
    Shawnathan said
    medfordguy saidDepends, 7 inches of heavy wet snow is worse that 12 inches of dry fluffy snow.

    Agreed. In Calgary they sometimes use leaf blowers to move snow off the sidewalks because it is so dry. That would never work for the wet sticky snow that we get on the East Coast.


    Yeah, when I lived over on the other side of the columbia basin, I could clear 6 or 8 inches of snow off my walk with a broom. Here in the cascades, it's more the heavy crud that you have to do with small square shovels before it freezes into solid ice. Although nothing has actually accumulated the last few days and wildflowers are starting to bloom. icon_biggrin.gif
  • LuckyGuyKC

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    Feb 27, 2013 2:34 AM GMT
    I got 10 inches here in Kansas City .... or you can have HndsmKansan's 7 inches in Wichita ....

    BTW where were you helpful bitches last summer when I was buying this house with the 400 foot long driveway .... it seemed so landed estate like back then ....but two blizzards in a row!!!!! ugh!
  • HndsmKansan

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    Feb 27, 2013 2:36 AM GMT
    LuckyGuyKC saidI got 10 inches here in Kansas City .... or you can have HndsmKansan's 7 inches in Wichita ....

    BTW where you helpful bitches last summer when I was buying house with the 400 foot long driveway .... it seemed so landed estate like back then ....but two blizzards in a row!!!!! ugh!



    I had 21 inches in all....14 last week and 7 last night... I shoveled it all.. BLAH!! Fortunately we had huge melt in between so it wasn't that bad.
  • LuckyGuyKC

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    Feb 27, 2013 2:40 AM GMT
    HndsmKansan said
    LuckyGuyKC saidI got 10 inches here in Kansas City .... or you can have HndsmKansan's 7 inches in Wichita ....
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    I had 21 inches in all....14 last week and 7 last night... I shoveled it all.. BLAH!! Fortunately we had huge melt in between so it wasn't that bad.


    I got 21 inches too .... 11 last week and 10 this week..... it's still snowing here.

    Yeah I hand shoveled the first 200 feet of my drive both times...... the last 200 feet I shoveled the first time but not F'n way this time.
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    Feb 27, 2013 5:03 AM GMT
    HndsmKansan said
    LuckyGuyKC saidI got 10 inches here in Kansas City .... or you can have HndsmKansan's 7 inches in Wichita ....

    BTW where you helpful bitches last summer when I was buying house with the 400 foot long driveway .... it seemed so landed estate like back then ....but two blizzards in a row!!!!! ugh!



    I had 21 inches in all....14 last week and 7 last night... I shoveled it all.. BLAH!! Fortunately we had huge melt in between so it wasn't that bad.


    Chris - - do you not have a snow blower there? When I had a house in Wyoming (for skiing, mostly) I got a snow blower and it made the work so much easier. It sounds as though maybe you're not using one - - - and is that because you rarely get much snow?