snow days

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  1. arewethereyet

    arewethereyet Member

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    You want to know the worst thing about snow days in GA...no mail delivery for the second day in a row! Now who am I supposed to stalk?!
     
  2. mom3boys

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    @arewethereyet: snow days in GA are fun...the first day. Now on day 3? The thought of making these up on lovely days in March is not pleasant. I hope when mail is restored (Saturday??), you have a BIG envelope!! :thumb:
     
  3. tonk002

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    We are going to get 16 inches in NH, and not even a delay of school.

    Old joke in NH:

    "When its -20 with 15 inches of snow, the New Hampshire Boy Scouts dont meet for survival training. Not cold enough:thumb:"
     
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    I hear you. I'm in GA too and checking the mail is something of a highlight of my day. Saturday is too long. :thumbdown:
     
  5. philmont

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    Ditto for SC. We are going are snow day #3 too.:eek:
     
  6. Stealth_81

    Stealth_81 Super Moderator Moderator Founding Member

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    A direct quote from my USAFA cadet son's Facebook yesterday:

    "Apparently the military is refusing to acknowledge the existence of two hour delays and cancellations due to snow in this new year... I still had to go walk on over to astro first period"

    Enjoy it while you can!

    Stealth_81
     
  7. MomoftheMagik

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    Alaskans living in the South... 6 inches of snow is a state of emergency...Really? :yllol:

    And even growing up in Maryland, I never remember a day when the mail didn't go! Ok, so do you think the local utility bills, due on Friday and which I put in the mailbox on Saturday, will be considered late since they won't arrive until who-knows-when?
     
  8. Suzie

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    O.K.....Y'all are not going to believe this but we are on our 11th snow day since the Christmas snowstorm!!! We have had about 3-4 inches!! We have not had school all week!! I'm getting used to this (living in KY for 11 yrs), coming from Wisconsin I couldn't understand until I was on a road that dropped and turned with no guard rail:eek: Now I get why they call it off!! One thing for sure the kids enjoy it....until they make it up at the end of the year!!
     
  9. arewethereyet

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    mail truck spotted

    Ventured out to run some errands in the hope that the boys have school in the morning...I saw the mail truck headed for the neighborhood! Seriously, I work in the emergency room and have already had to give a verbal commitment to show up for my shift in the morning or risk loosing my job. The roads are still pretty icy; watch out for those who stop while attempting to go uphill on a slick patch
     
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    When I woke up there was about 18” and now its more like 24”. No school today for me!
     
  11. philmont

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    District just cancelled school again for tomorrow (Columbia SC)!! 4th day in a row now! Mail and garbage service got through today, DS is out dining with friends, I went to the gym, roads are fine. We moved here from Rochester NY and in the eight years we lived there never missed a day of work due to snow.:rolleyes:
     
  12. futureAFA

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    :eek: Why does the south get so many snow days? It isn’t THAT bad to drive on.
     
  13. mom3boys

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    While driving on snow isn't that bad, with no snow removal equipment in neighborhoods or secondary routes, it quickly refreezes at night and turns to ice. The hill outside my house has at least 1" of ice on it. It's been hilarious watching people try over and over to get up it. Yesterday someone finally got out there with shovels and chipped away at it. Driving on ice is not worth the risk to our personal vehicles, and it's certainly not worth the risk with buses full of little children.

    This picture says it all: http://berglundj.wordpress.com/2011/01/12/snow-and-ice-in-atlanta/
     
  14. futureAFA

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    I hadn’t thought about that. Up here in MA salt or sand is on any ice within a day. I was half kidding, but thanks for the clarification:thumb: Because closing school for an inch of snow has always confused me.
     
  15. mom3boys

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    Now you know the rest of the story! It's foolish to buy the equipment on the off chance snowmaggedon hits...it only snows like this once every 10 years or so....and this was nothing compared to "the big one of '93"!
     
  16. bruno

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    It's all perspective- When I lived in Northern NH near Mt Washington- they were appalled at all of the days off that the "flatlanders" (southern NH) and Massachusetts got for snow days. And here in Massachusetts- it's appalling to me that Boston got out of school today in addition to yesterday while 30 miles west of Boston- back to school for all those happy teachers and school kids:eek:.
    It really is a matter of snow removal equipment. Nobody is a good driver when the roads aren't plowed and sanded.

    Having said that- DC was the worst IMO when they predicted snow. It was like somebody had announced that there was anthrax about to be released on the Mall- everyone would run panicking. I had never seen such a preemptive weather panic before I worked in the Pentagon. I always thought that if you wanted to cut the federal workforce- just announce an inclement weather alert in DC which always states that: "only essential personnel need to report". All of those staffs in the Pentagon who have such an inflated opinion of their criticality - suddenly become nonessential when that announcement comes out. So if they aren't essential - take them for their word and make the cuts that way:rolleyes:
     
  17. Casey

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    Heh, I'm about 30 miles north of Boston and we got the day off again today. Not complaining, but compared to when we lived in Colorado, we get off a lot more time here then I've had before. I do agree on the DC/Baltimore area being horrible with snow; last year was incredibly funny in a sad way with how my family in the area (dad's at Walter Reed) dealt with snow just because they don't know how to handle it compared to other areas of the country
     
  18. Suzie

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    Well.....I have found in Kentucky a LOT of people don't know how to drive in snow.....before getting out of our neighborhood there is a curve, EVERY year you see slide marks going straight, and they have not even got out of the neighborhood yet!! But usually the snow melts by the end of the day.....not this year!!
     
  19. futureAFA

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    I live in about that area, and we had school. We had no sidewalks though so people had to walk home in the street. Not exactly safe, but oh well.

    And Bruno we get about one a year, my town doesn’t get many at all.
     
  20. arewethereyet

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    no mail again-what's up with that?

    So here we are on day 5 in GA- no school, no mail. How is it that in my humble vehicle I managed to leave the house at 6:45am and make it in to work...but still no mail delivery?
     

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