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The neighbor across the street is parking in the street because his yard and driveway is flooded.

This is the end of our street, about 12 inches of water.  We could actually get stuck back here!


I'm the not-so-proud winner of the bonehead of the week...No, make that bonehead of the MONTH award!

I should have looked yesterday after Mama took those pictures. The irrigation pump is completely under water.  That's going to be expensive!

I may look at replacing just the motor, being submerged shouldn't hurt the pump itself.

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The river has reached the main highway through town.



This may be worse than 2008, no threat to our house as long as the sump pump keeps running.

Before we moved in here (2004) neighbor Scott was telling me he was chasing fish in the back yard.

The pump was replaced a few years ago when the city and Fema did their work.  I put in an alarm that will go off if the pump fails.

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The last time the water was this high was back in 2008.


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Today we had what I call "sprall" weather. Fall weather in spring.

Nice yard working weather, so that's what I did.

A little anyway.

Try to do a little bit every day.

I figure by this time next year I'll have all this year's work done, then I can start all over again.


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There is still tons of snow on the ground but I just saw and heard a sure sign of spring!


My desk is in the corner of the living room, right next to a window.

I FIGURED OUT HOW TO ZOOM THE CAM ON MY PHONE!!!


Uncle salty told me when she was just a baby
That she'd get by and maybe someday she'd see
But soon she found her mother's love for all the others
The pushers and the shovers was the life to lead
But when she cried at night, no one came
And when she cried at night, went insane
Oh, it's a sunny day outside my window
Oh, it's a sunny day outside my window


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Originally posted by aka ron aka ron wrote:

 
 

...The lady at the grocery store even wondered why I chose the coldest morning in a while for my shopping trip. She commented once about my Little Debbie Donut Sticks. Tongue  Her comment was about how long Little Debbie has been around. A long time , we agreed. I'm not shy about talking about how old I am, 60.  She told me how old she was...66.  Look!  I'm not very suave anymore and I wasn't trying to be. But I did say probably the worst thing I could have.  You look great for your age! Embarrassed  I know she's married, or at least she where's a ring on that finger. She knows I'm married...I lost my wedding ring dealing with the leaves last fall.  I still miss having that thing on my finger.  Anyway, I told the lady that the wife needs her beverages.  Mocha Latte,  Swiss Miss Dark Chocolate sensation.  That really is the only reason I made the trip.



66?! The 'Dangerous Age'? The 'Elder Cougar'? Better watch out - she wants you and doesn't care about any stinkin' 'lost wedding ring', no. She probably figures she can take on your wife, so she wants to see if 'Stanley can stand at attention' just once - then she'll lure you back with 'Little Debbies'WinkLOL
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We went from the 20-40 range to 76, yesterday and back to the 40-50 range until late in the week when we get our first taste of 80, before dropping back down...I SO want to go back to the GreatWhiteNorth!!!
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It's finally looking a little more like Spring around here. Now, the concern is flooding.


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I took Mama's Edge out for the first time since the city plow built the now famous 'Widow Maker-Great Hump of aka's Driveway'.  It's kinda narrow, I told her that. She needs to be careful backing out later today.

It didn't bottom out, no scary scraping sounds.  She has her 'Women's League' meeting later today.


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Originally posted by PaWolf PaWolf wrote:

Here at The Estate In The Swamp, it is 61 and sunny while I am cooking pork chops and sauerkraut and bragging to one of my  colleagues who lives up near The Den...he says he hates me and so does his wife...they sent THIS, for today:
I've been noticing all of the houses around here with really flat roofs, ours has a steeper pitch which makes me worry less about the weight of the snow.  I also noticed something else today, when I was out.  Usually with older homes, no matter how steep their roofs are, some were completely clear of snow!  That's a sign of poor insulation and too much heat reaching the roof from the inside of the house.

One of the houses had huge icicles hanging from the gutters!  Not only is that dangerous but these people are wasting tons of money on their utility bills.

We are bound to break the record for the coldest high temperature for this date. 12 degrees, they are predicting a high of 7 above.

The lady at the grocery store even wondered why I chose the coldest morning in a while for my shopping trip. She commented once about my Little Debbie Donut Sticks. Tongue  Her comment was about how long Little Debbie has been around. A long time , we agreed. I'm not shy about talking about how old I am, 60.  She told me how old she was...66.  Look!  I'm not very suave anymore and I wasn't trying to be. But I did say probably the worst thing I could have.  You look great for your age! Embarrassed  I know she's married, or at least she where's a ring on that finger. She knows I'm married...I lost my wedding ring dealing with the leaves last fall.  I still miss having that thing on my finger.  Anyway, I told the lady that the wife needs her beverages.  Mocha Latte,  Swiss Miss Dark Chocolate sensation.  That really is the only reason I made the trip.


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Pets are a lot of extra work and responsibility.

It's supposed to hit 87° here today.
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When we had the dog, I had to keep this shoveled too. I dump ashes in the metal trash cans.


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Nah.

I live far enough inland that the worst thing I have to worry about is having a slightly shorter drive to the beach.


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Originally posted by Jimbo Jimbo wrote:


It was frickin' hot here today.

The forecast was 85, but it felt a little hotter by late afternoon.

Supposed to get chilly again next week.

Overnight lows in the 40's. I know that's balmy and comfortable for you all, but it's still jacket weather.

Another long, miserable summer is right around the corner.

WinkI think you would be safer if you moved from Floriland to a cooler, safer climate that will still exist in the next decade of Global Warming. Ever thought about the Poconos? We all worry about and care for the ol'Mule...and you'd be closer to Thor.
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Originally posted by aka ron aka ron wrote:

Another cold snap...It is March, right? Confused



It was frickin' hot here today.

The forecast was 85, but it felt a little hotter by late afternoon.

Supposed to get chilly again next week.

Overnight lows in the 40's. I know that's balmy and comfortable for you all, but it's still jacket weather.

Another long, miserable summer is right around the corner.

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Another cold snap...It is March, right? Confused


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TO MUCH FUGGING SNOW!!


My chest feels a little funky today, maybe a little Afib.
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That's a pretty cool lift bridge, not sure I've seen one of those around here.  Green Bay does get some of those bigger Great Lakes Ships.
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Up near aka ron's neck of the woods...



Duluth Harbor, Lake Superior, Duluth, Minnesota.

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Another fresh 3 or 4 inches of that flaky white stuff.  Mama shoveled the whole driveway last time, she likes the exercise. I used the snowblower this morning, the plow has not been through here yet, not quite done until that happens.
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I've had these partial bags of softener salt for years now since I cleaned out the old water softener so someone could remove it. Some of the pellets look like the original product, other bags have melted into a solid mass of heavy.  I thought...what the hell!  The city might yell at me! The gutter leads to a drain that goes into the channel.

I put some of this salt on (the great hump of aka's driveway).  It worked pretty well!  I took a regular digging shovel out there and reduced it by quite a bit. My truck doesn't bottom out at all but it's not quite 'Edge' ready. She hates not being able to use her truck! I doubt she knows how to kick a shovel as well as I do. It's not easy for me with a body that's falling apart.
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Originally posted by aka ron aka ron wrote:

Meanwhile, as I was on my joyride (firewood) during a White Out on a rural Wisconsin highway.  This was happening not too far from here.

UPDATE: One dead, dozens hurt in 130+ car pileup on I-41 in Neenah


Hate to hear about such things.

It's too bad daily life can't just take a timeout during such conditions so everyone can stay home safe and off the highways.
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I had to let Mama take my truck to the dentist, I've been chipping away at it but the hump is still too big for her vehicle to cross it. My truck is a Z 71 Off Road model so I have skid plates in all of the important places.

We were lucky enough that while I was getting the truck out of the garage here comes the mail lady. I told her to go get the mail from her.  I haven't cleaned up around the mailbox yet because...BECAUSE IT'S TOO HARD! She (the mail lady) had to get out of her car to reach the neighbors box.  I drove the truck on to the street because I know where to do it and how fast. I told her to park in the street and I would put it in the garage.
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Meanwhile, as I was on my joyride (firewood) during a White Out on a rural Wisconsin highway.  This was happening not too far from here.

UPDATE: One dead, dozens hurt in 130+ car pileup on I-41 in Neenah


WINNEBAGO COUNTY (WBAY) — One person died and dozens of people were hurt in a massive pileup during whiteout conditions on southbound Interstate 41 in Neenah.

According to the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office, 131 vehicles were involved in the crash.

The Sheriff’s Office says 71 people were taken to hospitals in the area. Sixty-six of them were treated and released. Five people were admitted for their injuries.

Authorities say it took about two hours to stabilize the scene, which involved getting injured people to the hospital, bussing other people involved in the crash to warming locations and escorting off the highway about 500 vehicles that were stopped behind this crash.


https://wkow.com/news/top-stories/2019/02/24/one-dead-multiple-hurt-in-pileup-on-i-41-south/

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Yesterday was cold, misty-rainy and everyone was sniffling.
Today is 'bake-in' day - sunny, mid-50's.
This is going to be just another miserable week,

    
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