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Old 01-22-2005, 04:18 PM
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Random thoughts....

Well guys, I'm taking a break. I've plowed snow, broke the plow, shoveled snow, fixed and re-broke the plow, got stuck bad, and shoveled more snow. As a result of getting personal with my snow shovel, I've got some random thoughts.....


Some people leave their brains in the cookie jar at home when snow hits. I almost got hit last night by some yutz doing 40+ in a 25 at night...with no lights on. Duh!

Kwik Trip coffee really sucks at midnight. 'Nuff said...

Anybody that plows snow for a living is nuts... see above.

Just because you own a $40,000 4wd doesn't mean you can (or should) drive like Dale Earnhardt on snow...

Even light, fluffy snow gets heavy when stacked 13" deep...

After an all-nighter, even coffee from home sucks...

The judge who awarded that first moron who sued Micky D's over coffee being hot should be shot. Or burned with the weak used motor oil they serve now.....

2wd really stinks when you are in mid-door height snow all the way around.... (yea, that was a real Duh moment) The real kicker was when the homeowner came out and asked if I was stuck! WTH??

It's strange that the same customers that hate having any ice on the drive-sidewalks want all the sand and ice-melt removed from the same driveway-sidewalks so it doesn't get tracked into the house....

There is never a gas station near enough to where you plow to avoid yellow snow after too much coffee....

Just because you have a 4wd plowtruck doesn't mean you won't get stuck.... (I pulled a buddy's one ton GMC off a windrow of snow)

There really is nothing decent to listen to at 3:30 in the morning except the sound of your truck's exhaust....

Bill Engval's "Here's your Sign" is still funny 5+ years later. I just hate stupid people.... See above....

Life's cool when you share it with family and friends who won't burn you over a silly posting like this!!

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Old 01-22-2005, 04:42 PM
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you plow with 2 wheel drive? Do you run tire chains?

I know what you mean about some of the people with 4wd that drive to fast on snow and ice. They don't realize that 4wd doesn't help them stop any faster.


We got about 12 inches of snow at my house today, and there's more coming.
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Old 01-22-2005, 04:48 PM
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I didn't break the damn plow, but the fluid kept freezing and it wouldn't lift..............finally changed the fluid and it seems oK now..Still snowing tonight, will have top go out for a bit in the morning....cleanup, after the damn town plow goes by.


Schnitz.............you need to come to Canada to plow......."Tim Hortons"..............best coffee there is. I think they put something in it to make you addicted to it...................
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Old 01-22-2005, 04:56 PM
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No chains, just 1000 lbs of sand for traction. As long as you think before you go in someplace to plow about how bad shoveling is, you tend to not get stuck. I'll have to take some pics of the snow all piled up where I've plowed. It's kinda funny, I plow in 2wd with a $1300 plow and I still do a better job than some guys with 4wd and a $4000 Blizzard plow. I sure do wish I had 4wd though.

Poncho, I was already addicted to the coffee at Tri-City or the Blue Willow. Some places just know how to make dang good coffee.
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Old 01-22-2005, 05:21 PM
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About them wanna-be race drivers..

Was driving home from sledding yesterday on a really icy road I was doing 40 (km) when a dodge ram (jacked up with those stupid high beam fog lights) starts tailgating. He puts on his stupid high-beams and I had it. I slow down to about 20 and try to adjust my mirrors cause his beams are killing me. He backs off a bit, only to get enough speed to pass me on a narrow road that looked more like a big sheet of ice than a road. He made it before a car from the front came but he was sliding a bit.




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I feel for ya bro.

I just had to dig through 2' of muddy clay to repair the water line - like the house feed. Can you imagine that where you guys live?!

I'm goin to have to suffer through rain next week too.

I'll bear up under the pressure tho, and think about you when it's raining here and 50 deg outside. Darn it's cold. LOL!



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Old 01-23-2005, 06:45 AM
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Re: About them wanna-be race drivers..

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and try to adjust my mirrors cause his beams are killing me..




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I try to adjust my drivers side mirror so the beam of light is shining in the drivers eyes. I don't think it ever works but it makes me feel better.
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Old 01-23-2005, 06:58 AM
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I hear yuh. Had to drive 98 miles back from a ski trip with the Scouts in this crap when the parents got paniced and wanted their boys home. I live 20 mi north of Boston, and they claim they got 38 inches their.

No problems with the plow...got a 600 ft driveway, but just about out of gas, and the stations near me are closed. Oh well,have to siphon one of my cars. Just realized.....OH NO!!!! Out of beer too!
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Old 01-23-2005, 08:30 AM
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Well it doesn't snow much out here anymore(global warming? brahahaha)...and i'm one of those "over-zealous snow drivers". 5 years ago i was working in Tulsa, about 80 miles one way. Well i get upo and lo, it had snowed! Snow trucks had not yet been out and I gotta get to work. Hit the turnpike and people are doing 20 MPH and LOTS of cars in the ditch. I can see them sliding sideways at 20-25 as I cruise 80 MPH lololol!...lots can be said for being able to drive like Dale(as a crewman at Charlotte told me once) ... or even closer yet to a WRC driver. Woner what they thought when there were scared at 20 and a red flash went past at 80?

I was in a little Rx7 at that was one of the best cars i EVER owned! Eventually put a home-made tunnel ram and gaint 2" primary header on it. I used a 2bbl Ford carb and it was bad to the bone, able to smoke the tires!
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I hear ya man, some people just don't know how to drive when its icy, escpecially if its in texas! It was a couple years ago in my senior year in high school and it snowed hard and the school parking lot was really icy. You should of seen it when school got out that day! Everyone is always trying to get out to there car and get out the parking lot as fast as they can but its hilarious when its icy! I stayed inside and watched until almost everyone had left, luckily no one was hurt but man it was funny as hell.
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You know it's funny about me cussing the fast-on-the-snow-and-ice drivers when I probably drive fast to different plow jobs. At least I have my lights on. Who expects to see a car at 2:30 in the morning without lights? Good tires and a little ballast seem to be key. That and brains.....
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[i] That and brains..... [/B]

Thought you said, if you had any brains, you wouldn't be plowing.................
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Thought you said, if you had any brains, you wouldn't be plowing.................


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I plow snow with a 4X4 backhoe you don't get stuck with one of those, I don't like plowing snow tho cause I have to get up at 4 in the morning! not a morning person

and you guys seem like you are all getting now we might have 12 inches in all here,
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