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honda522
01-07-2010, 12:09 PM
I can't go to work on the account that there is a 3.5 ft snow drift at the end of my drive way. I tried to dig it out, but the 35 MPH wind keeps blowing it back a little at a time. Even if it wasn't blowing it back on, I still couldn't be out there.

The wind is blowing so hard I can't manage to stand out there for more than 5 mins. My hat and scarves won't stay on. It feels like its about -20 degrees with the wind.

And on top of that, I still have to go get my books for school. I was up there yesterday and they said the might not even be open today if it got bad. So hopefully they will be open on Saturday. I'll probably have to stand in line forever now.

Vandelay
01-07-2010, 12:42 PM
This is the coldest snap I have ever experienced.
Wind chills of -20 for the next 3 days, ouch.
Looks like some of us may be spending a lot of time on ChiefsCrowd the rest of this week.:bananen_smilies046:

tornadospotter
01-07-2010, 01:27 PM
My drive to work is 27 miles, I made it threw snow drifts, barely, for 21 miles, and got stuck. Luck was on my side, some one who just barely made it thru the drifts, had a tow rope and got me out, but then told me it was not even possible to go farther, so I turned around, and barely got back home. I lose a day in pay, for 6 miles! 6!!!! FREAKING MILES!!!! UHG!!!! PIO IS ME!!!
Now my Yukon is locked in 4 wheel low, I hope it will shift out when I get it thawed out, the engine compartment is full of snow.

Connie Jo
01-07-2010, 02:01 PM
I'm trapped at home again too because of the snow & winds yesterday through last night. This is the 3rd time in about a month. This sucks!

I'm out of dog food, and...I couldn't afford to fill my propane tank in the Fall like I'd done in yrs past. Well, the propane truck hasn't been able to get to my house the last month because of snow! I very likely could be without forced heat in the next few days.

Shoot...I've never had this happen living out here...not snowed in once, let alone 3 times in a month! Never occurred to me, but...wouldn't have mattered since I couldn't afford the propane in the Fall anyway.

Also, the extreme cold temps are affecting my internet satellite provider...signal comes and goes.

Oh well...such is life, I'll survive...always do. :)

GlennBree
01-07-2010, 05:07 PM
Well........from living up north in the past, I totally MISS that kind of weather! We got a little bit of drizzle last night, just enough to make the Texas drivers find their way to the ditch and into other cars.......and enough for the schools to close.....other than that......it's just BORING down here. :)

Connie Jo
01-07-2010, 05:59 PM
Yeah, some of my friends at Facebook from Texas are complaining about the highs today only being in the 30's, haha. I told them I'd take highs in the 30's!!

Good news!...my daughter called & asked if I was snowed in, told her yep, & also that the propane truck couldn't make it through my long drive drifts. She & my x-hubby drove out, made it through the drive to the front, & then helped shovel some drifts out enough so the propane truck could get through to the back where the tank is. I shall have forced heat without interruption!

I was worried more about pipes freezing, since I could stay warm with electric heaters. They brought dog food too. :)

Canada
01-07-2010, 06:13 PM
Welcome to my world kids!! -20 and three feet of snow ain't nothin around here. get a snowblower and some snow tires and have fun!!

AussieChiefsFan
01-07-2010, 06:30 PM
This is the coldest snap I have ever experienced.
Wind chills of -20 for the next 3 days, ouch.
Looks like some of us may be spending a lot of time on ChiefsCrowd the rest of this week.:bananen_smilies046:
Cool!:bananen_smilies046:

Connie Jo
01-07-2010, 06:51 PM
Welcome to my world kids!! -20 and three feet of snow ain't nothin around here. get a snowblower and some snow tires and have fun!!

I've wondered a time or two if you, Dan, & Dell are responsible for our abnormal snow and cold!

It all began the weekend of Dec. 6th, the cold and heavy snows! So I was thinking maybe you all brought your Canadian weather down here with ya and didn't take it back with ya!

:lol:

honda522
01-07-2010, 07:46 PM
Welcome to my world kids!! -20 and three feet of snow ain't nothin around here. get a snowblower and some snow tires and have fun!!
Easy for you to say, your city prepares a budget to plow off roads. If I were to drive out on to my roads, I would get high centered.

KC only budgeted 2 Million for the year and have already spent it all. They just aren't clearing roads...and the roads are accumulating 3.5-4ft of snow.

Then the other problem is almost 50% of the other drivers are dumbasses.

Bike
01-07-2010, 07:57 PM
Easy for you to say, your city prepares a budget to plow off roads. If I were to drive out on to my roads, I would get high centered.

KC only budgeted 2 Million for the year and have already spent it all. They just aren't clearing roads...and the roads are accumulating 3.5-4ft of snow.

Then the other problem is almost 50% of the other drivers are dumbasses.
Once I get back to KC (hopefully tomorrow noon) they will have some of the county highways plowed. If not, I'm screwed. I'll have to find a hotel in my own town. Maybe I'll try to find a set of snow chains and make the trek towards Richmond anyway.

Connie Jo
01-07-2010, 08:33 PM
Easy for you to say, your city prepares a budget to plow off roads. If I were to drive out on to my roads, I would get high centered.

KC only budgeted 2 Million for the year and have already spent it all. They just aren't clearing roads...and the roads are accumulating 3.5-4ft of snow.

Then the other problem is almost 50% of the other drivers are dumbasses.

We've had country roads blocked here with drifts as tall as 8' according to what some are saying. The county does good with clearing the road to my house, it's my long drive...approx. 350' to the front walk, almost 500' to the garage drive in back...that is the problem with trapping me. My son lives 4 miles away, but a different county, they aren't so good with clearing his roads, and he's trapped again too because of road drifts.

matthewschiefs
01-07-2010, 08:44 PM
we only have about 10 inches of snow i can take that now if only we could get rid of the -30 windchills that would make it liveable.

Bike
01-07-2010, 08:50 PM
We've had country roads blocked here with drifts as tall as 8' according to what some are saying. The county does good with clearing the road to my house, it's my long drive...approx. 350' to the front walk, almost 500' to the garage drive in back...that is the problem with trapping me. My son lives 4 miles away, but a different county, they aren't so good with clearing his roads, and he's trapped again too because of road drifts.
Sounds like my situation. Do you live in Ray Co,?!

Bike
01-07-2010, 08:52 PM
Then the other problem is almost 50% of the other drivers are dumbasses.
This!
I see people driving around like its June or something.

honda522
01-07-2010, 08:58 PM
This!
I see people driving around like its June or something.
I had a guy the other night that wanted to do 15 MPH up a hill and Speedy Gonzalez on my tail.

Bike
01-07-2010, 09:01 PM
I had a guy the other night that wanted to do 15 MPH up a hill and Speedy Gonzalez on my tail.
People that tailgate in these conditions are flat out stupid. I just want to get home to my family but can't get there. I'm starting to get pissy. :D

stoneygirl
01-07-2010, 09:19 PM
I was snowed in and missed work today too. I live at the bottom of a hill on a cul de sac and we haven't seen snow plows since sometime yesterday afternoon. We drive a mustang that doesn't get around good in this much snow. Hopefully we can get out in the morning.

Chiefster
01-07-2010, 09:29 PM
I can't go to work on the account that there is a 3.5 ft snow drift at the end of my drive way. I tried to dig it out, but the 35 MPH wind keeps blowing it back a little at a time. Even if it wasn't blowing it back on, I still couldn't be out there.

The wind is blowing so hard I can't manage to stand out there for more than 5 mins. My hat and scarves won't stay on. It feels like its about -20 degrees with the wind.

And on top of that, I still have to go get my books for school. I was up there yesterday and they said the might not even be open today if it got bad. So hopefully they will be open on Saturday. I'll probably have to stand in line forever now.

Why didn't you get your books while you were out there?

Bike
01-07-2010, 09:35 PM
Can one of you very nice people drive to Marysville KS and pick me up and bring me back home? I'm at the Oak Tree Inn. Thanks in advance!

honda522
01-07-2010, 09:38 PM
Why didn't you get your books while you were out there?
Cause the book store didnt open till 12 and I had to be at work at one.

Chiefster
01-07-2010, 09:40 PM
Sorry bud, but you and I are at the opposite ends of the spectrum as it were.

Chiefster
01-07-2010, 09:41 PM
Cause the book store didnt open till 12 and I had to be at work at one.

Oh, that's the pits dude.

hometeam
01-07-2010, 09:42 PM
we didnt get it as bad down here but its still horrible

Bike
01-07-2010, 09:46 PM
Sorry bud, but you and I are at the opposite ends of the spectrum as it were.

Can you pick me up anyway? I'm buying at Taco Bell. :D

pbatrucker
01-08-2010, 08:31 AM
Easy for you to say, your city prepares a budget to plow off roads. If I were to drive out on to my roads, I would get high centered.

KC only budgeted 2 Million for the year and have already spent it all. They just aren't clearing roads...and the roads are accumulating 3.5-4ft of snow.

Then the other problem is almost 50% of the other drivers are dumbasses.
:bananen_smilies046: Yes and the fact that every time I get my driveway cleared, the City of Blue Springs plows me in again.

honda522
01-08-2010, 12:10 PM
Well my dad road to work with my mom so I got a 4 wheel drive vehicle at my expense..hahahahaha.

Got my books today, hell I love when it snows. I waited in line for 5 mins. Normally its like 2-3 hours.

yashi
01-08-2010, 04:27 PM
You kiddos had it a lot worse than we did on the other side of the state. We had about 3-5" or so, but I was still able to 'work' from home yesterday. :D

Connie Jo
01-08-2010, 08:44 PM
Sounds like my situation. Do you live in Ray Co,?!

Nope, haha...NE Kansas side...Atchision & Jefferson counties.

Connie Jo
01-08-2010, 08:51 PM
I did manage to get out today in 4x4 low...had a bit of fun plowing through the driveway drifts trying to flatten them out some, hahahaha. Well, then discovered my road had drifted overnight...had more to plow through, but once I made it to the main road all was clear.

My poor son is still trapped...3rd day for him. He's so mad cause he can't get to work.

Canada
01-08-2010, 10:08 PM
Yeah, I hate it when I have to stay home from work!!

Connie Jo
01-08-2010, 10:57 PM
Yeah, I hate it when I have to stay home from work!!


Are you fibbing? lol

My son & his wife started their own commerical glass business in 2007, and most of their job's have contract deadlines, otherwise he likely wouldn't be mad being stuck at home.

Chiefster
01-09-2010, 12:30 AM
Can you pick me up anyway? I'm buying at Taco Bell. :D


No can do. I refuse to eat at Taco Bell because it's incredibly insensitive use and exploitation of Chihuahuas offends my delicate sensitivities. :D

figcrostic
01-09-2010, 09:47 AM
I can't go to work on the account that there is a 3.5 ft snow drift at the end of my drive way. I tried to dig it out, but the 35 MPH wind keeps blowing it back a little at a time. Even if it wasn't blowing it back on, I still couldn't be out there.

The wind is blowing so hard I can't manage to stand out there for more than 5 mins. My hat and scarves won't stay on. It feels like its about -20 degrees with the wind.

And on top of that, I still have to go get my books for school. I was up there yesterday and they said the might not even be open today if it got bad. So hopefully they will be open on Saturday. I'll probably have to stand in line forever now.

Should have gotten a 4X4 honda's aren't good in the snow:lol: just playing that sucks but it's supposed to warm up a little on monday.

honda522
01-09-2010, 10:38 AM
Should have gotten a 4X4 honda's aren't good in the snow:lol: just playing that sucks but it's supposed to warm up a little on monday.
Well first off all its not a honda.
Second of all..my car is a Pontiac, gets around good if the roads are cleared..but it can't make it up a steep hill from a stopped position.
Third...if I got a car with 4 wheel drive, they would rape me like hell on insurance.

just saying................

tornadospotter
01-11-2010, 12:44 AM
honda522[/I];174800]Well first off all its not a honda.
Second of all..my car is a Pontiac, gets around good if the roads are cleared..but it can't make it up a steep hill from a stopped position.
Third...if I got a car with 4 wheel drive, they would rape me like hell on insurance.

just saying................
Well Honda's with 4 wheels and enclosed, would be a better option, than one with only 2 wheels and open air ride. :D

tornadospotter
01-11-2010, 12:47 AM
No can do. I refuse to eat at Taco Bell because it's incredibly insensitive use and exploitation of Chihuahuas offends my delicate sensitivities. :D
Taco Bell cooks Chihuahuas? They did not cook Whiplash, did they?

tornadospotter
01-17-2010, 11:46 AM
YouTube- BNSF Rotary South of Trumbull, NE Giltner Subdivision
YouTube- BNSF Snow Blower in Aurora, NE

I do not feel so bad about getting stuck and not making it to work now.

Chiefster
01-18-2010, 01:48 AM
Taco Bell cooks Chihuahuas? They did not cook Whiplash, did they?


YouTube- Yo Quiero Taco Bell