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 Dale, I remember those yardsticks. I would like to have one today.

 

  Ben

 

They're all over eBay Ben. Just type in Yard Stick and Ford, Chevy, Buick, Whatever car you like.... Not expensive either. I typed in Yard stick, Holes, and even came up with ones from Auto Parts Distributors. Dandy Dave! 

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I see ya shot that picture as the earth was sideways,  it does turn DOESN'T IT?

 

I remember as a young kid I picked up the yard stick FULL of valves, and pulled one out, dad YELLED, don't mix them up, leave them alone,   He had a way of getting points across, a weeping willow stitch was another way toooooooo!  Ouch,,,,

 

Dale in Indy

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Today it started out at minus 10 here. It's up to +6 now. Maybe I'll see if Hilary Knight needs some help getting her skates on. The pond is frozen.

Bernie

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Well Dale. It started out upright. Something in the photo posting program on this site turned it side ways. May just as well be up side down with the Wind Chill Factor.  :P Dandy Dave! 

 

I see ya shot that picture as the earth was sideways,  it does turn DOESN'T IT?

 

I remember as a young kid I picked up the yard stick FULL of valves, and pulled one out, dad YELLED, don't mix them up, leave them alone,   He had a way of getting points across, a weeping willow stitch was another way toooooooo!  Ouch,,,,

 

Dale in Indy

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Last fall I upgraded from dangerous to lethal.

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Post #581, see the guy push the snow into the hedge? That's why I bought the tractor. They kept breaking the bottom branches of my blue spruce.

 

And it didn't snow until last week. Then I found out the 12 volt battery the previous owner had been using to start, it's a Fairbanks-Morse mag ignition, had pretty much porked the starter drive.

 

So tomorrow I pick up the rebuilt starter and put things back to 6 volt. And there are Daffy Dills sprouting under the tractor and snow drops coming up across the yard. I ain't gonna scoop nuthin with it this year.

 

I take full credit for the mild winter and on the way back from the city tomorrow maybe I'll stock up on something for a hot summer.

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Bernie

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Fairbanks Morse Mags were common on Allis Chalmers Tractors and equipment Bernie. And yes. It should be a 6 Volt system on an Allis B. With all your years and wisdom I know you will get er back right. Tire chains will work wonders in the snow and Ice.  Speaking of lethal, don't take up driving her on side hills with the bucket all the way up. Let's say they become flops that way. ;) Dandy Dave!   

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Be Safe out There fellow North Easterners. We getting a round now after such a quiet winter. Calling for 18 to 24 inches here. Dandy Dave!  

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Starting to brighten a little here in NE PA but still snowing. Tractor is about 100 yds away. I'm going to need my snow shoes to get up there. About 18" on ground but at least not too much wind......................Bob

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I was thinking of this old topic, and I'm glad

to see that someone reactivated it.  After a

dearth of snow this winter, the season is finally

correcting itself, and we have 19 inches so far today.

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Got to tell you: Snow shoes ain't what they are cracked up to be especially in 18-20" of powdery snow. My shoes are the real deal, steam bent ash, raw hide and leather and they are going back up on the wall over the fire place where they belong. Towards the end of the uphill mush I had to stop about every 20 feet of so to collect my self. I've got a fairly nice brute of a tractor, 4 X 4 diesel, good chains and locking differential. It struggled as much as I did with the snow shoes.

Finally got the drive way ( 800' long) open but not before taking out a section of 3 board horse fence. Then I dug the ladder out from under the garage eaves so I could get up and onto a 20 X 20 section roof and shovel that off.

Finally dig out the wood pile and carried in enough wood for the nite.

What A great day!

So how are you guys in Florida and Texas making out? Bet you're eating your hearts out with envy.......................Bob

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5 minutes ago, Bhigdog said:

Got to tell you: Snow shoes ain't what they are cracked up to be especially in 18-20" of powdery snow. My shoes are the real deal, steam bent ash, raw hide and leather and they are going back up on the wall over the fire place where they belong. Towards the end of the uphill mush I had to stop about every 20 feet of so to collect my self. I've got a fairly nice brute of a tractor, 4 X 4 diesel, good chains and locking differential. It struggled as much as I did with the snow shoes.

Finally got the drive way ( 800' long) open but not before taking out a section of 3 board horse fence. Then I dug the ladder out from under the garage eaves so I could get up and onto a 20 X 20 section roof and shovel that off.

So how are you guys in Florida and Texas making out? Bet you're eating your hearts out with envy.......................Bob

 

That,s why I put the Back Hoe close to the porch when it is going to be like this Bob. Dandy Dave! 

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Just now, Dandy Dave said:

 

That's why I put the Back Hoe close to the porch when it is going to be like this Bob. Dandy Dave! 

 

Haw Haw Haw! That's EXACTLY what my wife told me to do last night but I blew her off as being too soft. She was the first one out this AM to feed her horses. She almost got stuck walking to the barn. Every time she fell over the dogs thought she was playing and would play attack her. Pretty amusing to watch out the window while drinking my coffee.

Snow stopped about an hour ago. Pretty bright out and not much wind. The walks can wait to be shoveled until tomorrow.

It's beer-oclock................Stay safe..............Bob

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We've got about 18 inches as of a couple of hours ago and it's still snowing here.  I didn't realize I only had a 1/4 of a tank of diesel in the tractor until I dug it out of the pile of stuff I had it buried under to work on the garage.  I usually wait until it's all over to plow but the wife was getting nervous it wouldn't stop and we would be stuck if I didn't plow at some point before it is all over.   I did manage to get the worst of it plowed out before I decided it was getting low enough to call it quits.  I jumped in the truck and went for another 5 gallons.  Fortunately within a mile we have 3 different stations with diesel.  The first one was out.  not a good start.  I figured they wouldn't all be.  

I hated putting the tractor back in the heated garage as it was covered with ice from all the snow melting on it while I was plowing.   Now I'll have a pond to deal with.   I'll finish it all tomorrow when it's finally pretty well over.

We definitely didn't need this.  Most of our snow was gone.  

I have to get the plans and info to the zoning guy by end of the day tomorrow to make the deadline for the April meeting to get my garage built.  I went right by his office yesterday but the architect didn't get the drainage plans to me until after I got home and all he had to do was email them.  (a bit frustrated with him) He showed them to me on Sunday morning, so he had them then.   Lets hope the roads are cleaned up and someone is in his office. 

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It was 61 degrees in my house this morning.....brrrrrr!  Time to turn the heat on !

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The mountains are getting a lot of snow around here.

But in the valley it has been raining ALOT.

The news is full of mud slides and floods. Several hiways and railways closed due to landslides. Taking the train from Portland to Seattle requires a Greyhound today.

Not uncommon for me to not leave the place for days at a time.

 

So there is a flooded stretch of road closed near me that requires about a ten mile detour. There are many people driving around the barricades because they know better than the Sherriff.  These idiots are driving thru water deep enough that their cars are floating off the road and out into the fields. The Sherriff had to run chains fully across the road in an effort to close it. I guess that they are levying a huge fine to these bone heads because these people have to be plucked up by a helicopter.

With the deep water you can't see the cars that are under water from the barricade so they are stacking up.    Idiots !!

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Gonna be 77 degrees in Denver today.

Love that global warming............

Think I'll take a drive.

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Around 87 degrees in Las Vegas today with  light high clouds. Perfect weather for those with canceled flights.

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4 hours ago, JACK M said:

But in the valley it has been raining ALOT

 

4 hours ago, JACK M said:

Not uncommon for me to not leave the place for days at a time.

 

4 hours ago, JACK M said:

These idiots are driving thru water deep enough that their cars are floating off the road and out into the fields.

 

4 hours ago, JACK M said:

With the deep water you can't see the cars that are under water from the barricade so they are stacking up.    Idiots

 

Personally I'll take MY water in the variety that  can be  plowed or shoveled. All dug out here. Life largely back to normal.................Bob

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Measured this morning and came up with 19 inches. But it is melting and settling all ready. What I moved with the "Buick Snow Master" was wet and heavy today as the sun came out this morning. Forget about moving it with a pickup and plow without beating on it. This kind of snow will separate the good reliable machines from the old and tired, or those built with low quality. Dandy Dave!  

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We have a little over 36" here and I am tired of moving snow.  Snow blower, quad with plow, shoveling.  We are right above Scranton North of the mountain ridge if that is what you would call it and it dumped on us. I had at least another inch fall this afternoon while I was re-doing the driveway.

 

Was tired yesterday. Today exhausted!

 

Matt

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Matt, Didn't want to press the like button so just wanted to say been there and done that in the ten years I ran a Chevy (Sorry, not a Buick). More than one 16 - 18 hour days of contract work when we got that kind of snow.

Not sure I could do it today.....

Everyone be safe out there.

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