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OMG! This snow storm has really done us in! 3 hours shoveling so far and not done. I had (had being the operative word) a 20x6 aluminum awning on the back of my house. It collapsed this morning when I tried to push the snow off it. One touch with a shovel and it all fell away. Luckily I was in the kitchen window and not outside near it.

There was a 3 foot drift on my front porch against the door. There is so much snow in some spots there is hardly anywhere to put it.

I'm glad my neighbor and I used his snow blower last night to get ahead of this stuff, but it almost seems futile.

I left my truck parked in the wrong spot and there isn't much hope for it now. I got one front wheel hooked off the driveway and it's stuck! Been trying to dig all the wheels out and that doesn't seem to help. Put snow in the bed and I finally gave up for a bit.

Neighbor got the blower out again and I'll be back at it soon.

We got company coming to stay the weekend tomorrow and I didn't need extra projects today.

SangRun, reporting from deep in white death land! :D
 

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Damn, Sang........sorry to hear that.........hang in there my friend.
 

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Last thing you need going into the Holiday's. Good Luck and hope the shovel holds up. Merry Christmas to you and all yours.
 

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Stay safe buddy and don't over do it. I'm glad you still have power and that you are home and not stuck on the road somewhere.
 

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Just saw on the news where the mid-section of the U.S. is getting pounded. I hope all here are OK,,,,,,,stay safe guy's!

You all get all the snow, and we get the Hurricanes. But here it is 2 days before Christmas and it's a blistering 71 degree's. Hopefully it'll cool down a little.
 

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Sang, is that you in the pic?

http://webcenters.compuserve.com/wmconnect/news/story.jsp?floc=WM_FF-APO-1110&idq=/ff/story/0001/20041223/1306430589.htm

Massive Winter Storm Strands Travelers
By KIMBERLY HEFLING

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) - Frigid temperatures, blasting wind and more snow than some places normally see in a year left parts of the Midwest and South paralyzed Thursday, and transformed a section of highway in southern Indiana into a parking lot.

The winter storm dumped double-digits of snow from Ohio to Wyoming, the Texas Panhandle to the Great Lakes, disrupting pre-Christmas travel. Motorists in parts of Mississippi and Tennessee were warned Thursday to stay off highways iced up from freezing rain. Hundreds of thousands lost power in Ohio.

Southern Indiana barely had time to catch its frosty breath after a snowstorm Wednesday morning when a second, heavier gust pummeled the region, shutting down Interstate 64 eastbound from Evansville to the Illinois State line.

``We're still stuck here. It's been about 13 hours,'' Ken Sabatini, 52, of Leawood, Kan., said Thursday morning. He, his wife and two children were traveling to Cincinnati for Christmas. ``It's cold outside and we're doing our best to stay inside the car.''

Temperatures fell to 12 degrees overnight, and Sabatini said some motorists had run out of gas and were sleeping in a stranded Greyhound Bus to stay warm.


``We've got some gas left, so every hour we run it for five minutes to get some warmth in the car,'' Sabatini said.


The Indiana National Guard was bringing stranded motorists from I-64 to hotels in Evansville or the Red Cross offices.


Gov. Joe Kernan declared a disaster emergency for portions of the state and urged a delay in Christmas travel to allow time for roads to be cleared.


The traffic snarl began when semis had trouble getting up hills and rolled back, blocking traffic, police said. A similar problem tied up traffic on a stretch of Interstate 71 in Kentucky.


The Wednesday snowfall at Evansville of 19.3 inches shattered the record for any single day, set Feb. 25, 1993, when 10.9 inches fell. It was also well over the normal yearly total of 14.2 inches.


Paducah, Ky., got 14 inches, more than the yearly norm of 10, and state police closed down a 13-mile stretch of the I-64 in both directions west of Louisville.


Ohio was a patchwork: up to 16 inches of snow in some places, but a combination of snow, sleet and rain in the northeastern part of the state. Electric companies serving most of the state said 310,000 homes and business were without power.


``It's very, very difficult to get crews to where the damage is. It's very treacherous,'' said Bryce Nickel, spokesman for Dayton Power & Light, which had 20,000 customers without power.


Heavy and snow and ice caused the roof on two sections of a warehouse in suburban Cincinnati to collapse overnight. No injuries were reported.


In Illinois, where up to 20 inches of snow fell, forecasters warned that wind chills would reach as low as 25 below zero, and high snowdrifts created a hazardous morning commute, officials said.


Cincinnati was looking at about 20 inches before the system, with its high winds and freezing temperatures, moved on later Thursday.


Parts of Arkansas looked forward to only the ninth white Christmas in 120 years as the storm barreled across the state, closing businesses, shuttering restaurants and snarling traffic.


As arctic air surged southward into the lower Mississippi Valley, a combination of freezing rain and sleet made driving treacherous across northern Mississippi. The Highway Patrol urged motorists to suspend their travel ``at least until midmorning,'' said agency spokesman Warren Strain. ``We've had some eight hours of freezing rain,'' he said.


At least seven weather-related traffic deaths were reported - three in Ohio and one each in New Mexico, Arkansas, Texas and Oklahoma. A 76-year-old woman in Ohio died of an apparent heart attack while shoveling snow.


Nine people received minor injuries in a series of accidents on a snowy interstate in Wyoming just north of the Colorado state line.


In Amarillo, Texas, 3.7 inches of snow fell Wednesday, more than triple the previous record for the date. Hundreds of flights were grounded and others delayed Wednesday at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. Workers deiced about 200 planes an hour, airport spokesman Ken Capps said.


In Cincinnati, cancellations and delays were blamed mostly on planes arriving from other storm-battered locations.


Back on the ground, those leaving the driving to others couldn't do much but take it all in stride.


Susie Brown, 32, was stuck in the Cincinnati bus terminal, waiting for a Greyhound to take her north through western Ohio, where 10 to 16 inches of snow could blanket areas west of I-71 by Thursday afternoon.


``My brother always told me that I would grow up someday to regret wanting a white Christmas,'' said Brown, who lives in Cincinnati, ``and this year he may be right.''
 

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Snowbound with a toddler and with an infant who won't sleep through the night.

There isn't a jury in the county that would convict you, SangRun. Go for it!
 

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Sangrun hang in there buddy.
 

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Just got done digging out and taking a hot shower.

I have hunch I won't be able to lift my arms over my head tomorrow and I was using a snowblower. It was more like using a garden tiller than moving snow.
 

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I think I spent 8 hours total working on snow stuff and you could say I did a bad job.

For a while this afternoon I just got to the point where it seemed worthless to keep going. My truck is dug out now and that will not be a problem, but next is the low temps. High of 11 tomorrow and down to -10 tomorrow night.

The awning is still hanging off the back of the house in a crumpled heap of snow, yard tools, patio set. and misc.

My Dad is coming for the weekend and I'll recruit him to help me tear it off the rest of the way. It's Aluminum and I'm going to recycle that sucker!
 
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