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6 More inches of snow tonight. This time, the heavy kind

By Andrew Pollack on 02/27/2008 at 01:08 AM EST

It doesn't sound like much, but you have to understand different kinds of snow to get it. I'm glad the key remaining parts for the snowthrower came in today. It took me about 90 minutes to install the new friction ring and plate, drive clutch spring, and drive clutch cable. The machine performed like a champ with tonight's 6" of new snow.

I know, 6" doesn't sounds like very little compared to the snowfalls we've had this year. Those were mostly lighter, more powdery snows that you get in really cold weather. Tonight's storm was right on the border of changing over to rain. As a result, that six inches contains the water load of about a foot and a half of powder -- about an inch and a half of rain. In first gear -- the pace of a very slow walk -- the snowthrower could barely clear the auger at a pace to keep from being a plow rather than a thrower. Here's the view from my garage door as I got ready to clear the drive.

While I'm sure my neighbors would rather I wait until morning to do it, they'd also rather I was able to get out if they need a fire truck in the middle of the night so on balance I get a pass on the noise.
Snow covered trees at night

Eat your hearts out, you southern dwelling, warm weather living, fair feathered, thin blooded, snowless geeks. This is what winter is supposed to look like.

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re: 6 More inches of snow tonight. This time, the heavy kindBy Mary Beth Raven on 02/27/2008 at 09:14 PM EST
SKIING this weekend!
Sorry for being off topic....By Dmitry on 02/29/2008 at 02:24 PM EST
Sorry for being off topic but I thought you might know...I searched around but
couldn't find anything....

I was wondering if you know of a 3rd party software that allows you to sync the
Lotus Notes database to the blackberry via BES the same way the email is being
replicated to the blackberry?
I'll forward your info to some people.By Andrew Pollack on 02/29/2008 at 03:54 PM EST
Sending you off-line email for permission first. If you agree, I'll send your
contact info to someone who can help.

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