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Old 04 April 2007, 18:02   #41
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Friggin' weather...

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The Manitoba Advantage...
So you're saying that you'll simply freeze to death and not be rattled to death?

I called Boat-storage Guy... Told him to keep it. We're expecting gale force winds, and up to a foot of snow for the weekend. Fortunately, my favorite indoor sport ("Rumbyfire", which is similar to rugby, except you don't need leather balls... just an iron stomach...) is still in season...
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Old 04 April 2007, 18:51   #42
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So you're saying that you'll simply freeze to death and not be rattled to death?

I called Boat-storage Guy... Told him to keep it. We're expecting gale force winds, and up to a foot of snow for the weekend. Fortunately, my favorite indoor sport ("Rumbyfire", which is similar to rugby, except you don't need leather balls... just an iron stomach...) is still in season...
Cursed by the Gods in early April! A foot? That will really suck if it comes this way...
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Old 05 April 2007, 01:03   #43
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So you're saying that you'll simply freeze to death and not be rattled to death?

I called Boat-storage Guy... Told him to keep it. We're expecting gale force winds, and up to a foot of snow for the weekend. Fortunately, my favorite indoor sport ("Rumbyfire", which is similar to rugby, except you don't need leather balls... just an iron stomach...) is still in season...
Yup preserved for eternity kind of like the wooly mammoth and Dick Clark. What the hell kind of food (ie. solids) are consumed with the rum during a rumbyfire session that requires an iron gut?
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Old 05 April 2007, 21:09   #44
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I think God might have made a mistake when he invented snow.

Don't have a foot of snow here Stoo... at least not yet. But it is f....in snowing!! AARghhh! I have had enough of sitting inside, as I always say, snow always blows...
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Old 05 April 2007, 22:57   #45
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What the hell kind of food (ie. solids) are consumed with the rum during a rumbyfire session that requires an iron gut?
Solid Food? I try to limit it to ice... Real food just slows down the pickleing process...

When I was away a couple of weeks ago, I picked up a bottle of 21 year old rum from Nicaraugua... I'm sipping it on the rocks as I type this... It's so smooooth.....
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Old 07 April 2007, 11:39   #46
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What does not kill you buries you deeper..

I sometimes wonder what the hell my ancestors were thinking when they settled in this area... I love the Great Lakes but the off season weather is extremely trying. I have never been a fan of Winter weather or snow. Especially snow, just don't like it. So when Stoo mentioned a foot of snow was forecast for his area, which is not that far away, a feeling of dread swept over me... Ah that won't happen here I said to myself, maybe a sprinkling? I really don't like snow on the walks or drive, if it comes down, clear it off..NOW! The ultimate unpardonable sin of course is... Snow on the boat. Friday night they weren't calling for much on Saturday so I went to bed hoping for the best. So you can imagine my dismay when I got up this morning and looked out the back window to see...YIKES!!!! SNOW!! ON THE BOAT!!!
Not the boat! It's gonna make a mess, get it off!!
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Old 07 April 2007, 13:25   #47
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If Stoo got a foot, we got 18 inches

I hate these early spring snows, with lake effect it seems there is always one storm which dumps a ridiculous amount of snowfall in a short period, I'm calling it eighteen inches (overnight) but it might be more, checkout the rear bumper on the truck. I am not going anywhere until Monday. I really hate to see snow on a boat, it is just wrong! Thank God for sunlight, as I was clearing the deck the snow was starting to melt due to the increasingly direct rays of the sun.
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Old 07 April 2007, 14:13   #48
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So when Stoo mentioned a foot of snow was forecast for his area, which is not that far away, a feeling of dread swept over me...
And the funny thing is that it blew right past me! Lot's of wind and cold, but I think the snow didn't settle until further south...somewhere around Cleveland I think...

Sorry Pat... Don't give up though. I KNOW thats it for winter now!
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Old 07 April 2007, 14:29   #49
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Stoo... Send snow shovels...

Thanks for that info Stoo, that made me feel a LOT better... I live in Cuyahoga county. Cuyahoga is a indian Name/word. I am sure the indian meaning of the word is "snows alot, live elsewhere". If you go just 40 to miles west of Cleveland the snowfall drops off dramatically as lake effect is less pronounced. No knock on the good people of Buffalo but at least I don't live there, they really get hammered usually.
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As a native of Hamilton, I know Buffalo well. They get the Erie lake effect snow being in the lee of the prevailing wind, but they also get it from the north from Lake Ontario. I remember showing up at the border there a few years ago, only to be told Buffalo was "closed" and there was a driving ban. Of course we went anyway even though the roads hadn't been plowed. Along the lakefront, the drifts were so high that they were up to people's roofs (on the one story houses).

I always thought Buffalo would be a great spot to be a school teacher, since you only need to work about three days a week in the winter!

I hope I didn't speak too soon about our snow. Now that the wind has died, it's coming down (as opposed to "past") pretty hard. Visibility is about 100' I would say. Now, where's my rum...?
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