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Tiny town has been fortunate, except for that one tornado,
The deracho last year ,pretty much missed us.

Since moving here from AZ, 12 years ago,
I learned to tolerate sub zero temps, 45 m.p.h. winds

a couple of 12 inch snow days, really wet springs, high humidity summers a couple of really bad skeeto and gnat summers.

But this two inches of ice buisness has me on the verge of +p+ perturbed .

Both my neighbor ladies cars are froze shut.

No way to keep the drive way walkable.

I have a very good ice chipper outer,

Got the Le Saber stuck out at the curb side mail box, that took 30 min. to dig out.

Re scheduled two doctors appts.





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Posts: 51596 | Location: Henry County , Il | Registered: February 10, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Yeah, I got a friend in Peoria that was telling me about it earlier.

Ice storms are fun when you're a kid with a sled. Any older than that, and they're less so. You got plenty of driveway salt, bender? Watch yourself on that stuff.


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Posts: 12456 | Location: Seattle-ish | Registered: February 10, 2011Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Why the hell would anyone move from AZ to IL?


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Posts: 17562 | Location: Kentucky, USA | Registered: February 25, 2001Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Bendable: You still have electricity?? Are the trees holding up. When I lived even further North the recipe was to wait until the temp hit 32 degrees.
 
Posts: 9763 | Location: Stuck at home | Registered: January 02, 2015Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Was out on the smooth, glossy, thin ice covered roads at 8 this morning.
Everybody going 20-30 mph.

Gotta love that ice, not!




 
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Why the hell would anyone move from AZ to IL?

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On the downlow, Bendable lives in Iowa
 
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Freezing rain/ice is worse than snow. With loose snow, you can still get traction for your car tires or your feet. Snow doesn't build up on power lines enough to weigh them down, but a thick enough ice buildup will break them and make you lose your electricity.
 
Posts: 24485 | Location: Johnson City/Elizabethton, TN | Registered: April 28, 2012Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Electric has been fine,
I am thinking that deracho took out the trees that may have caused a problem, now.

I learned my lesson about gravity and ice last year. Taking zero chances this year.

"Why the hell would anyone move from AZ to IL?"

Finance's ,family, health issues. We were gone for 33 years. And came back.

We saw and did about 70% of what we set out to do.





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Posts: 51596 | Location: Henry County , Il | Registered: February 10, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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On the downlow, Bendable lives in Iowa
His location says "Henry County, IL."

Maybe he doesn't want them to know.
 
Posts: 24080 | Location: Central Florida, Orlando area | Registered: January 03, 2010Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Been through a lot of freezing rain back in New Jersey growing up- Definitely fun as a kid with a sled. Not at all when older.

Last one here in Washington State- I'd forgotten the sound of the tree limbs breaking off in the midst of the perfect silence. We had a huge limb come down in the back yard.


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Posts: 12765 | Location: Bottom of Lake Washington | Registered: March 06, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Grew up in Iowa City, 5 yrs. In the quad cities,
Now in Illinois, since "07"





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Posts: 51596 | Location: Henry County , Il | Registered: February 10, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Been sleeting here all day today. The trees are all iced up but there has not been enough to bring any branches down, thank god and we have not lost our electricity. Definitely beautiful though.

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Posts: 4147 | Location: Lake of the Ozarks, MO. | Registered: September 05, 2005Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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My old dad always said, "Boys, you might as well enjoy the weather today. It's the only weather we're gonna get".

Pretty smart old guy, my dad.


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Posts: 661 | Location: Colorado | Registered: March 07, 2009Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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It started in with sleet and freezing rain here about 11PM last night and continued until about 1PM this afternoon then turned to snow. Power out all over town, limbs falling on power lines and cars and houses. So we finished up with maybe 1/2 inch of ice under 1/2 inch of snow. It's nice to be retired and not have anywhere I have to go.



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Posts: 380 | Location: Mark Twain land, MO | Registered: August 06, 2005Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Originally posted by LoboGunLeather:
My old dad always said, "Boys, you might as well enjoy the weather today. It's the only weather we're gonna get".

Pretty smart old guy, my dad.


I like that. Consider that “taught and passed on.”


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The top 3 states to NEVER live in. NY,CAL., or Illinois.
 
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Bendable I have to question your sanity on moving from AZ to IL but I have the solution to your problem right here...

https://youtu.be/cPWMluZdB4M


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It's nice to be retired and not have anywhere I have to go.
It's even nicer being retired from the power company and not having to work in that crap anymore. Although , the money was good ... Big Grin
 
Posts: 1986 | Location: The deep South | Registered: February 27, 2009Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Believe you , me,
When a giant Bag O Money from the Power Ball people hits my door step ,
I will indeed be " the hell" gone.

The moron that the land lord hired to
Tend to the lawn in summer and the driveway and walks in the winter, was just here.
He tried for 15 minutes to chip through the ice, and gave up .





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Posts: 51596 | Location: Henry County , Il | Registered: February 10, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Woke up this morning to 3" of fresh snow in the driveway. By the time I'd gotten out to clear it, it had started to rain prety hard. Now I had 1-1/2" of slush that I knew the blower couldn't handle. Time to ride the shovel!

Took me 1-1/2 hrs to clear the driveway, walkway, and deck! As tough as that was, it certainly beats ice....

I feel your pain, Bendable!
 
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