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Name: Al
Michigan
trailtwister
Jan 10, 2018 11:48 AM CST
Been making a lot of pot Ash for my raised beds come spring.
It has been so cold the weather guy this morning said December and Januarys adverage temp was ,09.

In a January thaw right now, yesterday was a beautiful sunny day and it got to 34F. Today is over cast with misty rain and 36F out side. Talking rain for tomorrow with a high near 50F.
Friday the bottom drops again and we will get some snow and the cold of mid teens for next week.

I have been cutting standing dead Ash at my neighbours place to supplementthe pile I got up last fall.

Green Grin! Al
You not dressed with out a smile.
Name: Amanda
KC metro area, Missouri (Zone 6a)
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pepper23
Jan 10, 2018 12:02 PM CST
January thaw today but tomorrow it'll be cold again. I say bring it on along with a ton of snow. nodding nodding
Name: Anna Z.
Monroe, WI
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AnnaZ
Jan 14, 2018 9:48 PM CST
Fie on cold and snow. Grumbling
Name: Al
Michigan
trailtwister
Jan 15, 2018 7:15 AM CST
I love snow and do not mind temps into the 20f range. Hate summer heat and humidity.
Can't get much work done sitting in front of a box fan in your thong.


Green Grin! Al
You not dressed with out a smile.
Name: Anna Z.
Monroe, WI
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AnnaZ
Jan 15, 2018 11:16 AM CST
Take off more clothes, trailtwister. Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Whistling
Name: Al
Michigan
trailtwister
Jan 20, 2018 8:04 AM CST
We are finally getting back to normal. I have been cutting up some dead standing Elm & Ash to make up for the eztra I had to burn when it was so cold well below normal.


Green Grin! Al
You not dressed with out a smile.
Name: Al
Michigan
trailtwister
Feb 9, 2018 8:25 AM CST
Set a record amount of snow fall in January. This is despite two different weeks we had January thaws in. Last one the high the last day got to 58F.
That was a Friday, Monday we got more snow.
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Green Grin! Al
You not dressed with out a smile.
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Name: greene
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greene
Feb 9, 2018 9:36 AM CST
The deer looks fat and sassy. Thumbs up
I would be better able to appreciate the snow in your photos if I had a clue where you live. When you find time, could to take a moment to complete your profile page to show your location, thanks. Thumbs up
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Name: Anna Z.
Monroe, WI
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AnnaZ
Feb 9, 2018 11:01 AM CST
Had about 8 inches of new snow last night, on top of the 3 or 4 we already had. Yuck! The SU is going to have to use the loader tractor this morning to move it all around so we can drive out the driveway. I had to go get the grandkids this morning and had to shovel snow away from in front of the 18 foot shop door. LOL He's out there now. He hasn't had the need to push snow with the tractor yet this season. It's good for him..........gets him outside in the fresh air. Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Al
Michigan
trailtwister
Feb 9, 2018 8:55 PM CST
I am in Michigan.

Man died today, for no good reason.
Northbound U.S. 23 is closed in southern Genesee County because of numerous traffic crashes.

From MI live
Northbound U.S. 23 was closed at 11:47 a.m. at Silver Lake Road (Fenton Mi) because of crashes, Genesee County 911 said.

Traffic is being diverted onto Silver Lake Road.

There were 17 active incidents listed on the 911 website around noon on Friday, Feb. 9 as snow continued falling across the region.

Snow is expected to continue into the afternoon, according to the National Weather Service.


Kare an I heard that the interstates US 23, I 75, I 475 and US 10 on the noon news as we getting ready to go to Flint to the Chrome and Ice Back to the Bricks car show today were closed one place or more. I decided I was going to drive back roads and stay off I 69 which should on a good day be a quick trip to the Dort Federal event center.
As we Crossed over I 69 we see people getting off on the exit and setting along the entrance and wondered if there was an accident down the west bound lanes some place. Just as I turned on to the west bound back road the Radio announced the road (69) was closed both west and east bound due to accidents.

We arrived at the Event Center and seen some fimular faces from last summers car shows. Also ran into the fellow who's shop is painting our Buick, his friend with the red and white 57 chevy wagon and the 32 Ford 5 window coupe street rod he painted 30 years ago.

We got back home and I did a quick measure ment of snow in our drive a couple places and the adverage was 7 inches.

The 6:00 PM new came on and they announced that a man had died at the above silver lake road US 23 crash 22 cars and truck in the mix up.

I am 71 years old and have driven just about every class of things with a motor at one time or another. Till 1972 every thing was rear wheel drive and never had crashes due to bad weather.
For the life of me I can not under stand why people don't get there heads out of their butts and stop tailgaiting when the roads are in less than pristine shape? I also do not under stand why they have to do 80 MPH when the conditions say 50 MPH is a bit to fast even?
I also don't under stand why like a bunch of sheep they tail gate on two tracks that look like greased glass?

All they would have to do is slide over just a tiny bit and be driving on packed snow and have a little traction where the greased glass has none.

So today a man died for no reason other than tailgateing and speed during poor weather conditions.

Yes we could have stayed home, But I drove back roads and saw very few other cars or trucks on the road. Also the Car show was great and I was able to take pictures with out waiting for a bunch of people to clear out of the way. Was able to talk to car/truck owners and not feeling like I was talking them away from visiting with other people.

Also took the same back roads home again and at one point looked over at the interest and saw 4 cop cars with 4 people in the ditches.


Green Grin! Al
You not dressed with out a smile.
Minnesota (Zone 3b)
RpR
Feb 11, 2018 3:09 PM CST
trailtwister said:
So today a man died for no reason other than tailgateing and speed during poor weather conditions.
Green Grin! Al

Most people do not know that if you lose control of a FWD crap wagon, they will spin like a top. There is no simple steering wheel corrections as drive and steering are on the same axle plane.
I do not know what that driver was doing but to say he was tailgating or speeding is too subjective.
Now this is in dry weather but the former head of the Minn. Highway patrol said on the radio once that everyone blames speeding but it is person who do not drive at traffic speed , especially when entering traffic that are a far greater danger.
What you said about getting your car off of the main track, which usually becomes an Ice track is VERY, VERY true. I will move over to the area where there is snow as you have far more traction.
As I have said before the general public now driving on all-season tires and not snow tires are there own worst enemy plus thedorks who put all-season tires thinking they are all you need, rarely check to see the rating of those tires on not only snow but simple wet condition and there is world of difference .
I spent extra bucks for my new summer tires as they have the highest snow rating, if I get caught in snow before I change them in the fall, and my current snow tires are fantastic.
You get what you pay for.
One problem up here, was we had too many little snow winters in the past two decades and people get stupid rather than careful.
Tire that stop you from getting stuck and give you control of the car are the same thing, tread life means squat.
Name: Al
Michigan
trailtwister
Feb 14, 2018 7:55 AM CST
Finally Monday afternoon got all the foot of snow and freezeing rain Friday thru Sunday.

Went to Kare's moms home where her sister still lives yet, Kare also has a 1/3 intrest in the house to clean the driveway Saturday.

Got the garage approach and turn around finished just started ther main drive and blew the auger belt on my 1969 MTD snow blower, far from stock unit.

Went to the local TSC to get the 3/8 X 38" belt. Took 4 trips just to gewt a price before ordering one. Highway robbery price of $10.00 so I said for get it I can buy it cheaper off Amazon.

On the way home on the off chance not expecting any good results I stoped at the local Auto Zone and gave then the belt measurements. Came back right away with a belt and with my Vet discount it was $5.71. I asked for a second for a spare and they had to order it, No shipping cost and will be there by 3:00PM today. Belt also has a Year warranty.

To finish up Kare's moms house I took the Sno Tek we bought last year to do paths here at home along with the snow I rake off thre roof and can not get the the tractor too.

Green Grin! Al
You not dressed with out a smile.

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