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do-over
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   Posted 2/3/2010 5:53 AM (GMT -7)   
sorry .. just had to have a mini meltdown.
 
this dang snow is making me CRAZY!!!!!!!  ARGH.  Grrrrr.  BLARGH!!!!!  The roads are AWFUL.  The weather is COLD.  My kids are STIR CRAZY.  The children at work are WILD.  wahhhhhhhhh
 
If it didn't hurt so much, I'd jump up and down like Rumplestiltskin and have a FIT!!!!!!
 
I have to go to work again .. in a mountain of snow ... schools are closed until Friday ... and my mom is stuck with my 3 kids AGAIN!!!! 
 
Still no word about the new job I am hoping for. 
 
ARGH ARGH ARGH ARGH ARGH ARGH.
 
ok ... i think i'm better now. 

do-over
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   Posted 2/3/2010 5:56 AM (GMT -7)   
plus .. i am scared to death about driving in this. did i mention ... scared TO DEATH!?!?!? like, terrified??!? like ... THANK GOD FOR KLONOPIN!!!!!

MsBunky
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   Posted 2/3/2010 6:22 AM (GMT -7)   
I totally appreciate what you're saying!!!!

Stay safe, and know that someone else is in your corner....cheering you on and saying a wee prayer for relief!!

:-)

Pam
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Jeannie143
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   Posted 2/3/2010 7:31 AM (GMT -7)   
Driving on snow is an acquired taste, that's for sure. Just take it nice and slow and if you feel pressured by the drivers behind you put on your 4-way flashers. They should pass you or at least realize you aren't gonna speed up and get out of their way. And as we say in Michigan, better late than dead.
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   Posted 2/3/2010 7:40 AM (GMT -7)   
I hear you on driving in the snow, I am from Michigan too. Even farther north than Jeannie. lol... And it can be scarey. I do have four wheel drive which really helps though. Try to relax. Trust your vehicle. If you are relaxed, you will drive better. And go slow. People in a hurry can pass you if they want. Better safe than sorry.

This winter is long here. I have a doctor appointment tomorrow that is over an hour away. I missed my last one due to the weather, so I really want to make this one. There are alot of hills and curves going there too. I just hope that the roads are good.

What kind of a vehicle do you have? You might want to consider putting some weight into the back of it, that can help.

Best wishes to you.

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Marlee2
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   Posted 2/3/2010 7:49 AM (GMT -7)   
We have been lucky this year and most of the snow has missed us so far but I do remember winters like your having when country roads were almost down to one lane in places cause there was no where else to push the snow.
 
I hate driving in any kind of bad weather and I'm thankful for xanax.smilewinkgrin Like Jeannie said, take it slow and easy, allow more time to get to work so your not stressing over being late and hope it all melts soon.
 
Is there any where you can take the kids to let them run off some of the energy???
 
I'll send you my two little dogs, they love kids and need to run too.
 
Hang in there spring will be here before we know it, gotta keep telling myself that.
 
luv and hugs
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RedDiane
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   Posted 2/3/2010 1:50 PM (GMT -7)   
This is a bad winter in Iowa, too. My husband has traveled for the 32 years he's worked and this is the first year I have had to go rescue him. A couple of weeks ago we had a nasty ice storm (on top of 15 inches of snow). The paved roads were cleared up the next day, but he tried to drive on a gravel road and got stuck between two hills. People keep asking me what kind of supercar I have, that I could rescue him. I tell them it's my hovercraft, but someone gave him a ride into town, so I could pick him up.
Please drive slowly and carefully. Diane
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shannahsmom
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   Posted 2/3/2010 2:16 PM (GMT -7)   
I can totally relate to the driving in snow thing. I live in Ontario, 5 mins and a ferry ride from Algonac, Michigan. I find the stress of driving can cause a flare if I'm behind the wheel too long but driving in snow almost guarentees a flare :( Luckily we haven't had much snow this year but last year my son and I ended up in the ditch after leaving for his diabetes clinic appointment in nice clear weather and returning less than an hour later in the worst snowstorm of the year. The saying around here is if you don't like the weather...wait a minute and it'll change.

Shannahsmom
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Libby08
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   Posted 2/3/2010 2:35 PM (GMT -7)   
I know where you're coming from.  Our snow/ice has all but melted but last Friday, Saturday and Sunday were just a mess.  I even landed my car in a ditch on Friday.  I am not use to driving in this- living in the South we don't get a whole lot of it so I was a nervous wreck.  Be careful!

do-over
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   Posted 2/3/2010 2:44 PM (GMT -7)   
awww, thanks guys. i have a Honda Pilot ... it's supposed to be all wheel drive ... I think. :)

my dad fell on the ice this morning on the way to meet me and pick up the kids ... but he's ok too.

the drive to work was ok, but i saw a huge tractor trailer slide off the road .. and turn on it's side .... and i thought "Do I stop? do they need help?" but I COULDN'T stop ... and I saw another big rig pulling over behind me ... and then there were resuce vehicles on the way a few minutes later. scarey!

i'm in Virginia ... we never get this much snow. there isn't an egg or loaf of bread to be found in a grocery store anywhere. (WHY do people buy that when there is a storm coming? what in the world will ya do with EGGS if you don't have ELECTRICITY!?!?!)

anyway .. i made it home safe and sound. well, safe .. anyway. is it time for bed yet? :)

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   Posted 2/3/2010 8:46 PM (GMT -7)   
LOL. I am in VA, too. I heard a woman last Friday saying she got "her french-toast fixins'" for the weekend. That was funniest way ever for referring to eggs, bread, and milk.

Be well, and we are near the weekend!
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do-over
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   Posted 2/4/2010 3:14 AM (GMT -7)   
oh that's funny! french toast fixin's ... i love it.

personally, when we're looking for a big storm, i buy stuff nobody else hoards. i look for things that we can GRILL. so ... chicken breast, hot dogs, potatoes to bake, marshmallows, chips, baked beans .... camping food! seriously, who wants eggs in a blizzard? always makes me chuckle. :)

i'm in the shenandoah valley ... are you nearby?

Marlee2
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   Posted 2/4/2010 7:55 AM (GMT -7)   
Very smart idea Do-over, I have done that too during tornado season and winter when the power can be off for awhile.
 
I'm glad you made it safely. I know every muscle in my body tenses up and I tend to grasp the steering wheel which makes my muscles worse when driving in bad weather so that could be part of the reason for flares, if the stress isn't enough.
 
luv and hugs
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Myself 09
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   Posted 2/4/2010 9:55 AM (GMT -7)   
I am over in Southside, a recent transplant from NW PA, and before that from the DC metro area.

Winter here isn't so bad, considering what it used to be like in Pennsylavania. But I have to say I am appalled by the snow clearance. No wonder schools have to close! I know they don't have the equipment nor the chance to use it (much), but apparently Richmond City sold off some of their equipment 6 years ago. Ergo, the plowing and street clearance seems haphazard and takes forever. Plus, the removal budget is blown for the year.

What really bugs me (this is turning into a whine), is that people don't clear their sidewalks, and as a result there are pedestrians walking on the road. Now, right after a snow, I understand that, but we are 6 days later, and drivers still have to watch for people walking in the road.

I have to say that slow and steady wins the race in snow driving. But stressing yourself out about it is not going to help. Easy to say, but much harder to implement!

What's the worst that can happen if you are going slowly? You slide, maybe bump a car or a post, or hit a ditch. A little stressful but nothing permanent or even potentially hurtful.

Patience, rabbit. let's see what the future storm holds.... I really don't want to be missing any more school!!!!!
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There are three kinds of people in the world: ones who see the glass as half-full, ones who see the glass as half-empty, and others who see a big crack in the side which is leaking all over their %$#@# foot.


Rascaliggy
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   Posted 2/11/2010 9:44 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi,
 
Sorry you folks are having it so bad.  The funny thing is I live in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and I bet you think we have a ton of snow...nope we have none. You have gotten it all.  This year the jet stream has all of the snow totally missing us. yeah
 
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