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   Posted 12/7/2009 11:36 PM (GMT -7)   
So it's December and up north, north of the equator we're beginning to chill down pretty good. Some places are getting their first snowfalls while others are already buried in the fluffy white stuff. Do you get snow where you live? Or have you lived where it snowed at some time in your life? Do you like it? Hate it?? Or wish you could have snow where you are???

I'm easy on this one. As long as we can all stay home I love it. I worry when hubby has to drive to work in the snow and even more if I have to drive it it. Not so much for the roads being slipper but for the goofballs who go blasting by everyone because they drive an itty bitty car with 4-wheel drive...lol Those are invariably the ones who are upside down in a ditch somewhere up the road. When we get snow, which is most years, I love the quiet it brings and the sound of the snow packing and crunching under my feet. Then the sparkles that glisten from the fresh fallen snow when the sun comes out. Plus it makes everything look so clean and fresh...until it thaws. What a mess it is then!

What's your take on snow?
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   Posted 12/8/2009 7:00 AM (GMT -7)   
My take on it is....fall on Christmas then get the heck out of town!  Living in Central NY, that is never gonna happen.  I will say that when I lived in VA Beach, I missed it.   There's just no pleasing me, I guess.
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   Posted 12/8/2009 7:08 AM (GMT -7)   
Well, I can say I never missed it when I lived where it rarely snowed. I think the kind we get is pretty - a few inches of wet snow that melts within 48 hours. When I lived where it snowed a lot, it wasn't even pretty if I didn't have to go out.

When I get too cold, I sometimes take a "mini vacation" in my mind to South America, Australia or any other area that's experiencing summer as we shiver through winter.

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   Posted 12/8/2009 7:39 AM (GMT -7)   
When I was a child we lived in Illinois and saw plenty of snow and I remember playing in it and having fun with it.  I live in NW Georgia now so we get very little snow.  We actually got around an inch this past Saturday morning and it wa absuloutely beautiful!  It was all melted by around 11AM, but just gorgeous while it lasted.  I don't like to get too much snow here because it paralyzes things.  We're just not equipped for it.

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   Posted 12/8/2009 8:16 AM (GMT -7)   
I've always lived where it snowed (I'm Canadian, you can't really escape it here :) ) I used to love the snow... making snowmen, forts, skiing, sliding... now I find playing in it makes me hurt. I think my skiing days are over, but I want to try some hand and feet warmers this year see if it makes me more comfortable for playing outside with the kids. I don't want to give that up! And when the weather turns cold, I would much rather have snow than rain. You can play outside as long as you bundle up, what are you supposed to do with a bunch of cranky kids when it is wet, damp and cool out? The only part I don't like is driving and having to scrape the car. I have learned my lesson and don't even attempt shoveling anymore (already been down that path this year). It was a chore I used to enjoy (light shovelling, not 5 foot drifts!), but I have to know my limitations. This year has been unseasonably warm, so we are just starting with the snow. Oh, and we have moved out of the snow belt. It's a little colder where I live now, but less snow.
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   Posted 12/8/2009 8:32 AM (GMT -7)   
As a child, I loved the snow. Going sledding, building snowmen, and making snow angels
was so much fun. Wisconsin got it's good share of snow, many times there was still snow
on the ground for Easter. The Winter is too long for me now, too cold!!!
I no longer live in WI, I live in Arkansas. During the winter here we are more likely to have
ice storms than snow. If we do get snow, it isn't much.
I have family living in WI and they are expecting a foot of snow today,I don't miss it!

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   Posted 12/8/2009 9:06 AM (GMT -7)   
I live in Indiana, so we get plenty of snow in the winter. We just got our first snowfall yesterday, and now they are saying that we need to expect a snowstorm within the next day, I think. I used to love the snow when I was a kid. I always loved the drifts of snow that were like three or four feet high and we could walk on them. We had something like that at my grandma's once, and we built tunnels in it. That was a lot of fun. I never liked snowball fights because they always hurt me, but I loved building forts and going sledding and making snow angels. But, I really can't stand snow now. I mean, it's pretty at first, but then it gets all ugly. Yesterday, there was fifty accidents in my county. And we only had a half inch of snow. I think I would like snow better if it just stayed on the grass. I don't like driving in snow. I mean, I can drive in it, but it's other drivers that I am worried about. Other people aren't nearly as careful as I am. My hubby is going to have to drive me to my dermatology appointment tomorrow because I am so scared of the other drivers. So, if the snow would just stay on the grass and trees and not touch the sidewalks, parking lots, or streets, then I would probably like it.

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   Posted 12/8/2009 10:51 AM (GMT -7)   
I agree with Sassy. I live in Iowa. Today they are saying we will have a blizzard of epic proportions. I liked the snow when I was a kid, but since high school I could do without it ever. I really hate cold weather, there doesn't seem to be a way to stay warm. I really like Hawaii and Florida. Diane
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   Posted 12/8/2009 3:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Since I live in central NY I guess we have snow. Man, this morning it was bad out
at 4 when I left for work. Needless to say they didn't plow. 3 inches of slush to
drive in...car fishtailing.....hoping it doesn't become ditch fodder. Of course, they
plowed at 7ish so the school busses can get around. I love snow when it's on the
ground, it can stay off the road and driveways. The worst I've seen is 3' in the road
and not a plow in sight.

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   Posted 12/8/2009 3:32 PM (GMT -7)   
As I'm currently in a blizzard, I'm thinking snow is much prettier and warmer in pictures. We have about 4-6 inches, with another 6-8 on the way tonight and sub zero temps afterwards. I saw some high school kid do donuts in the empty school parking lot, I saw another slip and slide right up into the church yard in his nice pretty Toyota. I've only been driving 6 yrs, but I'm always amazed at the stupidity ppl display behind the wheel of a very dangerous machine, even in the worst weather. LOL But it's a productive time for me, movement causes warmth so I've been sweeping mopping and knocking down cobwebs. And I can always reward myself with a double mocha latte :D

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   Posted 12/8/2009 4:18 PM (GMT -7)   
Snow????  Hmmm...I vaguely remember it.  It was 80 degrees and sunny today where I live.  devil   But, I did grow up in upstate New York...Watertown.  Now THAT'S snow!  They usually are on the new several times a winter season because of their huge snowfalls.  But I loved it.  Built many a snowman, made many snow angels, and did a lot of sledding.  But, I'm glad I'm not in it now.  I can't move in the cold.
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   Posted 12/8/2009 6:11 PM (GMT -7)   
    I went to Watertown and did groceries at the base last weekend. It was soooo
nice out. Cool but not bad driving. Thanksgiving the windows were open for dinner.
I think Vesta got as much snow as I did this morn as she doesn't live too far away.
God's definately been humoring us this winter. We set a new record with 9 months
without measureable snow!!!!yeah

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   Posted 12/8/2009 7:51 PM (GMT -7)   
I live in southcentral Alaska - we get some kind of snow every few days, usually a few inches at a time. It compacts and glaciates and by spring there is usually about a foot of hard, compacted ice on the roads. I grew up in southern New England, where I'm moving back in early spring - we get snow rarely, with nice humid cold thru a short winter. Over all, I've never liked the snow because it becomes ice! :) There is one aspect I Like about it, though: like Chutz, I like the hush that falls when it quiets the world. The world is much too noisy in general, and I like how it makes people slow down and stay in.
I'd move to Key West (the only community in the US without any recorded snowfall, ever!) but it's too expensive. :)
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