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    you leave your house at 6 am to get to work by 7 and you do not get there until 10:30!! OMG was it horrible!
    Hope everyone else has a better day than driving in crappy weather.
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    How far away is work for crying out loud??

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    Quote Originally Posted by LovingIzabella
    you leave your house at 6 am to get to work by 7 and you do not get there until 10:30!! OMG was it horrible!
    Hope everyone else has a better day than driving in crappy weather.
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    That is why I live in the south, although I'd love a good snow once a year. They are calling for it this weekend - yeah. But may get ice too. You northerners will love this - if they even call for snow here and we barely get a dusting, schools are closed and many offices (mine included) come in late to work. Another reason to love the snow. :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by hokieappmom
    Quote Originally Posted by LovingIzabella
    you leave your house at 6 am to get to work by 7 and you do not get there until 10:30!! OMG was it horrible!
    Hope everyone else has a better day than driving in crappy weather.
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    That is why I live in the south, although I'd love a good snow once a year. They are calling for it this weekend - yeah. But may get ice too. You northerners will love this - if they even call for snow here and we barely get a dusting, schools are closed and many offices (mine included) come in late to work. Another reason to love the snow. :lol:
    I have heard of this and it is crazy to me that they do that lol. Sorry it took you so long to get to work April, I dread driving when it is like that here, I too work early in the morning and I have a 45 min drive to work in good weather! Glad you made it there safe:)

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    Yes my normal commute is 45 minutes but for some oddball reason people decided with a new dusting of snow to drive a bit retardedly so it made the drive a standstill. The problem is the road I use to get to work most people also use to get in to NYC for work so it was bumper to bumper three lanes of traffic :-(
    But I am here and safe and that is what counts :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by hokieappmom
    Quote Originally Posted by LovingIzabella
    you leave your house at 6 am to get to work by 7 and you do not get there until 10:30!! OMG was it horrible!
    Hope everyone else has a better day than driving in crappy weather.
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    That is why I live in the south, although I'd love a good snow once a year. They are calling for it this weekend - yeah. But may get ice too. You northerners will love this - if they even call for snow here and we barely get a dusting, schools are closed and many offices (mine included) come in late to work. Another reason to love the snow. :lol:
    You forgot how they buy out the stores, not a gallon of milk or a loaf of bread to be found LOL
    And just the mention of snow, everyone is nervous and talking about it, like there is a blizzard coming :lol: :lol:

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    Ok you can laugh but I plan to stock up and NEVER go out when it snows.. luckily I am moving where it snows but doesnt stay for more than a few days before you can drive safely. I would be the moron with the milk load in my cart (cant drink coffee without it). I live (for two more days only) in the Silicon Valley. I think you should immediately get back in the car so you can get home in time for bed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elisabrat
    Ok you can laugh but I plan to stock up and NEVER go out when it snows.. luckily I am moving where it snows but doesnt stay for more than a few days before you can drive safely. I would be the moron with the milk load in my cart (cant drink coffee without it). I live (for two more days only) in the Silicon Valley. I think you should immediately get back in the car so you can get home in time for bed.
    LOL not a bad plan...I knew the bed was calling my name for a reason this morning-never should have gotten up !
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    Your bad day is the exact reason I took a personal day today. I too drive almost an hour on a good day and the traffic reports were saying how bad it was. So I'm home and sewing, which is a much, much better day!

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    No fair Donna! I wish I was home sewing-I have the ability to work from home....why didnt I???
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ninnie
    Quote Originally Posted by hokieappmom
    Quote Originally Posted by LovingIzabella
    you leave your house at 6 am to get to work by 7 and you do not get there until 10:30!! OMG was it horrible!
    Hope everyone else has a better day than driving in crappy weather.
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    April
    That is why I live in the south, although I'd love a good snow once a year. They are calling for it this weekend - yeah. But may get ice too. You northerners will love this - if they even call for snow here and we barely get a dusting, schools are closed and many offices (mine included) come in late to work. Another reason to love the snow. :lol:
    You forgot how they buy out the stores, not a gallon of milk or a loaf of bread to be found LOL
    And just the mention of snow, everyone is nervous and talking about it, like there is a blizzard coming :lol: :lol:
    And you know ~ I've never understood the milk & bread thing. Wouldn't that make for a very soggy sandwich???

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    LOL Rebecca!
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    Around here when some people hear we are to have ice,sleet,snow they run to the store to buy milk,eggs and bread. The radio people say those people are going to make french toast. Kind of a local joke around here.

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    Too funny Jingle. I know I buy milk because my daughter drinks a lot of it (1%) but I have a truck because I live in an area where the weather gets crappy so...if I truly need something i will venture out otherwise I stay home, throw a log on the fire and enjoy the weather being outside while I am in :-)
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    I am glad that you made it safely to work!!!
    Hopefully the drive home will be much better :D:D:D

    Here, it isn't the snow it is the sheets of ice covering the roads :roll: Other places I do chuckle over when one inch of snow closes the whole area down. although I do understand that they are not used to it or equipped to drive on it :wink:

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    I buy Toilet paper. Hubby says it's an obsession. I stock up- a min. of 48 rolls in the house at all times. Especially for holidays when the stores are closed.

    Someday they will thank me.....

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    I (obviously)live in Minnesota where you would think people wouldn't freak out every time it snows. But NOOOOO, they still drive like idiots when there is more than a 1/2 inch of new white stuff. I love the fact that I work from home and the worst driving I do is the 1/4 mile drive to daycare. (I'd walk but she lives on a major road with no sidewalks there) I used to work near downtown Minneapolis and that was a horrid drive in bad weather. DH takes the bus into work and now has the option to take the train on bad weather days. The train has saved him over a 1/2 hour on the bus when weather gets bad!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hokieappmom
    That is why I live in the south, although I'd love a good snow once a year. They are calling for it this weekend - yeah. But may get ice too. You northerners will love this - if they even call for snow here and we barely get a dusting, schools are closed and many offices (mine included) come in late to work. Another reason to love the snow. :lol:
    We have a friend who moved from NH to SC in the middle of the winter. When he got there, he took the snow plow off of his truck and left it on the front lawn as an ornament. So far, no one has asked him what it is. But, when the snow comes, he's ready! :!: :) :!:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jingleberry
    Around here when some people hear we are to have ice,sleet,snow they run to the store to buy milk,eggs and bread. The radio people say those people are going to make french toast. Kind of a local joke around here.
    We have 4WD truck and have for the last 10 years, we can go anywhere, any time we want. Not an issue for us.

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    Well, I live in Virginia. Need I say more? Years ago then Mayor Marion Barry of Washington, D. C. said, when asked about snow removal after a particularly bad storm, "That spring is the best snow removal!" The firestorm that erupted after that comment was priceless.

    The roads here are hilly and curvy, coupled with the fact that there is little budgeting for snow removal, you have the recipe for gridlock. My biggest fear in those years was being trapped for hours while driving on the Beltway. I stocked foods, water, blankets, batteries, kitty litter, and a small shovel in the trunk in the event I was stuck. The one thing I could never figure out was "how to rig up a portable toilet." :roll:

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    Quote Originally Posted by QBeth
    Quote Originally Posted by hokieappmom
    That is why I live in the south, although I'd love a good snow once a year. They are calling for it this weekend - yeah. But may get ice too. You northerners will love this - if they even call for snow here and we barely get a dusting, schools are closed and many offices (mine included) come in late to work. Another reason to love the snow. :lol:
    We have a friend who moved from NH to SC in the middle of the winter. When he got there, he took the snow plow off of his truck and left it on the front lawn as an ornament. So far, no one has asked him what it is. But, when the snow comes, he's ready! :!: :) :!:

    That is funny. They probably don't know what it is. When we lived in DC an inch of snow would cause people to abandon their cars on the highway. We joked that they shared a snow plow between towns.

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    When I first started reading that I thought maybe you found a quilt store on your way. That would have been a much better way to spend time being late. :thumbup:

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    I hate bad weather. We had rain and snow last week. The roads where good then the ice came. When is spring!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Piedmont Quilter
    Quote Originally Posted by Ninnie
    Quote Originally Posted by hokieappmom
    Quote Originally Posted by LovingIzabella
    you leave your house at 6 am to get to work by 7 and you do not get there until 10:30!! OMG was it horrible!
    Hope everyone else has a better day than driving in crappy weather.
    Hugs
    April
    That is why I live in the south, although I'd love a good snow once a year. They are calling for it this weekend - yeah. But may get ice too. You northerners will love this - if they even call for snow here and we barely get a dusting, schools are closed and many offices (mine included) come in late to work. Another reason to love the snow. :lol:
    You forgot how they buy out the stores, not a gallon of milk or a loaf of bread to be found LOL
    And just the mention of snow, everyone is nervous and talking about it, like there is a blizzard coming :lol: :lol:
    And you know ~ I've never understood the milk & bread thing. Wouldn't that make for a very soggy sandwich???
    My daughter figures that everyone must want french toast. I wonder about the TP.... don't they keep enough for a few days anyway? The snow melts within hours here in Atlanta, LOL!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hokieappmom
    Quote Originally Posted by LovingIzabella
    you leave your house at 6 am to get to work by 7 and you do not get there until 10:30!! OMG was it horrible!
    Hope everyone else has a better day than driving in crappy weather.
    Hugs
    April
    That is why I live in the south, although I'd love a good snow once a year. They are calling for it this weekend - yeah. But may get ice too. You northerners will love this - if they even call for snow here and we barely get a dusting, schools are closed and many offices (mine included) come in late to work. Another reason to love the snow. :lol:
    Yeah, we used to live in North Carolina and laughed when
    we got a light dusting of snow and everyone headed to the
    grocery store and stocked up for a month. funny.
    Catlady

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