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Thread: Snow Bound and No Mail

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    I can't believe this I ordered over 11 yards of material for a quilt I have been drooling over and decided to take the plunge. Here's the kicker: It started snowing here around Midnight and at this time there is over 12" of snow on my deck I received and email telling me my Material is being delivered today!!!!!!!!!!!! Really there is no Mail Man/Women in this decade that "No Matter Rain Snow!! or Sleet will Stop a Mailman" . well guess what :o( he's not coming today. Now that is true torture, but then again I could be snowbound for 2 years and still be able to make a quilt with all the stash I have. Talk about Addicted!!

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    How disappointing :(

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    Oh don't make your poor mailman go out in the storm... be patient. stay warm!!!

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    Yea, I see from the weather channel that you guys are really getting hit hard....in fact, they pulled the snowplows off the roads!!! Stay in and stay safe.....hope the power doesn't go out.....and hope I haven't jinxed you by saying that....vbg!!

    jodi in leavenworth

    PS: yesterday we were in the low 60's.....tonight.....6 but no snow at all....just wind and lots of it!!

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    I'm just shaking hoping somehow this wonderful mailman of ours will find a way but I think It's wishful thinking at this point I will have to wait until Monday.

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    Yes it's crazy, My DD took my 4 wheel drive to work today then called to say that after her morning hair cut she was going to drive everyone who didn't have a 4 wheel drive home!! God Bless her but just get your Butt home in one piece. 40 Mile an hour winds not for the faint of heart. But what don't kill us makes us stronger right??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Up4BigChal
    ...........40 Mile an hour winds not for the faint of heart. But what don't kill us makes us stronger right??
    For frozen for all eternity. :?

    Jan in VA where it is a balmy 43 degrees today. Operative word? "today" Next week worse than ever so far. :cry:

    Jan in VA

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    It's 41 in upstate NY which I would be pretty thrilled with if I didn't know there was some sort of bad weather coming. :thumbdown:

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    I am sew glad I don't still live in MN!

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    ah it just makes more time for quilying!

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    39 here , BUT wind gusts at 40mph coming from the Arctic, I think!

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    Waiting for the snow here too!

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    Hitting us tonight and tomorrow. God day for quilting. And a good nap. LOL

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    Just stay safe and Warm!!!!

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    Stay warm. It is supposed to rain tomorrow. Another good day to quilt.

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    Everyone please be safe and warm. !!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Up4BigChal
    I'm just shaking hoping somehow this wonderful mailman of ours will find a way but I think It's wishful thinking at this point I will have to wait until Monday.
    Turn the porchlight on for him and offer a cup of coffee and maybe a cookie if he shows up.

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    Tomorrow we are supposed to be 31 degrees, no snow in sight, just partly cloudy. Glad I don't live in Huron anymore.

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    I'm in southern MN and we have had 10 1/2 inches of snow and it's still coming down, the wind has picked up so it is blowing snow around. My son works for the city and has been plowing all day, got off at 6:00 pm and will be back on the job at 2:00 am. Then he has to come to my house and do my sidewalk and driveway. My husband just had surgery for replacing his shoulder so he can't do it, in fact he can't do anything. I have done more shoveling the last couple of weeks than I have ever done.

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    Our snow is just about all gone, we had a little skiff last night and it melted today here at Custer, SD.

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    Glad you have a sense of humor about it all. LOL

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    I am officially jealous. I miss snow so bad sometimes. We get cold here in the winter, but today was an especially warm day. I have no idea the temp, but I got a sunburn on my forehead when I was outside.

    If I woke up to a foot of snow I would be like a little kid. Snuggle up and make cocoa and wrap presents. Then finish the quilts I need to get done.

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    Here in central Ohio we're just having rain, but we're supposed to have sleet and snow and very windy and cold temps tomorrow. Today was in the 40s so I put out my Christmas wreath and flag. I was supposed to go to southern OH tomorrow to see my 4 yr. old GS in the Christmas program but won't be able to go with the weather predictions. I called them this evening and he recited his part. It was so precious. They are making a DVD so I'll get to see it later. But I will admit that I'm a little bummed because I really wanted to see it. Oh well, Mother Nature wins this round.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Up4BigChal
    I can't believe this I ordered over 11 yards of material for a quilt I have been drooling over and decided to take the plunge. Here's the kicker: It started snowing here around Midnight and at this time there is over 12" of snow on my deck I received and email telling me my Material is being delivered today!!!!!!!!!!!! Really there is no Mail Man/Women in this decade that "No Matter Rain Snow!! or Sleet will Stop a Mailman" . well guess what :o( he's not coming today. Now that is true torture, but then again I could be snowbound for 2 years and still be able to make a quilt with all the stash I have. Talk about Addicted!!

    Good Morning! Edie from St. Paul here. Heard Shakopee had the most snow. We didn't get mail either. As a matter of fact, it is 5:15 AM and the City hasn't been around here plowing for the snow emergency. (Not their fault, we are truly socked in.) We had plans on what we were going to do to get out. We have neighbors who were going to help. Our one next door neighbor has a motor home and we were going to plow out an area big enough to follow him out (only to turn around somplace and park across the street so the snow plow can do our side. So we are going to be busy - both of us - ages 72 and 74 respectively. I didn't sleep well last night really worrying about today. This whole mess scares me - we haven't even done our driveway - can't get out of the garage. I remember 1991 so clearly and this has got to be much worse. Our son and daughter in law and family moved from Shakopee to Lonsdale last Winter and they are socked in and we had more snow than they did. They said it was really windy. He sent us a movie of a panorama of the farm and it was bad there, but it still was worse here.

    My sewing area is in our front room looking out towards the east and that is where we put our Christmas tree. So I am going to have to close up my work station, put away the sewing machine cuz next Friday we are putting up the tree, so there is a lot to do in here, but for the first time, the shoveling is scaring me.

    So inch by inch, life's a cinch - yard by yard, it is hard. So we will just poke along. Hey, we're the tough Americans from the Tundra!!!! I heard once that by and large Minnesota is colder than Alaska. Doesn't help me one bit!

    Take care Minnesotans, Iowans, Wisconsinites. This was a really rough storm and we just can't rush through it. We were out for 3-1/2 hours shoveling and plowing yesterday. Today it is too cold. One most important thing, when the snowplow comes by and plows that everloving windrow into your driveway or carriage walk, get out there and get it up right away. You'll never get rid of it cuz it'll freeze right away.

    OK, hi ho, hi ho, it's off to work we go. Edie

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    Quote Originally Posted by decky
    I'm in southern MN and we have had 10 1/2 inches of snow and it's still coming down, the wind has picked up so it is blowing snow around. My son works for the city and has been plowing all day, got off at 6:00 pm and will be back on the job at 2:00 am. Then he has to come to my house and do my sidewalk and driveway. My husband just had surgery for replacing his shoulder so he can't do it, in fact he can't do anything. I have done more shoveling the last couple of weeks than I have ever done.
    My husband worked for the City of St. Paul as a Public Works Laborer for 35 years. They are so far behind here. I think back and remember we had a storm, not anything like this one, and it was Christmas Day and the City called my husband at his brother's house (we were celebrating a family Christmas Day) and told him the city was in a Snow Emergency and he had to come to work. That was when he was still getting laid off. So we packed up our stuff, our son, came home, he changed into his ever faithful Carrharts and RedWing Steel Toed boots and went to work. I don't think I saw him for 20 hours. God love our laborers, plowboys and crosswalk shovelers. One more thing, I thank God he is retired (not God, my husband). Holy cow, this storm has really gotten to me.
    Don't let your husband shovel. The worst thing that can happen is that he will reinjure his shoulder. If it takes us longer than our husbands have the patience for, too bad. I don't rush. My husband has been injured on the job and there's a lot of stuff he can't do anymore, so I figure, hey, it may take longer, but I can do it. Take care, Miss Southern Minnesota. Edie

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