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Old Oct 28th 2004, 4:47 pm
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Love the story (very funny)
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Old Oct 28th 2004, 5:23 pm
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Oh God,

Please let it NOT be Montreal the place where the diary writer lived. Please God, please! I only like snow a little bit. My mediterranean blood is not intended for such extremes. I am scared! :scared: :scared:
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Live in an appartment building. They will shovel for you. There is a reason Montreal goes underground for the winter

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Oh God,

Please let it NOT be Montreal the place where the diary writer lived. Please God, please! I only like snow a little bit. My mediterranean blood is not intended for such extremes. I am scared! :scared: :scared:
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Old Oct 28th 2004, 5:57 pm
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Wore out my snow shovel last year......

Got a second hand snow blower this year...trying to get it to start reliably...

Will buy a second shovel just in case....….


I always hated the snow plough driver at my old place….now he doesn’t come down our new street….

And you all think that tales a bit of a joke….. enjoy your first winter…..
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Old Oct 28th 2004, 8:29 pm
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Originally Posted by flashman
Diary of a Snow Shoveler
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December 8: 6:00 PM.
It started to snow. The first snow of the season and the wife and I took our cocktails and sat for hours by the window watching the huge soft flakes drift down from heaven. It looked like a Grandma Moses Print. So romantic we felt like newlyweds again. I love snow!

December 9:
We woke to a beautiful blanket of crystal white snow covering every inch of the landscape. What a fantastic sight! Can there be a more lovely place in the Whole World? Moving here was the best idea I've ever had. Shoveled for the first time in years and felt like a boy again. I did both our driveway and the sidewalks. This afternoon the snowplow came along and covered up the sidewalks and closed in the driveway, so I got to shovel again. What a perfect life.

December 12:
The sun has melted all our lovely snow. Such a disappointment. My neighbor tells me not to worry, we'll definitely have a white Christmas. No snow on Christmas would be awful! Bob says we'll have so much snow by the end of winter, that I'll never want to see snow again. I don't think that's possible. Bob is such a nice man I'm glad he's our neighbor.

December 14:
Snow lovely snow! 8" last night. The temperature dropped to -20. The cold makes everything sparkle so. The wind took my breath away, but I warmed up by shoveling the driveway and sidewalks. This is the life! The snowplow came back this afternoon and buried everything again. I didn't realize I would have to do quite this much shoveling, but I'll certainly get back in shape this way. I wish I wouldn't huff and puff so.

December 15:
20 inches forecast. Sold my van and bought a 4x4 Blazer. Bought snow tires for the wife's car and 2 extra shovels. Stocked the freezer. The wife wants a wood stove in case the electricity goes out. I think that's silly. We aren't in Alaska, after all.

December 16:
Ice storm this morning. Fell on my ass on the ice in the driveway putting down salt. Hurt like hell. The wife laughed for an hour, which I think was very cruel.

December 17:
Still way below freezing. Roads are too icy to go anywhere. Electricity was off for 5 hours. I had to pile the blankets on to stay warm. Nothing to do but stare at the wife and try not to irritate her. Guess I should've bought a wood stove, but won't admit it to her. God I hate it when she's right. I can't believe I'm freezing to death in my own living room.

December 20:
Electricity's back on, but had another 14" of the damn stuff last night. More shoveling. Took all day. Goddamn snowplow came by twice. Tried to find a neighbor kid to shovel, but they said they're too busy playing hockey. I think they're lying. Called the only hardware store around to see about buying a snow blower and they're out. Might have another shipment in March. I think they're lying. Bob says I have to shovel or the city will have it done and bill me. I think he's lying.

December 22:
Bob was right about a white Christmas because 13 more inches of the white shit fell today, and it's so cold it probably won't melt till August. Took me 45 minutes to get all dressed up to go out to shovel and then I had to piss. By the time I got undressed, pissed and dressed again. I was too tired to shovel. Tried to hire Bob who has a plow on his truck for the rest of the winter; but he says he's too busy. I think the asshole is lying.

December 23:
Only 2" of snow today. And it warmed up to 0o. The wife wanted me to decorate the front of the house this morning. What is she nuts!!! Why didn't she tell me to do that a month ago? She says she did but I think she's lying.

December 24:
6". Snow packed so hard by snowplow, l broke the shovel. Thought I was having a heart attack. If I ever catch the son of a bitch who drives that snowplow, I'll drag him through the snow by his balls. I know he hides around the corner and waits for me to finish shoveling and then he comes down the street at a 100 miles an hour and throws snow all over where I've just been! Tonight the wife wanted me to sing Christmas Carols with her and open our presents, but I was busy watching for the goddamn snowplow.

December 25:
Merry Christmas. 20 more inches of the [email protected]@!x!x1 slop tonight. Snowed in. The idea of shoveling makes my blood boil. God I hate the snow! Then the snowplow driver came by asking for a donation and I hit him over the head with my shovel. The wife says I have a bad attitude. I think she's an idiot. If I have to watch "It's a Wonderful Life" one more time, I'm going to kill her.

December 26:
Still snowed in. Why the hell did I ever move here? It was all HER idea. She's really getting on my nerves.

December 27:
Temperature dropped to -30o and the pipes froze.

December 28:
Warmed up to above -50. Still snowed in. THE BITCH is driving me crazy!!!!!

December 29:
10 more inches. Bob says I have to shovel the roof or it could cave in. That's the silliest thing I ever heard. How dumb does he think I am?

December 30:
Roof caved in. The snow plow driver is suing me for a million dollars. The wife went home to her mother. 9" predicted.

December 31:
Set fire to what's left of the house. No more shoveling.

January 8:
I feel so good. I just love those little white pills they keep giving me. Why am I tied to the bed?
Love the story, (please say it is just a story)
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Old Oct 28th 2004, 8:36 pm
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up to december 28th it's as real as it gets....
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Old Oct 28th 2004, 8:52 pm
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[QUOTE=flashman]Diary of a Snow Shoveler


I can't stop grinning either. You're just plain WICKED!
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Old Oct 28th 2004, 9:36 pm
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[QUOTE=sandyback]
Originally Posted by flashman
Diary of a Snow Shoveler


I can't stop grinning either. You're just plain WICKED!

Ok, how come mine quoted all the diary (new to all this)
just for future comments!

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Originally Posted by Linda P
Ok, how come mine quoted all the diary (new to all this)
just for future comments!

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Because you didnt manually delete the bits of the previous quote you didnt want. Try and have it start with "quote" in the square brackets and end with "/quote" in square brackets so it looks pretty (not like wilmores attempts ) I think there is even a quote button to do it for you now in the editor. If youre not sure what it will look like use the preview.
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Old Oct 30th 2004, 7:29 pm
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Originally Posted by Glaswegian
We've had two weeks of snow and sub-zero highs so far ... personally I'd like to see a chinook.
The chinook arrived yesterday ... we're looking at 10C and sunny today ... it could be our first Halloween in Canada without snow!!
 
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Originally Posted by Glaswegian
The chinook arrived yesterday ... we're looking at 10C and sunny today ... it could be our first Halloween in Canada without snow!!
This day isn't over yet.....
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Old Oct 30th 2004, 7:45 pm
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Originally Posted by Toontje
This day isn't over yet.....
They're saying it'll cool off a bit tomorrow, by Monday we'll be back to snow.

Even when you've been here a few years watching a chinook evaporate the snow is still impressive ... sometimes it doesn't melt, it just disappears.
 
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Originally Posted by Glaswegian
They're saying it'll cool off a bit tomorrow, by Monday we'll be back to snow.

Even when you've been here a few years watching a chinook evaporate the snow is still impressive ... sometimes it doesn't melt, it just disappears.
Even snow would be better than the wind/rain storm we're currently experiencing.....sunshine.....what's that? disappeared days ago.......forecast for the nex 5 days....rain, rain and more rain......where is that damn snow when you need it.......
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Originally Posted by willmore
Even snow would be better than the wind/rain storm we're currently experiencing.....sunshine.....what's that? disappeared days ago.......forecast for the nex 5 days....rain, rain and more rain......where is that damn snow when you need it.......
That's why we didn't want to live in BC ....
 
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Even when you've been here a few years watching a chinook evaporate the snow is still impressive ... sometimes it doesn't melt, it just disappears.[/QUOTE]

As much as I love snow, I can't wait for sights like that! Thanks for posting these insights, they help ease what seems like an eternal wait...
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