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Old Jan 8th 2014, 11:31 pm
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I find yak traks really hard to put on. When I got home yesterday I pulled mine out of the cupboard to see if I could just slip them as I leave the subway
The rubber snapped as I pulled them over the heels

Glad you are OK though
Ah shame about the Yaxtrax. Obviously the only way to navigate sidewalks is prone on a toboggan using ice picks to propel you along.
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Old Jan 8th 2014, 11:45 pm
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Originally Posted by bats
Ah shame about the Yaxtrax. Obviously the only way to navigate sidewalks is prone on a toboggan using ice picks to propel you along.
Yaktraks (or however they're spelled) aren't bad. Mrs. C uses them whenever necessary ever since she fell and broke her wrist 3 or 4 years ago. I agree though that they break quite easily; I think she's on her third set.
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Old Jan 9th 2014, 1:11 am
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Kitty litter then?

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Hope you are O.K. Kitty litter is great used as ballast in the trunk of the car, but used kitty litter is excellent to help de-ice icy drive ways. I lived in Sudbury for 20 yrs and as a teacher I had to drive daily in all weather and as a consultant was required to visit schools in outlying areas, regardless of the weather. I can only remember one day in all that time when a 'snow day' was declared. I must admit it was very scary at times.
When I retired I lived north of Guelph for 15 yrs., In all those 35 yrs. I never had a fall, except once when I went cross-country skiing.
When my grandson was about 10 he got new winter boots( lived in Burlington ) and complained bitterly that he could not slide down the icy drive-way. I ordered some for myself, had to guess my size in 'youths' sizes as they were not available in women's sizes. As far as winter boots went, they were the best buy I ever made. I believe they were from 'Cold Water Creek ' or L.L. Bean. I think CWC.
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Old Jan 9th 2014, 1:09 pm
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Originally Posted by Novocastrian
Kitty litter then?

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Yes but buy the cheapest no-name brand on offer. It's all the same clay (and made by the same people) but the price goes up when you start putting perfume etc in it. Clay oil absorbents (eg Oil-Dri) for garages and the like may be even cheaper. Again, it's the same stuff.
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Old Jan 9th 2014, 2:08 pm
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Originally Posted by Largo
used kitty litter is excellent to help de-ice icy drive ways
Presumably its the Urea. If you dont have a convenient cat, you can just buy Urea. Farm supply places are the best bet, its great for ice clearance and does not affect concrete the way that salt can, plus its less toxic to pets.
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Old Jan 9th 2014, 2:25 pm
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Presumably its the Urea. If you dont have a convenient cat, you can just buy Urea. Farm supply places are the best bet, its great for ice clearance and does not affect concrete the way that salt can, plus its less toxic to pets.
Or you could down a six-pack and have a piss on the driveway.
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Old Jan 9th 2014, 3:16 pm
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Originally Posted by Souvy
Or you could down a six-pack and have a piss on the driveway.

You don't really want to play show 'n shine with buddy when it's minus 30 outside.

Only guessing you haven't tried yet.
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Old Jan 9th 2014, 3:28 pm
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You don't really want to play show 'n shine with buddy when it's minus 30 outside.

Only guessing you haven't tried yet.
I tried to write my name in the snow once. It came out as

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Old Jan 9th 2014, 9:33 pm
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I tried to write my name in the snow once. It came out as

S...:::... .. .
You should get your prostate checked.
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Old Jan 9th 2014, 11:01 pm
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Well, we've arrived in a very snowy Bracebridge on Wednesday, after a delayed 13hr flight! Missed our hotel completely, collected our hire car once the place opened and drove up here.

Omg the snow is unlike anything I've seen before! The husband fishtailed on the hwy driving up, and there was a lorry on its side in the snow with police all around!!

But I have tried driving today, and the place my husband found is fab, and very beautiful!
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Old Jan 9th 2014, 11:08 pm
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Originally Posted by Tirytory
Well, we've arrived in a very snowy Bracebridge on Wednesday, after a delayed 13hr flight! Missed our hotel completely, collected our hire car once the place opened and drove up here.

Omg the snow is unlike anything I've seen before! The husband fishtailed on the hwy driving up, and there was a lorry on its side in the snow with police all around!!

But I have tried driving today, and the place my husband found is fab, and very beautiful!
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Old Jan 9th 2014, 11:13 pm
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Originally Posted by Tirytory
Well, we've arrived in a very snowy Bracebridge on Wednesday, after a delayed 13hr flight! Missed our hotel completely, collected our hire car once the place opened and drove up here.

Omg the snow is unlike anything I've seen before! The husband fishtailed on the hwy driving up, and there was a lorry on its side in the snow with police all around!!

But I have tried driving today, and the place my husband found is fab, and very beautiful!
So glad you got there in one piece! The weather is pretty brutal at the moment so you must have been in shock, lol.

Glad that the place your husband found is beautiful too...

Best of luck with the transition!

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Old Jan 9th 2014, 11:15 pm
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We had three exchange students from Oxford arrive this week. I wish I'd had a camera to capture the look of sheer disbelief on their faces when faced with the current weather .
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Old Jan 10th 2014, 3:05 am
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Originally Posted by Tirytory
Well, we've arrived in a very snowy Bracebridge on Wednesday, after a delayed 13hr flight! Missed our hotel completely, collected our hire car once the place opened and drove up here.

Omg the snow is unlike anything I've seen before! The husband fishtailed on the hwy driving up, and there was a lorry on its side in the snow with police all around!!

But I have tried driving today, and the place my husband found is fab, and very beautiful!
Tee hee. Welcome to Canada.

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