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Old Jan 3rd 2014, 7:03 pm
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Where is your post box Siouxie ?
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Originally Posted by magnumpi
Where is your post box Siouxie ?
Thankfully it's right next to my front door.

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Old Jan 3rd 2014, 7:09 pm
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Ignoring the location of the post box, for a moment, can you go deliver some food to her or, possibly, rescue her?

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Old Jan 3rd 2014, 10:18 pm
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Originally Posted by MillieF
I feel so sorry for pedestrians, and those waiting for buses...
I'm quite good at knowing what I can stand after all these years.

Subject to the roads being okay I restrict cycling to 15 minutes one way if it's more than 15 below.

The live bus maps showing where the bus is reduces wait times.

Sidewalk clearance here is very good, although a little difficult sometimes on corners where the street plow passes and spoils what the sidewalk blower cleared.
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Old Jan 3rd 2014, 10:22 pm
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Originally Posted by Greenhill
Ignoring the location of the post box, for a moment, can you go deliver some food to her or, possibly, rescue her?
That's a bloody good idea if anyone lives near enough the take supplies in.
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Old Jan 3rd 2014, 10:35 pm
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This is from when I got to work this morning. So cold the heater in my car isn't working. Roll on the spring.
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Originally Posted by Siouxie
Thankfully it's right next to my front door.

Wasn't there a plan (see link) to move all mail boxes and end home deliveries. They would be replaced with communal mail boxes only in the near future? This plan would keep the older folks in the neighbourhood active, what is you view on this radical change, i can guess by the way

http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2013...bourhoods.html
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In sympathy Regina will go into the deep freeze for the next few days, (-36 forcast for Sunday night). Last week when it was so cold I ran out of milk and didn't want to go to the store, but luckily the old lady across the street had about 5 jugs stacked up on her porch!
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Old Jan 3rd 2014, 11:00 pm
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Originally Posted by Siouxie
I don't have transport so I have not left the house since Christmas day - scared silly of falling and breaking something and I don't want to stand exposed to the wind and cold waiting for a bus.

The main roads around here are pretty clear but circumnavigating my driveway which is ice and snow covered is another matter, lol.

Stay safe

Yikes you are in a predicament. What about your son...does he have a car?

Only been out once by car. Fortunately we can get by on foot while we are in the city...but can't stay out too long in these temps.
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Old Jan 3rd 2014, 11:02 pm
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Originally Posted by caretaker
In sympathy Regina will go into the deep freeze for the next few days, (-36 forcast for Sunday night). Last week when it was so cold I ran out of milk and didn't want to go to the store, but luckily the old lady across the street had about 5 jugs stacked up on her porch!
Do you have milk home deliveries in Regina?

Even in the UK (specifically Newcastle) in the 1950s, the milk would freeze on the doorstep in winter.

We didn't have jugs though, just pint bottles sealed with a metal foil cap. On cold winter days, the frozen milk would push the creamy top inch or so up through the cap (none of this modern homogenised stuff back then).

Young yobs like me would snap off the free cream lollipops on our walk to school.
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And in summer the sparrows would nibble through the foil lids and get the cream
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Originally Posted by magnumpi
And in summer the sparrows would nibble through the foil lids and get the cream
Nah, that was us too.
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Originally Posted by Novocastrian
Do you have milk home deliveries in Regina?
I don't think so, Co-op Dairy closed way back and I haven't seen a milk truck in about 25 years that wasn't full of carpenters' tools.
It sounds like you were a bit of a juvenile delinquent, Novo.
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Old Jan 3rd 2014, 11:46 pm
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Originally Posted by Novocastrian
Nah, that was us too.
Yeah, nibbling delicately like a spuggie. I can see that...

Why would you want frozen milk? That stuff they used to give us at school was vile especially when a column of frozen milk erupted from the neck.
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Originally Posted by bats
Yeah, nibbling delicately like a spuggie. I can see that...

Why would you want frozen milk? That stuff they used to give us at school was vile especially when a column of frozen milk erupted from the neck.
Not homogenised so what rose out the top was not milk, but frozen cream.
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