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Old Feb 28th 2007, 2:48 pm
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Not only is black ice a very talented African American 'spoken word artist' - that's a poet to us brits who say what we mean and mean what we say - but it is also a horrible thing that sits on the road awaiting new and old drivers alike. So, imagine my horror when the other night, just a week or so after getting my license, I hit a patch and slid out onto a four lane highway, swerved to avoid one car, ended up facing the wrong way on the road and had another car do a 360 to avoid hitting me!!!

I spent a few minutes panicking after getting the car under control and wondering what I did wrong. A few seconds later, in the exact same spot, a guy ran into the back of the car in front. I felt strangely vindicated. It wasn't my lack of driving experience after all. It was the fault of that dang nabit black ice (not the poet if his lawyer is reading).

So, any advice as to how one might go about moving out of west michigan for somewhere with no ice whatsoever, on a limited budget (current bank balance stands at around 248 dollars). Perhaps we could came and stay at Rays for a while - just me, the missus, daughter, goldfish and the rest of the of michigan. You won't even know we are there Ray. Promise
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nothing quite so film able but... the entry into our driveway has around 4 inches of black ice covered in pack snow and compounded by my lethargy...

we don't go out in the car much
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My OH went ass over tit this morning on some ice, hurt his elbows and knees, poor thing.
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Florida's great. If you're either retired on a good pension, or self-employed. If you're neither, it is a horribly expensive place to live - you will barely make it on your salary, unless you're financially pretty well off.
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My OH went ass over tit this morning on some ice, hurt his elbows and knees, poor thing.
Aww.poor dear....Hope he's okay now.....I can't imagine living with that for months a year.
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Studded tyres, get good ones and drive bloody slowly when it's sub freezing out.

There's pretty much sod all you can do once you start to slide on ice without any traction.
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Aww.poor dear....Hope he's okay now.....I can't imagine living with that for months a year.
He's fine, but he's a typical man and made a bit of a meal out of it
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Florida's great. If you're either retired on a good pension, or self-employed. If you're neither, it is a horribly expensive place to live - you will barely make it on your salary, unless you're financially pretty well off.
Sod the expense ...its 82f out there ..Iv'e turned the pool heater on
swimming time this afternoon ...
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Sod the expense ...its 82f out there ..Iv'e turned the pool heater on
swimming time this afternoon ...
I'm spending the afternoon out there -doing some gardening ahead of the arrival of the obsessive SIL - can't have her telling tales to my mother

Absolutely GORGEOUS out
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Sod the expense ...its 82f out there ..Iv'e turned the pool heater on
swimming time this afternoon ...
We'll take that as a yes then - cheers mate!
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If you can live with the roaring of the his magnum every morning....squirrels you know...
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If you can live with the roaring of the his magnum every morning....squirrels you know...
.357 or .44? .357 I can just about cope with. The .44 makes my ickle ears ring for hours without protection.
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.357 or .44? .357 I can just about cope with. The .44 makes my ickle ears ring for hours without protection.
Both ..........
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Perhaps we wont be coming to stay then after all Hunter S lol. The wifes uncle has one of each also, great fun but the .44 has too much of a kick for my liking. Would love a .357 though, just right and load it with .38's and even Mrs Sod can handle it.
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Perhaps we wont be coming to stay then after all Hunter S lol. The wifes uncle has one of each also, great fun but the .44 has too much of a kick for my liking. Would love a .357 though, just right and load it with .38's and even Mrs Sod can handle it.
You can load .44 specials in the magnum as well. Out of my Super Blackhawk with a 71/2" barrel .44 specials recoil like a capgun.
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