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PostPosted: Jan 16, 2007 2:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The highways are fairly bad around here. At least they were this morning. Will be again tomorrow most likely. We have a fairly nice sleet/hail thing going on right now. Looks like plenty more on the way. No work last night or tonight. Smile

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PostPosted: Jan 16, 2007 3:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here.

I have 1/2" on my sloped driveway. I can't even drive if I wanted to. I'd slide back into the house.

I didn't try, I swear. Twisted Evil

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PostPosted: Jan 16, 2007 3:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jt09, you and you oshensurfer, should be outside driving working on your drifting skills!

All you need to do is hit the driveway with some speed so you can coast up. Idea Very Happy

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PostPosted: Jan 16, 2007 3:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dude, I live in the HILLS. If I went out screwing around I'd end up in a ditch in a heartbeat. I do think I want a lasagna for dinner so I may head out soon. I think I may break out the phone and see who wants to share a bottle of wine and stay cozy... I should be OK if I don't drive like a jack*ss.

This ice isn't nearly as deep and solid as the last 2 ice storms we have had here. The one in 98 (97?) had me trying for over an hour to get out of my driveway. An empty 82 Toyota p/u is no match for a 30+ degree driveway w/ an inch of ice. I'd have to spin the tires to melt the ice, then roll down, jack the gas to get a bit higher up and repeat.

The one in 02 (?) was even worse. I was stranded at the house. Pretty much everyone in my area of Westlake was. If you didn't have 4WD, you were screwed.
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PostPosted: Jan 16, 2007 5:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jt09,
I actually just went out. It's bad on Sawyer Ranch Rd. but 290 wasn't too bad. I went to get some rock salt so I can go in to work in the AM.

I remember the one in 98. That was the shits. My cousin clogged the 183 fly over for hours. Laughing dumby wumby. Laughing

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PostPosted: Jan 16, 2007 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have been stuck in Waco since thursday.

Went and played golf with my cousin on thursday, got drunk and passed out. Next thing I knew there was ice all over the place. Not worth risking my X5 over this. Besides, UT was closed today, and should be closed tomorrow.

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PostPosted: Jan 16, 2007 5:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Blake wrote:
I have been stuck in Waco since thursday.


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PostPosted: Jan 16, 2007 5:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JT09, it really isnt bad as long as I dont leave my cousins house, or get recruited by a religious group at the local Target. I am about ready to get the hell out of this city though... My dad told me he doesnt want me to travel back into Austin though. He said there was a nasty wreck this morning outside of GT.
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PostPosted: Jan 16, 2007 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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He said there was a nasty wreck this morning outside of GT.


Saw it on the news earlier. Several 18 wheelers and a couple cars - 2 dead. Traffic was stopped on 35 until lunch - about 3-4 hours. Shocked
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PostPosted: Jan 16, 2007 6:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jt09, wow... How does the weather look for tomorrow? I have read several different sources, all different. I really hope UT closes again tomorrow. Although I am really tired of Waco, I dont want to risk a wreck getting back to school.
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PostPosted: Jan 16, 2007 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

UT is closed Wed.

Weather = more of the same. While we aren't getting the volume of ice we did in the last two storms I referenced, the duration is WAY longer. Radar is showing a HUGE continuous cloudcover stratching all the way over Baja.
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PostPosted: Jan 16, 2007 6:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm up in Killeen and it's not too bad here. They did send all non-essential city employees home early today and told us to come in late tomorrow however. It was kinda nice to see some riding this weekend at the boat show. Still got about three months of knee rehab before I get to ride again. At least I'm not missing much with the temps in the 20's.
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PostPosted: Jan 16, 2007 7:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My truck is parked outside and has a 1" thick coating of crystal clear solid ice (with minor orange peel texture) over its entire surface--sides too, not just the top. It's so clear that you almost can't tell it's there from a distance. Weird.
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PostPosted: Jan 16, 2007 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

183 up north is a freakin mess....
stay on the collectors, they are not too bad.
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PostPosted: Jan 16, 2007 7:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just went to the store to buy some lasagna and ice cream and the roads were fine. Bridges were WELL iced, but slush. If it keeps up though, tomorrow mornign is going to be ugly til mid morning at least. Lots of water on the roads and if the temp drops (9:30, been dark for 4 or 5 hours and it's hovering right above 32) anytime soon, they'll be plenty of ice.
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PostPosted: Jan 17, 2007 6:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i wanna see some pics
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PostPosted: Jan 17, 2007 7:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not a work now because of the ice/snow mixture here in Dallas. My car is inside of an ice cube. I can't open the door without an ice pick. I'll go outside and take some pics now.

A buddy of mine just got his new wakeboard/ bindings setup yesterday. He's dying inside because the weather.
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PostPosted: Jan 17, 2007 7:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dees, I'll get on it. Tree in our driveway is down. Just woke up but apparently the main road by my house (the hilly ass one) is impassable. We're going to go exploring after breakfast. There was a brief power outage last night accompanied by an explosion, so I think the transformer at the end of the street went bang. Dunno. Everything IS iced over pretty well right now.
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PostPosted: Jan 17, 2007 8:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Jan 17, 2007 8:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't miss those TX ice storms at all.
I'd rather deal with 2 feet of snow.

It's been f'n cold out here lately too, but no ice.
I'm ready for summer.
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PostPosted: Jan 17, 2007 8:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is some of the stuff that MO is facing. Glad I couldn't go back to school a week early. Springfield, MO has been declared a Natural Disaster I think.

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PostPosted: Jan 17, 2007 9:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jt09, nice. Laughing

You can be an honorary Canadian for the week.
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PostPosted: Jan 17, 2007 9:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's a few pics. The snow and sleet mix has turned into just rain so now everything is starting to melt.



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PostPosted: Jan 17, 2007 11:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Snow day today for most of the Dallas / Plano schools. Woohoo!
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PostPosted: Jan 17, 2007 11:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

YES!!! Just got back from running some errands. No big accidents, but there are a ton of trees in the roads. The best thing was a big ass deer running out from in between two houses and going FULL BLAST into the side of the SuperCrew in front of me! I think it busted off an antler, but he was at least an 8 before and probably a 10. HAHAHA!!! I was SO pumped up after that!
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PostPosted: Jan 17, 2007 12:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JT, you live out in Far West?

I dont know if schools are closed here in Waco, but I am about on my last leg with this city. The roads here are perfect, and had I known that it was going to take me this long to get back home, I would have invested in some snow chains earlier... I went today, and they are sold out. Rolling Eyes

Come on now... Its not bad at all in Waco, yet I here grrrrnnnn clank clank clank all over dry streets. These ar-tards kill me.
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PostPosted: Jan 17, 2007 12:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jt09, damn...

I had a doe try to wreck me on the bike the other night. Pretty cool to be just a few feet away from it. Not so cool that she got the deer in the headlights act from just my little tri-led light on the bike.


On another note, my dad was whining this morning because his car doors were frozen shut. They got a sprinkle last night, then went below freezing for several hours.

I told him to be glad he isn't in Texas..... Laughing

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I told him to be glad he isn't in Texas..... Laughing


Its a small price to pay to live in paradise.
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PostPosted: Jan 17, 2007 1:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Jan 17, 2007 1:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Paradise TX: About 5 miles from Bridgeport & Lake Bridgeport

Praradise CA: About 5 miles from Chico and Lake Oroville.

Strange Coincidence.

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BigRed, except Axl Rose was thinking of the city about 5 miles away from Bridgeport & Lake Bridgeport when he wrote that famous song.
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PostPosted: Jan 17, 2007 1:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Blake, yeah, unless Axl was 75 years old he wouldn't have been thinking about Paradise, CA. Laughing
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Blake, yeah, unless Axl was 75 years old he wouldn't have been thinking about Paradise, CA. Laughing


OR... The songs chorus ended with "where the grass is organic and the dudes are giddy."
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Blake, nice... Laughing

BUT

It's not SF. Paradise is a whole 'nother world out there. Great location if you don't travel much (aka fixed income retirees). It's mostly retirees out there.

ANYWHO... I wasn't bashing Texas I was talking about your ice storm compared to my Dad's piddly "doors are frozen" whine. "Could be worse" Laughing

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Blake, Westlake. Just across LA from the Hula Hut above the cove.

All flyovers are still closed here. All of 183, the 35 splits and anything else elevated. Stupid. Just a bunch of slush. That sh*t ain't gonna move itslef people. We NEED to put cars on the road to get rid of it.
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