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Old February 9th, 2010, 06:50 PM
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Old February 9th, 2010, 06:55 PM
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No Traction Control yet

Had to make the slog to take Sarah to work in Gaithersburg and then schlep myself down to 3rd and Indy. Despite the thick coating and plenty of loose deep snow in DC the Lawib still made it without so much as a shimmy from the Traction Control. We'll see in the morning when the snow has been falling for 12 hours whether the truck can get thru to the office(s). Hoping Sarah's work is closed so I don't have to drive halfway across the county and back before heading to Capitol Hill.
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Old February 9th, 2010, 07:55 PM
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not having a truck I have not even tried to venture in a car..
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Old February 9th, 2010, 07:57 PM
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we had some fun driving around. when you are the first to break through 24" of virgin powder it is pretty fun. but...the federal gov't is closed. why are you going in? are you "essential?" bummer dude...

just finished wiring up the glow plugs... they won't go off...hmmm....too much new snow to bother with it anymore...guess we should start a new thread for the new storm...


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Had to make the slog to take Sarah to work in Gaithersburg and then schlep myself down to 3rd and Indy....Hoping Sarah's work is closed so I don't have to drive halfway across the county and back before heading to Capitol Hill.
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Old February 9th, 2010, 10:04 PM
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Back in 96 when we got the 3ft, I was at work 17th & Chestnut, left 5:45 ( before they closed the BFB at 6:00 ) when I got to the bridge, they first did not wanted me to go home, but after few words ( I was more stubborn then ) they said " well if you made it here you'll make it to Marlton, one warning DO NOT HIT SNOW BANKS AND DON'T CALL 911 IF YOU GET STUCK " he took my license plate and let me go, 4 hours later COPS showed up at my house requesting my assistance to transport Emmergency Personnel , and I was planning to do nothing for 3 days, my damn luck

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Things are generally up and running in the philly suburbs. Had around 2ft at my house.

Driveway would not be passable without a 4wd. Defender did not mind although the roads were so bad over the weekend I was driving around in diff lock the whole time.
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Old February 9th, 2010, 11:09 PM
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And this is why I'm moving to the mountains. I'm sick of experiencing every part of winter except the snow part.

If you add up all the snow I've seen in my entire life it doesn't add up to what ya'll are getting.
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Old February 10th, 2010, 02:23 AM
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I pull people out of ditches and I used to wander down to Bryn Mawr hospital and see if they need me to pick up people (nurses, docs etc.), but time is now an issue w/work.
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Old February 10th, 2010, 09:22 AM
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Another stinkin day at work

Drove in to work today just as the main part of the storm parked over the city. Blowing snow made visibility an issue, with only a few tens of meters view ahead. Oh heated windscreen, Oh heated washer jets, Oh heated rear view mirrors, how I sing thy praises. Oh Traction Control, Oh ABS, Oh full time 4WD, you make me all fuzzy. I pity those in lesser vehicles including the Metropolitan Police, The US Park Police, who are making the best of it in Chevy Cavaliers and F250s respectively.
No place to park of course so I drove up on a hard snow pile.
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Old February 10th, 2010, 10:58 AM
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Internet and tv has now been down for 5 days and it's coming down hard enough now that we can't see out the windows and can only hear branches breaking.

With any luck we will still be able to fly out tomorrow to, ironically, go skiing.
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Old February 10th, 2010, 11:55 AM
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What pisses me off is all the news channels talking about people getting "cabin fever" and to stay inside, but they perpetuate the cabin fever with their 24-7 "snowmageddon" coverage on the TV. Every f'n channel is telling me it's snowing!
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Old February 10th, 2010, 12:14 PM
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That may be a lucky side benefit o not haven seen news since saturday morning
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Old February 10th, 2010, 12:17 PM
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trekked up to the roof last night with my neighbor from down the street. their dish TV has been out for 5 days and they are fighting over one computer. They don't have easy access to their rooftop so we climbed up on mine and hoofed it across everyones' roofs to reach his. A few minutes with an ice scraper and other ministrations got it working again. Marital harmony restored, and yet another reason to consume dark beer, Hooray! Now I guess I am supposed to be prepping for winter romp or something. Don't really feel like going outside as it is 17F and snowing sideways.

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With any luck we will still be able to fly out tomorrow to, ironically, go skiing.
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Old February 10th, 2010, 12:26 PM
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I have a corgy aussie mix and a dorgie, both are inside dogs but love to go outside to do thier bussiness. with all this mess they have trouble walking or sniffing a place to go, I keep lettin'em out on the garden but they turn around a give me that look that ses' "you try peeing and pooping with cold exposed genitals ass hole". LOL

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this is perfect newly wed weather, absolutely no one to come knocking, all is quiet and imsure many women would think "ooh it's just so romantic".
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Old February 10th, 2010, 04:58 PM
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So it is sill snowing here. I have done the snowblower and shoveled 3 times so far. I just took the D90 for a drive. My goal - flatten down our road since we did not see a plow for 3 days last time. There were several neighbors out working on their driveways. I think people 'got' what I was trying to do. Some of them would cheer every time I went buy. I did a pretty damn good job packing down the snow.

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Then I went for a short drive.

It was rather awesome driving out there today. No one is on the road. The wind has the snow going horizontal. I felt really confident in the Defender. It really is an awesome truck.

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Old February 10th, 2010, 05:00 PM
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I have close to 4ft with the stuff that was left from the last storm.
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Old February 10th, 2010, 05:05 PM
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It seems to be over here. Wasn't too bad - looked like less than 12" to me and was dryer than I expected. Driveway is cleared until the winds blow snow all over it again.
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Old February 10th, 2010, 05:57 PM
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Was out in Mclean/Arlington - roads are pretty much a disaster. I can't imagine that the Federal Gov. will be open tomorrow.

Wife was watching an NBC4 interview in Old Town, Alexandria. Guess what showed up in the background?
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Old February 10th, 2010, 06:01 PM
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Old February 10th, 2010, 06:01 PM
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