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Pennsylvania Discussion, News and Weather • Re: PA: Blizzard on the Way! Ugh!

March 14, 2017 Stahlrosen 0
ReadyMom wrote:
The ONLY good news I can gleem outta this storm is that I’m in the 25 bottle range and I’m prepped for that! 8)

:rofl: Can I come to your house? :)
I was reading an article earlier on the storm and they quoted a lady saying they would be fine as long as the power didn’t go out. :blink: Ummmm…….. :huh:
I guess that is their version of prepared.

Statistics: Posted by Stahlrosen — Tue Mar 14, 2017 7:08 am


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Pennsylvania Discussion, News and Weather • Re: PA: Blizzard on the Way! Ugh!

March 14, 2017 Straydog 0

I’ve been chuckling over this all day. Schools officially closed here in NY by edict of his immenseness the &%&*%**^ Cuomo. Shut the schools down statewide since we might get some snow. Really? We have not had serious snow here in years, minus the 7′ that fell in Buffalo a few years back. None of our winters are anything like they used to be and we are in the prime lake effect region. We are used to having serious snow so 20″ really is not a big deal. Sure, the wind could kick up, it might force people to slow down a bit. It won’t make people think to prepare ahead of time and I can only imagine how many generators, gallons of milk, and loaves of bread were sold. Likely cases of water too. These days the news and those in charge hype every little thing to the point of idiocy while paying no attention to important things. So, I will enjoy the roads to myself hopefully as I make my daily commute to work. I won’t have time to worry about a few snowflakes. Real or Liberal… :dots:

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Pennsylvania Discussion, News and Weather • Re: PA: Blizzard on the Way! Ugh!

March 14, 2017 ReadyMom 0

More pretty colors on a map. Same horrible forecast: Screen Shot 2017-03-13 at 10.19.17 PM.png I’m in the Harrisburg 12 – 20″ part of the map. :(:(:( It’s already started falling and sticking.

The mom of our daughter’s boyfriend works for PEMA (Penna Emergency Management Assoc). She’s on the emergency staff for this storm. She came over for dinner, tonight & we invited her to use our spare bedroom for the night, but she’s staying at a local hotel so they can get her & other staff to the PEMA office via ‘shuttle’ tomorrow morning (which could be the National Guard, if needed). So interesting to hear what goes on ‘behind-the-scenes’ for a storm of this magnitude. -k

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Pennsylvania Discussion, News and Weather • Re: PA: Blizzard on the Way! Ugh!

March 14, 2017 anita 0

Ugh, Just checked Weatherboy Weather. We’re in the deepest area, 1-2′ (a big range) Up to 30″ in some pockets. For a time it will fall 2-5″ per hour! 40 MPH winds. Thundersnow.

It looks like the changeover to sleet will be within a half hour of me, but at the moment we are on the all-snow side.

My Berkey is pretty full. (and I’ve got several cases of bottled water.) Wash is done. Dishwasher run. The generator ran tonight so it is working. Cell phone, iPad is charged. I’ve already stocked the fireplace and brought in wood.

Oh-boy. Stay safe, everybody.

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Pennsylvania Discussion, News and Weather • Re: PA: Blizzard on the Way! Ugh!

March 13, 2017 anita 0

I’m in A. Of course. (I’m doing my best Eeyore impression.)

I’m in the middle of having the interior of my house painted, getting ready to put it on the market. So of course everything is in the middle of the kitchen, covering every horizontal surface at the moment. I’m hoping they get enough done that I can put some, if not all, back tonight and tomorrow. I can’t even make a meal at the moment. Went to the grocery for yogurt etc so we have that, apples and cheese and crackers, if nothing else!

Generator is working properly, wood ready for fireplace insert. One more load of clothes to go and then they are caught up. Filled the chicken’s feed in case I can’t get out there tomorrow. The dog played with every dog in the neighborhood so she’s worn out.

i guess I’m as ready as I’ll every be. Just glad that this should be the last storm of the season.

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Pennsylvania Discussion, News and Weather • Re: PA: Blizzard on the Way! Ugh!

March 13, 2017 Cast Iron 0
rickdun wrote:
ReadyMom, it sounds like your son is the smart one of the family.

The Fed. govt. (DC) will probably be shut down, seems like they shut down if they call for 2″ or more + they get paid for being off and not having to use a vacation day, no wonder people hate the government, I guess they never heard of leave without pay.

CastIron, that’s the only thing I hate about winter, having to take an ax to the pond for the cows to get water, fell in 2 years ago up to my knees, you want to talk about cooooooooooold, took me two days to thaw out.

The wife’s business trip to DC area has been canceled.

A few years back, the ice broke under one of the dogs into the brook. Could not get out. In I went, snowshoes and all.
That is when I really came to appreciate wool socks. Feet were soaked in cold water. But even as I humped it back to the house, the warm despite wet properties of wool shone through.

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Pennsylvania Discussion, News and Weather • Re: PA: Blizzard on the Way! Ugh!

March 13, 2017 rickdun 0

ReadyMom, it sounds like your son is the smart one of the family.

The Fed. govt. (DC) will probably be shut down, seems like they shut down if they call for 2″ or more + they get paid for being off and not having to use a vacation day, no wonder people hate the government, I guess they never heard of leave without pay.

CastIron, that’s the only thing I hate about winter, having to take an ax to the pond for the cows to get water, fell in 2 years ago up to my knees, you want to talk about cooooooooooold, took me two days to thaw out.

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Pennsylvania Discussion, News and Weather • Re: PA: Blizzard on the Way! Ugh!

March 13, 2017 ReadyMom 0
Stahlrosen wrote:

ReadyMom wrote:Of course, being the winter lover that I am … (NOT!) … I’m lucky enough to be in the dark red ‘A’ area. :bored:

I’m not worried, because I’m ready. Just worried for my sanity, after I see it all on the ground. I’m a blue-sky-palm -tree, warm-water kinda gal .

Where are you? Doing anything different?
-k

Then what the heck are you doing in cold country :? (teasing)

I’m a good wife! Although my husband has to endure a TON more moaning & groaning each year, during the cold months. Our son is currently playing soccer in Texas. I’ve been threatening to go down & set up housekeeping during training season, which is our cold Jan-March months. He’ll most likely be sitting next to the pool, while we’re digging out. :bored: -k

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Pennsylvania Discussion, News and Weather • Re: PA: Blizzard on the Way! Ugh!

March 13, 2017 Stahlrosen 0
ReadyMom wrote:
Of course, being the winter lover that I am … (NOT!) … I’m lucky enough to be in the dark red ‘A’ area. :bored:

I’m not worried, because I’m ready. Just worried for my sanity, after I see it all on the ground. I’m a blue-sky-palm -tree, warm-water kinda gal .

Where are you? Doing anything different?
-k

Then what the heck are you doing in cold country :? (teasing)
I have a couple good friends near Harrisburg, but they are ready, so no worries for them. They are putting on the finishing touches today, topping off the generator, cooking, and pulling out supplies they might need. Have to say I am a teeny bit jealous. Was hoping for at least 1 good snow storm this year, but nada, sigh…..

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Pennsylvania Discussion, News and Weather • Re: PA: Blizzard on the Way! Ugh!

March 13, 2017 rickdun 0

High ReadyMom, I’m in B area. Our local TV station and paper says we’re getting 12″ to 18″, that would mean you’ll get 18″ to 24″. I believe it’ll be less then that. Supposed to be a light, fluffy snow.

I love winter, snow, wind, freezing rain, bad roads, cold temperatures, ya, I love winter.

Hunker down and good luck.

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Pennsylvania Discussion, News and Weather • PA: Blizzard on the Way! Ugh!

March 13, 2017 ReadyMom 0

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Of course, being the winter lover that I am … (NOT!) … I’m lucky enough to be in the dark red ‘A’ area. :bored:

I’m not worried, because I’m ready. Just worried for my sanity, after I see it all on the ground. I’m a blue-sky-palm -tree, warm-water kinda gal .

Where are you? Doing anything different?
-k

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Pennsylvania Discussion, News and Weather • PA: Blizzard on the Way! Ugh!

March 13, 2017 ReadyMom 0

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Of course, being the winter lover that I am … (NOT!) … I’m lucky enough to be in the dark red ‘A’ area. :bored:

I’m not worried, because I’m ready. Just worried for my sanity, after I see it all on the ground. I’m a blue-sky-palm -tree, warm-water kinda gal .

Where are you? Doing anything different?
-k

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Pennsylvania Discussion, News and Weather • Re: What the heck is wrong with PA people!

March 4, 2017 Photon Guy 0

I know this is quite late to say this, I should’ve posted this when it happened but Trump won PA in the election and that was what more or less ensured his victory. By now its all done and its been months since this happened but nonetheless this election will go down in history and I believe that Trump’s win of PA will go down in history as it played a major role in his victory in this past election.

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Pennsylvania Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Great American Outdoor Expo in Harrisburg

February 2, 2017 rickdun 0

Going down this monday and tuesday with wife, taking the two older grandkids with us, taking them out of school those days, I think they’ll have the flu those days. Will be staying in gettysburg with wife’s sister and husband.

The 2 grandkids will learn more there from the seminars then in school.

I go every year for the past 30+ years, love it.

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Pennsylvania Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Fire Arms Instruction at Home & On the Range!

January 15, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0

Wow…sounds like an extremely well made class for a beginner. The “come to you” for at home and range/gun store is an interesting twist for a first-timer. The showing you take-down/disassembly is one of the most important steps in the beginning before shooting as this will break the myth of the “Magic bullet” (a gun goes boom all by itself/guns kill people) for first timers…. That shows me that this instructor knows what they’re doing upon introduction in firearms….Dominant/Cross eye Dominance is excellent to learn early on.

The added comfort by conducting a class in your home will also really help with the fear that some new shooters might experience while becoming familiarized…..impressive.

Instructors/classes everywhere will have a varying cost but I’m really curious on this one as I’ve never run into such a course……mind sharing your cost you’re paying?…Just curious.

Either way, GOOD FOR YOU and your friend!!!……You have a great sounding trainer for now getting you thru the basics. Really good you’re taking the initiative to become trained and properly:clap:

While I cant say I’m an expert(always learning more), I’ve taken a huge variety of courses spending tens of thousands( :gunshooting::gunsmile::tank: ) and can tell a good trainer from bad pretty quickly….make sure to mix up the training and instructor after becoming more familiar…..welcome to the fun stuff!

DR1VEN~~~

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Pennsylvania Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Fire Arms Instruction at Home & On the Range!

January 15, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0

Wow…sounds like an extremely well made class for a beginner. The “come to you” for at home and range/gun store is an interesting twist for a first-timer. The showing you take-down/disassembly is one of the most important steps in the beginning before shooting as this will break the myth of the “Magic bullet” (a gun goes boom all by itself/guns kill people) for first timers…. That shows me that this instructor knows what they’re doing upon introduction in firearms….Dominant/Cross eye Dominance is excellent to learn early on.

The added comfort by conducting a class in your home will also really help with the fear that some new shooters might experience while becoming familiarized…..impressive.

Instructors/classes everywhere will have a varying cost but I’m really curious on this one as I’ve never run into such a course……mind sharing your cost you’re paying?…Just curious.

Either way, GOOD FOR YOU and your friend!!!……You have a great sounding trainer for now getting you thru the basics. Really good you’re taking the initiative to become trained and properly:clap:

While I cant say I’m an expert(always learning more), I’ve taken a huge variety of courses spending tens of thousands( :gunshooting::gunsmile::tank: ) and can tell a good trainer from bad pretty quickly….make sure to mix up the training and instructor after becoming more familiar…..welcome to the fun stuff!

DR1VEN~~~

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Pennsylvania Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Fire Arms Instruction at Home & On the Range!

January 13, 2017 handyman777 0

Sounds like a good instructor; one that works with you directly and answers all your questions, its good that he helps “assist” you in finding the proper gun and fit.

Their are a lot of (fly by night) instructors out there that just want your money.
1 hour class, here is your certificate, and send you on your way. Sorry but that’s just wrong,

There is to much responsibility in carrying a firearm and one needs to be properly trained.

Statistics: Posted by handyman777 — Fri Jan 13, 2017 7:36 am