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I've only experienced something like this once. We had snow almost 3/4 of the way up our front door. This is just crazy. I would close the door, put on some nice comfy clothes, grab a few drinks and just do nothing.

edit::This is not my house. One of my friends on facebook shared it. It's out of Connecticut.
 

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Voodoo Blues. I have never lived in cold weather. To me snow is a rare and wonderful thing. Explain to us the misery of it. My grandfather moved from NYC to to New Orleans because he hated the cold. Help me understand why he moved.
 

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Voodoo Blues. I have never lived in cold weather. To me snow is a rare and wonderful thing. Explain to us the misery of it. My grandfather moved from NYC to to New Orleans because he hated the cold. Help me understand why he moved.
tomorrow will be nice-----10-15 when i wake. if the paperboy's shot was errant i'm putting on shoes and a coat to fetch the paper. the cat has a heating pad on a timer in her box to get through the night. when i take last night's dish away its frozen solid, she chugs her milkbefore it gets too slushy.
my car was parked too close to the furnace outlet again last night---the exhaust created a 1"thick glaze of ice on the right side of my car, yet the left is clean. thankfully i only spend 4 minutes scraping instead of eight.

sidewalk iced up pretty bad------better whip some salt out or the mailman will skip delivering.

crud----i'm gonna be late for work this mornin!
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this is a mild day.

{shall i continue?}
 
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Yeah that's about right. The whole late for work thing can be a problem if you don't plan accordingly. Nothing worse then going outside and forgetting that it was supposed to snow overnight and you are left digging your car out or having to scrape your windows.

Shoveling can be a terrible thing, and can be even more of a headache if you live in a city like I do. We have on street parking, so you can spend 3-4 hours digging your car out, and then as soon as you leave some *** decides that he wants to park there. That's when you use maybe some porch furniture or the recycling bin to save your spot. Which works until the plow actually does decide to come down the street and completely destroys everything you set out.

Worrying about pipes freezing, and heating maintenance are important too. Nothing much worse than a frozen pipe that decides to burst, or a heater that won't work when it's 4 degrees outside that night.

Driving in it. Even though we get snow up here every year, people still don't understand how to drive in it. Luckily with my job I have had a lot of practice and would say I'm pretty good at getting around in it safely. Too many people over-react or drive so cautiously that it's actually creating more problems for everyone else around them. Then, oh boy if you see that Louisiana license plate of some tourist that's up here visiting the area, watch out!!! :hihi:

If you happen to work outside, your hands can get nice and chapped, destroying the skin on them, to the point where it's painful to even try to make a fist. Takes weeks for them to heal completely.

All that said, I like the cold and the snow. But I only like snow when I don't have to work, being a truck driver it makes my job a lot more dangerous than what it usually is.

I like a lot of things about cold weather, skiing, ice hockey, taking my kids skating outside (because it's just not the same indoors), sledding, etc.

I think most people just get use to the cold weather after awhile. My wife will say otherwise haha, but you have too, or else the entire winter will be miserable. Usually the first week or so of cold weather is really rough, but after a good 10 days to two weeks of temps dropping down into the 20's and low 30's you are golden.
 
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One more thing I'll add is...really cold weather especially mixed with wind, can actually hurt. It can be miserable. So of course it hurts a lot less over the winter when you move from NYC to NOLA. Actually my wife and I have already talked about retiring to the area some day since we both adore your city. That will be the end of cold winters for us.
 

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That picture is what all my Louisiana family thinks Denver is like. They were shocked to come up at christmas to 60 degree sunny days...."t-shirt weather".

How would you even get out of your house with that much snow?
 

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Here on the farm, we were lucky. We only had about a foot and a half dumped on us. Unfortunately, it was that dry, light snow. What happens with that is the wind will pile it up to ridiculous accumulations where you least want it. (looks like that's what happened in the OP's pic) Problem is, once it starts accumulating, the weight of it packs the snow on the bottom heavier and heavier. If it's on the roof that it's adding up, it can be a problem. The guys were shoveling off the roof of the barn yesterday. Some sections, it was four feet deep, and packed solid. Definitely a strain on the structure of the roof. We've had way too many roofs collapse to ignore the danger. So no matter how inclement the weather, somebody's gotta go take care of it.


Why did I move back to NY from the Carolinas?

I hate snow.
 

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34 inches here in new haven. It is absolutely beautiful! Walked to the liquor store next door, bought some cokes and small bottles of jack daniels, then spent the next hour or so shoveling out the car and drinking. Got half the car done - I'll save the other half for another day.

Most people here hate the snow, but I don't mind it.
 

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