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#41519 - 02/02/15 07:15 PM Re: The New Rat Chat Death Chat [Re: Magoo]
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Hi All!

Beautiful day here, sunny and not too hot.

Good to be alive, other than some asswipe who has patterned his shotgun on our nursery sign. mad

Still, could be worse. grin
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#41522 - 02/03/15 12:51 PM Re: The New Rat Chat Death Chat [Re: Magoo]
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Ian-
Glad you are having a good day with only minor issues smile

-carl
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#41523 - 02/03/15 03:50 PM Re: The New Rat Chat Death Chat [Re: Carl Theile]
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Originally Posted By: Carl Theile
Ian-
Glad you are having a good day with only minor issues smile

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lol. It's the minor issues that tick you off at times though. laugh
I really can't see where they're coming from going around shooting signs. They certainly aren't helping preserver the sport of shooting firearms.

Luckily our large and expensive sign that is set back in a paddock has so far escaped being shot.
I'm having a stencil made so that I can cheaply replace the signs that are vunerable.
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#41524 - 02/03/15 04:19 PM Re: The New Rat Chat Death Chat [Re: Magoo]
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Good afternoon everyone. Spent my the last two days shoveling snow. Let me tell you that this is the first winter that I thought about buying a snow blower. LOL We got around 13 inches Saturday and Sunday. That isn't a lot of snow but with strong winds makes for some pretty big drifts. After about an hour it looked like I had not touched the places that I had just finished shoveling. I hope everyone else had a less physically taxing weekend.

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#41526 - 02/03/15 06:39 PM Re: The New Rat Chat Death Chat [Re: Magoo]
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Now that sounds worse than my experience. grin
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#41527 - 02/04/15 10:35 AM Re: The New Rat Chat Death Chat [Re: Magoo]
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I agree, minor issues almost always contribute a lion's share of aggravation. I don't much like folks who destroy other peoples stuff. Cowards.

As for shoveling snow for two days, been there done that only to have the county snowplow undo all of my work. Ain't fair, I say.

-carl
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#41528 - 02/04/15 10:45 AM Re: The New Rat Chat Death Chat [Re: Magoo]
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DIARY OF A SNOW SHOVELER

December 8 - 6:00 PM

It started snowing. The first snow of the season and the wife and I took our cocktail
drinks and sat for hours by the window watching the huge soft flakes drift down from
heaven. It looked like a Grandma Moses Print. So romantic we felt like newlyweds again. We love snow!

December 9

We woke to a beautiful blanket of crystal white snow covering every inch of the
landscape. What a fantastic sight! Can there be a more lovely place in the whole world?
Moving here was the best idea I've ever had! Shoveled for the first time in years and felt
like a little boy again. I cleared both our driveway and the sidewalks. This afternoon the
snowplough came along and covered up the sidewalks and closed in the driveway, so I
got to shovel again. What a perfect life!

December 12

The sun has melted all our lovely snow... Such a disappointment! My neighbor tells me
not to worry - we'll definitely have a White Christmas.
No snow on Christmas would be awful! Bob says we'll have so much snow by the end of
winter, that I'll never want to see snow again. I don't think that's possible. However, Bob
is such a nice man, I'm glad he's our neighbor.

December 13

Snow, lovely snow! 8 inches last night. The temperature dropped to -20F. The cold makes
everything sparkle so. The wind took my breath away, but I warmed up by shoveling the
driveway and sidewalks. This is the life! The snowplough came back this afternoon and
buried everything again.. I didn't realize I would have to do quite this much shoveling, but
I'll certainly get back in shape this way. I wish I wouldn't huff and puff so.

December 15

20 inches forecast for today. I sold my van and bought a 4x4 Blazer. Bought snow tyres
for the wife's car and 2 extra shovels. We stocked the freezer. The wife wants a wood
stove in case the electricity goes out. I think that's extravagant. We aren't in Alaska, after
all.

December 16

Ice storm this morning. Fell on my butt on the ice in the driveway putting down salt. Hurt
like hell. The wife laughed for an hour, which I think was very cruel.

December 17

Still way below freezing. Roads are too icy to go anywhere.

December 18

Today the electricity was off for 4 hours. We had to pile the blankets on to stay warm.
Nothing to do but stare at the wife and try not to irritate her. Guess I should've bought a
wood stove, but won't admit it to her. Gee I hate it when she's right. I can't believe I'm
freezing to death in my own living room.

December 20

Yippee the electricity's back on, but we had another 14 inches of the damn stuff last night
More shoveling! Took all day. The damn snowplough came by twice. Tried to find a
neighbor kid to shovel, but they said they're too busy playing hockey. I think they're lying.
Called the only hardware store around to see about buying a snow blower and they're out
Might have another shipment in March. I think they're lying. Bob says I have to shovel or
the city will have it done and bill me. I think he's lying.

December 22

Bob was right about a white Christmas because 13 more inches of the white stuff fell
today, and it's so cold, it probably won't melt till August. Took me 45 minutes to get all
dressed up to go out to shovel and then I had to go to the loo. By the time I got undressed,
and dressed again, I was too tired to shovel. Tried to hire Bob who has a plough on his
truck for the rest of the winter, but he says he's too busy. I think the asshole is lying.

December 23

Only 2 inches of snow today. And it warmed up to zero. The wife wanted me to decorate
the front of the house this morning. What is she, nuts?!! Why didn't she tell me to do that
a month ago? She says she did but I think she's lying.

December 24

6 inches fell, but the snow was packed so hard by the snowplough, I broke my shovel.
Thought I was having a heart attack. If I ever catch the son-of-a-bitch who drives that
snowplough, I'll drag him through the snow by his hair and beat him to death with my
broken shovel. I know he hides around the corner and waits for me to finish shoveling
and then he comes down the street at a 100 miles an hour and throws snow all over where
I've just been! Tonight the wife wanted me to sing Christmas carols with her and open our
presents, but I was too busy watching for the damn snowplough.

December 25 - Christmas Day

Merry Christmas! 20 more inches of the damn slop tonight - Snowed in. The idea of
shoveling makes my blood boil. God, I hate the snow! Then the snowplough driver came
by asking for a donation and I hit him over the head with my shovel. The wife says I have
a bad attitude. I think she's a real idiot. If I have to watch "It's A Wonderful Life" one
more time, I'm going to stuff her into the microwave.

December 26

Still snowed in. Why the hell did I ever move here? It was all HER idea. She's really
getting on my nerves.

December 27

Temperature dropped to -30 and the pipes froze; plumber came after 14 hours of waiting
for him, he only charged me $1,750 to replace 4 of my pipes.

December 28

Warmed up to above -20. Still snowed in. The BITCH is driving me crazy!!!

December 29

10 more inches. Bob says I have to shovel the roof or it could cave in. That's the silliest
thing I ever heard. How dumb does he think I am?

December 30

Roof caved in. I beat up the snowplough driver, and now he is suing me for a million
dollars, not only the beating I gave him, but also for trying to shove the broken snow
shovel up his ass. The wife went home to her mother. Nine more inches predicted.

December 31

I set fire to what's left of the house. No more shoveling.

January 8

Feel so good. I just love those little white pills they keep giving me. Why am I tied to the bed???


Edited by Carl Theile (02/04/15 11:08 AM)
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#41529 - 02/04/15 11:23 AM Re: The New Rat Chat Death Chat [Re: Magoo]
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Not quite that bad here but I can see that happening. LOL

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#41530 - 02/04/15 12:09 PM Re: The New Rat Chat Death Chat [Re: Magoo]
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I first read that as an actual letter from a friend who had moved to Montana- partially at my urging- to kinda restart his life. He had, of course, modified it some to add a personal touch. I later found that he was not the author.

I thought it humorous. Thought I'd share...

-carl
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#41531 - 02/04/15 02:37 PM Re: The New Rat Chat Death Chat [Re: Carl Theile]
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This past weekend we were in Illinois for my FIL's birthday. We had a nice trip going up, but the next day it snowed several inches and the temperature dropped to 18 degrees. shocked

We came home yesterday, and the snow disappeared about half way home and the temps rose to about 55 degrees. This morning was not bad, but the temperature is dropping like a rock! It's supposed to be cold for about 36 hours, then start warming up and reach upper sixties by Saturday.

Ahh, living in S/W Missouri! grin
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