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#1616689 - 01/03/2018 16:31 Re: What, no super super snow thread! [Re: Edinburgh]
GrahamL Offline
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Registered: 17/12/2005
Posts: 3440
Loc: Pothole City
I'm in Glasgow, yeah... and the snow has just started again.

Originally Posted By Edinburgh
How on earth did you fit the coupe in there?


That's the side door to the garage you were in, the main door is through the gate at the left of the pic.

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#1616690 - 01/03/2018 17:15 Re: What, no super super snow thread! [Re: GrahamL]
Edinburgh Offline
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Registered: 04/03/2007
Posts: 9918
Loc: Auld Reekie
Originally Posted By GrahamL
I'm in Glasgow, yeah... and the snow has just started again.

Originally Posted By Edinburgh
How on earth did you fit the coupe in there?


That's the side door to the garage you were in, the main door is through the gate at the left of the pic.


Lol I was referring to the item in the middle of the pic laugh
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#1616693 - 01/03/2018 17:51 Re: What, no super super snow thread! [Re: Edinburgh]
GrahamL Offline
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Registered: 17/12/2005
Posts: 3440
Loc: Pothole City
Originally Posted By Edinburgh
Lol I was referring to the item in the middle of the pic laugh


Haha, I was wondering if you meant that.... this is the barbecue under there (or at least it was last time it was used about 3 years ago), the coupe isn't quite ready to go on there yet but I haven't ruled it out at some point in the future! smile

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#1616735 - 02/03/2018 13:52 Re: What, no super super snow thread! [Re: samsite999]
samsite999 Offline
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Registered: 09/10/2007
Posts: 11044
Loc: ,
Turns out you can get a fiat panda stuck


click to enlarge
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#1616749 - 02/03/2018 17:35 Re: What, no super super snow thread! [Re: samsite999]
barnacle Offline
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Registered: 17/12/2005
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Loc: Hemel in the Hempstead
Looks like backwards is still an option.
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#1616754 - 02/03/2018 18:09 Re: What, no super super snow thread! [Re: samsite999]
samsite999 Offline
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Loc: ,
It was, with a shovel
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#1616759 - 02/03/2018 19:34 Re: What, no super super snow thread! [Re: samsite999]
Edinburgh Offline
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Loc: Auld Reekie
Originally Posted By samsite999
Turns out you can get a fiat panda stuck


click to enlarge



It actually looked to me, at first instance, that you dug out a Panda-shaped recess in the snow then drove into it, not that I could think why you of all people Sam would ever put your 4x4 into such a position laugh
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#1616760 - 02/03/2018 19:41 Re: What, no super super snow thread! [Re: samsite999]
samsite999 Offline
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Registered: 09/10/2007
Posts: 11044
Loc: ,
A drift to far... I couldn't get though this one. Ramming speed will only get you so far
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#1616762 - 02/03/2018 19:44 Re: What, no super super snow thread! [Re: samsite999]
GrahamL Offline
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Registered: 17/12/2005
Posts: 3440
Loc: Pothole City
Not any better here today:

click to enlarge

I see a drip so it must be thawing. smile

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#1616859 - 04/03/2018 11:34 Re: What, no super super snow thread! [Re: samsite999]
JKD Offline
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Registered: 20/09/2008
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Loc:
I've noticed that there's always a proper sense of community whenever it snows like this, because it really makes everyone come together and help each other out.

I mean, yesterday I checked on my 93 year old neighbour, who I last spoke to about 7 months ago, to see whether he needed to get anything from the shops. He said he did, so I gave him my shopping list too.

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#1616890 - 05/03/2018 00:34 Re: What, no super super snow thread! [Re: JKD]
Theresa Offline
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Registered: 04/06/2006
Posts: 22690
Loc: North Wales
Lol laugh

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#1616907 - 05/03/2018 11:41 Re: What, no super super snow thread! [Re: GrahamL]
Dazvr6 Offline
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Registered: 23/10/2013
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Loc: Staffs
Originally Posted By GrahamL
Not any better here today:

click to enlarge

I see a drip so it must be thawing. smile


It looks very cold there!
Glad it's finally melted and warmed up a little here as my boiler decided to go on strike last Friday.
Can't get the parts to repair it until Wednesday either snowman

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#1617428 - 17/03/2018 08:50 Re: What, no super super snow thread! [Re: samsite999]
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Loc: Hemel in the Hempstead
Oh noes! Winter weather happening in winter! Man the barricades, we're all going to die!
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#1617440 - 17/03/2018 21:16 Re: What, no super super snow thread! [Re: samsite999]
Gunzi Offline
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Registered: 30/08/2007
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Loc: Southsea
Light frosting down here, only just worth mentioning.

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#1617442 - 17/03/2018 21:18 Re: What, no super super snow thread! [Re: samsite999]
samsite999 Offline
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Registered: 09/10/2007
Posts: 11044
Loc: ,
Been snowing and so very very cold. Been working on the panda and the wind has been horrible....and that's inside a workshop!
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#1617443 - 17/03/2018 22:09 Re: What, no super super snow thread! [Re: samsite999]
Jim_Clennell Offline
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Registered: 16/12/2005
Posts: 16211
Loc: Corridor of Uncertainty
We moved house last weekend (number 50 for Mrs C) and I spent several hours this morning pressure-washing the patio, while the snow fluttered around. The fun never stops.
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#1617448 - 17/03/2018 22:45 Re: What, no super super snow thread! [Re: samsite999]
samsite999 Offline
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Registered: 09/10/2007
Posts: 11044
Loc: ,
Living the dream Jim, living the dream
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#1617452 - 18/03/2018 02:29 Re: What, no super super snow thread! [Re: samsite999]
Theresa Offline
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Loc: North Wales
Snowing here again at the moment, although has been on and off all day.

Wrexham Council have their faults, but I can't fault how they've gritted and kept the roads clear this winter so far cool

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#1617456 - 18/03/2018 09:26 Re: What, no super super snow thread! [Re: samsite999]
MeanRedSpider Offline
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Registered: 25/03/2006
Posts: 8524
Loc: Cambridge & Cotswolds
Ha - I was out at 7am with my snow shovel (repatriated from the Highlands) clearing snow from our steepish hill and salting the roads (to cheery thumbs up from drivers struggling up the hill). Must send the bill to my cousin who heads up the council. Mind you, he’s been dealing with the pesky Russian nerve agent so can be excused for not keeping my road clear. And it beats an hour on the turbo.
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#1617521 - 19/03/2018 08:27 Re: What, no super super snow thread! [Re: samsite999]
MeanRedSpider Offline
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Registered: 25/03/2006
Posts: 8524
Loc: Cambridge & Cotswolds
Bloody lethal this morning - sheet ice in lots of places and blizzarded snow across the roads
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#1617529 - 19/03/2018 10:44 Re: What, no super super snow thread! [Re: samsite999]
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Registered: 17/12/2005
Posts: 31717
Loc: Hemel in the Hempstead
Light fluffy snow on the back of the bravo last night, but nonetheless the rear wiper arm - plastic - broke off. I think someone has been tugging at it grr but ebay to the rescue.

No problems on the road between Hemel and Cambridge.
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#1617636 - 21/03/2018 19:51 Re: What, no super super snow thread! [Re: samsite999]
JKD Offline
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Registered: 20/09/2008
Posts: 4383
Loc:
I've noticed that people become friendlier whenever it snows like this.

There's a guy in my area with a Coop, who in the last 5 years has never waved back at me whenever I've waved at him, when we've both been in our Coops during normal weather.

The other day when it snowed heavily again, I was driving to a friend's house, but I wasn't in the Coop. I saw this guy's Coop on the side of the road. He was stood next to it and he started to wave at me. I thought to myself that it was really nice of him, to remember and acknowledge me after all these years even though I wasn't in the Coop, so I gave him a wave back. But he was so nice that he kept on waving and he didn't stop until I had driven all the way past him.

I looked in the rear view mirror and saw him stick his middle finger up at me. I think I offended him because I didn't keep waving.

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#1617651 - 22/03/2018 11:31 Re: What, no super super snow thread! [Re: samsite999]
samsite999 Offline
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Registered: 09/10/2007
Posts: 11044
Loc: ,
Its *almost* gone. There are still drifts about and I could still go have a snowball fight if I wanted to.

Its been a very long time since I can recall this much snow, over this many occasions. I can recall as a very young child we got hit with bad snow that took power out for a few days, and again as a 20 something it being so cold for so long that the river froze over and the oil for our oil fired heating turned so goopy is wasn't flowing to the boiler correctly.

I can't recall a winter however so mixed, so stormy and with so many occurances.

1) This year I have learnt that our local council is terrible at managing roads with snow. The equipment they have wont go out in snow, but yet you see tons of gritters when its forecasted to drop cold.

2) Local farmers have saved the community and I do hope they get paid for there time and costs. The ONLY people that kept things moving were the farmers with snow plows on the tractors and snow blowing equipment.

3) I hate driving on snow plowed roads, may be better for others but I find fresh snow far less dangerous. Maybe just me

4) having taken the winter tyres of the panda and replaced with summers... The difference is remarkable. I wont be so early to do that next time..

5) A change is as good as a break. People fall in to holding pattern, a snow day is mostly an excuse to do something different. Look up, play with the kids, just look outside and watch in wonder as the 20 year old attempts to do drifts in a fwd car.. tongue
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