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Old 12-22-2004, 05:55 PM
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Well, left NC this morning on the way to Michigan to visit the in-laws. Virginia was beautiful, Charleston WV was almost 60 degrees, Ohio, well we're in a damned blizzard! Had to pull off and get a room, snowing so hard you couldn't even see 100 feet in front of us. It don't look like its letting up. I hope we can get out of here tomorrow but it ain't looking too good. May be spending our Christmas in a motel in Akron.

Good things. Will definitely get some family time. Have plenty of "anti-freeze", and there is a store and Hardees right next door.

Sorry for the rant, just feel kinda stuck.
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Old 12-22-2004, 06:09 PM
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You married her !
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Old 12-22-2004, 06:26 PM
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fish factory - 12/22/2004 6:09 PM

You married her !
I would say something but it wouldn't be very nice.
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Old 12-22-2004, 06:46 PM
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Good Luck Shag. Id say they will have the roads cleared in time for you to get to your inlaws..They are used to that kind of snow, xcept coming from the north off the lake instead of the South like it is. They will hit it hard when it stops, which should be tomorrow sometime..
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Old 12-22-2004, 07:15 PM
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get this...

it's supposed to SNOW in new orleans on friday!
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Old 12-22-2004, 07:25 PM
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Shag - 12/22/2004 7:26 PM

fish factory - 12/22/2004 6:09 PM

You married her !
I would say something but it wouldn't be very nice.
I guess I missed something...

Quote, "I guess I may be spending Christmas in a hotel in Akron", Look at the bright side, maybe you could get a tour of a tire plant!
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Old 12-22-2004, 08:50 PM
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Enjoy the snow....
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Old 12-22-2004, 09:22 PM
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You southern boys drive funny in the snow At least we only talk funny

Good luck, you'll get there, with a hangover by the sound of it
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Old 12-23-2004, 07:28 AM
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Fish, nothing was aimed at you. Just a little frustration on my part. Damned TV isn't working as the dish is iced over. DOT, Turnpike Authority, and State Police are all saying to stay but they are all usually conservative. We can get out of here as its 35 and slushy. Problem is that I think the worst of is west of here. Temps are supposed to drop into the teens. I know why you people up here talk funny now.
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Old 12-23-2004, 02:39 PM
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It was going to be my first Christmas off in like, heck I can tell how many years.

Got the word yesterday afternoon that I am on the OT schedule for Saturday evening. Well I can live with that, but I am on call the rest of the weekend. With the weather predicted, my prospects are not good that I will see much of my family this weekend. Going to make the best of it.

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Old 12-23-2004, 03:59 PM
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Good luck Shag.

You drove by my office here in Charleston. Its not 60 anymore... Dropped about 30 degrees in an hour this morning.

Talked to my mom just north of Columbus, OH today. Sounds like they are getting it pretty good.

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Old 12-23-2004, 10:46 PM
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Hot as hell today Downunder in OZ

sitting at PC in shorts with AC working nicely!!!


you guys should hop a Qantas jet at LAX and spend your winter in OZ enjoying our Florida summer type weather.

plenty of cheap travel and accomadation here- and the US dollars is strong for you guys!

remember the "put another shrimp on the barbie"-nothings changed
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I'll second that

A balmy 35 degress for Christmas (Centigrade Ho HO Ho)
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Old 12-26-2004, 09:01 PM
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Well, we made it. Looking back I think we were kinda like Moses and the Red Sea. If we had waited a couple of hours later leaving Akron I think we may have been spending our Christmas in a shelter. We saw a bunch of wrecks and several semi's overturned or jackknifed and apparently it got worse as the day went on.

Yesterday in Michigan it went from around zero to a balmy 15 degrees. Nothing personal but you guys can have that stuff.

Coming back today it started snowing again in Cleveland and started looking pretty bad in the Akron/Canton area but we drove out of it.

My sister was giving me a hard time about driving in that stuff. Funny thing is that she tried to go from Williamsburg to Wilmington today and had to turn around. I guess that's what she gets!

BTW the way bwhitaker, I've never been so glad to see Charleston as I was today.
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