02-16-2015, 12:44 PM
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  • mikeperry
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Later today I will be out front shoveling snow for the first time this winter, which is in complete contrast to last winter, when I seemed to be out there shoveling snow every other day...

Anyway, the below link popped into my twitter stream this morning: I would say I am combination of 6. THE PERFECTIONIST, 11. THE SNOW ANGEL & 12. THE TRADITIONALIST

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 02-16-2015, 12:50 PM
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  • Agravic
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8. THE ANTI-SHOVELER Biggrin

I hire someone to plow our drive and walkways.

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 02-16-2015, 12:51 PM
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Last year I was the incrementalist. This year I am about 4 or 5 others. Its dumping on us now. I'm just gona wait till its done, do it perfect, then help some neighbors with my trusty old snow shovel.

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 02-16-2015, 12:57 PM
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  • Johnny
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I am #15 for sure, THE OVERCOMPENSATOR.  I hate shoveling with a passion, except for the front porch.  Give me an inch of snow and I fire up the snowblower.

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 02-16-2015, 02:04 PM
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  • Rufus
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Part Perfectionist and part Snow Angel.  I burned out my small, underpowered snowblower last winter and this year I bought a huge Cub Cadet 3-stage blower with a 420cc engine.  It also has heated handgrips, a headlight, steering mechanism and electric starter.  It makes snow removal fun...almost.

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 02-16-2015, 03:15 PM
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the article takes 2 million years to load, so can't see it - but this is how i always do it: write a cheque once a year to a young lad with a huge tractor; he takes care of everything and marius smiles through the winter Biggrin

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 02-16-2015, 10:41 PM
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  • freddy
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Number 100: Move to San Diego and don't worry about snow. Biggrin

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 02-16-2015, 11:51 PM
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Probably a hybrid of 6 & 11 but I'm tempted to throw in a  bit of the overcompensator, but heck, it's only a plow on my truck, it's not the tractor mounted snow thrower yet. In truth I really do need the truck mounted plow and the snow thrower wouldn't be too much. I clear a lot to get to my buildings, the wood racks, and for the dogs to play. Doing it any other way would simply be out of the question. Not plowing just leads to multi $k in ACL operations for dog knees; BTDT and it's the pits for all concerned.

OK, truth be told... At the beginning of the snow season I'm also a perfectionist because at that time it can thaw and freeze and if it isn't "right" I can't move it later with the plow. But now with arctic temps I let imperfections slide... I'll get it next storm. If we do get warm weather I'll be out there getting things right so that when it refreezes I haven't screwed myself over. That's the problem with a snow plow. One needs to think ahead to have places for future storms.

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 02-17-2015, 12:05 AM
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Does this translate to beard removal?

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 02-17-2015, 06:52 PM
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I have no idea what you are talking about. But, If I had snow pulled up 3 feet deep on my driveway I would just use my flame thrower and melt it away. 

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 02-17-2015, 09:46 PM
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(02-16-2015, 03:15 PM)tonsorius Wrote: the article takes 2 million years to load, so can't see it - but this is how i always do it: write a cheque once a year to a young lad with a huge tractor; he takes care of everything and marius smiles through the winter Biggrin

(02-16-2015, 10:41 PM)freddy Wrote: Number 100: Move to San Diego and don't worry about snow. Biggrin

(02-17-2015, 06:52 PM)DoctorShaveGood Wrote: I have no idea what you are talking about. But, If I had snow pulled up 3 feet deep on my driveway I would just use my flame thrower and melt it away. 

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 02-22-2015, 09:19 AM
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  • chazt
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Due to my anal retentive nature I'm a combination of 5, 6 and 12. My family doesn't like to see me shovel because they think I'm gonna drop dead. But I am "The Snowman of Bayside." My sidewalks must be clean from grass to grass.

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 02-22-2015, 12:12 PM
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  • SRNewb
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Some combination of Mediocre and Anti. Just depends on the day and how much food and water I've got in store.

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 02-22-2015, 12:31 PM
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I'm a traditionalist most times.  I have a snow blower, but it needs to be more than a few inches for me to break it out.  Regardless, I am full time snow angel and have 2 more angel neighbors.  There are a handful of retirees that are getting into their late 70s and 80's here.  Every time someone makes sure they are good to go.

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 02-22-2015, 01:22 PM
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Stomp it flat and pretend it isn't there... dig out a narrow (knee-width) part if I have to.

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 02-22-2015, 01:49 PM
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The "This has gotta get done even though I know that my back will be paying the price" type.  Scared

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 02-22-2015, 01:54 PM
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(02-16-2015, 10:41 PM)freddy Wrote: Number 100: Move to San Diego and don't worry about snow. Biggrin

The Virgin. Has lived in Phoenix his entire life and seen snow exactly 3 times.

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 03-03-2015, 01:34 PM
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(02-16-2015, 12:57 PM)Johnny Wrote: I am #15 for sure, THE OVERCOMPENSATOR.  I hate shoveling with a passion, except for the front porch.  Give me an inch of snow and I fire up the snowblower.


I'm with Johnny at #15. Have a snowblower and not afraid to use it.

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