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Post by Norc Mon Dec 09, 2013 3:01 pm

totally agree halfy Very Happy
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Post by Norc Mon Dec 09, 2013 3:02 pm

Eldorion wrote:Don't you guys do that?  Sometimes they use sand instead. Shrugging

sand is better for the cars, but we have nails and chains on the tires. also.. today there was nothing Smile we only salt or spread sand if it is like icy.. really icy and wet.. like can u imagine who it would look in spring if we spread sand all days during winter? also salt makes cars rust.
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Post by halfwise Mon Dec 09, 2013 3:06 pm

We're in more of mixed climate, more likely to get ice refreezing at night. I agree sand is more environmentally friendly, but don't know enough about how well it works versus salt.

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Post by Norc Mon Dec 09, 2013 3:07 pm

sand works fine, you just have to scoop it up in spring Razz
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Post by Eldorion Mon Dec 09, 2013 3:14 pm

halfwise wrote:the thing is, if it absolutely must be cold, it's all rather pointless unless it snows.  You see?

Exactly. Nod

halfwise wrote:We're in more of mixed climate, more likely to get ice refreezing at night.  I agree sand is more environmentally friendly, but don't know enough about how well it works versus salt.

Yep. Here, if it snows, you're basically guaranteed to have ice within a day or two due to melting and refreezing.
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Post by Norc Mon Dec 09, 2013 3:19 pm

yes. i know Wink same here.
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Post by Bluebottle Mon Dec 09, 2013 3:31 pm

They do salt a bit around here, and it does have a lot of drawbacks. They also use a good deal of gravel, and every spring they drive around every street to clean it up.

Do you have winter tires on your car Eldo? If not drive carefully.

Norc wrote:to keep this healthy jealousy alive Very Happy minus 12 degrees today Smile

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I guess I should be flattered that you feel I'm worth the effort.

Video is gorgeous.  Nod 

That might not be the response you were looking for though. Here you go;  Wink 

Oh, for fucks sake.  Rolling Eyes Mad 

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Post by Eldorion Mon Dec 09, 2013 3:34 pm

Bluebottle wrote:Do you have winter tires on your car Eldo? If not drive carefully.

No, I don't.  This is the first time we've had significant layering snow in ... I think about two years.  I'll be sure to be careful, definitely. Smile
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Post by Norc Mon Dec 09, 2013 3:55 pm

Rolling Eyes well then don't come here complaining when u end up in a ditch...
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Post by Lancebloke Mon Dec 09, 2013 6:06 pm

It most certainly should never snow here. Screws everything up... we cannot seem to cope. Snow should be exclusively for far north, far south and up really high. Not here!!
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Post by Eldorion Mon Dec 09, 2013 6:25 pm

Norc wrote:Rolling Eyes well then don't come here complaining when u end up in a ditch...

No ditches here, thank you very much. Very Happy But I did come home to find that no one in the house had shoveled anything.  So I just spent the better part of an hour as soon as I got back clearing the driveway and about 20 feet on the side of the road that the snowplow didn't get so I had somewhere to park. Mad
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Post by Lancebloke Mon Dec 09, 2013 6:31 pm

What car are you driving? Is it your first still?
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Post by Eldorion Mon Dec 09, 2013 6:35 pm

It's a 2010 Toyota Prius.  The car belongs to my mom and is the one that I learned to drive in.  I'm not the only one who drives it.
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Post by halfwise Mon Dec 09, 2013 6:48 pm

Actually Norc, I was a little disappointed in the video. I thought you were going to jump in a snow drift, slide down a hill, reach in a snow drift and pull out Leopold...or something entertaining like that.

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Post by Lancebloke Mon Dec 09, 2013 6:58 pm

Ahh. Prius doesn't seem to be as popular here as it does there.
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Post by Eldorion Mon Dec 09, 2013 6:59 pm

It's a good enough car for my purposes, and fairly roomy and comfortable on the inside, but there have been a crapload of recalls and problems, especially with the steering column.
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Post by Lancebloke Mon Dec 09, 2013 7:02 pm

We got a new car last year. Only issue I have it that it is easy to confuse it. It beeps at you for no reason sometimes... not sure it even knows why.
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Post by Norc Mon Dec 09, 2013 7:16 pm

halfwise wrote:Actually Norc, I was a little disappointed in the video.  I thought you were going to jump in a snow drift, slide down a hill, reach in a snow drift and pull out Leopold...or something entertaining like that.  

i was on my way to school, that's the only time of day when there is actually proper light so that my phone actually films stuff, not just shadows Rolling Eyes
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Post by halfwise Mon Dec 09, 2013 7:43 pm

So daytime is currently about 15 minutes long?

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Post by halfwise Mon Dec 09, 2013 7:45 pm

Hey! Tomorrow I want you to smuggle Leopold into school. That should make for a great video.  Cool 

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Post by Pettytyrant101 Mon Dec 09, 2013 8:03 pm

especially with the steering column.- Eldo

American cars have steering columns? from the way they drive I'd always just assumed they hadnt bothered, its not like US cars go round corners very well unless its Nascar, and then they can only turn one way.  Mad 

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Post by Norc Mon Dec 09, 2013 8:15 pm

halfwise wrote:So daytime is currently about 15 minutes long?

an hour.. that was around ten minutes to 12 or something... it gets dark around one Smile and i had to catch the bus and do a test... Rolling Eyes

you know halfy, i have a video from october with leopold that i've been editing just now Smile just for you guys Wink
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Post by halfwise Mon Dec 09, 2013 8:26 pm

Norc wrote:
you know halfy, i have a video from october with leopold that i've been editing just now :)just for you guys Wink

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Post by Norc Mon Dec 09, 2013 8:41 pm

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Post by halfwise Mon Dec 09, 2013 9:02 pm

Gee, when I was in school we used to pass notes about the girl two rows up.  The current generation edits videos and splices in soundtracks on their smart phones.  Rolling Eyes

But I wish I got as much good out of the snow as Leopold does.

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