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#181 ski3pin

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Posted 01 March 2019 - 03:33 AM

Good job UPS! That is, if the the recipient is home and another storm is not coming. :)

 

Our recent storm cycle began the 5th of February. People's street side mailboxes were/are still covered with snow and plow berms. You'd think the folks would dig out their boxes. Nope. Can't dig them out, but they can stand in line at the post office. I had two priority mail shipments that came in early last week. The line was so bad....................but no matter what time I looked in, it was no different. My final strategy - get there right when the lobby opened last Friday. The line was the same, but I needed these items so I took my place. The wait was 1.5 hours. Most in line were complaining their street side boxes were still buried. I buttoned my lip..................although I wanted so bad to launch into one of my sermons. God gave us shovels. On the six day god created the shovel. He saw that it was good. He gave it to man..........

 

We have a post office box.


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#182 pvstoy

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Posted 01 March 2019 - 05:52 AM

on the street I clear a path to the box so it is easy for the mail carrier to drive up to the box and deliver my mail.  The newspaper box is next to it so we can get the paper easily also.

 

In our old house years ago on New Years we had a storm overnight and the paper was delivered.  It had blown off the driveway into the planter or was thrown there.  Then the snow started and we could not find the paper. A month later the snow melted enough to uncover the paper, it was in a plastic bag and was dry, so my gal read the paper.

 

You can go ahead and launch into sermons... but it will only reach a selected few.  The rest just don't get it and can't see the bigger picture how shoveling out a mail box is actually a benefit for the whole.


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#183 MarkBC

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Posted 01 March 2019 - 06:15 AM

Two years ago, in Bend's big snowmageddon winter of 2016-2017, I received an official note in my streetside mailbox stating that mail wouldn't be delivered until the path was cleared of snow for the delivery car.  So I did...several times over that long white winter, with the help of my neighbor who shared the same mailbox-stand.

 

In late fall this year I got new neighbors next door -- 3 renters.  Because of the odd pie-shape of the lot they have little street frontage, and they didn't want to block their driveway (they have 3+ vehicles), so on trash day they put their garbage bin in a spot that prevented the mail car from driving up-to/by the mailboxes, including mine.  Notes from USPS appeared in my mailbox, as well as theirs. I mentioned it to them...they eventually got it...mostly. Oh well...if I miss mail one day a week due to clueless folks, no big deal.

 

It's rare that I get something important in the mail anymore -- no mailed monthly bills at all... mostly junk mail... jury summons, and what-not.  But in Oregon ALL our ballots arrive by mail, so once in a while...


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#184 ntsqd

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Posted 01 March 2019 - 02:17 PM

Yeah, I know:  "..7 to 14 inches.." over 3 days is considered "Heavy snow" ??  :rolleyes: Well...we are high desert here in central Oregon, so maybe with that in mind...  

The memory of the snowmageddon winter 2016-2017 is still fresh, so I'm not complaining that we're only getting a foot of snow.  Actually, I believe that all snow greater than 4 inches deep belongs in the mountains.  And Bend is at 3,500 feet, but isn't in the mountains. ;)

 

I recall a winter in Powell Butte in the late 70's - early 80's where they got 21" of snow in three, maybe four days. That was 3 times the average annual precipitation! Grandad was really glad he'd built the Cold Room in the basement and they had 2 month's+ worth of food stocked away.

 

Screen capture of a BBC article on the flooding in Gurneville, CA. I've canoed under that bridge as a kid and had 10'-12' of clearance at the least.

 

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Sis was just telling me about her daily snow-blowing efforts on their ~200' long driveway in Spokane. Seems if you just wait until its finished snowing that you get ice that is a whole lot harder to remove. Who knew?
 


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#185 ski3pin

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Posted 01 March 2019 - 03:22 PM

 

Sis was just telling me about her daily snow-blowing efforts on their ~200' long driveway in Spokane. Seems if you just wait until its finished snowing that you get ice that is a whole lot harder to remove. Who knew?
 

 

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#186 craig333

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Posted 01 March 2019 - 05:21 PM

Thats pretty funny Mark!  Spring? Here's my 10 day forecast. Nothing biblical but its not time to wash the truck.

https://weather.com/...ay/l/95828:4:US

 

 

 
DESCRIPTION HIGH / LOW PRECIP WIND HUMIDITY
TODAY
 
MAR 1
Mostly Cloudy
59°49°
10%
SW 3 mph 62%
SAT
 
MAR 2
Rain
56°49°
100%
NNW 9 mph 88%
SUN
 
MAR 3
Showers
60°45°
60%
SW 6 mph 82%
MON
 
MAR 4
Mostly Cloudy
63°44°
10%
SW 6 mph 70%
TUE
 
MAR 5
PM Rain
58°54°
90%
SE 14 mph 78%
WED
 
MAR 6
Rain/Wind
59°49°
90%
S 23 mph 82%
THU
 
MAR 7
Showers
57°43°
40%
SSW 13 mph 71%
FRI
 
MAR 8
Partly Cloudy
56°43°
20%
SSW 10 mph 69%
SAT
 
MAR 9
Partly Cloudy
57°45°
10%
S 10 mph 66%
SUN
 
MAR 10
Showers
57°44°
40%
SW 10 mph 67%
MON
 
MAR 11
Partly Cloudy
62°46°
20%
WSW 11 mph 65%
TUE
 
MAR 12
Showers
62°47°
40%
S 10 mph 69%
WED
 
MAR 13
Showers
62°47°
40%
S 13 mph 72%
THU
 
MAR 14
Showers
59°45°
50%
S 13 mph 72%
FRI
 
MAR 15
AM Showers
60°45°
30%
S 10 mph
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#187 MarkBC

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Posted 02 March 2019 - 01:55 AM

FYI, guys, spring has sprung --> over here.


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