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Posted: 02-01-2015 10:39 AM
by Doka
Take care Kbot, shoveling all that snow, after a while, can't be all that great for a person. :confused:

Posted: 02-01-2015 11:46 AM
by kbot
That's what the hot toddies are for :D

Was just outside and thought it might be a good idea to look a the downspouts and sure enough - while the water is starting, finally, to run down the spouts from the snow on the roof melting, the downspout was full of ice. So I started to break-up the ice and the section at the end of the downspout that bends into an elbow came off, which is no big deal, especially since I could get to the ice in the elbow. But then the rest of the ice in the length of the downspout came down - and I thought "This can't be good....".

But, as least I can hear the water running from the roof on down. I think we'll hit maybe 31 this afternoon, and then the snow starts tonight.

I'm hoping my wife won't get stuck at work tonight. They're saying somewhere between 6" to a foot by tomorrow night, depending on where you live around here.......

Posted: 02-01-2015 11:55 AM
by Cherry Kelly
was just reading the weather report -- this system has slowed down -- meaning dumping more snow than originally forecast.

We had rain - drizzle - and turning to off and on snowflakes here.... So far just under an inch of rain over a day and half..

temps just above freezing, but going down - means drizzle will probably turn to snow...?

Posted: 02-01-2015 07:01 PM
by BenSlain
My wife heads there on Business for three or four days once a year or so. We stay at the Mariot in Copley Square. I have the whole day to myself most days. I walked all over. Including cheers. Went upstairs to the mock up room and sat in the Norm seat:) Boston is a great city for walking!!

And all on the company dime!

Posted: 02-01-2015 08:09 PM
by kbot
Boston is a great city for walking. History all over the place. Many of the country's Revolutionary War heroes are buried in a cemetery a block over from Boston Common (as is "Mother Goose").

If you get a chance, and like going out in the water, there are a number of great harbor cruises (with meals) at Boston Harbor. If you like seafood, there's Legal Seafood and The Oyster House.

Posted: 02-02-2015 04:49 PM
by kbot
Here we go again........

Was out there at 4:30 this morning - after staying up past midnight to watch the Patriots bring home championship #4............ and just got back in after clearing out snow again. Looks like two weeks straight with no trash pickup.

The city's insane - NO place to put this stuff - kinda dangerous when coming to corners and being able to seeing traffic coming on intersecting streets.......

Posted: 02-09-2015 06:45 AM
by kbot
"Round four".............

Another 8" - 24" projected across New England again for today and into tomorrow. High winds and high tides not expected to be a factor this time around, but........... where to put all of this stuff??????

As it is now, entering virtually any intersection is a challenge to one's safety due to the mountains of snow that the snowplow operators dump at the street corners.

The governor of Massachusetts has already declared a snow emergency, telling non-essential sate workers to stay home. Schools are closed (again), and more than likely, flights will be delayed or cancelled (again).

The area stretching from Boston west to the Berkshires and Catskills and then north into New Hampshire and Vermont are expected to have the highest totals.

Posted: 02-09-2015 10:32 AM
by kbot
Just getting better and better........

Passengers stuck on Red Line train for more than two hours

More than 40 passengers were safely evacuated from a southbound Red Line train that became stranded for more than two hours between stations in Quincy due to a power failure, MBTA officials said.

Spokesman Joe Pesaturo said the train lost power around 7 a.m. Monday, and the final passengers were escorted out of the cars around 9 a.m.

Quincy police said the train was stuck near the Water Street Bridge and the Bergen Parkway.

Police spokesman Captain John Dougan said Quincy fire and the MBTA cleared a path through the snow near Federal Avenue so passengers could be evacuated.

No injuries were reported.

“The tracks are completely exposed to the storm conditions,” said Pesaturo. “The third rail was completely covered by heavy snow. The train could not move because of a lack of power.”

Pesaturo said the 48 passengers were safely taken off the train and transferred to a bus.

At Quincy Adams station, dozens of people climbed aboard shuttle buses for transport to the Braintree station.

“They were all in pretty good spirits,” said one MBTA employee. “They understand it’s Mother Nature, not us.”

Shuttle buses were also taking passengers from the Quincy Adams station north to Quincy Center.

The train was stranded on the Red Line’s Braintree portion and the T had earlier halted all service on the line because of the steadily increasing snow.

Kristen Schultz, 26, a Massachusetts General Hospital emergency room nurse, waited Monday morning at the Quincy Adams station to be bused to the JFK station and then on a train to Boston.

She had already been traveling two hours from her home in Mansfield.

“It’s certainly inconvenient but I’ll get there eventually,” she said.

Later Monday, she said, she will have to figure out a way to get home when her shift ends at midnight. ... story.html

Posted: 02-10-2015 03:46 AM
by Riddick
"Eerily quiet and beautiful as if the world had ended"

Views from inside a gigantic surreal snow globe. LINK

Posted: 02-10-2015 07:14 AM
by kbot
Sad. We have a mall in the town where I live. I was walking through the other day while my wife was having her hair done and counted over twenty shops that were closed. I can vividly recall the days before malls. The city I grew-up in had a vibrant downtown area. Then the government built an interstate highway through the center of the city, decimating the downtown area. One half of the city was cut-off from the other side and then the malls started cropping-up in the suburbs. Now, many stores are closing and it appears that malls will soon be a thing of the past.

As a f/u to the storms - we had more snow last night and reports of roof collapses. I saw a picture of a woman standing in a snow pile alongside a street. She was trying to dig out her car. The snow pile was about two feet higher than she was tall.......... This morning I have icicles all along the front of my house - I think have ice dams forming - more snow this weekend. Maybe a high of 2 degrees, with lows expected to be -9 early in the morning.

Have I mentioned that this sucks? :eek:

Posted: 02-10-2015 02:35 PM
by Doka
Kbot, You are sure in my thoughts! Who would have guessed that "Hell" could be so cold and full of snow?!:eek:

Posted: 02-10-2015 03:29 PM
by Raggedyann
The weather has been so balmy here in upper Canada that if this new trend continues, the snow birds may choose to say home. :)

Posted: 02-10-2015 04:43 PM
by kbot
Doka wrote: Kbot, You are sure in my thoughts! Who would have guessed that "Hell" could be so cold and full of snow?!:eek:

It's been a trip, no doubt. This makes me think of my childhood (some), but I don't remember it being this cold for this long.

Posted: 02-10-2015 04:44 PM
by kbot
Raggedyann wrote: The weather has been so balmy here in upper Canada that if this new trend continues, the snow birds may choose to say home. :)

Playing "twist the knife" RA? :D

Posted: 02-10-2015 05:40 PM
by Raggedyann
kbot wrote: Playing "twist the knife" RA? :D

:D :D :D