The only bad thing is getting caught away from home in bad weather.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2008 3:07 pm   Post subject:   

Gosh, Ohio, that avatar makes me dizzy every time I see it, LOL. WOW!



Fireyone,

It is not a vacation, it is work related, I will be stressed out the whole way down there, thank god most of it is the turn pike and they keep it pretty clean, but there are a ton of big trucks and I hate the tunnels. I won't get rid of the anxiety of this trip until I get home. I am really trying not to think about it, thinking about car pooling also, that may be an option that I need to talk to some one about on Tuesday when I am back to work.



It will all work out, if it gets too bad, I will just not go. I don't think there is bad weather coming, the forecast is a little too far out yet to see, but I am definately watching the weather.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2008 5:13 pm   Post subject:   

Yeah, it is a busy avatar that is for sure, LOl, but it is kind of neat.



hey good, don't think about your trip till it gets closer, relax and enjoy your weekend, don't stress yourself out about it, the weather may be fine. Take a look at the weather when the trip gets closer.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2008 7:48 pm   Post subject:   

I can tell before hand how the roads are by looking out the window.If there is snow on them I don't go anywhere.Looking outside and listening to the tv or radio is a good way to know what condition the roads are in. The only bad thing is getting caught away from home in bad weather.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2008 10:00 pm   Post subject:   

I live on back roads so I can not see the main ones before leaving home. It always looks bad from my window in the winter. Well good natured I hope your trip works out for ya. I meant the 4 days you have off would be a short vaca not the trip. I know when your working 5 days a week 2 days off isn't enough especially when you have kids and a house to take care of. Hope you think about the car pooling. Sometimes its a pain but it saves a little gas money and gives a little company on a long trip. Have a safe trip[.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2008 5:55 am   Post subject:   

I hate winter time period, bad roads, higher heating and other utility bills, all the cold spells. I just keep thinking that spring is right around the corner to keep my spirits up.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2008 4:16 am   Post subject:   

I hear ya there girl. Not much of a cold weather person myself. Money is always tighter this time of year. Never had the passion for all this white stuff myself or the longer nights. About this time of year I start getting the winter blahs.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2008 7:24 pm   Post subject:   

If you listen to the school reports in the morining for your area that will be a real good indicator if the roads are to bad to travel.The schools will not close in my area unless the back roads are clear.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2008 11:49 am   Post subject:   

I partially agree with that. I use to go by the fact if school was not cancelled the roads were good. Recently in Pittsburgh they had school and the roads were bad. They thought they could get the students there before the worst of the snow hit and then it would clear up before they got out. They misfigured that one and there was bus wrecks everywhere. I guess it comes down to good old fashion judgement and common sense.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2008 12:33 pm   Post subject:   

Common sense, what is that? I seen that on the news too fireyone, they were a little concerned that the kids would not get their allotted time in because of strikes this year.

I am glad that our contracts go smoother than that every four years, seems like they are always walking out for some type of union negotiation.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2008 12:34 am   Post subject:   

Driving home from work today. I'm only seven minutes from home. 32 degrees and partly cloudy. A minute later...WHITEOUT! Unbelievable. A snow squall had come through the area and I could barely see the road. It was over in 10 minutes but it was scary.



Not quite as bad as driving to my office in Beirut though. Sniper fire all over the place. Hezbollah is determined to bring the country to its knees for the killing of their leader. They know Syria was involved but insist on blaming Israel.



All hell is going to break out shortly.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2008 10:51 am   Post subject:   

Whiteouts are definately no fun to drive in. I really hate when your in one of those or on any bad roads and someone (usually in a 4x4) screams by you or rides your rear so close that it impairs your own nerves and driving. That happens a lot around here. As for all the soldiers over sea, God keep them safe and bring them back home.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2008 7:32 pm   Post subject:   

I hate the white outs too, I would like to just stop in my tracks. I think they should be putting up the old fashioned snow fence that they used to put up, I think it would keep alot of the blowing snow off the road.



Off on my trip tommorro, I will try to sign on through web tv if it is available in my room, I shall see. See you all soon.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2008 1:52 am   Post subject:   

I wish you luck on your trip, I am sure that everything will be fine, you just get yourself all worked up prior to the trip. Let us know when you get back.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2008 4:33 am   Post subject:   

You wouldnt believe the amount of accidents we have the first snow every winter. Everyone seems to forget how to drive in snow and people always reference snowing bringing the idiot drivers out.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2008 3:18 pm   Post subject:   

Hope you made it to your destination safely good natured. I also remember the bright orange snow fence and agree with you. Over this way we have an area called Johnsonburgh straight stretch that goes down to one lane long after the snow storm has subsided, I'm talking days. They will spend the time and waste the fuel on sending a plow on the road a couple times a day when the fence worked best. It is a lot of peoples only way into town and a main road. I use to live that way and had a job in town (during the winter when I was laid off) I would dread snow because of that road. I actually in the end gave up the job because of that very reason. It just wasn't worth $6.00 an hour, 15 hours weekly, with a $500 deductible on my vehicle. Well hope everyones wishing for an early spring...

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