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Thank God For WoodStoves

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by katwillny, Feb 8, 2013.

  1. katwillny

    katwillny Guest

    Just got home from work and traffic was absolutely horrendous. Got home and the stove was still going from this morning's load of locust and maple. Filled it right back and it is now toasty in here. We are expecting over a foot between tonight and tomorrow and winds will be high. Im almost certain we will loose power since we loose it when a mosquito farts let a lone 30 to 60 MPH winds. Between the two stoves and the Geny, we are ready as we can be. Fridge full of food, juice, soda and beer, not too mention 4 different types of Moonshine to choose from, we are set. Be safe everyone.

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  2. Flatbedford

    Flatbedford Minister of Fire

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    How's things up there? I won't be leaving NYC until around 11 tonight. Gonna be an interesting ride. Is that pick on I-84 approaching Newburg Beacon bridge?

    I filled the front porch wood rack and filled some gas cans for the genny last night. Wife and kid should be Ok.
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  3. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Kat, don't forget the nice family with you when waiting out the storm. Good luck.

    I spent a few hours plowing snow today but we didn't get even half of what was forecast. Now they say it will be below zero tonight. Tis okay. We have plenty of wood.
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  4. topoftheriver

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    The storm has subsided here for a bit, but the predictions are not too good. High winds already. Snow is heavy. I think it is the calm before the real storm tonight. If temperatures drop, we may get light powder easy enough to push aside despite prevalent conditions.
  5. katwillny

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    Absolutely Dennis, they are all watching tv and or reading. Funny how they all seem to hang out in the stove room. I shoveled some when i got home but its no use. Its coming down heavier than i can clean.
    Watch your back man, take it easy on the back and she will take it easy on you.
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  6. katwillny

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    steve, that picture is on 287 down in Westchester going west.
  7. Flatbedford

    Flatbedford Minister of Fire

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    OH! If its was like that on 287 that long ago, I have an interesting ride ahead of me. Is it heavy, wet stuff or powderey?
  8. katwillny

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    Steve, its heavy, at least what we are getting up here is very heavy.
  9. Flatbedford

    Flatbedford Minister of Fire

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    Great!
  10. katwillny

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    how you making out Steve. Hope you got in ok. My friend in Ossining tells me that the roads are really bad.
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  11. katwillny

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    Just finished doing another round of shoveling with my wife and two kids. we all came back in and went directly to the stove room. Nothing like coming in and taking off the wet clothes and hanging out in your short next to the stove. Thank God for wood stoves.
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    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Consider the pics or it didn't happen rule waved. ;lol
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  13. katwillny

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    I got great legs Brother I ran cross crountry in high school 20 years ago. !!!
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    Beer Belly Minister of Fire

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    Ossining !!!....HOLY CRAP, most people never heard of the place....born and raised...OHS Class of 1978
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    ArsenalDon Minister of Fire

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    God Speed all of my NorEastern friends....
  16. katwillny

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    Sleepy Hollow Class of 1992. We had some football battles with you guys over the years. Then you guys got too good and we changed divisions.
    It was really bad down there last night, my buddy spun out right on Waller ave. He tells me he couldnt even get to his wood pile the snow was so deep
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    I'd say we got about a foot and a half of snow in total. Winds were fierce and the same for the traffic.

    We are mostly shoveled out now and the big graders have come and scraped off the road. Amazed at how prepared they were this time.
  18. Flatbedford

    Flatbedford Minister of Fire

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    Made it home ok. Roads were snow covered most of the way. No other tracks on the Saw Mill PKWY though. Visibility was only about 100'. Drive in this morning was no problem. Most roads were only wet in the morning. House was nice and warm when I got home. The Black Locust burns like coal.
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    Good to hear you made it back safely. A lot of people east of you got stuck.
  20. Flatbedford

    Flatbedford Minister of Fire

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    People are still stuck on the roads out on Long Island! We got off relatively easy in the Lower Hudson Valley. I can't imagine dealing with 30"+ of snow.
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    That's why I like it so well. Glad you did ok Flat bed. Chief was going to drink till you got home....hope his head don't hurt today:)
  22. Flatbedford

    Flatbedford Minister of Fire

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    I hope he was't up drinking all night! I finished snow removal at about 1 am and didn't have the gumption to turn on a computer.
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    I'm thanking God for non-white earth. Now, if I can just live out my life without going through a big quake... _g
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  24. rudysmallfry

    rudysmallfry Feeling the Heat

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    Wow Steve, I'm impressed you made it home. I also work in NYC until midnight and have a similar 72 mile commute up to CT. Originally I was going to attempt it, but then opted out of going in at all once the projected totals climbed. Glad I wussed out. Ended up getting 38" and cars are stuck everywhere. Plan B with fire, cookies, cat and movies worked much better.
  25. Flatbedford

    Flatbedford Minister of Fire

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    We didn't get anywhere near as much snow in the Hudson Valley as you guys did. This was really just a routine bigger snowfall for us. Not even close to crippling. I drove in this morning on mostly wet roads and easily cruised at 70 mph on the NYS Thruway.
    My commute is only 42 miles. I don't think I could do another 30 miles in any weather. What are doing so late in town? I'm a stage hand.

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