cabin fever setting in big-time

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  1. pjtoledo

    pjtoledo 'ol man in the SHO

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    so, ah,,anybody up for a good snowball fight?




    Perry
     
  2. Bizzy

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    I'm always up for a good snowball fight, as long as hot cocoa is to follow. :)
     
  3. TimboSHO

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    You know it's bad when you can't even use the snow outside because it's just to dang cold, and you have to shovel the tops of the piles back in your driveway because your 2 stage snowblower can't get it over the top anymore, and there are 6 foot piles of ice on the side of your house from shovelling ice and snow off of the roof because it started leaking on the coldest days of the year (which happened to be 3 days before our second son was born!).

    Ugg.

    I'll just skip to the hot cocoa :)
     
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    Forget the snow. I want it gone. Now. Even if I did dare drive the Cobra in the snow, it would take me the better part of a day USING MY SNOWBLOWER to clear a path out of the shop. I have two feet solid from the shop to the driveway, 3 feet up at the house where it's drifted.

    At this rate we will still have snowmelt in May, and I really don't want the Cobra back out until all the crud is washed away. I might just have to move south. Waaay south.

    Yeah I have winter depression big time. Was in Florida last week, going to Vegas this week, still not helping. :fit:
     
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    The cobra would be fun in the snow lol. I'm sure you guys have gotten some mad snow up there by the lake
     
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    Bizzy SHO Member Supporting Member

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    Snow blower? What is this thing you guys speak of???? Over here, we do it the old fashioned way....by hand. I feel for ya, but I feel for me even more. :rofl:

    Congrats on the baby!

    I'd say everyone come here, but I got no place for anyone to park. I've grilled some nice venison out this winter, so grilling in winter is no big deal. We'll just need to plow out a little space around the grill so I can cook. As for activities, well, there's a frozen canal behind the house, if we could rustle up some snowmobiles we could do some racing. The neighbors were out racing 4 wheelers a few weeks ago. Lots of things to do in the winter wonderland! Someone bring some pallets and we can have a bonfire!
     
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    I'll tell ya, even in KC it's been bitterly cold and has had a decent amount of snow too. We've had a few warm days, but it usually comes with high winds too. No relief here! I can't wait to drive my Mustang and SHO again, but I'm also worried about too quick of a melt and possible flooding at my place in Dearborn, again, with all of the snow we have.
     
  8. pjtoledo

    pjtoledo 'ol man in the SHO

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    Hey Chris, care to comment on this?




    Perry
     
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    Yeah. It's not mine! :woo-hoo:

    The wagon is plenty of fun in the snow. The Cobra is powerful enough to slide and drift on dry pavement the same way the wagon does in the snow, so no, I think that would be more suicidal than fun.

    I think the Cobra would be fun on the roads back out out in Rapid City SD. Just sayin....
     
  10. SHOracer14

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    Miss all guys (and gal). We need a meet during warmer months. Thankfully, I think we're done with accumulating snow. Timbo, CONGRATS! I will also be a father for the 3rd time in Sept. 3 kids really puts me in a conundrum as far as a vehicle goes. I'm gonna need something with three rows so I guess I'll have to start looking for a 5-speed Chrysler/Dodge Turbo van.
     
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    That's why I got the wagon! For a mid sized car of it's day, it doesn't have a lot of leg room in the middle row, and definitely not in the way back with all of my 'tools and supplies' in there! We may need to look at something else to replace the wife's ride that's a little newer with more seating as well.....
     
  12. pjtoledo

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    any bets Jim's kids first words will be boom-boom?


    hey Jim, I'm a grampa now. been one for about 10 months.:woo-hoo:


    Perry
     
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    SHOracer14 Me-0 Diffs-6

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    Perry, you were already old but you're officially old when you have the title "grandpa" bestowed upon you. Congrats! We'll see but my 3 (almost 4) year old son is already interested in anything mechanical. My father-in-law owns a repair shop and he loves going to help. He was amazed when I took him there yesterday to weld the frame on his hockey net back together. He couldn't believe I could "glue" the metal back together.
     
  14. pjtoledo

    pjtoledo 'ol man in the SHO

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    I hit 61 this month.

    almost 4??? wow!

    where is the shop at?

    still driving that black 91


    Perry AKA "Gramps"
     
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    Belated happy birthday, Perry!
     
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    He owns/runs Ottawa River Automotive out in the Point. It's right around the corner from where I live. It's a tiny little 2 bay shop but it gives me a place with lifts and any tool I would need. I would have a hard time working on my back in a driveway/garage ever again.
     
  17. pjtoledo

    pjtoledo 'ol man in the SHO

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    It's not that bad. I heard from a reliable source that a then 60 year old guy replaced the clutch in his Ranger with nothing but a floor jack last summer.


    Perry
     
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    pjtoledo 'ol man in the SHO

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    back on topic, IT FREAKIN SNOWED TODAY!!!!!!
     
  19. RonPorter

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    Only two more inches and we beat the all-time record from back in 80-81 (when I bought my first snowblower, IIRC).
     
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    Only 61 Perry? Young Punk!! ;)

    64 this coming May.
     

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