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Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

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It was basically sleet, yes, but it wasn't all frozen so it was also the definition of "wintry mix" as well.

 

My other coworker showed up, and when he walked through the door he told me "you should go home now. It's getting bad near my house, I can only imagine it's just as bad or worse on your way home." He only lives about 5 miles from work, at roughly the same elevation. I live 20 miles from work, at a higher elevation.

 

I took his advice. It was worth it. The interstate was starting to get slick, and then my street is getting pretty icy. I went ahead and salted my sidewalk and the walkway to my front door as soon as I got in, so it should lessen the need for a heavy coating of salt tomorrow. With any luck, the walkway will remain completely clear since it's level and the salt I used has a healthy mix of magnesium chloride to really lower it's freezing temperature, preventing melted stuff from refreshing and just creating a puddle of salt water instead. The sidewalks aren't level, though, so they'll definitely need more. But I've got a 20lb bag on standby, and that should be more than enough.

 

I did learn from my other coworker that, while I was right that we should have pre-salted, we wouldn't have been able to. Our salt spreader doesn't have a cover on the salt bin, and since it was raining it would have caused major issues with the salt later. It would get wet and go rock hard if it sat, meaning that it wouldn't fall to fill in the stuff that gets augered out. When it's snowing it's far less of a problem, because there's usually less actual water getting in the bin, and when it's snowing heavy we empty the bin fast enough that it doesn't matter. I guess they used to cover the bin with a heavy tarp that was held in place with a bunch of bungee cords, but they stopped doing that for some reason or another that we don't know why.

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Won't have an update to the double rainbow dragon's of doom thread due to coworkers liquor in me up pretty good.   Concentrating is difficult at the moment, to say the least.  Dinner theater was awesome though! 

 

In other news, all that liquor is also making the pain in my left knee after smashing it up pretty bad thanks to tripping at work a lot less noticeable - I was almost able to properly walk without much of a noticeable limp to our cab after the show! ^_^;;;;;;

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Hmm I just realized that with matt in Romania.... *I’m* responsible for removing the inch and a half of snow from the driveway. 

 

*checks weather forecast to see if it will melt before he comes home.)

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It’ll be 40’s by Friday.... I can drive over 1.5 inches no problem.

 

So do I really have to clear the driveway? (We have no sidewalks in our subdivision.)

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My youngest cat is one of them there sex poivoits, I tells ya. It's horrifyin'! I don't wanna live near one of them disgustin' people!

 

Every other week she's trying to seduce my neutered cat. I really need to find the time to get her to the vet and get her spayed, because her antics while in heat have gotten annoying. I guess she sees me as a male cat as well, because she'll come running up to me and throw herself into position in front of me as often as she does it to my other cat. I keep accidentally kicking her right in her butt because she does it while she's right in front of my foot and I'm not paying attention. One thing I'm walking, next thing I hear "mrow" and then PUNT! She gets a foot right in the lady bits.

 

My roommate said that earlier he thought my neutered cat was finally gonna get involved. He said they came running down into his room, Rose assumed the position, Ed assumed the position, and then he said Ed just looked confused for a second and scampered off. Which led to us making jokes about Ed's neutered status, as we immature little boys are wont to do.

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21 minutes ago, Thes Hunter said:

 

So do I really have to clear the driveway? (We have no sidewalks in our subdivision.)

 

It's not a bad idea. Driving over snow repeatedly will pack it into ice, which will make your driveway suck. If it's only 1.5 inches, it's not that much work. You can just place the shovel in the snow and start walking. It'll be like having a mini-plow.

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1 hour ago, Green Eyed Monster said:

Isn't Ice Falling From the Sky called Sleet?  Or when the weather conditions are just right Hail?

We don't get a whole lot of weather like that in our local area so I'm not up on the most accurate nomenclature.

GEM

 

It usually goes really cold rain that may or may not freeze on the ground; freezing rain, basically tiny raindrops of ice which either melt on the ground, melt and refreeze as a sheet of ice, or pile up in little pellets; sleet, half melted big clumps of former fluffy snow and water; then snow; Hail is bigger hunks of ice falling. Wintery mix is when Mother Nature can't decide how to send down the water and sends a mix of two or more options.

 

24 minutes ago, Thes Hunter said:

Hmm I just realized that with matt in Romania.... *I’m* responsible for removing the inch and a half of snow from the driveway. 

 

*checks weather forecast to see if it will melt before he comes home.)

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It’ll be 40’s by Friday.... I can drive over 1.5 inches no problem.

 

So do I really have to clear the driveway? (We have no sidewalks in our subdivision.)

 

Does your mail carrier need to use your driveway to get to the mailbox? If so then you need to shovel, if not nope;  but I second Unruly, half melted and refrozen skating rink driveways are no fun.

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All the driving I had to do yesterday messed up my back and now I can't sleep. 

 



My dad is now in skilled, long term care, and has been taken off the antipsychotic that makes folks with LBD worse. And he's doing better. He's been sleeping a lot and eating a lot, which is good, he had stopped doing both for the last week or so. 

 

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5 hours ago, Pezler the Polychromatic said:

If I can't sleep, neither can you.

 

 

 

Thx for posting a Dutch Band!

 

Let me return the favor and post a Canadian Band

 

 

 

 

 

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I got the reply from badger airbrush, asking me which one I want. And I have no idea. :blink: What is a good beginner airbrush for painting larger minis and terrain? I'd like to use it for things as small as chibis, but as big as Tianot.

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12 hours ago, Werkrobotwerk said:

so... you're saying your're immune if you have a metal heart?

 

8 hours ago, Thes Hunter said:

Hmm I just realized that with matt in Romania.... *I’m* responsible for removing the inch and a half of snow from the driveway. 

 

*checks weather forecast to see if it will melt before he comes home.)

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It’ll be 40’s by Friday.... I can drive over 1.5 inches no problem.

 

So do I really have to clear the driveway? (We have no sidewalks in our subdivision.)

Yes, you do.  It's good for you; it builds character.::D:

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