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Old 02-12-2014, 11:18 PM   #121
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Mob scene puts it mildly! What a hoot! When I first envisioned a beer exchange as an "opener event," it wasn't supposed to be OPEN THE BEER as much as:

Hi, I'm Donna D. from Portland, Oregon would you like to try [beer here] and where are you from and what did you bring to exchange... I thought we'd socialize a bit with each person...

Well... during the first ever exchange, I barely got the "Hi, I'm Donna D" out of my mouth.. before the entire exchange looked like a Great White Shark feeding frenzy. WHAT A HOOT! It is what it is, and when everyone exchanges.... THEN the socializing starts. I didn't plan THAT... and if you are two minutes late, you are SOL!

Now, I actually do a count down.. two minutes... one minute... 30 seconds... GO at the NOGs.

hahahahhahahaha
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Old 02-13-2014, 07:19 AM   #122
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Mob scene puts it mildly! What a hoot! When I first envisioned a beer exchange as an "opener event," it wasn't supposed to be OPEN THE BEER as much as:

Hi, I'm Donna D. from Portland, Oregon would you like to try [beer here] and where are you from and what did you bring to exchange... I thought we'd socialize a bit with each person...

Well... during the first ever exchange, I barely got the "Hi, I'm Donna D" out of my mouth.. before the entire exchange looked like a Great White Shark feeding frenzy. WHAT A HOOT! It is what it is, and when everyone exchanges.... THEN the socializing starts. I didn't plan THAT... and if you are two minutes late, you are SOL!

Now, I actually do a count down.. two minutes... one minute... 30 seconds... GO at the NOGs.

hahahahhahahaha
HI; Donna D... SOL is still Beer isn't it? Alf
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Old 02-13-2014, 08:53 AM   #123
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Well, BlackJack is under siege, already have 12" on top with another 6 hours to go, winds are starting to pick up.
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Old 02-13-2014, 09:31 AM   #124
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There is so many small breweries in the US now, there's never a need (or want) to drink "commerical" beer. I think Beer Exchanges have become a common "opener event" at many egg gatherings.
This is a very welcome truth. I remember a bunch of years ago, dreading to go to the US and having to drink the beer there, not that ours was a heck of a lot better. Now, there are almost too many great beers to be found, both in the US and here in Canada. It is quite the challenge to try them all, but I am working on it.
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I didn't understand the concept of a 'beer exchange' my first time. I brought a selection of craft brews and thought that we would socialize and drink the beer. I wasn't expecting this frenzied rush to grab all the good stuff and scurry off into the corner with your prize.
So, since the first exchange, I've just brought my six beers, and six more in a cooler for myself, and shot pictures of the mob scene.
I vote that you organize it a bit better. Though not a bad thing at all, it could be made much better.
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Old 02-13-2014, 09:04 PM   #125
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We got hammered today, started last night at 11 pm heavy until 11 am today, switched to sleet/freezing rain and now we are getting another 3-4" of Sierra sludge, total now approaching 18- 24"!!! I'm tired of clearing the awnings and auxillary heat pump and keeping my furnace air/exhaust which is 36" above grade out of the drifting snow and using the snowblower on walks and driveways. Been doing this every 4 hours. Tomorrow I tackle BlackJack, but more snow on Saturday/Sunday, I'm ready for springtime.
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Old 02-13-2014, 09:20 PM   #126
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It's beautiful, Jim. Wish we were there (...not!)
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Old 02-14-2014, 01:03 AM   #127
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I suggest you move out to the left coast PNW.
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Old 02-14-2014, 01:26 AM   #128
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There wouldn't be an issue if we had used the term 'Climate Change' instead of 'Climate Warming'.
But, that didn't happen. Which opens all sorts of avenues to deny that we have any effect on the environment.
We can only hope for a terminal hit from an asteroid.
Getting lousy mileage out of my RAV4 recently, but what's a guy to do?
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Old 02-14-2014, 07:57 AM   #129
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I bet that lousy mileage has something to do with the change in barometric pressure…….
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Old 02-14-2014, 03:17 PM   #130
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Well, I cleaned/cleared the snow off BlackJack, one observation, with the sun out and the trailer tilted forward, a lot of the wet stuff slides off very easily with a little push from a broom. Another reason not to cover, ease of snow removal.
Came in, turned on the computer and this appeared:
The National Weather Service In State College Has Issued A Winter
Weather Advisory For Snow...Which Is In Effect From 11 PM This
Evening To 4 PM EST Saturday.

• Hazard Types...Snow And Blowing Snow.

• Accumulations...2 To 4 Inches Of Snow.

here we go again, I'm beat.
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Old 02-14-2014, 05:27 PM   #131
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Hang in there, our rock is making another cycle around the sun, days are getting longer, and the sun is starting to gain in intensity again.
Snow is just another 4 letter word that starts with "S".
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We got hammered today, started last night at 11 pm heavy until 11 am today, switched to sleet/freezing rain and now we are getting another 3-4" of Sierra sludge, total now approaching 18- 24"!!! I'm tired of clearing the awnings and auxillary heat pump and keeping my furnace air/exhaust which is 36" above grade out of the drifting snow and using the snowblower on walks and driveways. Been doing this every 4 hours. Tomorrow I tackle BlackJack, but more snow on Saturday/Sunday, I'm ready for springtime.
I'm with you Jim. Since I'm retired and need the exercise, I snowblow our 1/4 mile long steep driveway with a walk behind. This is the first year ever that it was a daily routine for quite a while. A trip in Blue to the Tucson area in March is starting to sound like a good idea.....if I don't have to drive thru blizzards and ice covered roads to get there!
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Old 02-14-2014, 06:35 PM   #133
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Heck Eric, wouldn't a manual snow shovel be an even better exercise regimen?
Well, 'ceptin' for the heart attack factor.

My wife went for elective ankle surgery in November, just before all the snow came. I too had to shovel daily, a job that is usually delegated to her.
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Old 02-15-2014, 09:24 AM   #134
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Hi: All... Sorry to report a cool down trend for today...73* and 56* tonite. Had to put the cube heater on last nite and woke up in a sweat this am. No snow in the forecast and mid 80's next week. Alf
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Heck Eric, wouldn't a manual snow shovel be an even better exercise regimen?
Well, 'ceptin' for the heart attack factor.

My wife went for elective ankle surgery in November, just before all the snow came. I too had to shovel daily, a job that is usually delegated to her.
Smart woman - good timing on that elective surgery!
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Well Alf, if you run out of ice for your drinks, I c an always send some down to you...
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Old 02-15-2014, 11:59 AM   #137
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It's snowing again, 2-4" expected and now there are ice dams on the gutters/roof edges. The gutters are starting to sag under the weight, I went out with a ladder/shovel, gave up. Came in and ordered a snow broom for the roof. That should eliminate the problem, once you order the tool you will no longer need it.
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Old 02-15-2014, 03:11 PM   #138
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We here in drought-land wish you could send your snow and ice here!
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Old 02-15-2014, 03:18 PM   #139
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Where is that Sandra? There is no location shown under your user cp?
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I think it got lost in the change. I just noticed that. I hope I am still on the map! I am in the Sacramento, California area.
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