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Bruce
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2016 6:02 pm    Post subject: So glad for the 10 Foot commute Reply with quote

We're having a major snow event here in Portland.... a half inch every couple of hours (laugh all you want you cold weather regulars) but I'm watching all the miserable people going 3 miles per hour or less on the freeways to go home on the news. We have like 30 snow plows in all of Oregon so we'll be in deep doodoo (to us) for days if we get all 4" they're forecasting.

Every day, but today especially, I am so glad my commute is ten feet from my bedroom to my studio. One of the many plusses of this line of work.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2016 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was a teacher out in Hillsboro for 6 years. It always cracked me up how nuts people went in Oregon when snow arrived. If memory serves, they just had a snow day in the district without any snow on the ground. Laugh
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2016 9:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kinda makes you miss Phoenix... just a little... right?
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2016 7:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm also very grateful for my 10-foot commute. If I had not taken this path and was instead one of the millions cramming the highways twice a day five days a week, I would be in a loony bin by now. As it is, when I actually need to drive the highways these days, it terrifies the crap out of me, the way many people drive. It seems commuting has become a competition.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2016 10:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jealous. i have to make it over 12 feet!
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2016 10:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My commute involves stairs. TWELVE of them.

AND a landing.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2016 3:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

14 steps up to the 2nd floor for me. I love it!
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2016 1:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've only owned my house for 31 years and just had to count my "commute." It's 14 stairs, including the landing.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2016 4:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My Dad was a carpenter; worked on building sites all his short life. I can picture him now, home from work hunched right over the coal fire, desperately trying to thaw his bones. And if the weather was really bad he'd be laid off. No work meant no money.

Am I grateful to do what I do? Just a bit.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2016 8:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Way back when I was on radio in Charlotte my favorite reality show was watching the local TV news crews with their mobile vans out on the highway showing a few flakes of snow and how "bad" driving conditions are. Advising everyone to go stock up on bread and milk for the big storm. I grew up in the snow belt and always found this to be amusing. And the evening news would show the lady jamming on her breaks going down a little snowy slope and the car spinning around. Yikes.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2016 9:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

johnmilesprod wrote:
Advising everyone to go stock up on bread and milk for the big storm.


And toilet paper. For God's sake, don't forget the toilet paper! Sarcastic
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Bruce
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2016 10:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What an unholy mess it was here. I was misinformed on the number of plows. Between the city and the state we have 135 trucks equipped with plows in the metro area, however the worst of the storm and rush hour hit at the same time so the roads were packed and the plows and spreaders couldn't get in there to do their job. Several hundred cars were abandoned on roadways, freeways and bridges. They're still towing them away almost two days later.

We had an average of 2" city wide and we had more like 3" in our hilly area. We never got above freezing and our low was 22 this morning so it's still slickern' whale poop in places.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2016 10:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm far from places like Minnesota and the like, which often see snow measured in feet. But here, in NJ (western and southern gateway to NYC), we've had some snow storms that have caused the State Police to completely ban driving, going so far as to say they will ticket those they find out on the roads. Some drive anyway.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2016 9:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My commute still involves going outside because my studio is in a separate building, so like it or not I have to deal with the great outdoors each time I go to work. It's about 35 feet from the back door of our house the entrance door of my studio building.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2016 8:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ayyy-men to that brothers and sisters,

And to add to that, for the next two weeks, so glad my cost of living involves Pesos!
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