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« Reply #775 on: December 16, 2012, 08:13:25 pm »

How many days work will you miss due to snow?
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« Reply #776 on: December 16, 2012, 08:43:29 pm »

With any luck, none.  I'm most concerned about Tuesday.  I can walk to work, but I'm not sure if I should with the bitterly cold conditions and heavy snow coupled with my heart.  It seems to me that would be ripe conditions for a heart attack.  That would be an extremely long 1.25 miles.  I may, and probable am, over-exaggerating the conditions, but that would be the worst case scenario.
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« Reply #777 on: December 16, 2012, 08:56:19 pm »

I'm in the work night leading up to Week 7 which begins tomorrow.  This is my final full work week of 2012 (as I believe its the last full work week for everybody!).  This should be a very slow week as the US Forest Service is closed for Christmas and New Year's.  I believe they closed up shop at the close of business on Friday.  We'll still have calls, but they will be very few and far between and they will be people working from home.  Since this is a very slow week, I may not work all day every day.  They will likely implement VTO (Voluntary Time Off) the rest of the year.  Also, my schedule could change this week.  Up until now, I've been working 8:00-4:30.  It could change to 6:00-2:30.
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« Reply #778 on: December 16, 2012, 08:58:06 pm »

Are you going to lose this job?
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« Reply #779 on: December 16, 2012, 09:05:18 pm »


Not if I can help it!  I'm done playing games.  I am almost 31 years old, I am not getting any younger.  I need to settle down.  I want to hold onto Xerox until 1) I move to Kenya in 2017 or 2) I retire if Kenya doesn't work out.
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« Reply #780 on: December 16, 2012, 09:36:10 pm »

With any luck, none.  I'm most concerned about Tuesday.  I can walk to work, but I'm not sure if I should with the bitterly cold conditions and heavy snow coupled with my heart.  It seems to me that would be ripe conditions for a heart attack.  That would be an extremely long 1.25 miles.  I may, and probable am, over-exaggerating the conditions, but that would be the worst case scenario.

Or you know, you could just not be pathetic and just drive it. Would take 5-10 minutes at most in the worst snow conditions, and it would be on the lower side of that. Besies, you're in Utah, you'd be on the only person who doesn't now how to drive in snow so you should be fine.
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« Reply #781 on: December 16, 2012, 09:38:26 pm »

With any luck, none.  I'm most concerned about Tuesday.  I can walk to work, but I'm not sure if I should with the bitterly cold conditions and heavy snow coupled with my heart.  It seems to me that would be ripe conditions for a heart attack.  That would be an extremely long 1.25 miles.  I may, and probable am, over-exaggerating the conditions, but that would be the worst case scenario.

Or you know, you could just not be pathetic and just drive it. Would take 5-10 minutes at most in the worst snow conditions, and it would be on the lower side of that. Besies, you're in Utah, you'd be on the only person who doesn't now how to drive in snow so you should be fine.

I'll make it somehow.
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« Reply #782 on: December 16, 2012, 09:41:11 pm »

Bushie a 31-year-old man should not be afraid that he'll have a heart attack if he walks to work in the snow.
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« Reply #783 on: December 16, 2012, 09:48:34 pm »

Bushie, I crashed my car a couple of times in snowy road conditions when I lived up North here.  Even in a worst case scenario, it is highly unlikely you will be driving fast enough to be injured in a wreck during your short commute to work.
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« Reply #784 on: December 16, 2012, 09:53:38 pm »

A 31 year old man should not have a problem walking 1.25 miles to work... snow or not.

Sure, a 60 year old overweight diabetic out shoveling 24" of heavy, wet snow for hours might cause a heart attack.

Walking 1.25 miles will do you good, get you some fresh air, and allow you to see the community at the pace communities are meant to be seen at... walking pace.
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« Reply #785 on: December 16, 2012, 09:57:07 pm »

I'm not really worried about it, its just the trickiest day of the week, but I'll be fine whether I walk or drive.
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« Reply #786 on: December 17, 2012, 12:09:27 am »

as long as your going under like 35 your not really going to get hurt if you crash. Can you take roads that are at or under this speed limit to work.  You can't be afraid of the snow. Last winter I was in a accident doing under 10 mph both of us slid on some ice it was a slow motion accident. I watched his car come at me for several seconds knowing he was going to hit me, it was weird. I also almost slid up a curb and into a stop sign barely stoping before I hit it. I also got my car stuck in the snow in a major intersection for 10 minutes. The intersection was 200 ft from my workplace. Another year I almost hit the mailbox of my work trying to floor it into the parking lot because the lot wasn't plowed and I didn't want to get stuck. Last year I hit some ice and spun around a few times in the middle of a 5 lane road lucky for me no one was on the road right by me. There were people a hundred feet or so in front of me but I stopped before I hit them, barely. Just get out there and drive. Is there a big parking lot you can practice driving in to get use to the snow? I would try that.
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« Reply #787 on: December 17, 2012, 12:14:13 am »

Both roads I drive on have a speed limit of 35 and there is just one hill in both directions.  I should be fine.
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« Reply #788 on: December 17, 2012, 12:15:47 am »

This series has tanked about as much as Homeland Season 2.
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Without faith, update is dead. We need a revival. As for Bushie walking to work, the greatest threat is not his heart, it's slipping and falling. Especially if conditions are icy. Make sure you have sturdy footwear.
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« Reply #789 on: December 17, 2012, 12:17:33 am »

as long as your going under like 35 your not really going to get hurt if you crash. Can you take roads that are at or under this speed limit to work.  You can't be afraid of the snow. Last winter I was in a accident doing under 10 mph both of us slid on some ice it was a slow motion accident. I watched his car come at me for several seconds knowing he was going to hit me, it was weird. I also almost slid up a curb and into a stop sign barely stoping before I hit it. I also got my car stuck in the snow in a major intersection for 10 minutes. The intersection was 200 ft from my workplace. Another year I almost hit the mailbox of my work trying to floor it into the parking lot because the lot wasn't plowed and I didn't want to get stuck. Last year I hit some ice and spun around a few times in the middle of a 5 lane road lucky for me no one was on the road right by me. There were people a hundred feet or so in front of me but I stopped before I hit them, barely. Just get out there and drive. Is there a big parking lot you can practice driving in to get use to the snow? I would try that.
Is it common to have so many winter weather fueled accidents? Cause you guys have snow/ice for several months, right? Do you use chains/snow tires? Are these things helpful?
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« Reply #790 on: December 17, 2012, 12:17:40 am »

This series has tanked about as much as Homeland Season 2.
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Without faith, update is dead. We need a revival. As for Bushie walking to work, the greatest threat is not his heart, it's slipping and falling. Especially if conditions are icy. Make sure you have sturdy footwear.

I don't have any snow boots, yet, and my tennis shoes are in desperate need of being replaced, so the only pair I have is my dress shoes which is not too safe on snow and ice.
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« Reply #791 on: December 17, 2012, 12:20:33 am »

This series has tanked about as much as Homeland Season 2.
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Without faith, update is dead. We need a revival. As for Bushie walking to work, the greatest threat is not his heart, it's slipping and falling. Especially if conditions are icy. Make sure you have sturdy footwear.

I don't have any snow boots, yet, and my tennis shoes are in desperate need of being replaced, so the only pair I have is my dress shoes which is not too safe on snow and ice.
When I was at Bed Bath and Beyond last week, they had these rubber things that stretch over your shoes with metal studs on the bottom to help walk in slippery conditions. I thought it was a pretty clever product. Too bad they were trying to sell them in Memphis.
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« Reply #792 on: December 17, 2012, 12:24:56 am »

This series has tanked about as much as Homeland Season 2.
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Without faith, update is dead. We need a revival. As for Bushie walking to work, the greatest threat is not his heart, it's slipping and falling. Especially if conditions are icy. Make sure you have sturdy footwear.

I don't have any snow boots, yet, and my tennis shoes are in desperate need of being replaced, so the only pair I have is my dress shoes which is not too safe on snow and ice.
When I was at Bed Bath and Beyond last week, they had these rubber things that stretch over your shoes with metal studs on the bottom to help walk in slippery conditions. I thought it was a pretty clever product. Too bad they were trying to sell them in Memphis.

There's a Bed Bath and Beyond just about 3-4 miles from me, so after Christmas, I may go down and see if they sell them here.
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« Reply #793 on: December 17, 2012, 12:41:42 am »

This series has tanked about as much as Homeland Season 2.
^^^^^^^^
Without faith, update is dead. We need a revival. As for Bushie walking to work, the greatest threat is not his heart, it's slipping and falling. Especially if conditions are icy. Make sure you have sturdy footwear.

I don't have any snow boots, yet, and my tennis shoes are in desperate need of being replaced, so the only pair I have is my dress shoes which is not too safe on snow and ice.
When I was at Bed Bath and Beyond last week, they had these rubber things that stretch over your shoes with metal studs on the bottom to help walk in slippery conditions. I thought it was a pretty clever product. Too bad they were trying to sell them in Memphis.

There's a Bed Bath and Beyond just about 3-4 miles from me, so after Christmas, I may go down and see if they sell them here.
It's cheaper on amazon.com
http://www.amazon.com/Sharper-Image-Traction-Slip-Ons-Stretch-On/dp/B005H2RZDG
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« Reply #794 on: December 17, 2012, 12:56:16 am »

This series has tanked about as much as Homeland Season 2.
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Without faith, update is dead. We need a revival. As for Bushie walking to work, the greatest threat is not his heart, it's slipping and falling. Especially if conditions are icy. Make sure you have sturdy footwear.

I don't have any snow boots, yet, and my tennis shoes are in desperate need of being replaced, so the only pair I have is my dress shoes which is not too safe on snow and ice.
When I was at Bed Bath and Beyond last week, they had these rubber things that stretch over your shoes with metal studs on the bottom to help walk in slippery conditions. I thought it was a pretty clever product. Too bad they were trying to sell them in Memphis.

There's a Bed Bath and Beyond just about 3-4 miles from me, so after Christmas, I may go down and see if they sell them here.
It's cheaper on amazon.com
http://www.amazon.com/Sharper-Image-Traction-Slip-Ons-Stretch-On/dp/B005H2RZDG

I tend not to buy much online as I don't like being hit with the use tax come tax time.  I know its not much, but I'd rather get my tax out of the way when I purchase the product then to pay for it again later.

I may be an oldie, but I still prefer brick-and-mortar buying vs. click-and-mortar or totally online.
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« Reply #795 on: December 17, 2012, 01:03:29 am »

This series has tanked about as much as Homeland Season 2.
^^^^^^^^
Without faith, update is dead. We need a revival. As for Bushie walking to work, the greatest threat is not his heart, it's slipping and falling. Especially if conditions are icy. Make sure you have sturdy footwear.

I don't have any snow boots, yet, and my tennis shoes are in desperate need of being replaced, so the only pair I have is my dress shoes which is not too safe on snow and ice.
When I was at Bed Bath and Beyond last week, they had these rubber things that stretch over your shoes with metal studs on the bottom to help walk in slippery conditions. I thought it was a pretty clever product. Too bad they were trying to sell them in Memphis.

There's a Bed Bath and Beyond just about 3-4 miles from me, so after Christmas, I may go down and see if they sell them here.
It's cheaper on amazon.com
http://www.amazon.com/Sharper-Image-Traction-Slip-Ons-Stretch-On/dp/B005H2RZDG

I tend not to buy much online as I don't like being hit with the use tax come tax time.  I know its not much, but I'd rather get my tax out of the way when I purchase the product then to pay for it again later.

I may be an oldie, but I still prefer brick-and-mortar buying vs. click-and-mortar or totally online.

I, uh, huh, what...oh,  never mind.
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« Reply #796 on: December 17, 2012, 01:11:20 am »

Bushie, let me synthesize the top few comments: A 30-year old man should neither fear walking one-and-a-quarter miles due to heart problems, nor should he fear driving that distance due to snow.

Bushie, is gas a major expense for you? Because a 10-minute drive is hardly a major endeavour.
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« Reply #797 on: December 17, 2012, 01:27:24 am »

I may, and probable am, over-exaggerating the conditions, but that would be the worst case scenario.

To quote Clark Griswald... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GxGkcC1VrhU&feature=youtu.be&t=1m43s (profanity)
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« Reply #798 on: December 17, 2012, 02:03:50 am »

Bushie, let me synthesize the top few comments: A 30-year old man should neither fear walking one-and-a-quarter miles due to heart problems, nor should he fear driving that distance due to snow.

Bushie, is gas a major expense for you? Because a 10-minute drive is hardly a major endeavour.

You must be missing a key phrase I've mentioned over and over - I'm not worried about it.
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« Reply #799 on: December 17, 2012, 02:04:53 am »

Then why talk about it so much?
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