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post #31 of 38 (permalink) Old 03-05-2018, 12:11 AM
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To say the least, Iíve never seen emergency vehicles that color!
Yeah they are unusual. I think it might just hurt the resale value but they aren't prone to sell these things. There is at least three in the fire hall, each one newer and fancier than the previous one.

Weather getting bad here now too. Freezing rain off and on for last day and snowfall accumulation of 4 to 11 inches forecast by end of tomorrow with a 30mph wind. School already cancelled for tomorrow.


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Nah, not the right color at all.

Looks pretty good in green to be honest but I often wonder if Canadians are color blind, LoL

Since basically our department is all grass units green sure wouldn't be the color of choice, even the yellow one we had years ago was much harder to spot.


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If only the wheels were yellow, the green is near enough. Who said that
South Australia has white fire trucks, that might not work in Canada. No frozen water mains here.HaHa
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Schools reopening tomorrow thaw well underway though drifts have blocked some roads.Milk lorry got through today had to pull it down the lane with 2 tractors
Hard to believe how you guys manage 6 months of this **** .6 weeks would kill me!
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Schools reopening tomorrow thaw well underway though drifts have blocked some roads.Milk lorry got through today had to pull it down the lane with 2 tractors
Hard to believe how you guys manage 6 months of this **** .6 weeks would kill me!
MF32, did you happen to take any photos of the snow conditions at its worst, pulling the milk truck and so forth as it would be interesting to see what an area that normally doesn't receive snow looks like. I am guessing there wouldn't be much for snow plows available to put on roads in an area like that either.
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1m sorry to say i never even thought of photos,the sheer drudgery of getting daily tasks done coupled with sore ribs left me ragged.
The milk lorry day started with a stand up row with the tanker driver who wanted us to bring the milk to the main road after we were up half the night clearing drifts with the teleporter to get him down the lane.
Probably would have made it without sliding into the ditch if he wasnt so windy.Then hitch up two tractors and drag him out,lots of swearing you get the picture?
Believe it or not the country has plenty of snow ploughs a legacy of 2010 the last time we had bad snow,but this weeks weather is the worst snow since 1982 and the latest since 1947
Me and smartphones have never been friends i keep breaking them so i have used the brick phones for the last few years.Will nail this photo thing soon as i intend to post photos of this springs work and crops.thats if spring ever comes.
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I totally understand about not having photos as often that is the last thing one thinks about when one is struggling to keep above water ... or snow in this case. I did find some news reports and while I expect I saw the worst of it, it just blew me away with the extreme height of some drifts, totally insane for just one storm event. I also noted some plow trucks and saw a backhoe with a blade on it so I began to realize there are pieces of equipment around. I know around here it would be a total disaster as well to try and dig out from such a massive mess.

Spring will come all right, longer days and the sun higher in the sky and some wind with heat will take snow quickly but imagine you may have some water flowing around as well when that takes place.
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Its raining now and most of the snow has melted,but the big drifts in the hedges are hanging on.land is saturated and ponds of water lying everywhere.Looks like it will be a late spring.Big debate in the media about animal welfare after several big nz style dairy units suffered heavy losses with cows housed on topless cubicles,with calls for such housing to be banned.
Personally i couldnt agree more .Ireland was more like canada last week than nz and low cost production and high welfare standards dont go well together.
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