Its Snowing!!!!!


Reverend Blair
#241
The really funny thing is that anybody who has driven a truck should realise that they take longer to stop and don't handle nearly as well as a car. Vehicles with short wheel bases and high centres of gravity also tend to turn around when you hit a patch of ice.

I find it hilarious that these people are too stupid to figure that out.
 
Reverend Blair
#242
The really funny thing is that anybody who has driven a truck should realise that they take longer to stop and don't handle nearly as well as a car. Vehicles with short wheel bases and high centres of gravity also tend to turn around when you hit a patch of ice.

I find it hilarious that these people are too stupid to figure that out.
 
Reverend Blair
#243
The really funny thing is that anybody who has driven a truck should realise that they take longer to stop and don't handle nearly as well as a car. Vehicles with short wheel bases and high centres of gravity also tend to turn around when you hit a patch of ice.

I find it hilarious that these people are too stupid to figure that out.
 
peapod
#244
Here is a brief summary of the snow storm we had in Victoria :P


Last week we had a SNOW emergency . Next week we begin the flower count !


Subject: Snow Emergency In Victoria

A Chronology:
5:35 p.m. Environment Canada predicts two to five centimetres of snow
will fall on Victoria within a 24-hour period. Television weatherman reads
the forecast on-air, turns white and faints.
5:40 p.m.
Victoria Mayor Alan Lowe issues immediate appeal for federal assistance.
Prime Minister Paul Martin promises to send in the army.
8:45 p.m.
Victorians begin queuing at tire stores, leaving vehicles in line
overnight to be first served in morning.
10:15 p.m.
It turns out B.C.'s last army base, CFB Chilliwack, closed in 1998.
Martin promises to send in Navy instead.
10:20 p.m.!
Navy announces ship deployment to San Diego and Hawaii for "security
reasons." Conservative Leader Stephen Harper suggests Prime Minister call
Quebec advertising agencies to shovel the
snow, "since that's where the Liberals have spent all our money anyway."
6:22 a.m.
Temperature plunges. Word spreads that a man has found ice on his
windscreen. Curious neighbours gather to watch him scrape it off with
credit card. One motorist, a former Albertan, claims use of mysterious
"defrost" switch on dashboard can aid in process.
8:15 a.m.
Terrified downtown skateboarders lose toques to menacing mob of balding,
middle-aged men. "We tried to run," they say, "but these stupid
baggy-assed pants made us fall down."
9:30 a.m.
Hardware stores sell both of their snow shovels. Islanders begin
cobbling together implements made from kayak paddles, umbrellas, plywood,
cookie sheets, boogie boards and heavy leather sandals.
10 a.m.
Golfers switch to orange balls. Cricket players, anxious not to repeat
the ugly "snow blower incident" of the Blizzard of '96, switch to orange
uniforms.
12 Noon.
Word of impending West Coast snowfall tops newscasts across Canada.
Saskatoon hospitals report epidemic of sprained wrists related to viewers
high-fiving one another.
1:20 p.m.
Elementary schools call in grief counsellors. Grief counsellors refuse
to go, citing lack of snow tires.
2:30 p.m.
Rush hour begins early as office workers come down with mysterious
illness and bolt for home. Usual traffic snarl is compounded by large
number of four-wheel-drives abandoned by side of road.
2:50 p.m.
Airplanes are grounded and ferries docked. No travel link between
Vancouver Island and rest of the world. Victoria Times-Colonist headline:
"Mainland Cut Off From Civilisation."
3:22 p.m.
Prime Minister Martin announces Canada's DART rapid-response team can
be on the ground within six months. "We can't leave Victoria to deal with
225 centimetres of snow on its own," he tells Mayor Lowe. "Um, that's
two-to-five centimetres, not two-two-five," replies the mayor. The prime
minister curses and hangs up.
3:33 p.m.
Provincial government responds to crisis by installing slot machines in
homeless shelters.
4:10 p.m.
At behest of Provincial Emergency Program, authorities begin adding
Prozac to drinking water.
4:15 p.m. Fears of food shortage lead to alarming scenes of violence and
looting. Grocery shoppers riot across the city, except in affluent Oak
Bay area, where residents hire caterers to do rioting for them.
4:30 p.m. Bracing for the arrival of snow, the city is gripped by an
eerie stillness reminiscent of Baghdad on the eve of the invasion.
Searchlights
comb darkening sky for first signs of precipitation.
4:48 p.m.
Panic ripples across region as word comes in that first flakes have
fallen. False alarm. "Flakes" turn out to be nothing more than pollen
spores released by early blossoms . An uneasy calm returns to city.
5:40 p.m. Weatherman, shaking uncontrollably, tells viewers that snow
warning has been extended. This weather pattern could go on for days.
Mercury plummets to 'Calgary-in-August' levels. Martial law is declared.
Victoria-area politicians announce plans to establish emergency command
centre aboard HMCS Regina once it reaches Oahu.....
--
 
peapod
#245
Here is a brief summary of the snow storm we had in Victoria :P


Last week we had a SNOW emergency . Next week we begin the flower count !


Subject: Snow Emergency In Victoria

A Chronology:
5:35 p.m. Environment Canada predicts two to five centimetres of snow
will fall on Victoria within a 24-hour period. Television weatherman reads
the forecast on-air, turns white and faints.
5:40 p.m.
Victoria Mayor Alan Lowe issues immediate appeal for federal assistance.
Prime Minister Paul Martin promises to send in the army.
8:45 p.m.
Victorians begin queuing at tire stores, leaving vehicles in line
overnight to be first served in morning.
10:15 p.m.
It turns out B.C.'s last army base, CFB Chilliwack, closed in 1998.
Martin promises to send in Navy instead.
10:20 p.m.!
Navy announces ship deployment to San Diego and Hawaii for "security
reasons." Conservative Leader Stephen Harper suggests Prime Minister call
Quebec advertising agencies to shovel the
snow, "since that's where the Liberals have spent all our money anyway."
6:22 a.m.
Temperature plunges. Word spreads that a man has found ice on his
windscreen. Curious neighbours gather to watch him scrape it off with
credit card. One motorist, a former Albertan, claims use of mysterious
"defrost" switch on dashboard can aid in process.
8:15 a.m.
Terrified downtown skateboarders lose toques to menacing mob of balding,
middle-aged men. "We tried to run," they say, "but these stupid
baggy-assed pants made us fall down."
9:30 a.m.
Hardware stores sell both of their snow shovels. Islanders begin
cobbling together implements made from kayak paddles, umbrellas, plywood,
cookie sheets, boogie boards and heavy leather sandals.
10 a.m.
Golfers switch to orange balls. Cricket players, anxious not to repeat
the ugly "snow blower incident" of the Blizzard of '96, switch to orange
uniforms.
12 Noon.
Word of impending West Coast snowfall tops newscasts across Canada.
Saskatoon hospitals report epidemic of sprained wrists related to viewers
high-fiving one another.
1:20 p.m.
Elementary schools call in grief counsellors. Grief counsellors refuse
to go, citing lack of snow tires.
2:30 p.m.
Rush hour begins early as office workers come down with mysterious
illness and bolt for home. Usual traffic snarl is compounded by large
number of four-wheel-drives abandoned by side of road.
2:50 p.m.
Airplanes are grounded and ferries docked. No travel link between
Vancouver Island and rest of the world. Victoria Times-Colonist headline:
"Mainland Cut Off From Civilisation."
3:22 p.m.
Prime Minister Martin announces Canada's DART rapid-response team can
be on the ground within six months. "We can't leave Victoria to deal with
225 centimetres of snow on its own," he tells Mayor Lowe. "Um, that's
two-to-five centimetres, not two-two-five," replies the mayor. The prime
minister curses and hangs up.
3:33 p.m.
Provincial government responds to crisis by installing slot machines in
homeless shelters.
4:10 p.m.
At behest of Provincial Emergency Program, authorities begin adding
Prozac to drinking water.
4:15 p.m. Fears of food shortage lead to alarming scenes of violence and
looting. Grocery shoppers riot across the city, except in affluent Oak
Bay area, where residents hire caterers to do rioting for them.
4:30 p.m. Bracing for the arrival of snow, the city is gripped by an
eerie stillness reminiscent of Baghdad on the eve of the invasion.
Searchlights
comb darkening sky for first signs of precipitation.
4:48 p.m.
Panic ripples across region as word comes in that first flakes have
fallen. False alarm. "Flakes" turn out to be nothing more than pollen
spores released by early blossoms . An uneasy calm returns to city.
5:40 p.m. Weatherman, shaking uncontrollably, tells viewers that snow
warning has been extended. This weather pattern could go on for days.
Mercury plummets to 'Calgary-in-August' levels. Martial law is declared.
Victoria-area politicians announce plans to establish emergency command
centre aboard HMCS Regina once it reaches Oahu.....
--
 
peapod
#246
Here is a brief summary of the snow storm we had in Victoria :P


Last week we had a SNOW emergency . Next week we begin the flower count !


Subject: Snow Emergency In Victoria

A Chronology:
5:35 p.m. Environment Canada predicts two to five centimetres of snow
will fall on Victoria within a 24-hour period. Television weatherman reads
the forecast on-air, turns white and faints.
5:40 p.m.
Victoria Mayor Alan Lowe issues immediate appeal for federal assistance.
Prime Minister Paul Martin promises to send in the army.
8:45 p.m.
Victorians begin queuing at tire stores, leaving vehicles in line
overnight to be first served in morning.
10:15 p.m.
It turns out B.C.'s last army base, CFB Chilliwack, closed in 1998.
Martin promises to send in Navy instead.
10:20 p.m.!
Navy announces ship deployment to San Diego and Hawaii for "security
reasons." Conservative Leader Stephen Harper suggests Prime Minister call
Quebec advertising agencies to shovel the
snow, "since that's where the Liberals have spent all our money anyway."
6:22 a.m.
Temperature plunges. Word spreads that a man has found ice on his
windscreen. Curious neighbours gather to watch him scrape it off with
credit card. One motorist, a former Albertan, claims use of mysterious
"defrost" switch on dashboard can aid in process.
8:15 a.m.
Terrified downtown skateboarders lose toques to menacing mob of balding,
middle-aged men. "We tried to run," they say, "but these stupid
baggy-assed pants made us fall down."
9:30 a.m.
Hardware stores sell both of their snow shovels. Islanders begin
cobbling together implements made from kayak paddles, umbrellas, plywood,
cookie sheets, boogie boards and heavy leather sandals.
10 a.m.
Golfers switch to orange balls. Cricket players, anxious not to repeat
the ugly "snow blower incident" of the Blizzard of '96, switch to orange
uniforms.
12 Noon.
Word of impending West Coast snowfall tops newscasts across Canada.
Saskatoon hospitals report epidemic of sprained wrists related to viewers
high-fiving one another.
1:20 p.m.
Elementary schools call in grief counsellors. Grief counsellors refuse
to go, citing lack of snow tires.
2:30 p.m.
Rush hour begins early as office workers come down with mysterious
illness and bolt for home. Usual traffic snarl is compounded by large
number of four-wheel-drives abandoned by side of road.
2:50 p.m.
Airplanes are grounded and ferries docked. No travel link between
Vancouver Island and rest of the world. Victoria Times-Colonist headline:
"Mainland Cut Off From Civilisation."
3:22 p.m.
Prime Minister Martin announces Canada's DART rapid-response team can
be on the ground within six months. "We can't leave Victoria to deal with
225 centimetres of snow on its own," he tells Mayor Lowe. "Um, that's
two-to-five centimetres, not two-two-five," replies the mayor. The prime
minister curses and hangs up.
3:33 p.m.
Provincial government responds to crisis by installing slot machines in
homeless shelters.
4:10 p.m.
At behest of Provincial Emergency Program, authorities begin adding
Prozac to drinking water.
4:15 p.m. Fears of food shortage lead to alarming scenes of violence and
looting. Grocery shoppers riot across the city, except in affluent Oak
Bay area, where residents hire caterers to do rioting for them.
4:30 p.m. Bracing for the arrival of snow, the city is gripped by an
eerie stillness reminiscent of Baghdad on the eve of the invasion.
Searchlights
comb darkening sky for first signs of precipitation.
4:48 p.m.
Panic ripples across region as word comes in that first flakes have
fallen. False alarm. "Flakes" turn out to be nothing more than pollen
spores released by early blossoms . An uneasy calm returns to city.
5:40 p.m. Weatherman, shaking uncontrollably, tells viewers that snow
warning has been extended. This weather pattern could go on for days.
Mercury plummets to 'Calgary-in-August' levels. Martial law is declared.
Victoria-area politicians announce plans to establish emergency command
centre aboard HMCS Regina once it reaches Oahu.....
--
 
Paranoid Dot Calm
#247
Yeh! Thats right! It is snowing in Toronto.
But it's raining in my hearth.

I moved into my 2 bedroom apartment about 3 years ago and it costs me a thousand bucks a month plus 150 bucks for hydro.

Over the past three years the flat-roof of the building has been leaking and I also think that the outside brick wall is leaking as water dribbles down the side of the building.

During my first year, I noticed that the drywall in the upstairs storage area was crumbling with moisture.
During the second year, the drywall bubbled and damage expanded to the first floor (living room) of my apartment.
During the 3rd year, I lost electricity to the storage area upstairs and my bedroom as well.

Now .... this week, the drywall has completely collapsed within the storage area, and last night an area of the ceiling in my kitchen crashed onto my kitchen floor!

So .... yeh! Its snowin' ..... but it's rainin' in my hearth.

Calm
 
Paranoid Dot Calm
#248
Yeh! Thats right! It is snowing in Toronto.
But it's raining in my hearth.

I moved into my 2 bedroom apartment about 3 years ago and it costs me a thousand bucks a month plus 150 bucks for hydro.

Over the past three years the flat-roof of the building has been leaking and I also think that the outside brick wall is leaking as water dribbles down the side of the building.

During my first year, I noticed that the drywall in the upstairs storage area was crumbling with moisture.
During the second year, the drywall bubbled and damage expanded to the first floor (living room) of my apartment.
During the 3rd year, I lost electricity to the storage area upstairs and my bedroom as well.

Now .... this week, the drywall has completely collapsed within the storage area, and last night an area of the ceiling in my kitchen crashed onto my kitchen floor!

So .... yeh! Its snowin' ..... but it's rainin' in my hearth.

Calm
 
Paranoid Dot Calm
#249
Yeh! Thats right! It is snowing in Toronto.
But it's raining in my hearth.

I moved into my 2 bedroom apartment about 3 years ago and it costs me a thousand bucks a month plus 150 bucks for hydro.

Over the past three years the flat-roof of the building has been leaking and I also think that the outside brick wall is leaking as water dribbles down the side of the building.

During my first year, I noticed that the drywall in the upstairs storage area was crumbling with moisture.
During the second year, the drywall bubbled and damage expanded to the first floor (living room) of my apartment.
During the 3rd year, I lost electricity to the storage area upstairs and my bedroom as well.

Now .... this week, the drywall has completely collapsed within the storage area, and last night an area of the ceiling in my kitchen crashed onto my kitchen floor!

So .... yeh! Its snowin' ..... but it's rainin' in my hearth.

Calm
 
Paranoid Dot Calm
#250
Oh! Update:

While it is true that I have drywall damage on any wall which is adjacent to an "outside" wall .... the reason my roof in the kitchen crashed into my kitchen sink is because the seal on my toilet was improperly sealed.

Whew! Great relief that is!

I'm rather heartened to find this out.
I only gotta worry now about the walls falling in around me and not the ceiling.

Calm
 
Paranoid Dot Calm
#251
Oh! Update:

While it is true that I have drywall damage on any wall which is adjacent to an "outside" wall .... the reason my roof in the kitchen crashed into my kitchen sink is because the seal on my toilet was improperly sealed.

Whew! Great relief that is!

I'm rather heartened to find this out.
I only gotta worry now about the walls falling in around me and not the ceiling.

Calm
 
Paranoid Dot Calm
#252
Oh! Update:

While it is true that I have drywall damage on any wall which is adjacent to an "outside" wall .... the reason my roof in the kitchen crashed into my kitchen sink is because the seal on my toilet was improperly sealed.

Whew! Great relief that is!

I'm rather heartened to find this out.
I only gotta worry now about the walls falling in around me and not the ceiling.

Calm
 
Candian_in_germany
#253
hi
I m a Candian, but I live in germany with my husband (who is german.) this is the first year we have lived in germany, and alough it's beautiful here there is ONE thing missing... SNOW !!!!!!!!!!
we had only 3 days were there was snow, and it lasted until the night and then the next morning it was gone!

I have never had a winter without snow. ( I use to live in a valley, with mountians all around.) and I have to admit I miss it.

thanx. Ash.
 
Candian_in_germany
#254
hi
I m a Candian, but I live in germany with my husband (who is german.) this is the first year we have lived in germany, and alough it's beautiful here there is ONE thing missing... SNOW !!!!!!!!!!
we had only 3 days were there was snow, and it lasted until the night and then the next morning it was gone!

I have never had a winter without snow. ( I use to live in a valley, with mountians all around.) and I have to admit I miss it.

thanx. Ash.
 
Candian_in_germany
#255
hi
I m a Candian, but I live in germany with my husband (who is german.) this is the first year we have lived in germany, and alough it's beautiful here there is ONE thing missing... SNOW !!!!!!!!!!
we had only 3 days were there was snow, and it lasted until the night and then the next morning it was gone!

I have never had a winter without snow. ( I use to live in a valley, with mountians all around.) and I have to admit I miss it.

thanx. Ash.
 

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