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I slept in on Monday

I overslept this morning. Fortunately I managed to get through a lot of NAMM coverage over the weekend.

I have a fairly good excuse. I didn't get much sleep on Saturday, because snow plows started at 4 a.m. and kept waking me as soon as I fell back to sleep. I didn't sleep well on Sunday either...

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God bless America
LOL! This wasn't Red Neck Tech. They were speaking Spanish, I think these are Latinx migrants.
Some of this felt almost Canadian. Except that we’d have used a shovel way earlier. Even someone who doesn’t have one would have found a way to get one.
In fact, apart from the fact that people were possibly asleep, it’s weird to me that people didn’t come out to help. Stereotypes about our politeness notwithstanding, there’s something typically Canadian about helping people out of a snowbank. Is this not a thing in Illinois?
Reminds me of some scenes from Fargo.
January 20, 2020  | person BDBaker1958
On January 20, 2020 - @Enkerli said:
Some of this felt almost Canadian. Except that we’d have used a shovel way earlier. Even someone who doesn’t have one would have found a way to get one.
In fact, apart from the fact that people were possibly asleep, it’s weird to me that people didn’t come out to help. Stereotypes about our politeness notwithstanding, there’s something typically Canadian about helping people out of a snowbank. Is this not a thing in Illinois?

Actually there was at least one guy who came up and offered to assist them. Dude was wearing shorts so you know he was a native Illinoisan. The driver waved him off and insisted they didn't need help. I thought about including that in the video, but it was already getting pretty long.
Once you said how cold it was, I had to stop watching. Made my fingers hurt just thinking about it.
January 21, 2020  | favorite_border stub
"Freedom Degrees". LOL
January 21, 2020  | favorite_border stub
On January 20, 2020 - @Tim Webb said:

Actually there was at least one guy who came up and offered to assist them. Dude was wearing shorts so you know he was a native Illinoisan. The driver waved him off and insisted they didn't need help. I thought about including that in the video, but it was already getting pretty long.
Ha! That makes more sense. Phew. Faith in cold climate humanity restored.
To my mind, the fact that some people don’t know how to drive in the snow isn’t surprising. Just sad that they didn’t accept the help. Or at least some insight.
On January 22, 2020 - @Enkerli said:
Meanwhile…
https://www.thebeaverton.com/2020/01/st-johns-residents-give-up-shovelling-build-a-new-city-on-top-of-the-old-one/

LOL! I love Beaverton! The "We Must Rebuild" line is great.
I found the whole thing to be inexplicable until I remembered, "Oh cars today have front wheel drive" which is a huge disadvantage when you drive onto even a small snowbank. A rear wheel drive car would have pulled away easily.
January 23, 2020  | person Roikat
@Roikat: Yes, but a rear wheel drive would have more difficulties driving in the snow.

I didn't learn to drive until I got here, and I learned on a rear wheel. I learned I never want to drive rear wheel in an area that gets icy roads! I was young, reckless, and new to driving, but I spent a lot of that winter slipping and sliding.
@Tim: My dad used to keep a sack full of stones in the trunk of his car (rear wheel) during the winter. He says that made the car much more reliable when in snow or on icy parts of the road. But winters have become much warmer here in Germany, so dad probably doesn’t need the stones anymore...
January 23, 2020  | person_outline Granthafen
@Granthafen: LOL, that's a good trick.

And by carrying around extra weight he's burning more fuel. By burning more fuel he contributes to global climate change. By warming up the climate he no longer has to have rocks in his car! It's a win-win. ;)
@Tim: yes, you’re absolutely right. But that was back in the eighties/early nineties - not a lot of people were thinking about climate changes back then...
On the other hands cars are much heavier today than they were 20 or 30 years ago. So you could carry a sack full of stones in your car without wasting more fuel than you would do with an empty car today ;-)
January 24, 2020  | person_outline Granthafen
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