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 Post subject: Re: What's up in your neck of the woods?
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Since you asked, this is what's up here today. :roll:


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Yikes! How long will that last, Art?

How do businesses operate when you are snowed in?

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Isabella.Maja wrote:
Yikes! How long will that last, Art?

How do businesses operate when you are snowed in?


Although snow was forcast Wed., Thur., and Fri., none came today. Tomorrow is a "wait and see". Sat. and Sun. are predicted to be bright sunshine and above 50 F. :?:

SUV's with 4-wheel-drive are plentiful here. We are about 8 miles from downtown Reno and 1000 ft higher. So Reno gets less snow then we do normally. :geek:


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We had the year's biggest snowfall Wenesday. After a warm day Tuesday, not much stuck on roads, and D C proper (ten miles due east of here) had zip. We probably got a total of six inches or so, but intermittant rains and the fact that it never got below freezing meant that the accumulations were very small. It also meant that clearing off the cars Thursday morning was a real bear: a little melting then re-freezing under the layer of snow made it pretty tough. We're supposed to get near 50° today, and higher over the next few days. I sure hope this was winter's last gasp.


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I went to see my brother in Chicago quite a few years ago and a blizzard hit after I got there. It's way different up there when it snows than down here. Snow plows keep the major streets clear and bribing your neighborhood plower keeps your alley where everyone's garage is clear. Bet those guys make enough during the winter to take the summer off.
And as for Jerry's original post. Winter doesn't stop me from shopping or getting out but rain does. And I do have to say I'm spending less this year. After the increase in my health care at work and the tax thing, my raise didn't even break even. I'm bringing home less on each paycheck than I did last year. And they already told us the most we'll get for a raise this year is 1.5% so I'll probably be bringing home less next year too. Because I'm sure insurance rates will go up again.


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i live about 50 miles north of san francisco and am in wine country. people i know says business is awesome everywhere here and they see the economy booming. i am a self employed private chef and i don't see what they see. business started earlier this year for me but almost every single client is concerned about price and that's never happened to me. i also don't see my calender filling up. i guess i'll see what happens when june hits. actually, august and september are the crazy busy months but i'm not holding my breath.

i can tell you that rents have skyrocketed here. it's unbelievable how much rents have increased. housing prices are still as ridiculous as they've always been.

jerry, i hope you biz picks up. i can relate to your feeling. it's not fun. so, are you in the strip with second serve? ( i'm a nola girl ).

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