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Rockntractor
01-28-2010, 12:35 AM
We are in deep shit. They are talking a severe ice storm with certainty. Earlier today it was iffy but now they are saying an inch to an inch and a half of freezing rain followed by six inches of snow. I've been preparing all day and have the generator ready and the four wheel drive one ton flat bed ready along with plenty of wood cut. I went into town and stocked up on cookies and potato chips too.

Apache
01-28-2010, 01:37 PM
Don't send it this way, we just got sunshine back for the first time in a week :cool:

Rockntractor
01-28-2010, 01:41 PM
Don't send it this way, we just got sunshine back for the first time in a week :cool:

The wind has stopped and it is sitting over the top of us dropping endless layers of freezing rain. I'm sure when it is over we will have tree damage and power outages. I'm heading out to the powder keg and do some reloading.

Apache
01-28-2010, 01:45 PM
That sucks. You sound like yer ready for it though...

Rockntractor
01-28-2010, 01:46 PM
That sucks. You sound like yer ready for it though...

I couldn't be much more ready, I even have a 100 pounds of food for the wild birds.

Gingersnap
01-28-2010, 01:53 PM
If it does hit, can you upload pics?

Apache
01-28-2010, 01:55 PM
I couldn't be much more ready, I even have a 100 pounds of food for the wild birds.

What about the squirrels? :(

FlaGator
01-28-2010, 01:56 PM
The Ice Storm Cometh.

Rockntractor
01-28-2010, 02:27 PM
What about the squirrels? :(

I've got whole kernel corn for them. I made them a feeder out of an old satellite dish.

Rockntractor
01-28-2010, 02:28 PM
If it does hit, can you upload pics?

Sure can I'm glad you reminded me to charge the camera battery!

Apache
01-28-2010, 02:30 PM
I've got whole kernel corn for them. I made them a feeder out of an old satellite dish.

Popcorn AND Sat TV....:D:p

Rockntractor
01-28-2010, 02:46 PM
The ice is just starting to form on Hank Hill.
http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv230/upyourstruly/IMG_1584.jpg?t=1264707840

Jfor
01-28-2010, 02:53 PM
Shit... I am flying out of Dallas tomorrow. Maybe???

Gingersnap
01-28-2010, 02:54 PM
I was just now looking at the NWS feeds:

http://i45.tinypic.com/i1aczq.jpg

Apache
01-28-2010, 03:00 PM
I was just now looking at the NWS feeds:

http://i45.tinypic.com/i1aczq.jpg

Dammit Rock you keep that storm outta here...:mad:

Apache
01-28-2010, 03:02 PM
The ice is just starting to form on Hank Hill.
http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv230/upyourstruly/IMG_1584.jpg?t=1264707840

That sight is way too familiar... :(

SarasotaRepub
01-28-2010, 07:09 PM
They are saying light snow here so it'll probably be a blizzard. :D

PoliCon
01-28-2010, 07:12 PM
I've got whole kernel corn for them. I made them a feeder out of an old satellite dish.

you're feeding tree rats? :mad:

Rockntractor
01-28-2010, 07:22 PM
The ice has been building on the trees all day and they say it will accumulate till 10:00 tonight than we will have a short period of dry and possible wind, that is when the trees will start breaking.

Rockntractor
01-28-2010, 07:24 PM
you're feeding tree rats? :mad:

Nothing around me ever has an empty stomach!:D

Rockntractor
01-28-2010, 07:46 PM
My Internet signal is getting weak, I imagine the tower is icing up, I may not have Internet much longer.:(

MrsSmith
01-28-2010, 07:49 PM
We've watched this coming all day...still waiting. It stalled over mid-OK and just sat there, dumping rain/sleet. The whole state will be out of commission tomorrow. :eek:

Rockntractor
01-28-2010, 08:11 PM
There are 70,000 without power in Oklahoma already.

SarasotaRepub
01-28-2010, 08:47 PM
There are 70,000 without power in Oklahoma already.

How big a genset do you have? :confused:

Bubba Dawg
01-28-2010, 08:47 PM
Good luck Noble Mon.

Glad you feed the critters. We do too. Including a flock (actually a murder) of crows.

Rockntractor
01-28-2010, 08:53 PM
How big a genset do you have? :confused:

6000/9000 surge I also use a 1500 amp inverter so the generator only has to run in spurts. We have been through this a time or two.

Bubba Dawg
01-28-2010, 08:57 PM
Supposed to get to us tomorrow afternoon or evening.

obx
01-29-2010, 08:53 AM
Good luck Rock.
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Rockntractor
01-29-2010, 10:39 AM
It stopped raining at 9:30 last night and started again this morning. My internet works for awhile and stops, it took me three tries to upload a picture. I kept getting a network error message.
http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv230/upyourstruly/IMG_1587copy.jpg?t=1264779227

Rockntractor
01-29-2010, 12:12 PM
The rain turned into snow now and my Internet signal is coming back.

djones520
01-29-2010, 12:14 PM
The rai turned into snow now and my Internet signal is coming back.

This whole system is going to move eastward wrecking everything in it's path. The entirety of Tennessee is gonna get freezing rain all day, and it's moving into the Carolina's tomorrow. This is a nasty nasty storm.

Apache
01-29-2010, 12:27 PM
you're feeding tree rats? :mad:

Quiet there donkey boi or I'll sic my avatar on you...:mad:




:p

Rockntractor
01-29-2010, 12:32 PM
Every now and then the lights are flickering which makes me nervous. In the recent past there have been ice storms in Oklahoma that have left people without power for up to 3 months.

Apache
01-29-2010, 12:35 PM
This whole system is going to move eastward wrecking everything in it's path. The entirety of Tennessee is gonna get freezing rain all day, and it's moving into the Carolina's tomorrow. This is a nasty nasty storm.

The storm is passing south of us (thank God), but we got some COLD air sitting on top of us now. about 5 out side right now, which makes watering the animals a PAIN IN THE A-- :mad:


Glad to see you made it thru Rock :D

Apache
01-29-2010, 12:36 PM
Every now and then the lights are flickering which makes me nervous. In the recent past there have been ice storms in Oklahoma that have left people without power for up to 3 months.

Hang in there bud...:cool:

Rockntractor
01-29-2010, 12:41 PM
I'm heading out to the powder keg to reload some 357 mags. I've gotta use this down time some how!

PoliCon
01-29-2010, 01:52 PM
Quiet there donkey boi or I'll sic my avatar on you...:mad:




:p

Squirrels should be shot on sight. Nasty little bastards that they are . . . . and sick your avatar on me if you like - just understand that I have a squirrel-apult and I'm not afraid to use it!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSeO9_sd2Xg

PoliCon
01-29-2010, 01:53 PM
Every now and then the lights are flickering which makes me nervous. In the recent past there have been ice storms in Oklahoma that have left people without power for up to 3 months.

Oh fun. And to think I had been looking at jobs out there . . .

Apache
01-29-2010, 02:02 PM
Squirrels should be shot on sight. Nasty little bastards that they are . . . . and sick your avatar on me if you like - just understand that I have a squirrel-apult and I'm not afraid to use it!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSeO9_sd2Xg

The last refuge of the weak...


Launch all you want...


We'll make MORE!


:D:p

PoliCon
01-29-2010, 02:12 PM
The last refuge of the weak...


Launch all you want...


We'll make MORE!


:D:p

And then I'll just put out some booze and laugh then cause everyone knows that squirrels can't hold their liqueur!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ikH9ZRcF2Q

Apache
01-29-2010, 02:28 PM
And then I'll just put out some booze and laugh then cause everyone knows that squirrels can't hold their liqueur!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ikH9ZRcF2Q

Go right ahead, drunk squirrels are horny squirrels...

We'll make MORE!



:eek::D:p

PoliCon
01-29-2010, 03:43 PM
Go right ahead, drunk squirrels are horny squirrels...

We'll make MORE!



:eek::D:p

http://www.backwoodsbound.com/zsquir.html

Nuff said. :p

Apache
01-29-2010, 05:35 PM
http://www.backwoodsbound.com/zsquir.html

Nuff said. :p

Oh, some of them look good......:D

Bubba Dawg
01-29-2010, 08:04 PM
It's snowing at my house!!!!!!!:D

SarasotaRepub
01-29-2010, 08:05 PM
Not one flake here. :D Zip.Zero.Nada.

Rockntractor
01-29-2010, 08:11 PM
Not one flake here. :D Zip.Zero.Nada.

I'll mail you some!

Crapouillot
01-29-2010, 08:15 PM
I'll mail you some!

Or you could just go and visit him yourself. One big flake instead of many small ones. :p

SarasotaRepub
01-29-2010, 08:33 PM
I'll mail you some!


That's ok...keep it. :D

Rockntractor
01-30-2010, 11:16 AM
http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv230/upyourstruly/IMG_1588copy.jpg?t=1264867629
http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv230/upyourstruly/IMG_1589copy.jpg?t=1264867919
http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv230/upyourstruly/IMG_1590copy.jpg?t=1264867980
http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv230/upyourstruly/IMG_1591copy.jpg?t=1264868081

djones520
01-30-2010, 11:17 AM
Not one flake here. :D Zip.Zero.Nada.

Spoke to soon. Got about half an inch last night.

PoliCon
01-30-2010, 01:32 PM
http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv230/upyourstruly/IMG_1589copy.jpg?t=1264867919
How that old saying end? If you mow your grass and find a car . . . . ?


http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv230/upyourstruly/IMG_1591copy.jpg?t=1264868081
And which of these ladies is your current girl friend?

Rockntractor
01-30-2010, 01:49 PM
How that old saying end? If you mow your grass and find a car . . . . ?


http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv230/upyourstruly/IMG_1591copy.jpg?t=1264868081
And which of these ladies is your current girl friend?

Fifi died in October and I haven't found another.:(

PoliCon
01-30-2010, 01:55 PM
Fifi died in October and I haven't found another.:(

admit it - you like the ginger one there in the front.

Rockntractor
01-30-2010, 01:57 PM
admit it - you like the ginger one there in the front.

I cut his nuts off! I'll like him real well for dinner!:D

Bubba Dawg
01-30-2010, 03:59 PM
I cut his nuts off! I'll like him real well for dinner!:D

:eek:

RobJohnson
01-31-2010, 02:29 AM
Nice pictures Rock.

I don't miss the snow or ice.

I took this picture today:

http://hphotos-snc3.fbcdn.net/hs169.snc3/19652_1247158735476_1124659021_30739480_1479227_n. jpg

Stay warm & stay safe.

lacarnut
01-31-2010, 02:35 AM
I cut his nuts off! I'll like him real well for dinner!:D

Too friggin funny.:D

Bubba Dawg
01-31-2010, 12:17 PM
How's it going Rock? Anything starting to melt?

Rockntractor
01-31-2010, 12:24 PM
How's it going Rock? Anything starting to melt?
Nothing has melted at all. Hopefully we won't get any wind before tomorrow, it should be above freezing for awhile then. The birds have eaten 50 pounds of bird feed, I have 50 left but I need to get to town and restock.

Bubba Dawg
01-31-2010, 12:30 PM
Nothing has melted at all. Hopefully we won't get any wind before tomorrow, it should be above freezing for awhile then. The birds have eaten 50 pounds of bird feed, I have 50 left but I need to get to town and restock.

Good on ya for feeding them. In cold weather they eat a lot.