Celebrate your luck if you are able to be at your Villages Home : )

» Site Navigation
Home Page The Villages Maps The Villages Activities The Villages Clubs The Villages Book Healthcare Rentals Real Estate Section Classified Section The Villages Directory Home Improvement Site Guidelines Advertising Info Register Now Video Tutorials Frequently Asked Questions
» Newsletter Signup
» Premium Tower
» Advertisements
» Trending News
» Tower Sponsors




















» Premium Sponsors
» Banner Sponsors
» Advertisements
Closed Thread
Thread Tools
  #16  
Old 12-03-2019, 08:09 PM
villagetinker's Avatar
villagetinker villagetinker is offline
Sage
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Village of Pinellas
Posts: 6,225
Thanks: 0
Thanked 947 Times in 419 Posts
Default

Oh I remember these storms, we moved shortly after "snowmegadeon" the October 31 snow storm, that left use without power for 5 days, glad I had a portable generator. House was gas heat, and we had 2 other families living with us since we had heat. Left the snow blower, generator, snow shovels, ice shoes, etc., with the old house, and I do not consider anything cold until it get to below 40 degrees. I love Florida weather in the winter.
__________________
Pennsylvania, for 60+ years, most recently, Allentown, now TV.
  #17  
Old 12-03-2019, 10:49 PM
patfla06 patfla06 is offline
Gold member
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 1,201
Thanks: 477
Thanked 210 Times in 59 Posts
Default

Your northern house is lovely.

We’ve lived in Florida for 22 years and still don’t miss the snow. Commuting into NYC didn’t help.

Our last fun was in 1996 when we had 37” in Northeastern N.J.

We enjoyed giving away the snow shovels.
__________________
Long Island, NY; N.J., Tampa, and T.V.
  #18  
Old 12-04-2019, 09:04 AM
rmd2 rmd2 is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 371
Thanks: 3,615
Thanked 177 Times in 118 Posts
Default

I feel your pain. I'm from northern Illinois and I remember 2 feet of snow there. I'm so glad I'm here. Stay safe.
  #19  
Old 12-04-2019, 09:13 AM
dennisgavin dennisgavin is offline
Member
Join Date: Mar 2017
Posts: 91
Thanks: 214
Thanked 109 Times in 48 Posts
Default

How dare you post such disgusting pictures of that STUFF! just kidding.
snow is a 4 letter word. Don't miss it AT ALL!!! ;o)
  #20  
Old 12-04-2019, 09:17 AM
merrymini merrymini is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 289
Thanks: 96
Thanked 401 Times in 161 Posts
Default

Got a little in NJ but it hit up further north with more. Usually do not see snow this early but happy to see some snow before we head down. It is lovely and in the spirit of the season.
  #21  
Old 12-04-2019, 10:38 AM
AIMFIRE AIMFIRE is offline
Junior Member
Join Date: Feb 2018
Posts: 3
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

Just arrived home from The Villages last night to cold and snow in CT. Heading back to the TV at end of the month. Needless to say....being a snowbird is becoming more and more attractive!
  #22  
Old 12-04-2019, 11:19 AM
Velvet's Avatar
Velvet Velvet is offline
Soaring Eagle member
Join Date: Mar 2019
Posts: 2,438
Thanks: 384
Thanked 1,561 Times in 662 Posts
Default

Your house is art worthy, I can see it on holiday cards. Thank you for sharing it. The dog with all that fur seems right at home in the snow.
We had snow too, and ice rain. The squirrels had a hard time walking on the wires.
Attached Thumbnails
c0d5c5f6-c639-4b7e-aa1b-4a083d870b74-jpeg   7cfe4d3b-b740-4f44-a728-b559775be631-jpg   e37333d2-69c2-4217-9528-da4deae2e957-jpg  
  #23  
Old 12-05-2019, 11:30 AM
Michael Charles
Guest
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by tophcfa View Post
Well, winter is here in full force up north. How we wish we were at our Villages home. Below are some pictures. The snow started yesterday at about 3 PM and has not stopped yet. The first pictures are when I finished plowing this afternoon at about 2 PM. I don't know what I would do without my trusty Kabuta Tractor. My amateur welding of the rusty snow blade seemed to hold up, so I got that going for me. Next are a couple of pictures taken at the next snow clean up at about 9:30 PM. So far we have about a foot and a half of snow here in the Berkshires, and it is supposed to keep snowing until about 8 AM tomorrow. We should have close to 2 feet when it's all done. I have to admit that the first snow of the year is kind of special, but once it turns to frozen ice and is a slipping hazard for the next 4 months it really suck$. I would have much preferred to be driving our golf cart out for 18 holes at the Villages today than plowing snow, but what can you do? At least our border collie enjoyed the storm. We can't wait until Christmas is over so we can pack up the truck and head south for New Years : )
Ah, such beautiful photos of the place I once called home, The Berkshires! Yes, I recall so many wonderful snowstorms that had us huddled in the garage trying get the old snowblower started! Just this morning here in my new home in TV, village of McClure, I peeked out the window as our lawn service cut the grass! I guess you were busy with your Kubota! Then perhaps shoveling the steps going up to your gorgeous home. Stay warm, it'll only get up to 68 here today! Safe travels.
  #24  
Old 12-05-2019, 12:55 PM
tophcfa's Avatar
tophcfa tophcfa is offline
Soaring Eagle member
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Wherever I happen to be.
Posts: 2,419
Thanks: 1,028
Thanked 2,341 Times in 732 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Velvet View Post
Your house is art worthy, I can see it on holiday cards. Thank you for sharing it. The dog with all that fur seems right at home in the snow.
We had snow too, and ice rain. The squirrels had a hard time walking on the wires.
I love it, we have two wires strung up to hang our bird feeders from. I used a very thin gauge wire that the squirrels can't walk on. We have been trying to win the battle with the squirrels for years and finally won. It's fun to watch them try to get to the bird feeders and fall off the wire into the snow below. I have to hang the feeders high enough that I need a ladder to fill them so that the bears can't reach up and rip them down. Ever since we put up the wires we use about 1/4 of the amount of sunflower seeds since we are no longer feeding an army of squirrels.
  #25  
Old 12-05-2019, 02:06 PM
Madelaine Amee's Avatar
Madelaine Amee Madelaine Amee is offline
Sage
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: The Villages North
Posts: 3,920
Thanks: 793
Thanked 671 Times in 229 Posts
Default

If this is becoming a squirrel story .... I have one which even I have a hard time believing. We keep our birdseed in a big metal container in the garage, but also keep a small amount of birdseed in a large open pot which houses our hose. I cannot get the lid off the cookie can because it is beginning to rust and my other half has a hard time opening it. We got back from a 10 day trip to find the cookie can open and actually removed from the hose pot and laying on our patio - they must have carried it!, the seed had emptied into the hose pot and they had chewed through the hose to get to the seed in the bottom of the pot. It really is a never ending battle with those pesky creatures.
__________________
A people free to choose will always choose peace.

Law of Logical Argument: Anything is possible if you don't know what you are talking about!

Since light travels faster than sound, some people appear bright until you hear them speak
  #26  
Old 12-05-2019, 04:42 PM
Chatbrat Chatbrat is offline
Sage
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 4,423
Thanks: 0
Thanked 982 Times in 379 Posts
Default

Living here has nothing to do with luck, sooner or later you make the choice that getting out of a harsh life threatening environment. especially for senior 's is a smart move-- $$ - doesn't = personal safety--bail if U can
  #27  
Old 12-05-2019, 04:57 PM
graciegirl's Avatar
graciegirl graciegirl is offline
Sage
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 38,596
Thanks: 3,396
Thanked 3,229 Times in 1,122 Posts
Send a message via AIM to graciegirl
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by tophcfa View Post
The storm is over and clean up is done. The final snow count is 21.5 inches (probably a little more because of the wind blowing some snow away) as measured from the top of our picnic table. Now the high winds and drifting start, next will be the thaw and refreeze so everything turns to slippery ice. Getting too old for this stuff!
Hurry home. We'll leave the lights on for ya.
__________________
It is better to laugh than to cry.
  #28  
Old 12-05-2019, 05:43 PM
CFrance's Avatar
CFrance CFrance is offline
Sage
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Tamarind Grove/Monpazier, France
Posts: 13,638
Thanks: 236
Thanked 794 Times in 377 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Chatbrat View Post
Living here has nothing to do with luck, sooner or later you make the choice that getting out of a harsh life threatening environment. especially for senior 's is a smart move-- $$ - doesn't = personal safety--bail if U can
I think they probably enjoy their home in The Berkshires. It certainly is a gorgeous setting. Just trying to share a little frosty fun & some pics.
__________________
It's harder to hate close up.
  #29  
Old 12-06-2019, 10:45 AM
asianthree's Avatar
asianthree asianthree is offline
Sage
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Pennacamp, Fernandinia 2 Frogs
Posts: 6,890
Thanks: 18
Thanked 759 Times in 299 Posts
Default

We got a foot of snow 3 weeks ago, it was so pretty. When we are in TV I miss the snow, when we are up north I miss the warm days, but not the really cold days in TV
__________________
Do not worry about things you can not change
Closed Thread

Tags
snow, pictures, villages, plowing, home

Thread Tools

You are viewing a new design of the TOTV site. Click here to revert to the old version.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:50 PM.