Thursday, December 13, 2007


Outside now to fire up the snowblower!

Low: -34 °C
POP: 90 %
Low: -34 °C
POP: 0 %

Pressure: 101.4 KPa
Visibility: 10 Km
Humidity: 87 %
Wind: 33 Km/h NW
gusting to 22 Km/h?
Wind Chill: -30 C
UV: Low
Sunrise: 08:18 CST
Sunset: 16:28 CST

Update: 17:30

Just got back in from clearing snow.

Now if any of you sons of bitches basking in Bali want to come and visit... I'll MAKE you BEG for some Global Warming!




Anonymous Anonymous said...

Only -34 in Winnipeg... In December... Sure sign of global warming.

12/13/2007 2:13 p.m.  
Blogger JR said...

Brings back 'fond' memories. Twenty-two winters in Manitoba followed by 30+ years of trips to Winnipeg for family gatherings at Christmas and New Years.

And I'll bet there's still a lot of enthusiasm in Winnipeg for Al Gore's global warming message from Bali.

12/13/2007 2:24 p.m.  
Blogger OMMAG said...

Thanks for the moral support!

It's actually only about -17 but Environment Canada reports the windchill as the temp....

Just got back in from snow clearing. Three hours spent outside!

My 100+ feet of driveway PLUS my Neighbour's across the road also 100+ feet....PLUS walkways and porches and decks .... snow drifted in and packed .... broke my snowblower in the first hour .... shoveled the rest of it ....

And right now if I could get my hands on Al Gore I'd kick his ass from one end of the yard to the other .... roll him up in a freekin snowball .... hose him down with water from the basement .... shove a stick up his ass and use him for a lawn ornament ... I'd wire him up with lights for Christmas .... watch the neighborhood dogs piss on him for a few weeks. Then After December is over ... throw him in the back of my half ton and drive him out to the bush where he would stay.

Probably causing a lot of indigestion in the coyotes!

Finally melting in the spring and turning into a rancid pile of fat and crap.


12/13/2007 5:34 p.m.  
Blogger JR said...

Heh. That brings back even more memories.

And I like that imagery of Gore as Christmas ornament and fire plug.

12/13/2007 7:30 p.m.  
Blogger OMMAG said...

I feel better about the weather already..... Magical! Cathartic rant.

Now the snowplows are out plugging up the driveways with crunchy stuff...

12/13/2007 7:45 p.m.  
Blogger Shere Khan said...

Things could be worse, you could have my job heheh.

Care to take a guess on how many hours I've put in moving snow in the last three weeks?

Button up, put on yer iPod and fire up the snow thrower.

There's still four months to go lol!

12/13/2007 8:29 p.m.  
Blogger OMMAG said...

Snowblower broke..... sounded like she snapped the rod.
Hence my very happy mood...

12/13/2007 9:10 p.m.  
Blogger Shere Khan said...

ack! The curse of the Blues Brothers! Didn't the Bluesmobile throw a rod also?

If this is global warming, then I'm pretty sure Gore owes us a Bobcat.

12/14/2007 5:45 a.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are dreaming. He knows nothing about climate or hockey. It is a sure thing he doesn't know which province is Winnipeg, so won't be sending you a Bobcat.
Do Bobcats even grow in Bali?

12/14/2007 8:52 a.m.  
Anonymous WL Mackenzie Redux said...

My deep condolences on the loss of your pal..the old snow blower...a Canadian's best pal for 6 months.

Tech hint when you hear a small 4 cycle engine bogging on thick snow...up the octane in the fuel and go to the next size up of carb's amazing the power you can wring out of these little buggers...high revs going into a heavy load less chance of stressing motor components...but I guess you don't need any Monday AM quarterbacking after the fact huh.

How did yours start in the deep cold?...did you have to spray diethyl ether in the plug hole or did it start right away...easy starters are nice but it indicates stuff is getting really loose.

I treasure my snow blower and from mid Aug on I'm tinkering with it making a hot rod blower with iron-clad drive links. :-)

Anyway my heat goes out to you getting stuck shovelling snow again..gotta be the most work for no pay we ever do....I got these dippy-do perennial optimist neighbors who say stuff like "oh don't you love it when it snows" and "this is great exercise"....I just grumble under my breath... and when a blizzard and the ploughs leave our driveways with a 3-5 foot dump to be removed I snow blow my property, and the old lady next door, then put it away and say to these snow-loving loons busting their back and getting near a coronary struggling with their shovels: "great exercise isn't it..gosh I love deep snow, don't you?" ;-)

12/14/2007 11:59 a.m.  
Blogger OMMAG said...

Thanks for that Redux.
You are quite right about the motor issues.
I babied that thing for 20 years and only needed two belt changes, one clutch/pully change, a carb kit and a two spark plugs.
The signs were there last year but I didn't listen .... a cylinder bore and new piston/rings might have saved her... plus I could have done the top end too all for maybe a couple hundred bucks.... now it's 1,700 .....

12/14/2007 1:43 p.m.  
Anonymous WL Mackenzie Redux said...

Yep...'bout time she pooched...had a long service life.

I got this monster 28" draft (10 horse Tecumseh) about 10 years ago and it was 11 years old when I got it...a neighbor was going to throw it out because "it quit"...needed a clutch spring and a belt...since then I have replaced all the belts twice chains once, new plug every year, 2 carb kits and a set of jets ,transmission gear, several shear pins from the auger shaft....all in all good service ...but she's now as loose as Cindy Lauper...needs valve springs and rings... I may share your fate this winter if I work it too hard...knock on wood.

The new 2 stage ones are better but up to 1.6 K$...the Hondas I have seen break easy (all direct gear dives)...dunno maybe another MDS...the ol' lady used to think I was nutz the way I obsessed over this old honker...but it outlived the parts availability for the engine.

See ya over at the ya a "Drak". ;-)

12/14/2007 3:16 p.m.  

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