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    How early is too early?

    To start your snowblower in the morning? My neighbor decided to fire his up at 4:50am this morning and it kept me up for almost 30 minutes. Not a great way to start the week.



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    Re: How early is too early?

    I didnt hear any today. Most everyone was just using the shovel. I wondered that same thing though as I shoveled - not because of my neighbors but wondered if I'd wake all my kids up. Guess I'll keep on using my back instead!


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    Re: How early is too early?

    Ill trade you neighbors.

    Mine cant snowblow in a straight line while drinking (or hungover) and ends up taking a nice chunk of my yard out while trying to clear off the sidewalk... Did I add that I usually have already done the sidewalk with my much better snowblower ?

    On to your original question, If I leave for work at 5:30 am ...When am I supposed to do it ? If you snowblow my driveway for me (and do just paved surfaces), I'll gladly stop.



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    Re: How early is too early?

    I left my house at 5:30 and didn't snowblow but nearly every neighbor was outside by that time doing it. I would say that 5am is the absolute earliest but in reality the city of Johnston snow trucks usually wake me up every time they go by anyway.



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    Re: How early is too early?

    I wondered this as well this morning. I started mine up at 5:45am and it took me about 20 minutes. I have to be on the road by 6:45am to work so I don't really have much choice. I don't think this is as offensive as mowing your lawn in the early/late hours during the summer because windows are shut...or maybe I am just trying to justify firing up my snowblower at 5:45am this morning?



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    Re: How early is too early?

    Some people have to work very early (fortunately we don't)...when else are they supposed to do it?



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    Re: How early is too early?

    I don't think there is a too early. If someone has to leave for work earlier than others, well, they still need to get the drive/sidewalks cleared.



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    Re: How early is too early?

    I leave for work before 5:00 every morning and that is the reason I don't own a snowblower. My neighbors all seem to like me and I want to keep it that way!!


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    Re: How early is too early?

    During the week I don't think it as big of a deal since you have to go to work anyway, 4:30 is a bit extreme, but if you are the only one going to do it I can understand it. My neighbor in Ankeny would be out there by 5:30 everyday, including the weekends! He was retired, I never figured out why he had to be the first to get it done, and his driveway was right next to our bedroom, man I hated that. After snowblowing the driveway, he would make sure to take a metal scoop and get it perfectly clean. I will not miss that this winter!



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    Re: How early is too early?

    How much snow did you guys get down there?

    Barely a dusting up here.


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    Re: How early is too early?

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    How much snow did you guys get down there?

    Barely a dusting up here.
    From my 4th floor room I would say 2ish inches. But I have yet to go outside. No class till noon.



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    Re: How early is too early?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheCaptain View Post
    How much snow did you guys get down there?

    Barely a dusting up here.
    I live in on the west side of Ames and I'd say there was two inches. It was really dry and light too so was easy to shovel.


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    Re: How early is too early?

    Quote Originally Posted by shaunvon09 View Post
    No class till noon.
    Makes me miss college! LOL



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    Re: How early is too early?

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUFan22 View Post
    Some people have to work very early (fortunately we don't)...when else are they supposed to do it?
    I almost always do mine after work.



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    Re: How early is too early?

    Quote Originally Posted by shaunvon09 View Post
    No class till noon.
    Then why are you on CycloneFanatic at 8:30 am?!?!?



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