Official "2nd Day Stuck at Home" Thread

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  1. cyclonesurveyor

    cyclonesurveyor Well-Known Member

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    yesterday was due to all the snow and Des Moines having cancelled classes. Our kids daycare is closed when Des Moines Schools are. They cancelled again today and my wife works closer to home so she went to work.

    don't want to take the kiddies outside when the wind chill is so bad. anymore disney channel and my head might explode. can only look at the internet so long. and my wife cookies yeterday and they are almost gone. anybody else stuck today?
     
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  2. kg-cyclone

    kg-cyclone Well-Known Member

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    Yeah...still stuck, plow just went by...I'll be out soon.:biggrin:
     
  3. cyclonesurveyor

    cyclonesurveyor Well-Known Member

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    city still hasn't gone thru our street. i busted out yesterday with 4x4 a couple of times so the wife could get out today.
     
  4. 4VR4CY

    4VR4CY Well-Known Member

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    I'm staying home today as the 30 mile drive isn't worth me ending up in the ditch in -15 degree windchill. Rather be safe than sorry. And I have plenty of sick/vacation time to cover it.
     
  5. clone2011

    clone2011 Well-Known Member

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    I would have gone crazy if ISU closed again today. At least living in campustown I was able to walk to the bar yesterday, but other than that I couldn't go anywhere.
     
  6. JP4CY

    JP4CY Well-Known Member
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    You shouldn't need to go anywhere else!
     
  7. Clones85'

    Clones85' Just Win Baby

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    I'm the only one in my office today. I have the benefit of only living less than 2 miles from my office.
     
  8. IcSyU

    IcSyU Well-Known Member

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    It's colder than a ***** walking. Trust me.
     
  9. CycloneErik

    CycloneErik Well-Known Member

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    I'm ready to go back to work tonight. Ran errands this morning, and that was surprisingly refreshing.
     
  10. HawkfromNorwalk

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    Made the attempt to get to downtown DM from Norwalk. Left home, got onto a street near my house, wasn't even going fast, lost control of my escape, almost hit somebody head on, saved it from going into the ditch. Said screw this and went back home.
     
  11. guitarchitect7

    guitarchitect7 Well-Known Member

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    I actually managed to make it to work yesterday while the wife stayed home with the kid. Got an email at 4:00 yesterday from the school stating they wouldn't be open again today, so guess who has to stay home today...ME! Sesame Street is already getting on my nerves, might have to look for a movie or two.
     
  12. jay moe

    jay moe Well-Known Member

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    This is the 3rd day at home for me, school cancelled again. Only problem is that we will probably have to go into June before school is out. It is just too early to be missing school because I can about guarantee we will miss some in Jan. and Feb.
     
  13. cyclonesurveyor

    cyclonesurveyor Well-Known Member

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    Sounded like only 25% (20 people total) of our office was in today.

    sweet, time for sesame street.......
     
  14. cyclonesurveyor

    cyclonesurveyor Well-Known Member

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    ha ha, did not see that. movies are not that better here, unless you want to watch Cars for the 16894th time. ka-chow.
     
  15. dmclone

    dmclone Well-Known Member

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    I really need to bite the bullet and get some dedicated snow tires/rims. 215/45YR18 "summer tires" on my car are a complete joke. I have to plan every move about a mile ahead. My traction control is lit up about 99% of the time and my stability control sounds like it's running calculations for the space shuttle.
     
  16. Stewo

    Stewo Well-Known Member

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    Dude. Stay the hell off of the snow with those! I just ordered a new set of steelies and snow tires from Tirerack and with shipping it cost ~$635. Here is a pic of what they'll look like....
    http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3494/3200345655_62356cbe68.jpg?v=0

    PM me if you want sizes, etc.
     
  17. jdoggivjc

    jdoggivjc Well-Known Member

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    I did Clifford and Curious George this morning. Same circumstances.
     
  18. CRcyclone6

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    I would check out Sid the Science Kid on PBS. CR schools cancelled again, but luckily i could get out. wife only works weekends anyway. I expect an awesome dinner tonight woman!! :jimlad:
     
  19. cyclonesurveyor

    cyclonesurveyor Well-Known Member

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    that's what the wife said to me when she left today.:biglaugh:
     
  20. IcSyU

    IcSyU Well-Known Member

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    Your wife married a woman?
     

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