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That's where I live today. The river is at 48 feet, officially it floods at 50. We've had about 15 inches if snow in the past 24 hr and there is no sign of it stopping...<br>
House bound till they get around to our rural road. We've all already put in serious workouts today. Finished all the library books yesterday. Cable is out and We are staring at each other.<br>
Anyone want to entertain me? What's new? What's funny? What's Up? Talk to me
 

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So how can we help?<br>
A list of swimming drills you can do once you get a pool in your backyard? <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"><br><br>
Hope it doesn't get too bad. The river could stop raising any time. Do you have a place to go to?
 

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Sorry for the bad weather Mel, Do you have any DVD's around you can watch? Board games? I don't do active watching of the TV, but it is always on, I think I like the noise. When cable is out it is creepy quiet. We have had some major flooding near here too, mainly due to ice jams. I have not heard much lately about them so they must have finally broken up some. How close are you to the water if it floods?
 

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oh yeah, we're safe. I'm on the top of the hill. Thanks for asking<br>
I'm just bored. We got electric back late last night. We had a gas leak yesterday. The gas company said they put a temporary fix on it and will send someone out in a few weeks. Does that sound right? It is outside, they say, and perfectly safe, they say, but it makes me uneasy.<br><br>
it's otherworldly quiet, cept for the winds. The dogs are freaking over every little noise. Feels like an apocalypse, no one moving about. No deer, no birds. That I have always been taught to take as ominous. The quad runners and snowmobile guys are not even out.<br><br>
We are under an official blizzard warning so we are not allowed to go out anyway. The cops get cranky about that here.<br><br>
Chris, glad to see your knees feel better. J9's turn to be sore tomorrow.
 

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Mel - hopefully my knee and PF do not act up from my little run. I think I will need to stretch a lot to ward off the PF, but knee feels fine. My butt, quads, hammies & calfs may be what hurts. They were burning the entire time I ran. Why'd my AT have to be so darn high?<br><br>
Blizzard huh? Wow. You are gonna have to break that silence or you will go crazy. Radio, DVD, CD, something... Will put the dogs at ease too. You could always do what we do here - cleaning fest! When the storm breaks - you got a clean house, ok maybe just a closet or the bathroom or the like but it does accomplish something. better than sitting around watching snow blow around.<br><br>
Need a good laugh? - go find ronbo's new avatar. Otherwise I got a whole bunch of kindergarten jokes I could start telling....
 

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melistic--where are you? I'm in Columbus. Son and I did the bike path yesterday, but had to detour in a couple places because the Olentangy River is flooded. As soon as we finished our ride, the snow started. It hasn't stopped. They predicted 14", but I'm sure we have more, and it's drifting. We're totally snowed in. I was supposed to do a 15m run today. Got 1m in before bagging it. The snow was just too deep and there weren't any tire tracks to help. I ended up walking up to the grocery store. We didn't really need anything, but I HAD to get out of the house. I was supposed to go up to Grandma's this weekend but obviously that wasn't happening.
 

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Cinti/NKY I'm looking at the Ohio river.<br><br>
wow, I don't know if I've ever seen Olentangy flooded. Well maybe down around riverside. I's love to see the dams out by the zoo or over on fifth. We were there last weekend (grandview & 5th) the water was rushing something fierce. I wanted to cry when I saw so many houses along Neil for sale. OMG! to live in one of those...<br><br>
Yeah, we buried, it's still snowing
 

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BTW I can't believe you got in one mile. The snow is almost higher than the labs and only the head of my dobie is sticking out. Of course she's a little more graceful, so maybe she just works it better. Poor dumb labs just burry down hold their head up and tail tips. Hope they are not peeing on themselves but you just can't tell.
 

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Cook up a big pot of stew, chili, spaghetti sauce, or soup. Something you have all the ingredients for and that involves lots of chopping, simmering, and sampling.
 

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melistic--ha! We used to live on Grandview and Third! Neil Ave and over by Battelle has really changed. They tore down a factory and are building new homes. Still a 'transitional' area. Bike path there still isn't safe. There is a HM there in July that is fun, though!<br><br>
Where we got our dog is probably pretty close to you. She came from Kenton County Animal Shelter in Kentucky, right across the river from Cinci.
 

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That's a long haul to get a dog.<br><br>
We were on first, near high. 3 blocks from Gooddale. It was my favorite place we've ever lived. Well maybe a tie for Idaho Springs, Co.<br><br>
When we got here I kept asking "where do the gays live?" my family thinks I'm so strange, but I figure find the gays, find the neighboorhood where I can walk to the coffee shop, the book store and the grocery. Still looking. People keep saying Over-the-Rhine. You have got to be kidding me! No Way! In Columbus the neighboorhoods are so obvious. Campus. Germain Villiage, Victorian Villiage. Worthington. Westerville. Dublin. Grove-tucky. You say this is what I'm looking in neighbors and anyone can pinpoint which burg you want to be in. Fimd a farmer's market and a good school and blam you are set. Here, good luck finding a good school. Good luck finding someone who even knows where the other neighboorhoods are. Ask anyone from the east side and they say stay away from the west side. Vice versa. ask anyone from the north and they warn you about the south. vise versa. Ask anyone in NKY and they say, ahh the market. The revitializing. We've been her 4 months now and I still don't know where I want to move.<br><br>
So if anybody has family in NKY or Cinti please ask them where the heck are the gays hiding.<br><br>
ETA: For those of you unfamiliar with the Queen city. Over-the-Rhine is the place you see on the news where the cops are always in trouble for taser-ing or pepper-spraying the locals. It is also where you see the fine city in the news for the riots. Anyone with college age kids looking at U.C. (technically Clifton)look another direction. It was not safe when I went there a dozen years ago. NOW it is really not safe!!!
 

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I've been cooking like a fiend since the weather went to crap in like, November.<br>
The scale or more importantly my jeans say I really need to stop! I've got pulled pork fixing for BBQ and Banana bread waiting for the dishwasher to finish so I can get more utensils. My gorgeous x-mas Kitchen-aid is paying for itself these days. If the weather doesn't break soon they will have to cut a hole in the wall to get me out (kidding)<br>
Lately I've been doing time intensive cookies and cakes. The crockpot has been in overdrive. Anyone hungry? break out the show shoes and swing on by. The kitchen is always in full operation mode these days.
 

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When I lived in Ohio and we had weather that prohibited going out...<br>
my roomie and I taught ourselves to crochet. Her for the 2nd time in her life, me for the first. I've been doing it ever since.<br><br>
Old movies are the BEST crocheting entertainment. You know the stories, so you don't mind when you miss a scene or two to figure out a pattern section.
 

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melistic, I read your location and the first thing I thought of was the water tower, Florence Y'all.<img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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melistic--Goodale is a pretty neighborhood. Hubby used to live at Fifth and Dennison--right off High Street. And all the other neighborhoods you mention, yah, it's all about neighborhoods. You probably wouldn't recognise Grandview. It used to be a family neighborhood. Now, it's pretty liberal. But, yah, Columbus is all about neighborhoods.<br><br>
As for driving down your way to get our dog. I really wanted to get a Great Pyrenees. I was looking at rescues, but they wouldn't adopt to us because our yard isn't fenced, and can't be due to property lines. So we started looking at shelters. I don't know, but Kenya sounded like the dog for us--sight unseen! She's been a great dog. Worth the drive!
 

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Wow, I used to live in Ft Wright/Ft Mitchell a LONG time ago! Went to Covington Latin School for high school- VERY good school. Amazing I got in considering the piss-poor prior edu-ma-cation I got from 1-6 in the area.<br><br>
Florence Y'all... oh, yeah.... saw that many times in my youth.
 

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Tithers FAVORITE day of the year is DST! Fo' shizzle!
 

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Ron: Cov Latin not Cov. Cath.? It Moeller and Mt. Notre Dame in my family<br><br>
CNN saying we hit over 20 inches today. it would take a dog sled to get to Florance y'all
 

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Cov Latin, yup. 3 years, moved to chicago senior year
 
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