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PostThu Nov 10, 2022 6:10 am 
Gotta love it. Some areas in the county where folks have bought land and moved onto in order to be left alone now are asking for volunteers to plow their roads out as they are running out of food and stuff. It hasn't even been a week since it snowed. Don't move to the sticks if you can't afford plowing. We have winter here. Meanwhile, I get in a ranting mood from trying to walk around town safely. If snow can't be moved via an atv or small piece of rideable equipment, it doesn't get done and those machines do a poor job of it. It's an ADA lawsuit just waiting to happen, or a fall injury. People are lazy. I walked out in the street instead.

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PostFri Nov 11, 2022 7:09 am 
Got pics?? Actually sounds kind of fun to volunteer to help save people from their own ego.

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PostFri Nov 11, 2022 8:49 am 
Maybe these newcomers will move back the hell hole of King County and leave the countryside to actual country folks. But they will probably just buy a bigger truck and get a plow attachment.

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PostFri Nov 11, 2022 10:38 am 
Growing up in Northern Michigan everyone either owned a tractor, a truck with a plow, or a friend with one that you paid to come plow you out every couple days. The idea of trying to push snow around with a quad is hilarious to me.

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PostFri Nov 11, 2022 11:42 am 
Um. I don't know the area you live in Treeswaper. Are you talking Packwood or Republic or Silverton, CO?

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PostFri Nov 11, 2022 12:50 pm 
We have a guy plow us out near priest lake, we were paying 3-400, now 500 which is a great deal, he probably comes by 9-12 times per year and brings his backhoe once or twice too. I do spend a bit of money at his bar-restaurant. Luckily we live on a county road so that is plowed frequently.

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PostFri Nov 11, 2022 12:58 pm 
I use the snowplow app.

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PostFri Nov 11, 2022 11:57 pm 
It's CHAINS REQUARRED out there!!

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PostSat Nov 12, 2022 10:18 pm 
BigBrunyon wrote:
It's CHAINS REQUARRED out there!!
True, I got stuck once on level ground in 3" of snow once (ice underneath) while on the way home from the bar, but also my tires were bald. My Mom wasn't impressed but I rode the snowmobile down the road in the morning and brought her rig home, lol.

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PostMon Nov 14, 2022 8:38 pm 
A couple of years ago, I was at an auto mechanic place trying to talk to them. Their phone kept ringing and ringing. Finally, there was a break, and the guy said "Snowplowing has started so there are lots of troubles." Apparently snowplowing is very stressful on the truck, especially if the truck is not made for such a thing. The first plowable snowstorm swamps the mechanics with those.

What's especially fun about sock puppets is that you can make each one unique and individual, so that they each have special characters. And they don't have to be human末animals and aliens are great possibilities
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PostMon Nov 28, 2022 9:06 am 
Well treeswarper, are you going to volunteer to help these folks out? Seems like a neighborly thing to do, no matter where they're from.

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PostMon Nov 28, 2022 3:39 pm 
Nope. They wanted to live in the sticks and have low taxes, that's what they got. I'm mean.

What's especially fun about sock puppets is that you can make each one unique and individual, so that they each have special characters. And they don't have to be human末animals and aliens are great possibilities
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PostMon Nov 28, 2022 6:00 pm 
Trailhead wrote:
Well treeswarper, are you going to volunteer to help these folks out? Seems like a neighborly thing to do, no matter where they're from.
I think the perception that country folk are generally more helpful is somewhat related to that in decades past , populations in rural areas were far more static than they are in urban areas or rural areas today. So in the 50's when your neighbor down the road needed some help you tend to be more inclined to help them , because they are also your cousin. With the more dynamic society in urban areas and in rural areas that a being gentrified by urban escapees , the newcomers are strangers whom you don't know from Adam. I tend to think people are more likely to help each other out when they have a history of social connection, such as going to school together, attending the same weddings attending church together, etc. It your only interaction is seeing them in produce section in Hanks, your investment in helping them is naturally less.

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