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    Snowed in again

    So I have been housebound since Tuesday evening. There have been no buses running since then and seeing as I have no transport of my own I have been housebound. No work (which ain't bad) but can't collect my son from his mothers which does upset me. Can't believe the roads can be that bad around here.

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    How far away is his Mums?

    Where abouts are you? Cos seen St Boswells on the news yesterday. Looked pretty bad tbh.

    Can't believe the roads can be that bad around here.



    Location: Scottish borders

    Sorry, cant be arsed to google an O'rly pic :lol:

    My dad is in the Scottish borders and is snowed in he is claiming 18ins of snow

    macdoona;7468337

    My dad is in the Scottish borders and is snowed in he is claiming 18ins … My dad is in the Scottish borders and is snowed in he is claiming 18ins of snow



    i dont think he would be far of i have 12inches her in Aberdeen but in our shire they are having to dig themselfs out there houses as it up to there windows.

    macdoona;7468337

    My dad is in the Scottish borders and is snowed in he is claiming 18ins … My dad is in the Scottish borders and is snowed in he is claiming 18ins of snow



    Hawick had 18" of snow:thumbsup:

    dontdothatagain;7468375

    Hawick had 18" of snow:thumbsup:



    Dad's in Paxton, so not to far away

    Original Poster

    Nikki999;7468109

    How far away is his Mums?



    40 miles away

    dontdothatagain;7468119

    Where abouts are you? Cos seen St Boswells on the news yesterday. Looked … Where abouts are you? Cos seen St Boswells on the news yesterday. Looked pretty bad tbh.



    Newtown so yeah we pretty locked down too lol, good ole council

    Stick with it .
    Were all in the same boat .I'm fed up myself now , haven't been to work since Monday . Been doing erands ,a bit shopping and paying some bills for my 84 year neighbor in the downstairs flat who hasn't been out in weeks.
    As long as you can stay in touch with everyone by phone ,it's something at least .
    I'm just about to walk to my place of work , a school at the top of he town to see if I can be of service , clearing the paths or anything to fill my time . Catch up with some jobs around the house while you have the time .

    why does our country come to a standstill when it snows!
    youve got to get on with life.

    kerri_ why does our country come to a standstill when it snows!youve got to get on with life.

    It's like living in a Skii resort round here, the sun is out but it's freezing and the snow just will not go! Awesome.

    Shengis;7468797

    Because people like an excuse to be lazy ;-)



    thats exactly it!!

    people go over the top and dramatic!
    i no its freezing i no the roads are icy
    you just have to take more time,
    set out earlier, walk slower, drive slower!
    if the buses dont run down your road, then walk to the main road where they are running
    or if worse comes to worse, get a taxi - it wont be for long

    its impossible to be "snowed in" unless the snow is covering your door and you cant ope the door.

    kerri_ thats exactly it!!people go over the top and dramatic!i no its freezing i no the roads are icyyou just have to take more time,set out earlier, walk slower, drive slower!if the buses dont run down your road, then walk to the main road where they are

    kerri_ its impossible to be "snowed in" unless the snow is covering your door and you cant ope the door.

    Shengis;7468920

    I wouldn't go that far. If you live in a village in the middle of nowhere … I wouldn't go that far. If you live in a village in the middle of nowhere and get a few snow drifts you're pretty much screwed :lol:Most people don't though.....



    i live in a villiage in birmingham - middle of nowere
    even people that live 10minutes away havent heard of it its that small.

    iv been to work everyday - you just have to take time and be careful - it is just and excuse for some people to have a day off

    kerri_ thats exactly it!!people go over the top and dramatic!i no its freezing i no the roads are icyyou just have to take more time,set out earlier, walk slower, drive slower!if the buses dont run down your road, then walk to the main road where they are

    kerri_ i live in a villiage in birmingham - middle of nowereeven people that live 10minutes away havent heard of it its that small.iv been to work everyday - you just have to take time and be careful - it is just and excuse for some people to have a day o

    Original Poster

    It's 7 miles to work. Too far in -5 weather especially for a 3 hour shift. And ther are zero buses running period. It's not always a case of being lazy but of genuinely being stuck. If I had a car I would actually attempt to go work etc as I'm sure most roads are drivable to some degree, but I don't so I can't. The joys of living in a small village in the Scottish Borders

    kerri_ u wont no it and u live in brumwater ortonnear coleshill (if you no coleshill) xx

    smithyp1;7469009

    Oh i bet i do ............. ;-)Looking at buying a house on smiths way … Oh i bet i do ............. ;-)Looking at buying a house on smiths way ........



    smiths wood?

    kerri_ thats exactly it!!people go over the top and dramatic!i no its freezing i no the roads are icyyou just have to take more time,set out earlier, walk slower, drive slower!if the buses dont run down your road, then walk to the main road where they are

    kerri_ smiths wood?

    DarkKnight;7469043

    I completely agree, nobody is snowed in unless they physically can't get … I completely agree, nobody is snowed in unless they physically can't get outside, which would need around 6ft of snow or more.Every year we get snow, and not a lot of it in comparison to most countries, and the country always grinds to a halt.I think if we had snow for 6 months a year, everybody would be dead, and the economy would be non-existent.



    it is cold and annoying like i have my driving test next week which will be propbly cancelled, but you just have to get on with it!! xx

    lol Scotland

    smithyp1;7469065

    No, smiths way, past park hall, 1st mini roundabout, left there, then … No, smiths way, past park hall, 1st mini roundabout, left there, then right...... down there somewhere. .....



    past park hall school into water orton? xx

    kerri_ past park hall school into water orton? xx

    Original Poster

    black gerbil1;7469083

    lol Scotland



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    kerri_ thats exactly it!!people go over the top and dramatic!i no its freezing i no the roads are icyyou just have to take more time,set out earlier, walk slower, drive slower!if the buses dont run down your road, then walk to the main road where they are

    smithyp1;7469106

    yes !!!!! ..... :roll:and i thought you lived there not me ......... … yes !!!!! ..... :roll:and i thought you lived there not me ......... :santa:



    yeah there the posh houses lol

    you no the row of shops new road the main road i lived just past the shops x

    kerri_ yeah there the posh houses lolyou no the row of shops new road the main road i lived just past the shops x

    smithyp1;7469174

    Cool ......I like water orton, nice little village and close enough to … Cool ......I like water orton, nice little village and close enough to motorways, main roads, shops etc etc ...Enjoy the snow .... :thumbsup:



    yeah youle like it! when you moving x

    kerri_ yeah youle like it! when you moving x

    smithyp1;7469202

    Were just looking at the moment, getting a few ideas etc ..... keeping … Were just looking at the moment, getting a few ideas etc ..... keeping our options open.



    yeah you looking at castle brom aswell?x

    kerri_ yeah you looking at castle brom aswell?x

    smithyp1;7469256

    Sort of, looking for a newer built house though .....



    Good luck on finding the house of your dreams x

    Three foot icicles hanging outside my window and no post for almost a week.

    If this goes on much longer I'll have to start getting my body ready for the Thunderdome as that will probably be the new law.

    http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/cc78/theungreat/th_08012010101.jpg

    The one in the middle distance has actually gone below the sill of the window. :w00t:

    Original Poster

    Ungreat;7469413

    Three foot icicles hanging outside my window and no post for almost a … Three foot icicles hanging outside my window and no post for almost a week.If this goes on much longer I'll have to start getting my body ready for the Thunderdome as that will probably be the new law.The one in the middle distance has actually gone below the sill of the window. :w00t:



    Had first post today for all week.
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