A week ago today we were driving the Coupe all day. That was our last good driving day, a week later this is what we have.
Time to stop playing, get myself in the garage to get some work done on the 56!
Wow Dan, that looks like about 10" of snow! You can have it! Looks like the kids are having fun, and one can take the cooler temp than the other. LOL
Nope, nope, nope Glad my snow days are over
Dan, I hope you have a heater in that garage! Keep us posted on your progress.
The Great Lakes are doing their winter job.
Beautiful !! I always get lift watching the hilarity of kids and dogs after a fresh snowfall. They get excited and have a lot of fun. For us T guys, a great excuse to hole up in a (hopefully) heated garage 'til spring !!
I'm sure glad that my grandparents came here from northeastern New York! When it gets down to 50 I am cold and depressed. However you can have our dry Santa Ana winds. They stir up allergies and also cause fires to expand. Otherwise great here.
Norm (southern California)
Tim, we ended up with around a foot and a half.
Larry, yes I have heat,couldn't work without it.
The Great Lakes really do a job north east of us, the Tug Hill ended up with 4 foot,typical for them. We do get snow and cold, but don't get Hurricanes, massive fires, mud slides,Earthquakes, massive flooding, although some areas do flood, or horrendous Tornadoes. Rarely a minor one is possible. So no place is perfect. I don't like the cold or temps over 75. The good part of winter for me is it forces me into the garage to get work on the cars done. The worst part is not driving the old cars usually from December through April.That's why we put so many miles on them in the summer. Since I'm retired, not having to go out to work on days like this is a real plus.
When we do get the snow my F-250 makes short work of it.
9 degrees here this morning. 2-3 inches of snow last night while we fought a barn fire at a buggy shop. Installing metal on a building today. Fingers hurt till you cant feel them, then its ok. I LOVE WINTER!
Dallas, we were 19 degrees today, but picked up another ten inches of snow from this storm, oh, I mean "event", everything is an "event" now, idiots.
Dan,ten inches of snow here would shut down life as we know it. We got 2 inches and school was delayed 2 hrs. I grew up in northern Michigan. 12 inches meant you had to get up early is all. I dont miss deep snow. We waided snow waist deep for 1/4 mile to meet the bus at the main road. I know up hill both ways but its true. I was only 6 or 7. They close schools here if it gets too cold. Geez! We are raising soft kids which means soft adults. Enough rant but its 7:30 and my brain is starting to thaw from work today. Keep the photos coming. I can sit where its warm and enjoy them.
Love the picture of your barn!
Ya Dan, I guess your ashamed of your location but I betting the farm that your not here in SoCal by the really nice pictures.
You are building grandsons with great skills and great memories. Good on ya !
Ed and Gene, glad you enjoyed the pics. Gene I almost moved to So Cal years ago. Pluses and minuses.
Dallas, I know what you mean. When I was teaching the teachers wanted snow days as much if not more than the students. It had to be unbelievably bad to get one. Now they get them at the drop of a hat.
I'm with Dan. I live in Michigan just on the outer edge of most of the lake effect so we get some snow and cold but no major climate or geographical disasters. Snow comes and may make things difficult for a few days but we are prepared for it and it eventually goes away usually with little damage and provides some fun for many in the mean time.
Dick, They like 53 Mercs also.
Today's snowfall is suppose to be around a foot. A good day to sit around the fire as Ellen's baking Christmas cookies, cherry pie, and a couple pizza's later, me reading the forum. I finally got back in the garage yesterday afternoon and removed the rear body panel on the 56. I will be replacing it with an NOS one.
That 56' rag top is soooooo cool, a "dream car" for many. I had two 58's, one with a "interceptor" the other a "police interceptor", both turquoise'n white. These cars are worth a ton a money now !!!
John, a friend had a 58 convertible in the late sixties with a 352 engine, great car, great engine.
I have always thought 56 convertibles, 2dr hardtops and crown victorias were the best looking cars ever produced. When I bought this one it was all hotrodded up with a 390, 4 speed ect. and some major related damage to it. I got rid of all the hot rod stuff and repaired the damage. I have a lot of 56 NOS parts that I will be using on it.