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Discussion in 'Members Lounge' started by Reloadron, Dec 15, 2016.

  1. Reloadron

    Reloadron Well-Known Member Most Helpful Member

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    Here in Northeast Ohio we had some blowing snow last night. So this morning I am talking to my daughter on the phone and looking out my front window. Looked at my truck and something just did not look right through my frosty windows. Hang up the phone and continue to look at my truck. Tell my wife something seems weird so I drag out my 25 year old Timberland boots for the first time this year and the rubber soles are dry rotted and crumbling so I get mad and just yank the soles off as the boots still had a bottom. Out I walk into knee deep blowing snow. The first image was after I cleaned the hood of the truck off. The second image is my truck interior. My truck has window guards and I leave my windows down maybe 1/2 inch if that in the front.

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    As the neighbors shoveled their driveways or whatever I literally shoveled out my truck. Then ran it about 3 hours with high heat, friont and rear trying to somewhat dry it out. I figure with luck it should be dry around May to June of 2017. :)

    The snow was out of the west and the truck pointing North. Even the back had snow in it and those 35 MPH winds forced all that snow through a small 1/2 inch crack under the window guard.

    I guess tomorrow I will get new boots! :)

    Ron
     
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    tcmtech Well-Known Member Most Helpful Member

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    Around here when that happens many people will just put a electric heater or two on their vehicle overnight with the windows open a crack to let air circulate. Usually things are dry by morning.

    I've done it a few times and it's way faster and cheaper than letting a vehicle idle and dry it self out.
     
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    spec Well-Known Member Most Helpful Member

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    By the way, if you ever need to glue soles back on shoes/boots this super glue is the only stuff that I have found so far that works (it's pretty good at gluing your fingers together too):

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    I feel for you Ron!!! If any one even mentions about "leaving the window open"... You have my permission to hit them!!
     
  6. Reloadron

    Reloadron Well-Known Member Most Helpful Member

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    Initially I gave some thought to that. The rubber is so dried out it is sort of crumbling. Both soles, one after the other started to fall off. Kathy (my wife) bought me those boots about 25 years ago and they have served well. This was the first time I dug them out for this winter. The leather is still pretty good just no soles left. Can't complain I guess after 25 years and never cold feet. :)

    Ron
     
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    The most recent snow here was in December, 1989.

    Had to use my oyster gloves to make a snowman...
     
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    Oh my :eek:
     
  9. Reloadron

    Reloadron Well-Known Member Most Helpful Member

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    James Island SC isn't quite known for its snow. :) I wanted to move to NC but my wife likes it here and being now retired I really don't much care about the snow, unless of course I have a truck which becomes a snow globe. :)
    Lost a good friend in NC a year ago and had interest in his house but here I sit.

    Ron
     
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    Snow, what snow?:cool:
     
  11. Reloadron

    Reloadron Well-Known Member Most Helpful Member

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    Wife enjoys her winter trips to Phoenix. :)

    Ron
     

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