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Posted by Cathy F. on November 21, 2010, 4:41 am
 


Yeah, I know, but good luck convincing dbu of their existence. ;-)  No
matter what evidence given to him a few years ago, he adamantly contended
that tropical rainforests are the only kind that exist.



Posted by tak on November 21, 2010, 6:58 am
 


Yes, Dooby or dbu if you like was, and is, a piece of work. Good to hear
from you again. Retirement going well?
As for dealing with "our" winter climate, otherwise known as Syracue,
Rochester, and Buffalo (Albany for you if IIRC), Blizzacks gave me excellent
performance (on a Camry) for two or three seasons per set, average
thereafter as far as I could tell. Did have a set of Pirelli snows on a '90
Passat (fronts were studded) that did wonders for the Passat in snow

TAK


Posted by Cathy F. on November 21, 2010, 9:12 pm
 

He does have one redeeming feature... likes animals, feeds the birds.

 Good to hear

Good to see you again, too.  Yep, retirement's going fine, thanks.  At the
end of the summer it's sort of like summer vacation just keeps a-going,
except eventually the weather no longer cooperates. ;-)  There are still
some things I rather miss about work, but overall, there are more things I
*don't* miss.  The SED with its tests (parts of which are always
invalid/poorly written, which is mega-annoying!!) & - which keep morphing,
the discipline aspect of teaching, etc., etc. I waited beyond full
retirement age until the scale had definitely tipped to ~65/35 before
deciding to retire, so I knew I was doing the right thing w/out
second-guessing myself.  Have been taking non-credit courses through a
program affiliated with a local SUNY college, which is fun & interesting.
Very little subbing (lousy pay, for one thing - comes out to ~$.50/hr. net,
which is absurd!), but did regional scoring of the NYS Gr. 3 - 6 Math tests
@ BOCES last spring, which pays triple what subbing pays. :-)


Sort of... am west of Albany, where lake effect snows - usually off
Ontario - still reach quite often.

 Blizzacks gave me excellent

Thanks.  The Blizzaks were in the running - they came out 3rd on my list of
dedicated snows when I did a spreadsheet sort of comparison for all of the
individual ratrings. I'll take another look at them in case they wind up
being far less expensive than the other two snow tires.  The only potential
problem (or maybe advantage, price-wise, re: possibly on sale!) I see there
is that apparently the Blizzaks that have been around ("60", IIRC?) are now
being discontinued & they're coming out with the next generation of them
(70?) which have no ratings, so far. I noticed a Pirelli tire listed while
doing searches.  I loved studded snows back when I had them in the 70's (&
early-mid 80's? - can't remember any longer!), but now you *have* to get
them changed out by 'x' date, or else risk a ticket.  So I'd rather stick
with great all-seasons or studless snows.

Thanks again.

Cathy




Posted by Michelle Steiner on November 21, 2010, 1:37 pm
 

I misread what you wrote, and got it backwards.  My bad.

--
Tea Party Patriots is to Patriotism as
People's Democratic Republic is to Democracy.

Posted by Cathy F. on November 21, 2010, 5:30 pm
 

You're forgiven. ;-)





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