Feb 02-11

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2011: February: Feb 02-11
Roof clearing time    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Bob Gilreath
Getting off the roof    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Bob Gilreath
Liz's dismount begins    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Bob Gilreath
She takes a leap....    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Bob Gilreath
...and starts downward....    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Bob Gilreath
...almost landed.    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Bob Gilreath

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Wednesday, February 2, 2011 - 06:37 am:

Back in January 2005, we watched Bob Gilreath's family shovel winter's accumulation off their roof. We're in their yard again, watching the snow slide off the roof with the help of Bob's daughter, Sarah, her friend Cory and Bob's wife, Liz. That's Sarah and Cory, arm-and-arm, getting ready to jump off the roof...no big deal for high school kids, right? But the next series of photos are more of a big deal, as Liz gets ready for her dismount from the roof and then actually makes the leap, not her favorite part of the roof shoveling job, as you can tell from the look of fear on her face. Can't say that I blame her one bit, although it does look like it might be a fun rush!

Sidenote: I'm sure some of you are wondering why Bob is on the ground with the camera... his excuse is that he did most of the other side the week before and his knee couldn't take any more, so he's the ground crew with the camera and the snowblower to move all the snow that they push down. Right Bob? ;->

By Capt. Paul (Eclogite) on Wednesday, February 2, 2011 - 07:08 am:

I give it about a 9.2; the flailing arms distract from having perfect form, and we're not sure if Liz stuck the landing cleanly or not.... J

Good chilly morning!! 17 in the tropics and the natives aren't restless, they're frozen stiff!!

By mickill mouse (Ram4) on Wednesday, February 2, 2011 - 07:38 am:

Must admit, she had pretty good form before she jumped AND it looks like she was heading to land on her feet? LOL

By Bil T. (Beertuna) on Wednesday, February 2, 2011 - 07:53 am:

It looks like there was a lot of vocalization during the dismount !

It's 36 degrees here on S. Padre Island. The TV is full of tips on how you and your house can survive at temps in the mid to high twenties. Cold is all relative.

By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Wednesday, February 2, 2011 - 08:18 am:

Yes, very good form! However, I thought Upper's jumped in bathing suits :)

By Bob Gilreath (Bobg) on Wednesday, February 2, 2011 - 09:15 am:

lol lots of fun. And yes i was on the ground, Ive already replaced a knee, no Jumping for me ;-)

By Bob Gilreath (Bobg) on Wednesday, February 2, 2011 - 09:59 am:

I guess we should add a disclaimer here for non UP'ers reading this, Don't attempt this at home.

This was done on a closed roof by trained professionals. ;-)

By Morning Glory (Lucylu) on Wednesday, February 2, 2011 - 11:17 am:

Holy BLIZZARD Batman! Hi from Missouri, buried under the snow, BAM! KAPOW! I have been showing Missourians pasty.net pictures of the UP snow so they can see what real snow is like. But, now they know first hand! We are actually SNOWED-IN. They are calling it the biggest winter storm in US, the Monster storm, the Snowapocolypse! 2,000 miles affected. I was hoping for some real snow so my kids could experience it. Be careful what you ask for. A taste of the UP in Missouri! Lovin' It.

By Richard J. (Dick_fl) on Wednesday, February 2, 2011 - 11:24 am:

We got a bit in Milwaukee. Not too bad though.
Just about a normal snowfall for Marquette.

By Cindy Barga (Hoosiergirl) on Wednesday, February 2, 2011 - 11:56 am:

We had 1" of ice here in central Indiana. I would gladly have all that snow. You can plow snow, you can't plow ice.

By Morning Glory (Lucylu) on Wednesday, February 2, 2011 - 01:39 pm:

Yea, the temps are supposed to drop below zero here in Missouri on top of the 20 + inches of snow, hoping we don't have too much icing on our power lines. People down here are just not used to it. Thankfully I have a fire place. I heard Chicago closed their schools for the first time in 10 years. Wow, they must be tough kids. How often do they close schools in the UP and what does it take to get them closed?

By Greta Jones (Urbanescapees) on Wednesday, February 2, 2011 - 04:13 pm:

The cams are showing some beautiful blue sunny skies up there right now! Gorgeous!

By dan belo (Djbelo) on Thursday, February 3, 2011 - 10:20 pm:


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