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Re: Hell Continues to Freeze Over

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Sat, 20 Jan 2007 18:04:30 -0500

In article <>,

> Patrick Townson wrote:

>> I mentioned here about a week ago that Hell, here in Independence, KS
>> had frozen over with the ice storms of last weekend. Now here we are,
>> a full week later, ice still over everything in sight...

> Good luck with everything. I'm glad you still have power and phone
> service and food deliveries.

> When I was a kid we had an ice storm like that, everything covered in a
> thick coating of extremely slippery but hard ice. It was horrible. In
> those days many autos used tire chains actually which were pretty
> effective, but murder if you got on dry pavement, and a pain to put on
> and off. Links would break and bang around.

There's something similar for those of us who like to walk no matter
what the weather. I bought a pair of Yaktrax Pro shoe covers two years
ago and haven't gotten a chance to use them yet.

They snap over the bottom of your shoe and present a rubber matrix
surrounded by steel coil to the ice, essentially increasing the
pressure on each point. The USPS uses these in locations that get a
lot of snow and ice and the study says it's eliminated slips and

Just a suggestion as I know broken bones don't heal as fast when one
gets older.

[TELECOM Digest Editor's Note: I wonder where I could buy one of those
devices for my shoes? Maybe next time I happen to go past Walmart I
might (as I sniff and point my nose in the air) walk in the place and
look to see if they have them. PAT]

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