What if it Snows?

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Dave_in_AZ, Mar 19, 2018.

  1. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    Whatever happened to @gokiddogo? He's been MIA for a long time now.
     
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  3. Cattleman84

    Cattleman84 Road Train Member

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    So do I... Its all I've had to heat with for over 8 winters now.

    The Fisher stove I have has a slightly larger fire box, and can handle wood up to 22" long. And it has the capability roast folks out of the house if you're not careful.

    I remember one night shortly after my wife moved in with me... It was -13° outside, with windchill its was closer to -25°. We lived in an old run down trailer house that the wind would literally blow in one side and out the other.

    My wife said it was "a little chilly" and asked me to poke some more wood in the fire. I told her "Ya know, once I put it in... I cant take it out."

    But she insisted. So I poked a couple more pieces in the stove and opened the drafts another half turn... 40 mins later she was standing in the front door with it wide open, letting that bitterly cold north wind blow over her and into the house, it was 95° in the living room. She has never complained about it being "a little chilly" since, she just gets a blanket... LOL


    The Hurricane on the other had can only handle wood up to 18" long, and doesnt pump out quite as much heat as the Fisher. But our new house is insulated very well and it easily keeps most of the house comfortable.
     
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  4. SoulScream84

    SoulScream84 Road Train Member

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    Finally in the shop today, harness/wiring had burnt/shorted for the bunk AC. Steering had a leaking shock (I never saw any sign of a leak myself), and needs an alignment done. Hoping to have the truck late tomorrow/ first thing Saturday.
     
  5. Cowboyrich

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    Real close to what we used to have, it'd cook you right out.
     
  6. SoulScream84

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    Never have had a wood stove in any of the houses I've lived in, and obviously none of the apartments. That being said my Aunt and Uncle in Belton have 1 for their home. I've never seen their home cold, but the potbelly stove they have you can't (well at 6' I cant) reach around it.
     
  7. BeHereNow97

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    Who here is into stocks?

    YELLOW STOCK PLUNGES ALMOST 30% IN A SINGLE DAY FROM $9.56 per share at close yesterday to $6.50 per share at close today (Thursday 05/06/21)

    From Fool.com

    Why Yellow Corp. Stock Is Plunging Today
    Quarterly results for the trucking company came in well below expectations.

    Lou Whiteman
    (TMFeldoubleu)
    May 6, 2021 at 11:45AM
    Author Bio

    What happened
    Shares of Yellow Corp. (NASDAQ:YELL) drove off a cliff on Thursday, with the stock falling by nearly 30% after the trucking company reported underwhelming quarterly results.

    On Wednesday evening, Yellow reported a first-quarter loss of $1.26 per share, well below the $0.64 consensus despite generating revenue that, at $1.2 billion, was slightly better than expectations. The company blamed winter weather, saying bad storms had a $16 million negative impact on operating income.


    "The severe winter weather, including a generational storm in the southern United States, significantly impacted our first quarter results," Yellow CEO Darren Hawkins said in a statement. "In February, roughly two-thirds of the 322 terminals in our network were either closed or had limited operations for some period. Our line-haul operations were also impacted by suspended service at various times."

    Different trucking companies have exposure to different areas, but the results stood in stark contrast to the estimate-beating quarters posted by truckers including J.B. Hunt Transport Services and USA Truck. More broadly, transportation and logistics companies have been reporting strong demand and pricing trends, likely contributing to the market's disappointment with Yellow's results.

    Now what
    With the weather impact now in the rearview mirror, Hawkins said he is optimistic about the quarters ahead. Capacity is tight, he said, driven by an improving economy and consumer optimism. Yellow is increasing driver recruitment and hiring in anticipation of growing demand, and during the quarter took delivery on more than 1,100 tractors, 1,600 trailers, and 140 containers.

    It all sounds good, but Yellow has been a chronic underperformer in recent years that is only now starting to show signs of stabilizing and getting back on the road. Based on Thursday's stock reaction, investors are taking a wait-and-see approach instead of buying in on the optimistic talk.

    So Yellow is using the winter as an excuse? But what about the other big LTL companies whose profits and earnings have EXCEEDED expectations and have been absolutely booming during the 1st quarter or 2021? Did those other LTL companies not have to deal with the same winter weather that Yellow had to deal with?

    So what do you think everybody? Is Yellow a buy, should we buy the dip now? Or is Yellow going back to the $2-$4 stock price range?
     
  8. Rideandrepair

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    My Grandma made some good biscuits. The trick is using Martha White’s Famo self rising flour. It already has baking powder in it. Cut in Crisco Shortening with a fork, working it just enough till it looks kinda like crumbles. Add just enough buttermilk.Key is to not work the dough too much, so they’ll be fluffy. I haven’t made them in years.
     
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  9. spindrift

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    Yup, the story of my life.
     
  10. John E.

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    I love a woodstove, I'm cutting up wood today for next Winter, usually burn about 5 1/2 cords.
    Soon be going back to work for another Season. I have 3 mth's a year off so is a good time to get the firewood cut and split.
     
  11. Opus

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    If you can't make money in this market, you can't make money.
    ODFL operated at a 84.
    XPO did about the same.

    YRC is a really bad dumpster fire that should have been put out years ago
     
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